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Overworked and overwhelmed? Students voice thoughts about New Student Week operations

Ryan Flanagan October 18, 2021

​​New Student Week (NSW) is a seminal six days for first-year Carleton students, who, after months of anticipating their arrival on campus, finally have the opportunity to forge friendships with fellow...

Spring athletic seasons end with a bang: a look at how each team fared

Spring athletic seasons end with a bang: a look at how each team fared

Ryan Flanagan May 23, 2021

This spring athletic season marked an unprecedented one at Carleton College. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there were no fans in the stands, and teams did not start practicing until a weeklong campus-wide...

Former Carl Freddie Gillespie inks two-year deal with NBA’s Toronto Raptors

Former Carl Freddie Gillespie inks two-year deal with NBA’s Toronto Raptors

Ryan Flanagan May 9, 2021

On April 28, Freddie Gillespie cemented his spot among the best basketball players in the world when he signed a two-year deal for the NBA minimum (around $900,000 per year). Gillespie, who hails from...

The European (not so) Super League

Ryan Flanagan May 2, 2021

Last Monday, fans of European football across the globe reacted passionately to the formation of the European Super League: an exclusive organization founded by 12 of the continent’s most renowned and...

4th week sports update

4th week sports update

Ryan Flanagan April 25, 2021

Men’s Tennis: Men’s tennis remained undefeated with a near-sweeping 8-1 victory over Saint Mary’s on Wednesday. The Knights were led by Sophomore Will Stepanksi, who refused to lose a single...

From D3 to the NBA: Freddie Gillespie signs 10-day contract with Toronto Rapt

Ryan Flanagan April 18, 2021

In 2015, first-year student and Saint Paul native Freddie Gillespie was studying computer science and riding the bench on the Carleton Knights Men’s basketball team. It would be safe to say that after...

Baseball drops first game of opening day doubleheader, second game postponed

Baseball drops first game of opening day doubleheader, second game postponed

Ryan Flanagan April 11, 2021

Following an offseason of uncertainty and a week of ‘lying low’ prior to their first game, the Carleton baseball team took the diamond on Monday to make their season debut in a doubleheader against...

To play or not to play? Carleton prepares to make decision on spring season

To play or not to play? Carleton prepares to make decision on spring season

Ryan Flanagan March 5, 2021

As the snow melts and COVID-19 cases fall across the country and in Minnesota, the spring offers a promising glimpse into a post-pandemic future. Yet the fate of the upcoming spring athletic season weighs...

Virtual ski race brings athletic competition back to Carleton

Virtual ski race brings athletic competition back to Carleton

Ryan Flanagan February 27, 2021

The Nordic Ski Club hosted a virtual 5k this past week in the Arboretum, bringing a semblance of athletic competition back to Carleton. To ensure social distancing and accommodate busy eighth week schedules,...

Club sports to donate 20% of team budgets to campus organizations

Club sports to donate 20% of team budgets to campus organizations

Ryan Flanagan February 13, 2021

Club athletics at Carleton look different than usual this year, largely due to campus health guidelines preventing teams from travelling off-campus or competing against other schools. As teams are limited...

A Carleton sports tradition: the overlooked history of the ‘banana sweats’

A Carleton sports tradition: the overlooked history of the ‘banana sweats’

Ryan Flanagan January 30, 2021

It’s difficult to ignore the presence of the “banana sweats” on campus — the bright yellow sweatshirts frequently donned by Carleton’s women athletes on their way to class or practice. However,...

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