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2012 Spring Issue 1 (April 6, 2012)

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    • Dylan Cheever '13

      Men's track compete in decathlon

      When taken from the mild Minnesota winter to sunny San Diego, CJ Dale ’13, Dylan Cheever ’13, Colby Seyferth ’15 and Evan McNeil ’15 bloomed into a flurry of throwing, running and jumping at the Point Loma decathlon. The decathlon is all of track and field distilled into one highly demanding two-day spectacle.

    • Simone Childs-Walker

      Women's track take second in MIAC

      The women’s track and field team wrapped up a successful indoor season at the MIAC championships, taking second in the team competition for the first time since 1996. The Knights were led by their middle and long distance runners, taking all-conference honors in almost every event longer than 800-meters.

    • Erik Klontz ‘13

      Klontz an All-American at NCAA Championships

      Although it was only his first trip to the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships,  junior Erik Klontz managed to secure an All-American distinction, placing eighth overall in the 50-yard freestyle and tenth overall in the 100-yard freestyle.

    • GOP

      Gods of Plastic compete, soak up the sun at College Southerns

      Over spring break, the Gods of Plastic (GoP) traveled to sunny Statesboro, Georgia to compete in College Southerns. Armed with a host of new cheers and fresh legs, GoP took 9th place out of 40 competing teams.

    • CUT

      CUT competes in Texas

      Over spring break, the Carleton Ultimate Team (CUT)  traveled down to Austin, Texas to compete in the 2012 Centex tournament, one of the premier ultimate frisbee tournaments in the country.

    • Syzygy

      Syzygy battles tough competition at Centex Tournament

      The tournament, which is the hallmark kick-off of Syzygy’s spring season, came at the tail end of a week of intense training and bonding in the Lone Star State. Led by heavenly-bodied captains Taylor Want, Anna Reed and Elise Rasmussen, the team spent six days eating, sleeping, cooking, and playing five hours of Frisbee per day together.

    • Erin Gudul '12

      Women’s Tennis faces tough competition in S.C.

      “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves,” Sir Edmund Hillary once mused. The Lady Knights tennis team is simultaneously conquering mountains and learning this lesson as they return from spring break a stronger team ready to take on the now snowless Minnesota slopes and the game.

    View all items in Sports.
    • Aaron Carter

      The music of sports

      From Aaron Carter to Jay-Z, Simon and Garfunkel to the 1985 Chicago Bears, music and sports have been inextricably linked for as long as I can remember. Many musicians can’t resist name-dropping the hottest athletes of the moment, and who could blame them?

    View all items in Viewpoint.
    • Michael Goodgame

      Community: Why studying is better at Carleton

      Studying in high school was harder than it is here at Carleton.  That’s right.  I said it. Before you dust off the pitchforks and berate me in a fit of pride over how hard the work is here, hear me out and read closely: I said that the studying is easier now, not the material.  Surely, the material is more advanced and therefore more difficult.  This much is clear and always will be.

    • Stuart John Urback

      Change at Carleton: It’s our responsibility

      A lot of the writing I do talks about the need for more variety of opportunities to do more than write papers and to do more independent, self-directed work. A lot of the opinions are directed at the establishment.” The idea is that a lot of opportunities are restricted at a curriculum level and it prevents students from working with the system to achieve their curriculum- goals.

    • Griffin Johnson

      Grades and academic fufillment: What you don’t know can’t hurt you

      I’m thinking about writing a Carletonian column this week about a bad grade I got last term. It’s the worst grade I’ve gotten so far at Carleton, and – knock on wood – will be the absolute nadir of my academic performance for the rest of my life.

    • Zoe Suche

      On what I did over spring break: ate

      “How was spring break?” is one of those questions that people feel obligated to ask, but really don’t want to hear a ton of detail about. After all, we all had a spring break; it becomes tedious to keep track of what everyone did beyond maybe one or two major highlights. As such, when briefly describing my spring break, I feel obligated to explain what I did, rather than describe something as purportedly minor as my food experience.

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    • Security

      Thoughts on Carleton Security & Community

      The way we interact with college professors and administrators seems pretty standardized. But our relationships with security are a bit trickier. While security ensures the fundamental safety of our campus, they also have a tendency of getting in the way of our fun.

    View all items in Op-Ed.
    • Ebony '11

      The Bald Spot

      Spring Term Schedule Breakdown

    • Mini Bald Spot

      News Briefs

      Hawaiian Dance Troupe Halau Kiawekupono O Ka Ua Presents an Evening of Hula April 7th at 7:30 p.m. and “Truth Values,” A One-Woman Show About Women in a Male-Dominated Field on Friday, April 13th at 7 p.m.

    • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

      Security Blotter

      Week of Mar. 28 - Apr. 3, 2012

    • Arb

      Arb Notes: The “sky dance” of the American Woodcock

      Nearly every morning and evening during April and May, the Arb plays host to an elaborate spectacle as the American Woodcock performs its annual rendition of the “sky dance.”

    • Arb

      Green Space: Climate Leadership Awards

      Carleton is a finalist for the national 2012 Climate Leadership Awards. The voting period goes until April 15th so everyone should vote for Carleton and spread the word.

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