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“Weird, Disturbing, Scarlett Johannson Luring Men Into Her White Van”: A Review of “Under the Skin” (2013)

Collin Preves, Columnist May 17, 2024

I can be the dumbest cluck when it comes to watching movies sometimes. I may be a “film critic” by some loose definition, but that doesn’t mean I know everything. For example, I got the SUMO programming...

Students and faculty share diverse culture at annual Poetry Without Borders

Isaac Kofsky, Viewpoint Editor May 17, 2024

On Wednesday May 8, students, faculty, staff and community members filled the Weitz Atrium to witness student and faculty performers share poems in languages other than English, especially those that have...

“I say let ‘em crash!”: A review of “Airplane!” (1980)

Collin Preves, Columnist May 10, 2024

What’s up with the exclamation point in the title of “Airplane!”? It feels like a nickel sarcastically tossed into the hat of a street performer. It’s a half-hearted gesture that draws attention...

Carleton theater’s spring performance “Intimate Apparel” runs

Zoe Roettger, Features Editor May 10, 2024

From May 2–5, Carleton Theater put on their spring play, “Intimate Apparel,” which was written by Lynn Nottage and set in 1905 New York City. It follows a young African-American woman who works as...

Carleton’s-a-drag hosts “the last refrain of Carleton confessions”

Isaac Kofsky, Viewpoint Editor May 10, 2024

On Saturday, May 4, students and Northfield community members filled the chapel to watch Carleton’s-a-Drag’s spring term show, titled “The Last Refrain of Carleton Confessions”. This was the first...

Empty Bowls 2023

CCCE hosts Empty Bowls to raise money for Northfield Community Action Center Food Shelf

Mileana Borowski, Managing Editor May 3, 2024

Friday, May 10 will mark Carleton’s 20th Empty Bowls event. This two decade anniversary is spearheaded by Professor of Art Kelly Connole and their Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) course ARTS 230: “Ceramics:...

A Conversation with Dr. John Kani

Ella Parke, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

This past week, Dr. John Kani, world-renowned actor, writer, activist, and director, most well-known for his work as King T’Chaka in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” and “Black Panther”...

Chaplain Ailya Vajid seeks to engage students and build interfaith community

Isaac Kofsky, Viewpoint Editor April 19, 2024

When Ailya Vajid, Associate Chaplain for Muslim and Interfaith Life, started her undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College, she was an English major with a minor in Spanish. Vajid was sure she was going...

Black writer enters satirical bout to combat cultural white-out: A review of “American Fiction” (2023)

Collin Preves, Columnist April 19, 2024

Despite efforts to grant space to Black voices and to recognize the beauty of their sound, the existence of a Black aesthetic is mitigated by white culture. We are the majority of people who bestow the...

SEXploration promotes sexual positivity across campus offices

Cecilia Samadani, Features Editor April 19, 2024

At Carleton, April marks a month-long series known as “SEXploration.” The series is coordinated by multiple offices on campus that host various events with the goal of promoting sex positivity. This...

From the archives: Campaigning Carls

Charles Lutvak, Contributing Writer April 19, 2024

Note from the Editors: This article was originally published on Feb 12, 2016. The Carletonian is 147 years old, with over 3,400 issues published since its inception. To reflect and learn from the newspaper’s...

RAs reflect on their communities

Lizzy Johnstone, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

As Spring Term begins, students have started the process of applying for student employment for the upcoming fall. While some people initially considered applying to be an resident assistant (RA) because...

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