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Shlept at Carleton Instagram mistakenly posts photo of dead student

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 to keep themselves awake. Despite what students think, however, they cannot burn the candle on both ends…

If Carleton College were a scented candle

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 a candle close to your nose and sniff really hard. It is scientifically proven that…

Anderson Light Fixture: Let There Be Light

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 issue on campus. Carls were begged to attend presentations by various sculpture artists or comment on design proposals. Obviously,…

Date Knight tradition experiences challenges after campus directory change

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 no longer have access to student residence information online, will correspond with friends, as opposed to roommates, of potential dates for…

Mom Jeans and where to buy them

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that mom jeans are the current fashion craze. They are baggy and comfortable, and they frame your butt oh just right. A perfect pair of mom jeans can be chic and childlike at the exact same time. In other words,…

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…