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Carleton falls to ninth in U.S. News ranking

Mallory Atack, Beat Writer September 29, 2023

The popular U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings were updated for the 2024-2025 school year on Sep. 17, unveiling numerous changes. In particular, Carleton has fallen from a ranking of #6 to...

A tree in the Arb whose leaves have started changing colors.

The First Flounces of Fall Foliage

Amelia Leonard, Cole Student Naturalist September 29, 2023

A smidge of gold has doused the Northfield foliage a touch earlier than last year, and a touch later than the year before. These shortening days, as well as the cooler temperatures we experienced the first...

The Carleton Admissions Office is based in Scoville Memorial Library, pictured above.

“Carleton is not a club”: college ends legacy admissions

Bax Meyer, News Editor September 29, 2023

On June 29, the Supreme Court struck down race-conscious admissions, ending the practice of affirmative action for schools across the country, including Carleton College. Weeks later, President Allison...

“Nah, I’mma Do My Own Thing”:

Collin Preves, Columnist September 29, 2023

Love or hate it, the cape-flick seems to be taking larger bites out of our cultural imagination with each passing year. Never mind the fact that I’ve noticed that many are becoming burnt out by Marvel’s...



Billy Bratton, Wordsmith September 29, 2023

Phoebe Comic: Expertise

Phoebe Comic: Expertise

Phoebe Ward, Cartoonist September 29, 2023

Vol. CXLVIII, No. 1

Vol. CXLVIII, No. 1

September 29, 2023

Letter from The Editor: “Nobody reads the Carletonian”

Rahim Hamid, Viewpoint Editor August 23, 2023

Nobody reads the Carletonian. It’s something that is often joked about in the weekly pitch meetings and editorial meetings. It sometimes feels like a half-joke, since we put all this effort into slapping...

Letter to the next editors: where I’ve gone wrong

Aldo Polanco, Editor in Chief May 26, 2023

To Becky, Ben and all the future Carletonian editors, I hold very sparse yet specific memories of my first year at Carleton. For most of Winter Term, we lived blissfully unaware of what would come at...

If you don’t like something, then write something

Bax Meyer, Viewpoint Editor May 26, 2023

Being an editor of the opinions section of a small liberal arts college’s newspaper comes with a couple perks. Namely, I get to hear some fairly hot takes from my peers on campus. I think that I am in...

“What a Beautiful Brawl”: “Robin Hood” (1973) and a Year of Review Writing

Collin Preves, Columnist May 26, 2023

A year ago, I was studying abroad in London and taking a theater review writing class with critic Jane Edwards. For our first assignment, I reviewed  “Small Island,” giving it a perfect score. I tried...

Tre Trellor hosts “Talkin’ Solidarity: Students and Workers Struggling Together” talk

Mileana Borowski, News Editor May 26, 2023

On Tuesday, May 23, members of Carleton’s Union Solidarity Association and Wellstone House gathered in Leighton 236 to learn from special guest speaker Tre Tellor.    Tellor comes from a...

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