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Musings from a retired editor

When asked to write a retrospective about my four years Carleton, I turned immediately and with mixed feelings upon my time with The Carletonian, The Carl, and The CLAP. I discovered my love of journalism with The Carletonian, and so though it would be irresponsible to be uncritical of the…

Dry Land makes a splash

This weekend, the Experimental Theater Board presents Dry Land, directed by Sarah Meister ‘16, starring Mairead Koehler ‘17, Sasha Blinnikova ‘17, Lexi Norvet ‘16, and Christian Kreznar ´16. Dry Land tells the tale of two high school swimmers and their experiences with friendship, school, sexuality, and abortion, as seen in…

Webb’s COMPS incorporates multiple dance forms

On Friday, April 15, Lucia Webb ‘16 will present her Comps show, entitled Ephemera, in the Weitz Blackbox Theater. On behalf of the the Carletonian, I was able to view the show before its release. Ephemera exhibits a variety of fleeting notions. The naïve observer can recognize the roots of…

Devised theatre a must-have on campus

Last term during 10th week, Professor Roger Bechtel’s Theater 345, “Devised Theater and Collective Creation” class performed “Modern Love,” a devised theater piece, in the Weitz rehearsal rooms. My roommate played a large role in the show and had been watching non-conventional theater pieces in our room all term, so…

Player’s Tartuffe a roaring success

Last weekend, the Weitz Blackbox Theater made way for “Tartuffe,” written by imfamous French playwright Molière in 1669 and translated by Richard Wilbur in 1963. Theater professor Roger Bechtel directed the farce, employing his experience with avant garde theater and projections, as well as the talent of many of Carleton’s…

New Brick Oven Bakery matches crust to crumb

Brick Oven Bakery, located just across the Cannon River by the Water Street Apartments, has opened its doors for hungry college youths. A potentially hip alternative to the aggressively cash-only Blue Mondays, Brick Oven Bakery serves up a variety of pastries, breads, and breakfast beverages. Our reviewers lazily drove over…

Notes on life abroad, Parisian culture

Dear Carletonian readers, Thought I’d write in to tell a bit about the Paris Spring 2015 program currently. Twenty-five of us are sticking it out over here in the land of virtually free baguettes and functioning public transit, where saying “I’m full” means “I’m pregnant” and “I’m excited” means “Let’s…

“Penelopiad’s” maiden voyage a success

The Penelopiad, written by Margaret Atwood and directed by Sarah Meister, premiers this weekend at the Little Nourse Theater, with shows Friday and Satuday night at 8PM. The Penelopiad, a modern reinterpretation of The Odyssey from the viewpoint of Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, features an all-star all female cast. Each role…

Player’s Trestle on track for second successful weekend

The Carleton Players will continue The Trestle at Popelick Creek this weekend at the Weitz Theater, with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Before a formal performance review commences, it should be noted early that Trestle is a shining glint of a play, a fight of the good fight against Platonics…

Project passes despite majority opposition

This weekend Carleton students voted in the CSA 2015 Winter election to allocate funds to create an outdoor basketball court. 440 students were in favor, and 656 were in opposition. Only one sixth of the student body, approximately 340 students, needed to vote in favor of a this proposal in…