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Eclipse wins Regionals, earns bid to D-III Nationals

With rain, wind and threats of Earth-shattering thunderstorms, Eclipse Women’s Ultimate Frisbee handily beat their competition and took first place in the Regional Championships, earning  a bid for D-III Nationals. As the 2011 defending Nationals Champions, Eclipse knew that they had a large target hanging on their backs this weekend;…

GoP wins D-III Conference Championship; women’s teams fight hard in Iowa; CUT and Hot Karls postponed to this weekend

With the snow flying, late May’s National Championships seemed a long way away, but the postseason began nevertheless for four of Carleton’s ultimate frisbee teams last weekend. Things started dramatically for the Gods of Plastic, as America’s A-Team split south to less-snowy Winona for the D-III Conference Championships. In an…

Ultimate teams head south for spring break

Over spring break CUT traveled to Wilmington, North Carolina to play in the Easterns Invitational hosted by the UNC-Wilmington. CUT ended up going 7-1 on the weekend and coming in third place. Their only loss was to eventual champion Florida. The tournament started Friday March 18 with a showcase game…

Taking the plunge to support a good cause

In the depths of the Minnesota winter, fifteen students and staff “plunged” their way into nearly-frozen water in this year’s Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge in Rochester, Minnesota. The event, which occurred Feb 12, is one of the major fundraisers for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Carleton team was comprised of…

Alum brings history to life: “The Oregon Trail” turns 40

“Well, are you ready? Come on. Let’s go!” For people worldwide, this line triggers a memory of excitement, adventure, and mothers’ screeching “Get off the computer!” In celebration of the 40th year anniversary of the legendary computer game “Oregon Trail,” the creator and Carleton alumnus Don Rawitsch ’72, appeared on…

Brace yourself: It’s Midwinter Ball Weekend

It is time. Time to dig through your closet, drawers, shelves, and under your bed for the classiest attire that you brought to Carleton (aka the one dress/one button-up shirt you packed at the last minute). Tomorrow night the best combination of music, dances, decor and good-looking students come together…

Stevie Wonders’ music in Civil Rights Movement

It’s that / love’s in need of love today / don’t delay / send yours in right away. / Hate’s goin’ round / breaking many hearts /stop it please / before it’s gone too far. In a presentation entitled, “Stevie Wonders Songs in the Key of Life as a Cultural…

Celebrated author Jonis Agee shares the “Art of Fiction”

“There’s no humbler or more down-to-earth Diva in the writing world than Jonis.” Greg Hewett’s introduction of the acclaimed award-winning author Jonis Agee last Tuesday not only boasted of her many accomplishments, but of her strong personality. As Agee began to address the small crowd in the Gould Library Athenaeum…

Another resignation marks high turnover trend in OIIL office

Assistant Director of the Office of Intercultural and International Life (OIIL) De’Angelo Washington announced January 5 that he would be leaving his position due to family responsibilities. Washington is the third Assistant Director of OIIL to resign in the past four years. The high turnover has, as Joy Kluttz, the…