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About The Carletonian

The Carletonian is the weekly student-run newspaper at Carleton College. The paper has been printed since 1877, and is entirely written, edited, and managed by Carleton students.

The Carletonian is distributed Fridays during the academic term at various points around the campus. It is also available online to Carleton students through this website.

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Watch a video about a typical week at the Carletonian here.


You can view archives of The Carletonian online.


Position                               Staff

Editors-in-Chief                   Dylan Larson-Harsch & Brynne Diggins

Business/Ad Manager         Nick Cohen

Photo Editors                       Amanda Zeilinger, Audrey Kan  & Kayla Rudess

Web/Social Media Editor     Lizzy Ehren

News Editors                        Ross Matican & Rachael Sutherland

Arts & Features Editors        Matt Thibodeau & Jacob Isaacs

Sports Editor                        Nat Gillard

Viewpoint Editors                 Ellie Grabowski & Avery Naughton

Bald Spot Editor                   Brynne Diggins               


Dyan Larson-Harsch, Editor-in-Chief. A member of the Carletonian since the beginning of his freshman year, Dylan’s favorite thing about the paper is the opportunity to release the best possible issue each week, with honest and insightful reporting. Dylan is a junior English major with a prospective concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dylan is also involved in the cross country team and two other campus publications: the literary magazine Manuscript and the feminist zine Infemous. When he wants to take a break, Dylan’s favorite spot to nap on campus is 3rd Libe, on the long couches below the stairwell. Contact him at

Brynne Diggins, Editor-in-Chief. Working on the Carletonian staff since fall term freshman year, junior Brynne has edited, written articles in almost every section, and served on the social media committee. This Minnesota native-- from Minnetonka-- is an English major with possible concentrations in Women and Gender Studies and Educational Studies. When not working on the paper, Brynne also tutors, creates content for the feminist publication Infemous, works at the on-campus writing center and both dances and choreographs for the student-run company Synchrony II. When asked about her fashion style, she tends to wear the “50% thought out, 50% this is what just happened to jump on my body this morning” aesthetic. Contact her at

Rachael Sutherland, News Editor. Originally from Ogden, Utah, Rachael is a senior History major with a Latin American Studies concentration. She began writing for the newspaper her freshman year, started editing the news section her sophomore year, and currently leads the paper feedback committee. Rachael also is a program director for a student volunteer group that assists at the local food shelf. Her favorite song from the 90s is the classic “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys. Contact her at

Ross Matican, News Editor. Ross started writing for the newspaper during his freshmen fall at Carleton. He began his current editorial role spring term of last year, in addition to already serving on the social media committee and copy editing most Thursday nights. As a sophomore, Ross has not officially declared a major, but he is considering both American Studies and Philosophy. When he is not working hard for the Carletonian, he writes for the campus political publication and is heavily involved in mental health advocacy on campus. A tribute to his former (now graduated) co-editor of the news section, his favorite “since 1877” was “Perrin Stein School of Journalism since 1877.”

Matt Thibodeau, Features & Arts Editor. Matt is a senior from Duluth, Minnesota. A double major in International Relations and French/Francophone Studies, Matt started writing for the Carletonian during the winter of 2016. His favorite things about the paper include the inclusivity of the staff and the wide range of topics covered. When he is not writing for the newspaper, he works on Budget Committee, nordic skis, and hosts a radio show on KRLX. Matt claims that “there is honestly no living equivalent to Missy Elliott,” so this favorite song from the 90s is her song “Sock It 2 Me.” Contact him at

Nat Gillard, Sports Editor. A sophomore from Toronto, Canada, Nat is currently undeclared and still pretty unsure about her future major. She is a member of the women's varsity soccer team at Carleton and has been with the paper since her freshman winter term. Her favorite thing about the paper is that the ‘tonian allows her to meet all kinds of different people within the Carleton community through the articles she writes. If Nat were to be a kitchen utensil she would be a soup ladle because she loves soup. 

