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Sayles M&M’s: a plastic wrapped fued

Sayles most perplexing item, (excluding the ‘dirty chai latte) the $3.50 bags of M&M’s have returned. Realizing the demand for a widely available candy in a unspecified quantity at an overstated price, Sayles now appears to once again be selling the popular candy. Dispensed from an industrial sized container, the…

Comfort in Conspiracy

Conspiracy theories are appealing, because they give the world order. So much of what happens in our world is chaotic, and things happen without any discernible reason. Why do people shoot up movie theatres or elementary schools? How could one of the most beloved women in the world die in…

Fetzer gets a word in

Controversial speaker James Fetzer made his appearance in Northfield Wednesday evening at the public library after the cancellation of the Cowtalks speaking series of which he was to take part. The large audience approached 70 people and included members of the Northfield Community, students from Carleton and St Olaf, as…

Fetzer to Speak at NoFo library

In response to the cancellation of his speaking series at the Contented Cow, conspiracy theorist and alleged holocaust denier Jim Fetzer will give a talk organized by the Muslim Jewish Christian Alliance for 9/11 at the Northfield Library Wednesday, Feb. 18. The Alliance argues that the official narrative for the…

Cow Talks cancelled in wake of brouhaha

The Contented Cow has canceled a series of talks by James Fetzer, an alleged Holocaust denier, according to an email from Diane Burry, a co-owner of the Contented Cow. She wrote, “Cow Talks are hereby canceled. Our livelihood is threatened. Our staff is harassed. Our regulars worried.” The series, called…

Cow conspiracy series sparks faculty backlash

The Contented Cow’s decision to feature a holocaust denier as part of its series of ‘CowTalks’ has created a severe controversy on campus and in the wider community. Norman Butler and Diane Burry, the couple who own the Cow, as well as Chapatti, have planned a series of evenings designed…

A Costly, Complicated Folly

Although it was a noble effort to reduce waste and expand environmental awareness, the reusable cups program was a costly, complicated folly. As was predicted by its critics, the attempt by Bon Appétit to have hard plastic reusable cups has been swiftly abandoned. No longer will they be stacked in…

DFL Looks to Harvest Cassat Votes in Election

With the midterm election approaching, candidates running in local races have come to campus and have collaborated with clubs to convince Carleton’s students to turn out to vote in Northfield on Tuesday. Among those who have come to campus is the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party congressional candidate Mike Obermuller. On Sunday evening,…

Nakasian Leads Push for Nofo-Cities Rail Line

Carleton students and faculty are collaborating with local representative Suzie Nakasian and state representative David Bly to create a passenger rail service to the Twin Cities area, through the Grass Roots Transit Initiative. The rail line would be placed on the existing freight tracks. Thursday evening, Bly and Nakasian held…

Streaking and Other Surprises

“I’ve seen strange things here,” said Ammar Babar from Lahore in Pakistan. He shared his unfamiliarity of the food, culture, and laws with many international students here at Carleton. Yunpeng Bai was shocked when he realized that there would be no exemptions for wine use in Chinese cooking. And it…