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Snapping turtles by Lyman Lakes

Maxima Gomez-Palmer May 20, 2024

As the bells rang one o’clock, students on campus quickly came out of the woodwork, eager to make the most of an oddly temperate and cloudless day. I haphazardly snatched my bike and began my swift descent...

Campus Squirrels host storage workshop

Tabitha Jones, Bald Spot Editor May 20, 2024

With the pleasant spring weather, and a few crucial recent rainstorms, the annual squirrel storage workshop was long overdue by the time it was announced — and spontaneously carried out — on Tuesday,...

CSA uses COVID activity fees to bring Aurora Borealis to campus

Tabitha Jones, Bald Spot Editor May 20, 2024

Every year, Carleton charges all 2,008 students ~$414 as an activity fee that is then managed by the Carleton Student Association (CSA). That’s around $831,000 that goes to student organization funding,...

Donald Trump puts down Kristi Noem: “She was untrainable”

Bax Meyer, Managing Editor May 20, 2024

Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, was forced to make a hard decision this Thursday. After widespread condemnation for the killing of her 14-month old puppy, the former President was forced...

Carleton College – an alternate universe(ity)

Cecilia Samadani, Features Editor May 20, 2024

This week, Carleton students were privy to the beautiful Northern Lights, an uncommon phenomenon. Many students gathered behind the Goodsell Observatory or the Hill of Three Oaks to witness the lights....

Cackling grackles

Gerrit Hoving May 12, 2024

Have you ever wondered about that little black bird that looks and acts a bit like a small crow? Most likely, you’ve spotted a common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula).  Grackles are recognizable as a...

Room draw cancelled; replaced by gosling-focused process

Becky Reinhold, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2024

On Wednesday, the Office of Residential Life and Housing announced immediate changes to room draw for next year, effective immediately. For rising seniors who already drew their for rooms, these changes...

Confusion between drag show and druid event

Tabitha Jones, Bald Spot Editor May 12, 2024

On Saturday, May 4, a large number of events of cultural significance took place. At 1 p.mThe Reformed Druids of North America celebrated Beltane, a Gaelic May Day festival, on the Hill of Three Oaks....

A tiny delight

Dexter Pakula May 3, 2024

Nestled within the serene landscapes of Minnesota lie the delicate and rare dwarf trout lilies (Erythronium propullans), a species of wildflower that faces the threat of extinction. It is endemic to the...

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