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Alternate college admissions essay

The elaborate and complex crest of Tulane University—which features a swan spreading its wings over a shield showing a moon, stars and a castle—proudly displays the school’s motto: “non sibi sed suis,” or, “not for one’s self, but for one’s down.” From the get-go, Tulane emphasizes a commitment to training…

The five best Party Week parties: an irrefutable ranking

As a Carleton student and an upper-middle-class white woman, I believe that Carleton has no issues whatsoever and that we exceed in everything we do. To that end, I’m a big supporter of school spirit—especially when it comes in the form of 200 to 300 sweaty people trapped in a…

Album review: Cows on Hourglass Pond by Avey Tare

For better or worse, Dave Portner (stage name Avey Tare), one of the vocalists of experimental pop quartet Animal Collective, has become, in his own roundabout, eclectic way, a pop star—the kind a crowd of strangers could find themselves head-bobbing to in concert. Relying much more on rhythm and melody…

Album review: Cows on Hourglass Pond by Avey Tare

For better or worse, Dave Portner (stage name Avey Tare), one of the vocalists of experimental pop quartet Animal Collective, has become, in his own roundabout, eclectic way, a pop star—the kind a crowd of strangers could find themselves head-bobbing to in concert. Relying much more on rhythm and melody…

Mock Trial teams advance to national semifinals, win SPAMTA

Last week, the Carleton Mock Trial team placed and was recognized for stellar performance in the first round of an American Mock Trial Association competition series. The tournament, which was hosted by Hamline University in St. Paul, was one of 29 across the country and Carleton’s team was one of…

Four performers we should have at the Cave

John Found in a Mankato dumpster at the ripe age of three, John (called Enrique before he was renamed), a naked mole rat, was lovingly re-raised by the local Minnesota band Tiny Moving Parts (TMP). John has always been a musical genius, but the TMP crew helped him reach his…

Nicole’s album review: Ummagumma by Pink Floyd

Forget the live album. Sure, it’s an amazing few tracks, but that’s not what earns the double album Ummagumma its reputation as one of the worst albums of all time. Released in October 1969, Pink Floyd’s Ummagumma is a double LP (meaning two records included, instead of one) with the…

Mock Trial teams advance to national semifinals, win SPAMTA

Last week, the Carleton Mock Trial team placed and was recognized for stellar performance in the first round of an American Mock Trial Association competition series. The tournament, which was hosted by Hamline University in St. Paul, was one of 29 across the country and Carleton’s team was one of…

EP Review: Dust by Serengeti

I’ll admit it: I’ve got a soft spot for Serengeti’s “new” EP. Released on Spotify just in the last few weeks, Dust, the collection of six songs was recorded in the early-mid 2000s with producer DJ Crucial in St. Louis. Serengeti—real name David Cohn—is a Chicago-based hip hop artist who…

Nicole’s alubm review: Dust by Serengeti

I’ll admit it: I’ve got a soft spot for Serengeti’s “new” EP. Released on Spotify just in the last few weeks, Dust, the collection of six songs was recorded in the early-mid 2000s with producer DJ Crucial in St. Louis. Serengeti—real name David Cohn—is a Chicago-based hip hop artist who…