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CarlDems and SARC protest Minneapolis Trump rally

Last Thursday, 18 Carleton students journeyed north in an organized venture to join protesters on the streets of downtown Minneapolis in defiance of a reelection campaign rally held by President Trump at Target Center. The outing was a collaboration between CarlDems and Student Advocates for Reproductive Choice (SARC), organized by…

CSA votes to end Zagster bike share program

The Carleton Student Association (CSA) recently voted to terminate the Zagster Bike Share Program, a service which provided rental bikes to students who did not have their own bike on campus. The bike share service was discontinued on October 26. The program was initiated in the fall of 2017 by…

A conversation with 2Fik, Carleton’s artist-in-residence

I sat down with 2Fik, Carleton’s Fall Term Artist-In-Residence, for a conversation about his art, his goals for his residency and the state of difficult conversations today. His exhibition Gear Shifts is a collection of his photographic and performance works from 2010 to 2018. During his residency, he has not…

Perlman Museum showcases diverse art about humanity, society this fall

The Perlman Museum is currently hosting two exhibitions: Pulchra Scientia: The Aesthetics of Discovery and UnikKautte: The Carleton Inuit Art Collection. Pulchra Scientia is an exhibition described by the Museum as featuring work by “contemporary artists that communicate current scientific developments.” These scientific ideas are contrasted with innovative uses of…

Students Rally Against Gun Violence with Local Speakers

Last Friday, April 20, student organizations Carleton Democrats (CarlDems), the Democratic Students of America (DSA) and Mental Health Awareness Collective (MHAC) held the Carls Against Gun Violence Rally on the steps of Sayles-Hill during the convocation hour. The rally was attended by a crowd of over 60 members of the…

Local Reverend Seeks Minnesota House Seat

Northfield First United Church of Christ (UCC) Rev. Todd Lippert announced his candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives on March 21st, with the intention of getting the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party endorsement on May 22.“I’m running because I want to cast a vision of the common good and bring people…

Professor Greg Smith debuts new book

English Professor Gregory Blake Smith recently published a new novel, The Maze at Windermere, to national acclaim. It’s been called “remarkable” by the Washington Post, and a review by the New York Times is coming later this month. The novel takes place in Newport, Rhode Island, a town with a…