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Carls React to Comet Landing

This past Wednesday, a European probe named Philae landed on a comet for the first time in human history. This same probe made history earlier this year by becoming the first probe to orbit around a comet. This landing will give scientists an unprecedented opportunity to observe the composition of…

Over Break, Students Say, the Best Plan is No Plan

Through the long and arduous journey that is the ninth week, all that students have to motivate them is the fact that the term will come to an end, and hopefully in this their suffering will cease. Once that beautiful day arrives when there is no more school work to…

“Irena’s Vow” Lacks Wow

“Irena’s Vow,” directed by sophomores Shayna Gleason and Ingrid Hofeldt, premiers this weekend in the Little Nourse Theater. “Irena’s Vow,” written in 2009, recounts the story of Irena Gut, a Polish woman who hid 12 Jews from the Nazis during the second World War. A young cast takes the stage;…

#Where Have the Cups Gone?

The dearth of reusable cups in the dining halls has led to widespread frustration–and the creation of a Twitter account: @Cupsandbananas, which offers updates and commentary on the number of cups and bananas present at various locations on campus. The Twitter account has 363 followers and has received tweets from…

Student Sculptures Satisfy Visual Craving

As the term progresses, Carleton’s landscape is ever changing, and not just in a natural way; sculptures have come and gone around campus, bringing a human-made element to the change of seasons. Every trimester, Professor Stephen Mahling teaches a sculpture class, and “particularly in spring and fall, students are given…

Pressing or Paranoid?: Talking About Ebola

The spread of Ebola has been a topic of mounting concern in recent months. In some regions, Ebola has been curtailed or completely eradicated: Senegal saw a single case in August, and in Nigeria, 19 cases were reported, the first in July, but both countries have since been declared Ebola-free.…

ACE Puts the “A”in LGBTQA

Asexuality Community & Education (ACE), as well as the GSC, have been making efforts to promote bring awareness to the asexual community. The “ACE’s newly approved charter doesn’t have any formal relationship to the GSC’s mission statement,” the GSC wishes to support the asexuality community and make it part of…

Carls Go Nuts for Albino Squirrel

Carleton is a pretty cool place. No question about it. Look it up- the extremely authoritative source of Google reviews gives Carleton an average of 4.9 stars. “Outstanding,” says ‘A Google User” 3 years ago. “The best college in the world!” claims another reviewer. “Absolutely the best liberal arts college…

Arctic Artist Plunges Visitors into Darkness

As the issue of climate change has been heating up, more artists have been incorporating nature and science into their artworks, both as an act of artistic movement and as a push to create awareness and alarm over pressing environmental issues. In her exhibition “Markers of Time” at the Weitz…