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2014 Winter Issue 7 (February 28, 2014)


  • The Cave

    Cave Plots Revival (Login Required)

    The Cave’s lineup isn’t as impressive this year as it was three years ago, according to David Mills ’14. Many of the Cave’s memorable acts--Dan Deacon, Fuck Buttons, YACHT, and No Age--came during Mills’s freshman year.

  • Villa Otium houses the US ambassador to Norway.

    US Ambassador to Norway Can’t Read Wikipedia

    George Tsunis, President Obama’s Norway ambassador nominee, had a rocky start to his diplomatic career before he’d even left the country. Tsunis, formerly the CEO of a hotel chain, received his appointment to the position despite having no previous diplomatic experience or ties in any way to the country of Norway.

  • Illustration by Kera Ling.

    Brutal Minnesota Winters Exacerbate SAD

    As winter term comes to a close, it seems appropriate to reflect on the dismal state of mind that has afflicted many a Carl this season: seasonal affective disorder, abbreviated as SAD.

  • Activism

    Activist Clubs Elicit Lackluster Response

    For being a thoughtful, informed, and overtly liberal population with over a dozen activists groups, our campus typically lacks public “action.”

  • Cups in Burton Dining Hall.

    Successful Referendum Aims to Cut Cup Waste

    This week I had the opportunity to ask Sarah Lukins ‘15, co-president of Students Organized for the Protection of the Environment, for some background information and commentary about this newly passed referendum eliminating paper coffee cups in the dining halls

  • Nancy Braker/ Special to the Carletonian


    Last Friday afternoon, the Student Naturalists led an Arboretum tour for Carleton students and the greater Northfield community. Due to the recent snowfall, the Arb had been transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland.

  • The Rare Pair

    Carleton to Cut NoFo Slots to Twenty-Five

    The Northfield Option gives approximately 75 seniors the chance to live off-campus, completely dependently from Carleton College. This year the process of applying for the much-coveted opportunity seemed especially frenzied after the news of St. Olaf acquiring Crack and Love Houses.

  • Kera Ling

    Tunnel Vision

    Most students have the scoop- beneath Carleton’s campus extends a tunnel system that students once used. While this winter we bonded over the record lows, the tradition of bravery is cut off somewhere in the distancing past, 1989 to be exact, when the tunnels were sealed, a time when Carls didn’t own coats and would go to class in bikinis in January, all because they could walk through tunnels that connected the campus’ largest buildings.

  • Bon Appetit

    Fifteen-Meal Plan to Debut in ’14-’15

    As a result of administration negotiations and student discussions with Bon Appétit, next year, there will be a 15 meal plan with 300 dining dollars instead of a 12 meal plan with 300 dining dollars.