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Climate Action Week 2021 honors Indigenous culture and tradition

Climate Action Week has been put on by the Carleton Sustainability Office for multiple years, but as everything on campus is forced to adjust to an online or hybrid environment, Climate Action Week is no exception. An array of online and in-person events were hosted the week of April 18-24…

KRLX reopens studio and Record Library for Class of 2021, others broadcast from afar

After three terms of virtual radio, KRLX is opening the studio space and Record Library to radio hosts in the class of 2021. Seniors who have had radio shows before will be allowed to use these spaces during their show time but must follow Carleton’s COVID-19 guidelines and specific rules…

Chinese professor releases new book, hosts panel discussion

Professor of Chinese Shaohua Guo recently released a book titled “The Evolution of Chinese Internet: Creative Visibility in the Digital Public.” The release of Guo’s book was followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 10,  organized by Professor Asuka Sango, Director of Asian Studies. Panelists included Professors Kathleen Ryor,…

CSA approves new student organization for Carls interested in research careers

While driving home after Fall Term, Maris Daleo ’21 and Anna Hughes ’21 were both reflecting on what led them to want to pursue careers in research. They had entered Carleton with a love for STEM, but Hughes noted that they both felt “narrowed into one career path”—pre-vet and pre-med…

Dr. Banaji addresses implicit bias in annual Lufkin lecture

On Thursday, January 21, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, a psychologist at Harvard University who coined the term “implicit bias,” gave a talk titled “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People” as part of the Lufkin series of psychology talks. The Lufkin series is funded through the Lufkin Lectureship Fund, which is sponsored…

New Year’s Eve video a reminder of racism at Carleton

Content warning: themes of racism On New Year’s Eve, a video of Carleton student Jay Haws ’23 was posted to the Instagram Story of a former classmate who attended Stillwater High School in Minnesota with Haws.  In the video, Haws is seen at a party, in the middle of the…

Bryn Battani ’23 showcases musical chops in her debut EP

Confidence, competition, performance and identity. These are the things sophomore Bryn Battani explores in her debut EP, All I Have to Offer You is Anything You Want, recently released on January 15. Battani’s four song EP follows the release of her first single, “Neutral, Baby,” late last year.  Battani’s music…

Beloved LDC employee Frenchy retires after 29 years at Carleton

If you have ever eaten a meal at LDC, chances are good that Frenchy Jacob swiped you in. Arguably the face of LDC, Frenchy is retiring at the end of this term after twenty-nine years of working with Dining Services at Carleton College.  Although Frenchy has been visible from the…

Carls embrace a different pandemic reality in Denmark

Despite the cancellation of all Carleton Off-Campus Studies programs for Fall and Winter 2020, Carleton was able to offer a study abroad program to students through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fifty-five Carleton students took advantage of the opportunity to study in Denmark this term,…

Carleton athletes initiate Speak Up Saturdays

Athletics at Carleton have changed dramatically this term in response to COVID-19. Cancelled seasons, socially distanced practices, and the general stress of life during a pandemic add a new layer of pressure to the lives of Carleton student-athletes.   The disappearance of fall sport seasons leave fewer opportunities for student-athletes to…