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Former Carls form mutual aid groups with different visions for wealth redistribution

Former Carls form mutual aid groups with different visions for wealth redistribution

Naomi Lopez February 6, 2021

In the last year, current and past students have started two mutual aid groups to address economic inequality by redistributing wealth: Resource Generation (RG) at Carleton, and Pocket Change Pools (PCP).  The...

Interview with Prof. Melanie Freeze: What happened in Washington on January 6th, and what lessons did we learn?

Naomi Lopez January 23, 2021

Last week, I spoke with Professor Melanie Freeze of the Political Science department over Zoom to get her perspective on the violence in Washington. Prof. Freeze teaches American Politics and studies...

New Biology department PEER mentorship group aims to reduce the isolation of BIPOC students

Naomi Lopez October 24, 2020

Following the murder of George Floyd, departments across campus had conversations and reckonings about how to address systemic racism and better support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)...

Carleton student has first kiss over Zoom

Naomi Lopez April 17, 2020

Should I tilt my head to "my right" or "your right?" The COVID pandemic affects our lives in so many ways, and our love lives are certainly not immune. Couples on campus who were practically married...

Cultivating work spaces in childhood bedrooms

Naomi Lopez April 9, 2020

Nothing can be more infantilizing than requesting that your mother not offer you a glass of milk during a Zoom-class. Some may know the deep embarrassment of your cat displaying its buttocks to your webcam...

OHP uses fitness bracelets to track Carls: data is damning

Naomi Lopez March 6, 2020

In our modern age of technology, data is a hot commodity. Carleton College is particularly well known for its infatuation with hard numbers. Our bathrooms are adorned with SHAC (Shaky Hands and Coffee)...

Overheard at Carleton wins literary award

Naomi Lopez January 31, 2020

Carleton students are over-achievers and, apparently, can produce artistic masterpieces while procrastinating on social media. Last Thursday, all students and alums who had contributed to the Facebook...

“Snow” solution to housing shortage: igloos

Naomi Lopez January 23, 2020

From the start of this academic year, administrators have been brainstorming solutions for the winter term housing shortage. The college, in an effort to find space for 40 beds out of thin-air, offered...

Shlept at Carleton Instagram mistakenly posts photo of dead student

Naomi Lopez November 15, 2019

As finals approach, Carleton students are working tirelessly to prepare for exams and finish their lengthy essays. Many on campus are running on little to no sleep, relying on obscene quantities of coffee...

If Carleton College were a scented candle

Naomi Lopez November 7, 2019

Nothing sets the mood like a scented candle emitting its rich and sensual smell, casting everything in a soft light. While students are not allowed to have “open flames” in dorms, they can still lift...

Anderson Light Fixture: Let There Be Light

Naomi Lopez October 31, 2019

Last year, the administration flooded student emails with queries about the Anderson Hall Light Fixture. The college higher ups, it seemed, were convinced that this light fixture was the most pressing...

Date Knight tradition experiences challenges after campus directory change

Naomi Lopez October 31, 2019

Carleton’s time-honored tradition of Date Knight (formerly called “Set Up Your Roommate”) has undergone significant changes this year as a result of changes to the campus directory. Students, who...

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