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What is “Super Mario Bros.” about, really?

I want to tell you about a conspiracy that’s been going on right under our noses for almost 40 years and has bled into the upper echelons of society. You see, the most famous video game franchise in history is absolute bullshit. It doesn’t make any sense. It’s the classic…

“Wellsprings” exhibit flows into Boliou Hall Gallery

“I think that the only real way we can think about the Earth and our human relationship to the Earth,” said Professor of Environmental Studies Colleen Carpenter, “is in an interdisciplinary manner.”  This term, Carls will have the opportunity to approach a truly global issue — water activism — through…

Archaeology course ties students to community service, Indigenous life

ARCN 246, “Archaeological Methods and Lab,” is a relatively new addition to Carleton’s archaeology concentration. It is a required course for the minor that, according to the course catalog, “provides a hands-on introduction to the entire archaeological process through classroom, field, and laboratory components.” For its first “four or five”…

Sproncert springs again!

Spring Concert, affectionately known on campus as Sproncert, returned on May 21 after two years of COVID-19 cancellations. Sproncert is a unique springtime tradition at Carleton: an all-day music festival featuring student bands alongside regional and national acts, it is one of the only events each year that brings the…

CARLETON SHOULD WANT ROTBLATT DEAD: IT’S BAD

Let me be clear: I don’t know who this Rotblatt guy is. But I saw an article in the Carletonian about how Carleton supposedly wants him dead. That made me sad, because I personally believe that colleges shouldn’t kill people; they should wait for the housing market to do it.…

The real source of “Stigma:” schools, mental health, and neurodivergent

I recently discovered I have a mental disorder. The truth is, though, this isn’t my first rodeo with the mental health industry. I received my first diagnosis when I was in third grade. It was for something called “nonverbal learning disorder.” Apparently, I was reading too early, socializing too late…

Security Not-ters March 7-11: New Moon

 These are what the Security Blotters won’t give you: unbiased, unedited accounts of Carleton Campus Security. Monday, March 7 Morning: No medicals. Boredom. Security instead responded to a pretend medical staged amongst the staff. The “injured” participant was transported to a pretend hospital by security. It was a lot of…