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Not so Quiet on the Northern Front

One hundred years ago, a rumbling cannonade heralded the beginning of the First World War. On Friday, classical Czech musicians Rolf Haas and Miki Aoki opened with a softer tune – but one inspired by that conflict. Haas started the night’s performance with Janacek’s Violin Sonata, a traditional Czech folk-inspired…

FinAid says Carleton’s “doing its best” on need-sensitive aid

While increasing number of liberal arts colleges are following the trend of implementing a need-blind aid policy, Carleton continues to admit students on a need-sensitive basis. Paul Thiboutot, the Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, clarified that Carleton “will attempt to be need-blind to the fullest extent…

Veggie Mondays Proposed

Stickers beside light switches and posters in bathroom stalls remind us of daily ways to save electricity and water. But maybe we would be doing more good by dishing up on tofu instead. Kate Abram and Sarah Goldman, sophomores, are the leaders of Food Truth, a campus organization working to…

After funds crisis, Body +++ aims to “keep people talking”

For the past five weeks, a new student-run discussion series has been introduced as a venue for discussion about body positivity. Body Talk, or Body+++, is organized by six upperclassmen connected to different parts of campus including the GSC and SWA program and will include six total discussions about a…

Ask Aphrodite

Hello Lovers and Dreamers! I received an influx of questions with Midwinter Ball approaching, so I decided to answer a few! Enjoy. Hey Aphro, I got asked to the dance and I’m really excited to go with my date but I also really want to be with my friends. I…

Ebony II elicits “Blood, sweat and tears”

Popular enough to pack Sayles two nights each term, Ebony is one of the most attended events on campus each term. Organizing an endeavor this massive falls primarily on the shoulders of the four directors. Samantha Saltzman, Mike Bahn, Laramie Jensen, and Elizabeth Massey were each chosen through a thorough…

The ManDance Consensus

Every Winter and Spring terms, Ebony II performances are marked by a special dance—Mandance. This “hyper-sexualized and energized” performance is for self-identified men and includes carefully orchestrated bumping, grinding, and shirt-removal. This term, the dance was choreographed by Omar Kaufman, Stu Lourey, and Taylor Gee to “I’ll Make a Man…

“Why I’m graduating early:” Seniors’ Reflections

While most Carleton students finish in 12 terms—four years—some students opt to take a different route and decide to accelerate their graduation and graduate a term or more early. Class Dean for Juniors and Seniors Cathy Carl- son noted that “the most popular reason people try to finish early is…

Graduated, but still “going abroad”

Imagine getting to study abroad twice, once as a student, and then later as an alum; hiking through Scotland’s Western Isles, floating down the Ganges River in India, or hiking the Grand Canyon with Carleton alumni of all ages as your travel companions and Carleton faculty and staff as your…

Speakeasy isn’t just a party theme

Two services offered by the Academic Support Center, Speech Coaching and Academic Skills Coaching, are underutilized by the student body, says director of Academic Support, Kathy Evertz. While certain programs of the Academic Support Center, the umbrella organization overseeing the Math Skills Center, the Writing Center, the Prefect Program, and…