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The War Works Exhibit: A bold look at a misrepresented war

The War Works exhibit, the primary feature at the Carleton Art gallery until Nov. 18, invites the community to reflect and analyze the horrors of war through provocative art created by six artists. With works from former Marines and political activists who have traveled the Middle East, this collection of…

Carleton students compile “Dear Friend: Letters of Peace”

Mahal Burr ‘12, in conjunction with Children’s Culture Connection, has compiled and published a book of letters written by students at Cannon Falls School to children in Iraq titled ‘Dear Friend: Letters of Peace.’ Using 300 of the 1200 colorful letters that students at Cannon Falls submitted, Burr has compiled…

Get Interested: an Asian diaspora

Editor’s note: Get Interested is a weekly feature on different interest houses. Interest houses form an integral part of the community for people to gather and share a passion or cause or just get together over conversation on themes of interest. Asia House is one such interest house, where students involved…

Eat the Lawn: One student’s initiative benefits all

Eat the Lawn, spearheaded by Katie Blanchard, is the epitome of aesthetics and sustenance in food creation and has been a huge success in the Carleton community. This communal garden located squarely between Boliou and Olin consists of Red Russian Kale, Hubbard Squash, Bright Lights Swiss Chard, Jester Mix Marigolds…

Annual International Fest draws large crowds

The International Festival this year, which took place in Upper and Lower Sayles on Saturday, was a huge success. Scores of culture clubs and international students at Carleton performed and/or cooked authentic ethnic foods for hundreds of audiences from the Carleton and Northfield communities. The budget committee raised $3500 to put…

Week-long series addresses prevention of sexual violence

This week, the Gender and Sexuality Center is organizing a series of events with the help of its student employees to prevent sexual violence and foster a supportive environment for sexual abuse survivors. These events are held in the convention of a Carleton tradition called ‘Take Back the Night,’ when…

Carleton to play Macalester in college’s first cricket match

Cricket is a popular sport in South Asia where each child is brought up on a regular fare of some Sachin Tendulkar and Brett Lee. This trend has migrated to Carleton with the growing influx of international students who thrive on the game. Carleton’s cricket team is slated to play…

A look at the eight winners of last weekend’s CSA elections

PRESIDENT: McKay Duer: Class of ‘10 Duer has been a member of the CSA since last year. She is a current member of the Dining Board, governance committee, constitution review board, career center working group, and club sports council. As President of CSA, her top priority is to “Create an…

Students design sustainable greenhouse for community in Peru

Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a student-run initiative, is currently devoting most of its resources to designing the prototype of a sustainable greenhouse for the Ccapacmachay community in Peru. The land that members of this community once occupied for agricultural sustenance and housing reached its carrying capacity 15 years ago, so…

Students campaign to decrease wasted food in Dining Halls

Have you ever heard the saying that “your eyes are bigger than your stomach?” According to Carleton students who have created an initiative called “Food For Thought,” that saying is very true. Food For Thought is a student-run initiative at Carleton whose members spent Fall Term collecting data and statistics…