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Carls Tutor Syrian Refugees

For many, the image of a paper airplane conjures up visions of a childhood classroom. Students in war-torn Syria, however, are more accustomed to real planes – bombing their cities and villages, driving them into exile and away from school. That’s the problem Bailey Ulbricht ’15 hoped to address when…

From the South Side to Northfield

Long before football was on his radar, Omar Reyes, a junior IR/political science major, aspired to be a professional baseball player. “Baseball was my passion. My parents never let me play football. They are from Mexico and were unfamiliar with the sport and only saw the media’s version of it,…

Ebola: SHAC Hopes for Best, Plans for Worst

What seems to be the most common response at Carleton to the threat of widespread Ebola in the United States is dismissal of any such risk and acknowledgement that the most pressing issues are in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, despite the clear necessity for large-scale response measures in…

Let the Hunt Begin: Red Rocks Beware

October brings with it leaves of yellow, orange, and red. Red leaves, red cheeks, red scarves and… red rocks? Every year each RA staff is expected to organize an all campus program, like Hullapalooza. The Complex’s staff was scheduled to have an event fall term. Pat Gordon, area sirector for…

Carl Grad: Why I Broke Into the F.B.I.

John C. Raines ’55, and religion professor at Temple University is, in his own words, “the only Carleton grad that has ever appeared on the front page of the New York Times as a burglar.” He suspects that that record will last another thousand years. On March 8, 1971, a…

Arb Staff Struggles with Stray Cat Population

“Are you a cat person or a dog person?” is a commonly asked question when discussing pet preferences. Far less frequently asked, however, is the question, “what do we do with feral or stray cats?” Carleton College has been “home” to some famous domestic outdoor cats like Toff and Lynam,…

Faculty Hope to Boost Public Health Offerings

You can attend graduate schools to specialize in it and work at a consulting firm to analyze it, but you can’t take a class in it. Located at the intersection of some of Carleton’s most popular departments – political science, economics, biology, and statistics – public health seems to offer…

Admissions Stays the Course on SAT Requirement

The ACT and SATs are not often remembered fondly. In fact, for most students, the pressure of standardized testing was immense: the largest deciding factor determining whether one would be accepted into college. Yet, increasing trends in certain colleges’ admissions are moving away from looking at standardized testing – some…

Bon Appetit Signs Sourcing Deal with Hmong Farmers

In an unlikely but compatible hybrid between environmentally conscientious students, Bon Appétit, and Hmong immigrant farmers, a project to bring fresher foods to campus is underway. Food Truth, a student organization fighting for food activism and justice, has been working with a national organization called the Real Food Challenge in…

Not All Campus Jobs Created Equal

Everyone on campus either has, had or knows someone with an on-campus job.  Freshmen tend to work in the dining hall or Sayles, or, if they’re lucky in the Post Office or the arb. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can usually nab more sought-after jobs such as Academic Department Office Assistant,…