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The return of sports: Carleton athletes prepare for in-person practices

After months of quarantine and social distancing, the time has finally come. Laird Stadium’s gridiron is painted, Bell Field’s soccer pitch is drawn to perfection and the lane lines at Thorpe Pool are stretched in place. On Monday September 28th, athletic teams across campus will begin to navigate the uncharted…

Volleyball’s Talia Williams appointed to National SAAC

For the first time in 40 years, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) will send a delegate from Carleton College to advocate for Division III athletes on the national stage. This January, Carleton’s very own Talia Williams will transition into her new role as a Primary Member on the NCAA’s…

Athletes cope with athletic department’s decision to cancel fall sports

The discussion over whether Division I athletics will exist this fall continues to ramble on, particularly with regard to football, a sport which generates key revenue for athletic departments across the nation. Meanwhile, the discussion over Division III fall athletics has been relatively straightforward; since they don’t provide substantial economic…

Supply chain breakdown and economic downturn hurt Northfield-area farmers

COVID-19 has created a bleak economic outlook for Rice County farmers. The pandemic has paralyzed the global economy and disrupted critical supply chains, preventing farm products from seamlessly reaching consumers. Coming at the heel of a year when American farmers suffered from President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the…