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How much would it cost to rename the college after yourself

Like many a Carl, I dream of having my name on a blue plaque next to a campus building. Having something named after you at an institution of higher learning is a benchmark of prestige and achievement. But just how would one go about it? Is there are catalogue, do…

Going Postal

It is a beginning of term tradition at Carleton that the post office is a sight to behold. A simple case of a high influx of packages combined with a small space to work in creates a bottleneck which takes on a life all of its own. Tales of minutes,…

Local woman found dead outside Parish

The two-day search for Tiffany Smith ended in tragedy on Sunday, January 3rd, when the missing Northfield resident was found deceased on the west side of Parish House at 3:30 p.m. The students who found her body promptly telephoned 9-1-1; the responders subsequently removed her body. Smith had been reportedly…

Politics: Doing it Right

One of the most pressing problems facing the United States is that the political discourse of this country has broken down into a cacophony of partisan vitrial. Political identity has become all encompassing, red states listen to country music, love guns and God, while blue states and liberal voters are…

Carls for Hillary

Last Tuesday night Olin hall was filled to capacity as Carls came to watch the inaugural Democratic debate. The viewing party was organized by the Carleton Democrats, and attracted members of the student body who did not usually attend Democratic meetings. The crowd applauded Sanders attacks on income inequality and…

The Hazards of Napping

I awake bathing in my own sweat, like a slow-cooked pork dish. My hand has made an imprint on my face, and my roommate has been forced to watch my drooling vacant expression while he studies. I panic and look at my phone, only to discover what I already know.…

Chapel reopens with new look

Students arriving on campus this term found Skinner Chapel undergoing a remarkable investment project to ensure its usability for the future. The renovations, which were the largest repair work undertaken over the summer, lasted longer than expected, forcing opening convocation outside on a a fortunately pleasant day, and displacing certain…

Artscape turned soundscape

How do we create sound to a world vividly conveyed, in the silent stillness of a painting? How do we create narratives and living worlds beyond the dimensions presented by the artist? This is the question that Jay Beck had his class address for the exhibit Sets, Series, Sounds, which…

Crowd eats up Lenny Deep Dish

The sketch comedy group Lenny Dee premiered their spring term show on Thursday night in Little Nourse Theatre. The theatre was packed with students sitting, chatting and drinking, as pop music played warming the audience for the show. As is Lenny Dee’s style, they opened with brief vignette sketches, lasting…

St. Olaf baseball banned for season

After a hazing incident three weeks ago, St. Olaf’s baseball team was suspended for the season. Anonymous comments on social media alerted the St. Olaf administration to several hazing, or team-building exercises. According to St. Olaf administration, the hazing included “ridicule, harassment, and public displays of servitude.” As a result,…