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“Cock” struts its stuff

Theater Comps performances are always something special–a culmination of a theater major’s time at Carleton and a celebration of the work they have put into their art form. This term, three theater majors: Erik Sorensen, Mairead Koehler, and Nathan Bern, brought together their collective experience to craft their own production…

Diawara electrifies with energetic set

On Thursday night, the Concert Hall was abuzz with excitement. Students, professors, and community members flocked to see Fatoumata Diawara, a Malian actress and musician, perform. Born in the eighties in Cote D’Ivoire to Malian parents, Diawara made a name for herself in France as a young stage and film…

Why aren’t more Carls dating?

Dating at Carleton is difficult to accomplish: time is always running short, it’s too awkward to ask people out and it’s a small campus. “I think the biggest thing is that the time isn’t there. If I were to commit myself to a relationship, I’d be giving up so much:…

ETB’s ‘Distract’ a haunting look at women of Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s works have been critiqued, poked and prodded for centuries—exalted and decimated, loved and hated—he’s a fixture of Western culture. This week, winter term’s ETB season began with a bang in iambic pentameter with Distract, a compilation of scenes from King John, Macbeth, and Hamlet, directed by Hannah Gellman ’18.…

Student Projects Shed Light on the Dark Ages

In the throngs of ninth week, it is difficult to avoid the Libe. Upon entering the fourth floor, you may notice something unusual: an exhibition of medieval illuminated manuscripts. Process of Illumination: Word, Image & the Scribal Imagination in the Middle Ages is an exhibit of illuminated manuscripts in the…

Carleton Professors Pen with Prisoners

Once a week, Carleton French Professor Scott Carpenter takes leave of the venerable halls of Laird for a different building – a Minnesota state penitentiary. Along with educational studies chair Deborah Appleman, Carpenter participates in the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, or MPWW. It was founded in 2011 by Jennifer Bowen…