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Jon Olson and the “Carleton bubble”

As any civically engaged American knows, barring any sort of dramatic action by the federal government, our next class of elected representatives will be determined by voters (likely via mail-in ballots) across the country. Given the current domestic and international circumstances, surely the upcoming chapter in the saga of American…

Editorial: Remembering the life of Kobe Bryant

Of the extrinsic value of human life, American sports and civil rights hero Jackie Robinson said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Of course, Jackie’s impact on American culture is cannot be overstated; Robinson became the first non-white athlete to compete in…

Men’s and Women’s Basketball look sharp, open season with W’s

The 2018-2019 season was not a kind one to Carleton Basketball. Both Men’s and Women’s Basketball were put through trials and tribulations perhaps unprecedented in both programs’ respective histories. After winning three of their first four, Carleton Women’s Basketball dropped a whopping 21 straight contests, finishing with no wins and…

Soccer seasons end in heartbreak

If there is one thing that can be said about the seasons of both Men’s and Women’s Soccer, it is that both squads never gave up. This week, both teams saw their seasons end in heartbreaking MIAC-playoffs fashion. An unfortunate end, to be sure, to strong campaigns by both sides.…

Varsity athletics struggle to retain players

Carleton is not an “athletics-first” institution. Though there is not a post-secondary educational institution that would ever claim this title, it is obvious that much of the American populace, including those with the most minimal knowledge of the collegiate sports world, would be able to designate schools that put a…

Men’s Basketball transitioning through Class of 2022 departure

Carleton Men’s Basketball has the makings of a MIAC powerhouse. It has a winning tradition, capturing twenty MIAC conference titles over the duration of the program’s history. The team has had its fair share of on-court standouts, featuring six All-Americans, including 2018 grad Kevin Grow, who was named a finalist…

Carleton football brings home the Book of Knowledge

The concept of the college football rivalry trophy is one of the most nostalgic and heralded traditions in all of American sports. It summons visions of epic battles between historic schools, and heated rivalries that have spanned decades. The University of Minnesota features some of college football’s most famous, including…