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  • Poetry: "Blink Out"

    March 6, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    Even winter-weary Minnesotans can appreciate the elusive beauty of snow, as captured in this poem from Gwen Kirby '07.

    Blink Out

    Descending slowly, hardly descending at all, snow seems
    to slip a parabolic arc through the sharp air,
    then touch down, blink out. Blue winter light in my hair,
    the earth tonight enclosed in frost, all pausing frozen,
    awaiting the moment when a snow flake meets, becomes, snow.

    I want to melt, be blank and blue before the window.
    Long staring then starting, head jerking,
    the snowflake falls, hits, blinks—I blink—eyelashes
    brush my fingertip, tickle skin the moment—the moment
    before the moment—the snowflake absorbs the ground.

  • Shutterworks: Hibah Hussain '08

    March 5, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    "I spent this summer living and working all over the Midwest," says Hibah Hussain '08, "and my experiences opened my eyes to the natural beauty of midwestern cities and highways."

    "By giving me a place to run to when Northfield feels too small, Minneapolis has played a big role in my Carleton experience. On the other hand, nothing makes me appreciate Northfield more than a hectic weekend in Minneapolis."

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    A Minneapolis sunsetA cloudy Minneapolis sky

    Annie's Parlour in MinneapolisA fall night in Minneapolis

  • The Future of Shaker Revival

    March 2, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    Carleton's own Shaker Revival has been making Northfield and the Twin Cities dance since April 2005. In this short film, Karina Hill '06 explores the future of the five-piece rock'n'roll band after they graduate this June.

    Snapshot from Karina Hill '06's Shaker Revival Film

    Click on the screenshot to watch the film (requires Quicktime).

  • Ken Geiger with a shaved head!

    Cutting Hair Raises Money, Visibility for Cancer Research

    February 23, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    Freshman Ken Geiger of Maple Plain, Minnesota, used to have a full head of hair. But since Feb 10 he can no longer run his fingers through his wavy locks. Geiger participated in Cuts for Cancer, an event sponsored by Carleton’s Acting in the Community Together (ACT) office to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

    Read the full story.

    See photos from the event.

  • Shutterworks: Debbie Chasman '07

    February 23, 2006 at 11:21 am

    Through the lens of a camera, even sub-freezing temperatures can become beautiful. Debbie Chasman '07 contributes these chilly but captivating images from a Carleton winter.

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    Reaching Frost doves
  • Campus Spaces II

    February 21, 2006 at 12:37 pm

    Campus space

    by Ming-Mei Hung '06

    Ever walk by a place on campus and rediscover it? Suddenly notice an interesting detail in a space you have passed hundreds of times before on the way to class? This photo essay explores aspects of the Carleton campus buildings that you may have missed.

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  • Cross-dressing, Confusion and Comedy in "Twelfth Night"

    February 16, 2006 at 12:10 pm

    Twelfth Night poster

    The Carleton Players will perform William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at 8:00 p.m. on February 17-18 and February 24-25 in the Carleton College Arena Theater. Filled with secret identities, gender-warping disguises, and misbegotten love affairs, "Twelfth Night" is considered by many to be the Bard at his comedic finest.

    Director Ruth Weiner, the Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and Liberal Arts, offered a sneak preview for the Shout camera. In these excerpts from dress rehearsal, we see Orsino (Martin Miller) and his would-be love Viola (Mindy Garner), who is disguised as a boy; in another scene, Viola inadvertently woos the fair Olivia (Telsche Thiessen) while delivering the news that Viola's master, Orsino, loves her.

    View the scenes in rehearsal (QuickTime).

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  • Shutterworks: Sean Montgomery '07

    February 15, 2006 at 10:13 am

    Back in October, Sean Montgomery '07 shared a vivid selection of photos from his travels in Japan. Now, continuing his travels, Sean transports us to China with new photos from Macau and Hong Kong.

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    Man in a Macau parkHong Kong

    Victoria Harbor, Hong KongMacau, ChinaHong Kong Temple

  • Korean Adoptee Program Links Carls With Northfield Kids

    February 14, 2006 at 10:46 am

    Sophomore Joo Ree Richards helps kids in Korean Adoptee Program.

    For an hour every Saturday, Room 252 Sayles-Hill is not just another Carleton classroom. Instead, it's a place where Northfield Korean adoptees and their siblings can learn about Korean culture from Korean and Korean American college students.

    Korean music plays from a laptop computer as volunteers show kids how to fold bright squares of paper into carnations. "What's the song about?" asks one child. "It's about a teacher's generosity and how the teacher cares about each student," answers volunteer Sung-Wook Hwang, a freshman from Gwangmyeong, Korea.

    Hwang is part of a volunteer effort called the Korean Adoptee Program, organized by the Korean Students Association through Carleton's Acting in the Community Together program. KAP exposes Korean adoptees to their birth culture and language, in addition to providing them with positive role models.

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  • Chalk Dust and TI-89s: The Math Skills Center

    February 10, 2006 at 9:01 am

    Math Skills Center

    by Ana Lagunez '08 and Emily Schwing '06

    Ample and glaring windows, a prominent steel framework, and an unmistakably dry echo. Sterility ensues at the Math Skills Center (MSC) in Carleton's Center for Mathematics and Computing. Even so, the MSC is one of the busiest locations on campus to a) get math help and b) congregate with other Carls who, likewise, are drowning in cosines and tangent lines.

    In this virtual time-lapse tour, we highlight the space and the people during a typical day in the Math Skills Center.

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  • Pied Piper

    February 8, 2006 at 9:46 am

    The legend of the Pied Piper leaves no doubt why the Piper lured away the children of Hamelin: revenge for the townsfolks' refusal to pay his bill. But why did the children follow him?

    In her prose poem "Pied Piper," Kristin Ginger '08 suggests that they had no choice.

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  • Sounds of the Cave

    February 7, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    If only The Cave's walls could talk. Heralded as the oldest college-owned and operated club in the nation, The Cave has served over the decades as a lounging spot, game room, pub, storeroom and coffeehouse. In its current incarnation, it regularly hosts performances by Carleton bands.

    staffer Dan Sugarman '09 captured some of the action on video on Friday, January 29 during a performance by Aaron Kaufman '09:

    Aaron Kaufman (QuickTime)