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  • Untitled

    May 22, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    by Anonymous

    hey botticelli, what the hell

    kind of primavera is this, all ice and the
    kind of cold that gets under my skin.

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  • The Closing

    May 22, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    by Andrea Parrott '07

    I.

    She stopped
    breathing when

    the world tipped
    sideways and

    white petals poured
    forth unto
    an ash-tundra
    dimmed with stars.

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  • Frog Eyes

    Not Just Another Day In May

    May 17, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    What kind of flowers do those April showers bring? This May, campus life has blossomed with an array of activities and events that appeal to every type of Carl--advertised by posters that are works of art in themselves.

    Just one problem remains. With posters like these displayed around every corner, how do you decide what to do on a Friday night?

    Click for a gallery of May event posters.


  • Geology field trip

    Students Study Geology in Missouri

    May 17, 2006 at 9:07 am

    by Nathan Kennedy '07

    One might say they go to look at rocks. But for geology students at Carleton, these semi-annual trips are much more than that. They’re about seeing firsthand what goes on beneath our feet.

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  • Cooperativa Goods

    Here We Go Chiapas'ing

    May 15, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    A bit of Mexicana flair was put into tabling last week in Sayles and during Spring Concert. Working as a branch of The University Chiapas Project, Amanda Brown '08 and Emily Schulman '08 organized Carleton students to sell indigenous Mexican clothing and accessories. All money raised from the items were sent directly back to the artisan women's cooperatives and collectives in Mexico who made them.

    The Carleton chapter of the organization was newly created this term. “We're at a very 'start-up' phase,” said Amanda Brown, “We're trying to get people to know who we are around campus.” A major goal of the project is to support the women's cooperatives by providing an alternative income to help them secure food, medicine, education and other necessities in Chiapas, Mexico. The group also aims to educate members of college campuses and their surrounding communities about human-rights issues within the area.

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  • Luke Muellerleile punting against UST

    Brawny Brain Featured in Voice

    May 11, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    Brawny brain (or is it brainy brawn?) Luke Muellerleile '06 is featured in the Spring 2006 issue of the Voice alumni magazine. A standout in two different sports, Muellerleile started in all 40 football games of his college career, as well as 96 of 99 baseball games in his first three seasons--all while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average.

    Read the Voice article.

  • Empty Bowls Project

    Empty Bowls, Full Hearts

    May 11, 2006 at 11:54 am

    How does an empty bowl help fill a food shelf? The Carleton community learned the answer on May 5, 2006, when student-made soup bowls were sold to benefit the Northfield Community Action Food Shelf.

    "We will be giving the Northfield Community Action Food Shelf at least $3000," said assistant art professor Kelly Connole, who worked with students as a community of potters to make over 200 soup bowls. "Our goal was $1500 and we are all delighted that we had such a successful day."

    The potters partnered with interest houses on campus to serve a simple lunch of soup and bread on the Bald Spot, using the hand-made bowls and soup prepared by the students in the houses. Donations for the bowls benefited the Food Shelf, while the buyers received a hot meal and a beautiful bowl as a reminder of the hunger that exists in the world.

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  • Shutterworks: Spring Concert 2006

    May 10, 2006 at 11:33 am

    Aviators View

    Taking it all in like the very first time.

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  • Water Polo Team

    Water Polo Team Swims to Nationals

    May 9, 2006 at 8:40 am

    by Nathan Kennedy ’07

    For the first time ever, the women on Carleton’s Water Polo Team won their regional tournament and earned a chance to vie for the national championship. This Carleton team is the best since water polo came to Carleton as a club sport in 2000. Although competitive in its division before, the team had never previously won the regional title.

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  • She's A Dreamer

    My Naked Self

    May 8, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    by Amelia Hintzen '07

    It is 8:45 in the morning, too early for me to order my thoughts coherently or even realize where I am, but alas I am a working girl and have to take the shifts that come my way. So I lay sprawled naked across three different pillows, in front of the 25 intent faces of ARTS110: Observation Drawing. I try to slink into the type of sleep I reserve for these situations, the type I have perfected over the past three years, rigidly dozing while remaining aware enough to stay still. I manage to have complete dreams without one twitch.

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  • CUT Down: Streak Stops At 17

    May 8, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    by Will Dixon '09

    Trouble had been brewing for the Carleton Ultimate Team since last year’s Nationals tournament. Neither CUT nor the University of Wisconsin-Madison had particularly impressive showings among the sixteen teams at Corvallis, Oregon, and as a result the Central Region was not awarded the strength big that usually gives it two bids to Nationals. Because Ultimate Frisbee does not have a size bid, this meant an impending showdown between CUT and Wisconsin, both easily among the top ten teams in the nation, for the lone bid. Either Wisconsin, a consensus pick for the number one team in the country by collegeulti.com, or CUT, who has gone to Nationals seventeen years running, would be ending their season earlier than they were used to.

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  • Sam Benshoof '09

    Who Can Take The Weekend And Sprinkle It With Hate?

    May 6, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    by Sam Benshoof ‘09

    It was a warm and sunny night on 7th Watson. Midterms were finished, and the news was on the television. I wasn’t paying much attention, until the forecast for the weekend cam on. I almost choked on whatever it was that I was eating at the time—the weatherman, with a jeering expression, was gleefully jumping from day to day on his green screen, pointing out that each day was going to be colder than the last. Colder! After Thursday afternoon had been with 100 percent chance of sun, with a 75 percent chance of Frisbee, and 50 percent chance of bocce ball? I refused to believe it.

    Until Friday morning came, and it didn’t take me long to realize that the weatherman had been right. The drizzle, rain and cold, which continued all the way until Monday, our one day of break during the term, seemed almost spiteful, as if the weatherman, after a bad day at work, decided to take his anger out on a bunch of college kids who just wanted to enjoy a three-day weekend. But what could I, a simple freshman, do against the powers of a weatherman? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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