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Previewing the Presidency: Jancyn Appel

While day-to-day life at Carleton is primarily orchestrated by the administration, students also work behind the scenes to bring positive change to Carleton. One of these students  is Jancyn Appel, Carleton’s student body president.  Appel has firsthand experience with the inner workings of Carleton. In her first year of college,…

Carleton’s housing and lottery system explained

Carleton’s annual room draw is a scramble to make plans and can be especially confusing for first-year students. Much of this article will explain the process itself. However, it will also examine perspectives from various Carls who were polled on their experiences with Carleton Residential Life as well as interviews…

Truth social or post-truth social?

Former President Donald Trump released his new, alternative social media app this past Monday, February 21. The app is ironically named “Truth Social,” an interesting choice considering he has had a copious number  of posts removed from social media for misinformation identified by independent fact checkers. His posts, filled with…

Online Learning From Professors’ Perspectives

While uncertainty over COVID-19 and the subsequent hybrid learning model has been difficult for students across the country over the last two years, the professor and educator experience has varied just as much.  Professors across departments revealed their individual perspectives in interviews. Some preferred to remain anonymous. While each professor’s…

Carleton anonymized

As a freshman from California, I was pleasantly surprised to have escaped the brunt of Minnesota winter during the Fall Term. The changing leaves were warm and sat just how they did in the admissions packet. I knew Winter Term would be different. My mom took me shopping the day…

Death, Taxes, and When to Brush Your Teeth

It’s another dreary night at Burton dining hall. The quiet murmur of Carleton’s esteemed student body echoes around the tea room. Suddenly, you are sprung into action: your friend asks you if you brush your teeth before or after breakfast. This was the situation I found myself in last Tuesday.…