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COVID cases rise on campus

Chances are high that Carleton students know of at least one person who has been listed as a COVID-19 close contact in the past two weeks. After a relatively COVID-free start to the term, with an average of 1.7 cases per week since September 15, cases have drastically risen, with…

Street Fest in review

​​On Wednesday, Oct. 13, students opened their mailbox to find three crisp five-dollar Allie-B-Bucks. These food vouchers were then used by students at the Street Fest that Friday, put on as part of President Byerly’s inaugural celebrations. Food trucks adorned College Street as students and visiting Family Weekend attendees purchased…

Unveiling the costs of Inauguration Weekend

“Presidential inaugurations are important markers in the history of a college, as they happen relatively infrequently, and they mark a new chapter for the institution,” explained Elise Eslinger, member of the Carleton College Inauguration Committee. On the weekend of October 15 and 16, Carleton celebrated the inauguration of President Alison…

The goats are out…

illustrated by Sam Nelson I regret to inform the Carleton community of some bad news. The goats have escaped. Many times. On September 20, 2021, I received a call on the emergency goat line: “a herd of goats in a bean field”. Presumably just looking for an afternoon snack, these…

Chemistry Department changes major requirements, increasing flexibility

The Chemistry Department on May 19 announced curriculum changes to the upper-level class requirements for its majors. These changes will affect majors in the Class of 2023 and subsequent classes. The change reduces the number of required classes for majors, giving students more freedom in their route to graduation. Whereas…

A brief history of Earth Day at Carleton

The changes in the way Carleton has celebrated Earth Day throughout the years are closely related to changes in environmentalism itself. Earth Day was first established in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to draw national attention to environmental issues. Amid the anti-war movement and growing public…

New Student Week, again?

While this winter will be an unprecedented term for all Carleton students, the experience will be particularly memorable for the students setting foot on campus for the first time. In a normal year, New Student Week marks the beginning of every Carl’s journey. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many Carleton first-years…