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Chasing steeples at stadium

On Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. the men’s track team assembled for this year’s “Rolex Classic,” which included the infamous and odd Steeplechase event. The race prompted two questions from the ‘tonian eds, the first about whether Rolex was sponsoring the event (answer: decidedly unclear), and the second, about what exactly…

30 Minutes with the Prez

EN: Do you feel that Carleton is too politically correct? How, if at all, does political correctness affect how you do your job? SP: It doesn’t affect how I do my job. I do my job. I do what’s right for the institution. But are we too politically correct? I…

“Gu-Comps” breaks down genre hierarchy

Last Friday and Saturday, senior Dance major Gustave Maisonrouge presented his Comps show, “Gu-Comps”. The performance brought together a large collection of dancers from diverse backgrounds and the various groups of Semaphore, Whoa!, and the Experimental Dance Board. Maisonrouge himself has been involved in each of these dance groups throughout…

On crop planning & cactus growing

Nearly a decade ago, Brent Murcia ’16 tried to grow a cactus—one of the most low-maintenance plants out there—and failed miserably. “It was the only thing I’ve ever grown. I killed it. I under-watered it,” he said with a bashful grin. Despite his shaky history in plant care, Murcia, along…

24 Hour Show & “Sit-communism”

Most Carleton theatre productions have months between their first rehearsal and opening night, and, most of the time, they do not have to write their own script. The 24 hour show, performed last Saturday night, was a rare exception as it was written, directed, and produced in only one day.…

So what are the kids declaring these days?

The most common major for the class of 2017 is Computer Science, followed closely by Biology. Computer Science was first offered as a major to the class of 1991 through the Math Department, and since then has risen steadily in popularity. See the chart for information on which majors were…

BWCA bikers peddle canoe in dissent

Anyone in Sayles on Friday April 10th could not help but notice the giant canoe in the corner, accompanied by enthusiastic bikers with a petition, a prize wheel and a lot of passion. For the the bikers, who hailed from the town of Ely in northern Minnesota, Sayles was just…

Hitting the trail, not the books

This summer, several Carleton professors and staff intend to rejuvenate their spirits with strenuous physical activity, including cross-country bike rides and a 200-mile relay run. Assistant professor of Philosophy Sarah Jansen is competing in the longest mountain bike race in the world, the Tour Divide. Beginning in Bamff, Canada, and…

’Tonian article causes stir for choir

At the end of winter term, Choir Director Lawrence Burnett responded to dissatisfaction among certain choir members due to the article in The Carletonian’s Winter Issue 8. Burnett invited the Choir and the Singers to a discussion luncheon to address the issues, and later reacted to the criticisms and challenges…

Arts and Oceania

While skipping the chilly Minnesota winter, Fred Hagstrom and the students that participated in the South Pacific Art Program strived towards their goal of intertwining the challenges of participating in off-campus studies, living in a completely foreign environment, and producing narrative art that encompasses and displays the challenges. The work…