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Artist Rachel Breen Highlights Garment Industry Injustice

      Carleton students were greeted in the library lobby on Monday, April 2 by an unexpected sight: a sewing machine surrounded by piles of colorful fabric. Rachel Breen, a visual artist from the Twin Cities area, was performing her work The Garment Solidarity Project in which she sews the traditional…

Bill Staines celebrates Americana

On Thursday, Feb. 22, Carleton College welcomed nationally acclaimed folk musician and songwriter Bill Staines to perform in the Applebaum Recital Hall. With a career spanning 53 years, Staines writes the majority of the songs he performs, capturing slices of American life with his music. His songs celebrate people, nature…

Carleton Players deliver moving performance

The Carleton Players have responded to the current conversation about sexual assault both on campus and at a societal level with a timely performance of Good Kids, a play by Naomi Iizuka based on the Steubenville, Ohio rape case of 2012. Performed sixth and seventh weekends under the direction of…

Thinking outside the dorms

Did you get a horrible room draw number but can’t bear the thought of living in Musser or Goodhue for another year? Leave the dorms behind and try out these alternative sleeping lo- cations on campus. Alumni Guest House: Disguise yourself as an alum and sneak in. If you can…

Student driver application in desperate need of overhaul

Has anyone looked at the student driver application lately? I mean, really inspected it? I checked it out for the first time recently, and I have to admit there are some aspects that are just a bit concerning.  Driver eligibility functions on a point system where drivers rack up points…

Chapel discussion group rebrands

A year after graduating from Carleton, Jayne Pasternak ’15 served for a year with Christ in the City, a Catholic non-profit that works with the homeless community in Denver, Colorado. In working with the homeless, Pasternak was challenged to relate to those whose daily experience of poverty meant that they…

Departments study the results of new minors

The 2017-2018 academic year marks the first year that Carleton is offering academic minors in the place of concentrations and certificates. The decision to offer minors on campus was finalized during the 2016-17 academic year, after going through an approval process by the Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) as well…

Carleton Parent Personality Type Indicator

Following extensive research during Family Weekend, the Carleton psychology department has released a comprehensive personality type indicator designed to classify the many varieties of Carleton parents.  The Carleton Parent Personality Type Indicator is intended to help students better understand their parents and successfully navigate the awkward situations that arise when…

How did campus buildings really get their names?

Stories about campus buildings named to honor prominent donors and former Carleton presidents are always swirling around, but what if this seemingly organized naming methodology is simply a façade?  Read on to discover the less-than-impressive truth behind the names of the buildings in which we live and work: Sayles: The…