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Bryn Battani ’23 showcases musical chops in her debut EP

Confidence, competition, performance and identity. These are the things sophomore Bryn Battani explores in her debut EP, All I Have to Offer You is Anything You Want, recently released on January 15. Battani’s four song EP follows the release of her first single, “Neutral, Baby,” late last year.  Battani’s music…

History Professor Serena Zabin makes a splash with newest book

Professor of History Serena Zabin’s newest book was recently ranked 79th on the Amazon Editors’ “Best Books of 2020” list. The Boston Massacre: A Family History tells the story of the Boston Massacre as never before. Zabin said, “we tend to tell the story especially of the Boston Massacre and…

Zoom fatigue or room fatigue?

It’s a college student’s dream come true: the ability to roll out of bed and be in class five minutes later. But with this ability comes the ever-present knowledge that Carleton is approaching the one-year mark for online classes. Online classes have enabled students and faculty alike to attend class…

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…

In conversation with Dr. Nels Elde ’95, evolutionary geneticist and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient

“What stood out most about Nels was his imagination and willingness to take risks.  Whether it was deciding to make bacon and eggs on a hot plate for lab snacks, or troubleshooting an experiment for his research project, Nels was always comfortable pushing the envelope and trying new approaches to…

Carls embrace a different pandemic reality in Denmark

Despite the cancellation of all Carleton Off-Campus Studies programs for Fall and Winter 2020, Carleton was able to offer a study abroad program to students through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fifty-five Carleton students took advantage of the opportunity to study in Denmark this term,…

This week in photos: the Makerspace enters a new normal

The Makerspace, located in Anderson Hall, was gifted by the Class of 1969 to provide a space for students to work with their hands, engage in project-based experiential learning and work in groups. All of these goals are still being met during Carleton’s unprecedented term. According to Makerspace Student Manager…