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  • Roasting Marshmallows

    No S'Mores for Bigfoot

    September 19, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    It turns out that you don't need alcohol to party like an animal. This Bigfoot look-alike (click to view) turned up last Friday at a marshmallow roast hosted by Carleton's substance-free dormitory floors.

    Offered as an alternative to parties that involved alcohol, the roast took place at the Hill of Three Oaks behind the Recreation Center. Complete with star-gazing, arb-walking and highly professional s'more-making, the event hosted over 75 Carls—and at least one furry beast—throughout the evening.

    The ape man didn't speak; nor did he partake in the s'more feast. At a quarter before eleven, he disappeared into the night.

  • Brick painting

    Brick Art in Burton

    September 19, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    To welcome students to their new home in "The Complex", the Burton, Severance and Davis resident assistants hosted a dinner and brick painting event on Sunday.

    As the Severance Tea Room was converted into a music-filled brick-art studio, residents used paint and glitter to brush, drip, and drizzle designs onto dozens of bricks. Common themes included polka dots, stripes, Van Gogh-esque scenery and llamas. Yes, llamas.

    Click here to read more and view photos from the event.

  • Skittish

    Feeling Skittish?

    September 19, 2006 at 8:55 am

    Minneapolis band Skittish plays The Cave at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22.

    Catch a sneak preview with their video "Million Gray" here.

  • Ted Mullin

    Memory Box to be Created for Senior Ted Mullin

    September 14, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    The History Department is creating a memory box in honor of Carleton senior Ted Mullin, who died of cancer on September 3. The memory box will be presented to Ted's family at his campus memorial service on October 2. Friends, faculty, staff and others who wish to share memories or condolences are encouraged to contribute to the memory box.

    Click here to add to the memory box.

  • Going For It

    Ease Is The Word

    July 25, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    On the last day of spring term, students gathered for a campus-wide carnival and barbeque all in the name of, well, fun.

    Click here to read more and view photos from the event.

  • Big Table on the Bald Spot

    Land of the Giants

    June 5, 2006 at 9:52 am

    Wander onto the Bald Spot this week and you'll feel like Alice in Wonderland after she unwisely sipped from that bottle labeled "Drink Me." Overnight, as if by magic, a gargantuan table and chairs appeared on campus, complete with a giant checkboard on top.

    Well, not exactly magic. There was sweat, carpentry, insurance and logistics involved, according to Andy Grotting '06, who hatched the plan and carried it out with the help of collaborators Jane Larson '06 and Jack Rousseau '06. Unlike some campus pranks (last year's pool of goldfish comes to mind), the giant furniture was approved in advance by campus officials who helped keep the scheme hush-hush.

    Some onlookers wondered out loud whether the Goliath furnishings were a senior comps project or part of the senior art show. Not so, according to Grotting. "I just always wanted to make something gigantic appear on campus overnight," he said.

    The table and chairs will remain on the Bald Spot until Thursday, June 8.

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  • Is That Art In Your Pocket?

    Is That Art In Your Pocket?

    May 30, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    The 2006 Senior Art Show Is That Art In Your Pocket? is currently on display in the Art Gallery. This year's collection includes an intriguing mix of media and styles.

    Click here to take a look around.

  • Rob Morrow

    The Best of the Security Blotter

    May 27, 2006 at 4:14 pm

    Wednesday, February 1
    At 6:30 p.m., a student contacted Security after witnessing a full-size bus drive down the sidewalk through the townhouses resulting in damage to a kiosk, a porch and the bus itself.

    Tuesday, April 10
    At 9:45 p.m., a Northfield resident complained about strobe lights, a siren, and a group of students milling about Benton House, which savvy students fortunately recognized as a fire alarm. Smoking grease on a warm stove was thought to be the source of the alarm. No fire.

    Friday, May 19
    At 5:15 p.m., a student solicited Security for medical advice regarding an injury sustained after brakes failed to operate properly on the yellow bike the student was riding. The student was then transported to Northfield Hospital.

    In each issue of the Carletonian, Rob Morrow gives a rundown of events reported to Campus Security. The Security Blotter section often features accidents, injuries, small crimes and mishaps that have proven to be informative and, more often than not, utterly comical. This is the "best of" this year's security blotters.

    Read more of "The Best of the Security Blotter".

  • Delicious and educational

    Video: Delicious and Educational

    May 23, 2006 at 10:27 am

    Hungry? Then we recommend you eat before viewing our latest Shout submission, "Delicious and Educational," lest you drool on the keyboard (very bad for electronics, you know).

    "This video features my lovely roommate, Elizabeth," says Carleton filmmaker Karina Hill '06. "As an Environmental and Technology Studies concentrator, she is required to design a final project related to environmental studies. Because she is talented in the culinary arts, she decided to combine this talent with her passion for the environment by teaching three cooking classes using local and organic foods. Watch this video to learn more about the importance of place in sustainability."

    Watch the video.

  • Mustard Girl

    May 22, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    by Britta Anderson '09

    Allie can laugh tonight. She looks almost smart when she leans her head back and smiles her turtle-on-a-sun-rock grin. The shapeless lace of her wedding dress sags across her sunken-in chest, but she’s flushed with sauerkraut and attention, finally happy. Elvis howls on her boom box, and she claps her hands. Erin gave her a manicure this morning, and her nails shine with purple stars. Simon locks his elbows, grasping her shoulders as though he’s carrying a platter at the Olive Garden, where he’s washed dishes for fifteen years. “Youuuu-woh! Silly!” She giggles, “Come heeee-ere!” She wraps her goose-bumped arms around him and they sway, slower than the music, but stepping together.

    Read more of "Mustard Girl".

  • Ruin

    May 22, 2006 at 4:11 pm

    by Alexis White '08

    We drove sixty miles to see
    The beached carcass of a whale.
    It lay on the shore
    Like a discarded undergarment
    The ocean’s shameful secret brought to light.

    Read more of "Ruin".

  • Mary Oliver Has Such a Big Ego, She Insists Her Name be Both Larger and Higher than Her Book Title. I’m Almost Surprised it Isn’t in All Caps

    May 22, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    by Alyssa Hursh '08

    I counted my chickens before they hatched.
    I had twenty seven.
    But I had no need for twenty seven chickens, so I used the eggs to make lemon meringue pie.

    Heat oven to 300°F
    Sift together cornstarch, flour, and sugar
    In kettle, bring water to boil

    Feeling neglected, the pot called the kettle black,
    Which didn’t make sense—
    The kettle was red.

    Click to read more.