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My complicated relationship with the chapel

Isaac Kofsky, Beat Writer October 27, 2023

I spend a lot of time in the chapel. I do most of my homework there, and when I was studying for my geology midterm, it got to the point where I had to clarify to the chaplain that I did, in fact, leave...

Zionism is not a bad word

Becky Reinhold, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2023

Recently, it seems to have become acceptable to hate Zionists on the Carleton campus. “Not Jews,” people are happy to clarify, “just Zionists.” But this is Carleton, so I feel comfortable saying...

Sargent describes his optimism and attitude towards AI.

Carleton welcomes Nobel laureate for Veblen-Clark lecture

Bax Meyer, News Editor October 27, 2023

Carleton College’s Economics department welcomed Dr. Thomas J. Sargent for its annual Veblen-Clark Lectureship. Dr. Sargent shared the 2011 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Dr. Richard Sims for...

What’s new in sports this week (10/16-10/29)

Katie Hirsche, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

Football While the Knights suffered a loss to #8 St. John’s on October 14th, falling 63-7, Ntense Obono ’25 scored a touchdown reception (the 19th of his career) to mark his place at sixth in Carleton’s...

Points to consider regarding the war in Israel

Alan Rubenstein, Contributing Writer October 27, 2023

On Oct. 17, the Middle East Studies Program hosted a teach-in called “Behind the Violence in Israel and Palestine.” I was part of a standing-room-only crowd who attended. The event was organized to...

A chart shows campus emissions from FY08 through FY22.

Carleton considers carbon neutrality

Ian Rothfeld, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

Carleton seems to be on track to adopt one of the most aggressive carbon neutrality programs of any liberal arts college. The Board of Trustees appears likely to formally approve a proposal for Carleton...

SHAC offers fall COVID and influenza vaccine clinic

Melissa Uc, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

Student Health and Counseling has started their annual vaccination clinic, which has been happening since at least 1998. While it has previously only included the annual influenza vaccine, this year’s...

Students for Justice in Palestine full comment

Students for Justice in Palestine October 20, 2023

First and foremost, we want to unequivocally state that we neither have nor ever will condone anti-Semitism. It has been profoundly disheartening to witness students misquoting our SJP fireside chat and...

New Student Week reflections

Penelope Steffen, Features Columnist October 6, 2023

On Tuesday, Sep. 5, Carleton College welcomed 545 students as part of the class of 2027. For nearly a week, students joined New Student Week groups to acclimate to the Carleton atmosphere.    As...

A potter wasp’s mud pot spotted just the other day on the edge of the lower Arb.

The Banksy of Miniature Pottery

Ella Daniels-Koch, Cole Student Naturalists October 6, 2023

Who is this rogue potter, seemingly throwing clay on a miniature wheel and sticking the finished product on sumac branches? Look no further than the charming potter wasp, or Eumenes fraternus!  Anyone...

A menacing squirrel.

Advice for the Class of 2027

Defne Arat, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

Believe it or not, people are born every year. Subsequently, this results in people starting college every year. These doe-eyed and naive freshmen are in need of urgent advice; and, the Bald Spot being...

A semi-serious ranking of The Odyssey, The Iliad, and The Aeneid

Natalie Cai, Columnist October 6, 2023

The Odyssey Perhaps the only time the sequel was better than the prequel, the story of the Odyssey takes place after the sacking of Troy. Odysseus, king of Ithaca, master schemer and military commander,...

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