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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                   Lizzy Ehren & Paul Peterson

Business/Ad Manager         Brendon Fischel

Managing Editor                  Dylan Larson-Harsch

Photo Editors                       Kayla Rudess & Audrey Kan

Web/Social Media Editor     Justine Seligson

News Editors                       Rachael Sutherland & Perrin Stein

Arts & Features Editors      Brynne Diggins

Sports Editor                       Brendon Fischel

Viewpoint Editors               Anna Schmiel, Avery Naughton & Ellie Grabowski

Bald Spot Editor                  Tina Sieben                  



Paul Peterson, Editor-in-Chief. Paul began writing for the newspaper over two years ago, during winter term of his freshman year. Since his beginnings on the Carletonian, Paul has served as a staff writer and managing editor, before becoming editor-in-chief last spring. His favorite part about the paper is “basically living out the movie Spotlight ” daily. A junior Chemistry major from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Paul also works for a faculty-led research project on campus. Reflecting back on one of the paper’s weekly traditions, where a new timely phrase is put before the “since 1877” banner at the bottom of each issue, Paul’s favorite version of this inside joke was “itchy in the evenings since 1877.” Contact him at

Lizzy Ehren, Editor-in-Chief. 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 taking on her current role as editor-in-chief. Lizzy loves the Thursday night atmosphere in the Carletonian office and learning about hidden truths of Carleton through good reporting. A junior 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

Dyan Larson-Harsch, Managing Editor. 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 sophomore, prospective English major with a 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

Perrin Stein, News Editor. A French and geology double major, Perrin is a senior and has been a member of the Carletonian staff since her freshman fall. Her favorite parts of working for the student newspaper are the perspective the Carletonian gives her on the college and the opportunity it gives her to talk to many different people. On campus, Perrin also works in the CCCE, volunteers with the Food Recovery Network, and serves on College Council and Dining Board. This Newton, Massachusetts native claims that if she were any kitchen utensil, she would be a spoon. Contact her at

Rachael Sutherland, News Editor. Originally from Ogden, Utah, Rachael is a junior 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

Brynne Diggins, Features & Arts Editor. Working on the Carletonian staff since fall term freshman year, sophomore Brynne edits, writes, and serves on the social media committee. While still undeclared, this Minnesota native-- from Minnetonka-- hopes to major in English 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

Brendon Fischel, Sports Editor and Business Manager. A sophomore from Eureka, California, Brendon has not yet declared a major, but he is leaning towards an Economics major with a concentration in Political Economy. A staff member since winter term 2016, he enjoys the friendly environment of the Carletonian. Brendon is also a member of the varsity baseball team. When asked about his favorite romantic comedy, he cited Bruce Almighty as the best of all time. Contact him at

Anna Schmiel, Viewpoint Editor. Anna, now in the middle of her senior year, has been involved with the newspaper since fall term of her freshman year. Her favorite parts of the paper include all the wonderful friends she has made, hanging out in the office, creating campus discourse and hosting the infamous Women’s W(h)ine Night. Anna is a Political Science/International Relations major from Edina, Minnesota and is also involved in political science research at Carleton. Looking back on fours years of the weekly paper tradition which involves publishing a silly or timely phrase that ends in “since 1877” at the bottom of the newspaper, her favorite was “in it for the fame since 1877.” Contact her at

Ellie Grabowski, Viewpoint Editor. A sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland, Ellie is currently undeclared, but she is thinking of double majoring in French and English. 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 junior History major with a probable concentration in East Asian studies, 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

Tina Sieben, Baldspot Editor. Originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, Tina is a junior English major who joined the student newspaper a year ago. Her favorite part of the Carletonian each week is the campus weather reports on the front page. In addition to her work on the paper, Tina is heavily involved in the stand-up comedy group, Queens of Comedy. She describes her fashion style as “you don’t always have to dress nice.” Contact her at

Justine Seligson, Web Editor. A sophomore from Westport, Connecticut, Justine has not yet declared a major, but she will likely be a Political Science and International Relations major. She is already a cross-cultural studies concentrator. Justine has been involved in several aspects of the weekly paper process since the beginning of her freshman year, including the social media committee, weekly copy editing, and photography. When she is not working on the paper, Justine tutors and does public relations for Paper Airplanes, works in the off-campus studies office, Nordic skis and dances in Synchrony II, a student-run dance group. If you are looking for Justine, her favorite nap spot on campus is the green couch under the stairs in Third Libe. Contact her at

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 junior 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

Julia Miller, Staff Writer. Originally from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Julia is a junior 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 sophomore 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

Matt Thibodeau, Staff Writer. Matt is a junior 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