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Making the most of a Carleton winter

Sophie Perfetto February 16, 2023

As Carls hunker down for the long Minnesota winter, dining hall trays and broomball sticks come out to play. Whether you are lamenting the cold and eagerly awaiting spring or enjoying the snow, it is...

Chatting with the Chaplain: Q&A with Dawson Eriksen, Chaplain’s Associate

Chatting with the Chaplain: Q&A with Dawson Eriksen, Chaplain’s Associate

Sophie Perfetto September 29, 2022

The chapel is well known for hosting religious services, holidays and official Carleton gatherings. However, the Carleton College Office of the Chaplain contributes extensively to Carleton life beyond...

Sproncert springs again!

Sproncert springs again!

Sophie Perfetto May 26, 2022

Spring Concert, affectionately known on campus as Sproncert, returned on May 21 after two years of COVID-19 cancellations. Sproncert is a unique springtime tradition at Carleton: an all-day music festival...

From cave to stage: A Q&A with the Battle of the Bands winners

From cave to stage: A Q&A with the Battle of the Bands winners

Sophie Perfetto May 12, 2022

To observers of Carleton’s history, it’s a time-honored tradition. To anyone who happened to be in the Cave on April 29 for semifinals or May 7 for finals, it was, as Cave managers described it in...

Abroad in the Winter: A Q&A 

Abroad in the Winter: A Q&A 

Sophie Perfetto April 8, 2022

With this last winter term being the first term that Carleton has been able to run its Off Campus Studies (OCS) programs as planned, the Carletonian reached out to hear from students who were on the programs...

A glimpse into Omicron isolation

Sophie Perfetto January 28, 2022

As we enter into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, cases on campus have reached a new peak. Due to Carleton’s high vaccination rate and a COVID-19 conscious student body, students on campus Fall...

College announces relaxation of outdoor mask guidelines

College announces relaxation of outdoor mask guidelines

Sophie Perfetto May 30, 2021

In a May 14 email, Dean Carolyn Livingston announced that individuals and small groups will no longer be required to wear masks outside. A subsequent email defined a “small group” as 30 or fewer people. The...

Future of Archer House still uncertain eight months after fire

Future of Archer House still uncertain eight months after fire

Sophie Perfetto May 9, 2021

Many Carls will vaguely recall the chilly November afternoon that marked the downfall of Northfield’s historic Archer House River Inn, which, along with beloved restaurants Chapati and Smoqehouse, was...

A peek behind the curtain of quarantine

Sophie Perfetto April 25, 2021

I was one of the people quarantined as part of an effort to contain The Fourth Goodhue Outbreak (you know the one). When I got the call that I was being moved into one of Carleton’s reserved quarantine...

Exploring the frontier of online OCS

Sophie Perfetto April 11, 2021

In a normal year, more than  70% of Carls study abroad at least once before graduation, but the near-total suspension of study abroad programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic has rerouted many students’...

What happens next? An electoral reflection

Sophie Perfetto November 6, 2020

Election times are stressful under the best of circumstances—and 2020 has hardly been the best of circumstances in any sense of the phrase. It was a long year leading up to Tuesday’s election, with...

Winter Term housing plans released, students must pack up rooms

Winter Term housing plans released, students must pack up rooms

Sophie Perfetto October 30, 2020

With Fall Term coming to an end, students are looking forward to Winter Break—but for many, this excitement is overshadowed by uncertainty and confusion regarding Winter Term housing plans. Amid speculation...

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