2012 Spring Issue 4 (April 27, 2012)
Last Friday and Saturday night, hundreds of Carls flocked to West Gym to watch the dance show, which lasted nearly two hours and incorporated entirely student-choreographed dances to songs by popular artists like Ludacris, Beyoncé and Gotye.
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For the past 25 years, the Carleton Association of Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts has occupied one of those spots – but CANOE will no longer inhabit its familiar location in Chaney House next year, as it was not one of the six interest houses selected by the committee.
Comprised of professors Daniel Groll and Jason Decker of the Carleton philosophy department, Andy Flory of the Carleton music department and Mike Fuerstein of St. Olaf’s philosophy department, the Counterfactuals have been getting great exposure recently.
“I’m really flattered and honored,” Cvitkovic said. “I’m really thankful to the fellowship office and my advisors. I really could not have won it without the opportunities I have had here at Carleton to do research with David and Gretchen.”
Goals with Soul, a soccer fundraiser and low-pressure tournament, will take place at Carleton on Saturday of sixth weekend in order to raise money for two non-profit organizations that support women’s and youth empowerment in low-opportunity areas.
The Competition Working Group is charged with finding out “what the competition is doing that Carleton should take note of,” deciding whether to emulate the changes made by competing colleges or take steps to present itself as an alternative.
Despite having no journalism classes available at Carleton, Welna praised his liberal arts education for preparing him well and giving him important skills – such as working with fast deadlines, which is crucial to his job. Welna said much of what he does in his career is “emblematic of Carleton’s learning environment, where it’s cool to ask questions.”
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Phil Humber of the White Sox said of his no-hitter last weekend, “What took place was just awesome.” Now, it may be slightly impressive for a pitcher to blank his opponents in one game, but the Lady Knights’ tennis team did it this weekend for their ninth time this season.
The weather was tough, but the Knights were tougher as Carleton took to their home track at the Carleton Relays on Saturday. A man who remembers the old track, the one that lasted 28 years before getting swamped by the flood of 2010, Kian Flynn ‘12 dusted off his armor as he took to lane one for his final Carleton Relays.The Knights compete all over the place this week.
For the first time in a long while, the women’s track team competed in the Carleton Relays last Saturday. A number of alums returned to the track and a good time was had by all, despite the rainy weather. Not only did the team have a good time, but they ran well. In the 1500m Tori Ostenso ’15 dropped nine seconds off her time from two weeks ago and Laura Newcombe ’13 dropped seven.
It was a split week for the Carleton Softball team, as they swept the University of Wisconsin-Stout before falling to the Hamline Pipers, 10-4, 11-9. The Knights will be at St. Olaf College this Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. for a doubleheader.
For the second time this season, Brian Chelsey ’13 was the top scorer for the men’s golf team, improving his score over each round of the Bobby Krig invitational to shoot an 83, a 79, and a 76 through three successive rounds at Le Sueur Country Club.
As the Women's Gold team traveled to the Wartburg Invitational, rookie Kelsey Moede had a strong weekend, pulling out a second-place individual finish with a score of 13-over-par 157. She also posted a career-best six-over par 78 in the final round of the tournament.