Ellie Grabowski, Viewpoint Editor. A junior from Baltimore, Maryland, Ellie is an English major. She has been working for the Carletonian  for just over a year, starting in winter term of her freshmen year. Her favorite part of the newspaper is getting to read and write both news articles and opinions from all across campus. When she is not working on the paper, Ellie is involved in the campus publications Manuscript and Writers’ Circle and dances in Synchrony II. If she were any kitchen utensil, Ellie says she would be a cookie cutter. Contact her at

Avery Naughton, Viewpoint Editor. A senior History major, Avery has worked for the Carletonian since her freshman year, beginning as Viewpoint editor her second term on the paper. In addition to editing her section, she recently joined the paper feedback committee. When she is not working for the student newspaper, Avery volunteers at both the middle school and the local Humane Society and works for the on-campus Writing Center. This San Diego, California native describes her fashion style as “pretty much anything that people don’t typically wear at Carleton,” such as lipstick, dresses, or heeled boots. Contact her at

Amanda Zeilinger, Photo Editor. A junior Studio Art/Art History double major, Amanda comes to Northfield from Shaker Heights, Ohio, which is in the Cleveland area. She began working on the paper during her first term at Carleton, serving as a staff photographer. She took on her current role as photo editor last spring. Her favorite part of the Carletonian is its ability to “print what we want and not censor ourselves.” If Amanda were a campus building, she thinks she’d be Dacie Moses House because she is small, easy to get along with, and sometimes smells like chocolate.

Kayla Rudess, Photo Editor. A member of the newspaper since her freshman fall, Kayla takes photos regularly, copy edits, and chairs the social committee, in addition to her role as photo editor. This Cinema and Media Studies and Asian Studies double major, with a concentration in East Asian Art History, is from New City, New York and is a senior this year. On campus, she is also a program director for Special Olympics, a board member of the Carleton League of Independent Filmmakers, and a dancer in Synchrony II. If Kayla were a building, she would be Weitz because she is a creative person and Weitz is a creative space. Contact her at

Nick Cohen, Business Manager. A senior International Relations major with a concentration in European Studies, Nick began working with the Carletonian his sophomore year, and he has since served as a columnist for the Viewpoint section, business manager, and social media committee member. When he is not working with the ‘tonian, Nick runs the Northfield Initiative, edits the campus publication PolitiCarl, occasionally writes for the Carleton Business Review. As romantic comedy is his favorite movie genre, he struggled to name a favorite-- he loves them all. Nevertheless, “Friends With Benefits,” starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, stands out above the rest in his eyes.  

Lizzy Ehren, Web Editor. Originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, Lizzy began writing for the Carletonian during the fall of her freshman year, and she served as editor of the arts section for two terms before serving as editor-in-chief for four terms during her sophomore and junior years. Lizzy loves the Thursday night atmosphere in the Carletonian office and learning about hidden truths of Carleton through good reporting. A senior History major and American Music concentrator, she also teaches folk dance on campus, leads admissions tours, and works as an education fellow for the CCCE. When asked about her favorite song from the 1990s, her quick response was “Bye, Bye, Bye” by NSYNC. Contact her at

Caroline Wheeler, Chief Copy Editor. A Psychology major, Caroline joined the Carletonian winter term of her sophomore year and has been copy editing for the paper ever since. This senior from Portola Valley, California also sings in the Carleton Choir and serves as a research assistant in the primate cognition lab. Her favorite part of the newspaper is the friendly office community and the ability to keep up to date with everything happening on campus. If she had to a pick the best “since 1877” during her time on staff, it would hands down be “itchy in the evenings since 1877.”

Pallav Kumar, Chief Copy Editor. A member of the paper since the end of his sophomore year, Pallav is a Spanish major from Kent, Ohio. When he has free time on campus, he volunteers with the student environmental group SOPE and loves to nap in public. His favorite part of being on the paper’s staff is getting to learn about all the crazy and cool things that Carleton community members are up to each term. A truly simplistic fashion sense, Pallav describes his style has “clothes but on my body.”

Julia Miller, Staff Writer. Originally from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Julia is a senior History major with a concentration in Archaeology. She started working for the paper at the beginning of her freshmen year and is currently the co-chair of the social committee, in addition to writing regularly. On campus, she also works for the history department, participates in the alpine ski club, and loves sleeping on the couch in the Carletonian office. Julia describes her fashion style as “running late to a 1890s piano recital but I could probably fix a tire maybe?” Contact her at 

Annika Martensson, Staff Writer. Annika, a junior Spanish major from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has served on the paper since her fall term freshman year. Her favorite thing about working on the paper is getting to learn new things about Carleton and exploring these topics. Annika plays on the soccer team, volunteers at the local middle school through the TORCH program, and works as the sports broadcaster for Carleton basketball games, in addition to writing for the paper. If Annika were any building on campus, she says that she would be Cowling Gym. Contact her at