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Intramural Sports get creative with outdoor and distanced activities

Like all other aspects of campus life, intramural (IM) sports continue to adapt to a COVID-conscious environment. Last term most IM sports, including 3v3 basketball and dodgeball, were canceled, prompting IM student coordinators to brainstorm new and COVID-friendly IM events to provide fun and flexible recreation for Carls.  Over the…

Green in a global crisis: a look at the effects of the pandemic on waste production

For the past couple of decades, Carleton has worked to promote environmentally responsible practices throughout campus. However, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration chose to prioritize health and safety over sustainability by introducing more disposable and single-use products. According to Alexandra Miller, Carleton’s sustainability program coordinator, in…

CSA cultural fund initiative fails to pass campus-wide vote

Last month, the Carleton Student Association (CSA) announced a proposal to adopt new financial guidelines, including creating a $30,000 Cultural Group Fund to support community building and club activities for student-led cultural organizations on campus. After a student body vote, the proposal failed to pass with a two-thirds majority. The…

A Review of the TikTok Phenomenon

What originated as a pathetic attempt to revive the glory days of Vine has flourished into a whirlwind epidemic, a procrastinator’s holy grail, and quite possibly the defining feature of the new decade. Is the complex boondoggle that is TikTok destroying us? What is the value of TikTok? An argument…

Tammy Metcalf-Filzen returns as Women’s Basketball Head Coach

This season the athletic department welcomed a familiar face back to the women’s basketball program. Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, who was head coach of the women’s basketball team at Carleton from 1997 to 2010, returned as head coach after serving as interim head coach in 2018-19 and is leading the knights through…