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Zach Mitchell Remembered

Zach was one of the first people that I met at Carleton, one of my first friends. We lived on the same freshman floor, and my first impression was that he was argumentative. In fact, it was something that everyone on my floor had in common. So, we would stay…

Ode to Rotblatt: A history of the game

When people think of spring term, what is immediately repeated is “spring term, no rules.” This cry is sometimes accompanied by the ever so classy raising of the shirt. But in all seriousness, spring term is considered to be a time involving the consumption of large amounts of alcohol, and…

Cruisin’ with the Prez, a bicycle adventure

Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. sharp the cruising club rolls out of Sayles and sets out on an adventure. What exactly is cruising club? It is a glorious tradition that commenced in 2004 as a way to unwind and get outside. Members of the cross-country team, known as the Fellahs,…

Large prizes, little sleep

The main question you are probably asking is: What exactly is a hackathon? Is it illegal? The answer is that it is not. Josh Pitkofsky ’17 elected director of Carleton’s hackathon board said, “The word hack has completely changed in meaning. It is now more of a creative term.” At…

Over Break, Students Say, the Best Plan is No Plan

Through the long and arduous journey that is the ninth week, all that students have to motivate them is the fact that the term will come to an end, and hopefully in this their suffering will cease. Once that beautiful day arrives when there is no more school work to…

At Weitz Rally, Warren Strikes Populist Tone

On Saturday morning, more than 400 people gathered in the Weitz Center of Creativity to hear Senators Al Franken and Elizabeth Warren speak. Having won his last election by only 312 votes, Franken is traveling around the state to garner support for his reelection this November. In the past, the…

Maher’s Act Wins Laughs But Few Converts

Comedian Bill Maher came to the Grand Theater last Tuesday to rally support for Democrat Mike Obermueller, who is challenging Republican incument John Kline in the race for the second district state representative. As a part of his midterm election campaign, “Flip a District,” Maher is traveling around the country,…

Poll of Ninety Seniors Reveals Some Have Jobs

The school year is coming to a rapid close and with that the 2014 seniors are being forced out of the comfort of the Carleton bubble and into the real world. This week, I randomly polled 90 of those graduating seniors to see what their plans were for next year.…

Spring Concert Preview with Battle of the Bands Champions

Runner-Up: Karate Squids Karate Squid is an all-freshman, all-male group that came in second at Battle of the Bands. They will be the first band to play at spring concert. I went and talked to Karate Squid members during their practice to get a look at this new band’s identity…