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Dining hall menu screens: a bold display of wasted resources

Students entering the dining halls are confronted by the most ostentatious display of misdirected spending this campus has ever seen: the dining hall menu screens. This year, Carleton has added high definition T.V. monitors at the entrances of cafeterias to announce culinary options at every meal. However, this recent and…

Coping with the “Fall” of Hot Girl Summer

For all my female-identifying peeps, the balmy weather induced by climate change was not the only hot thing happening this summer! Perhaps you noticed this trend, which involved a lot of Lizzo and bold uses of mom jeans and snake print. This summer, aptly titled “Hot Girl Summer,” will go…

Guess who’s back: The (actual) Bald Spot

Students arriving on campus were greeted by, arguably, the most beautiful piece of land on this side of the Mississippi: the Bald Spot. Without fences, construction equipment, or those pesky sprinklers, the bald spot has finally been returned to students. Carls walked on the unfamiliar landscape on the first day…

The Bald Spot has new editors!

Hey folks, my name is Naomi ’22 (not NYE-omi). I’m from a smallish town in Minnesota that is as white as it sounds. My majors are political science and religion, which I chose just to be spicy. I am the Bald of Bald Spot. Hopefully, what we write at the…

A freshman asks, can I ever see the Bald Spot?

For many members of the 2022 class, they have yet to experience the privilege of actually seeing and walking on the Bald Spot. Construction has sealed off the space to pedestrians, and the area has been heavily censored from the public eye by an impenetrable, green mesh fence.  This has…

New student organization establishes what pre-law looks like at Carleton

On Friday, April 26, sitting on either side of a long dining table in Burton with full plates and high ambitions, the members of Carleton’s new Pre-Law Society began their first meeting.  The group’s members quickly introduced themselves by giving their names and class years, and conversation flowed easily between…

In memoriam of the Crane

Carleton College’s beloved Crane, a flat top tower crane used in the construction of the College’s new integrated science building, departed from campus on March 21, 2019. Standing at a proud 153 feet (to the top of its mast), the Crane was de-constructed peacefully during spring break. In its years…

Plans set for all-gender bathroom in Leighton

For many of the members of Carleton’s community who identify as transgender, gender non-binary or gender nonconforming, it is difficult to find inclusive bathroom facilities in some areas of campus. With recent approval from the administration, the college is taking steps to remedy this issue by constructing an all-gender bathroom…