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An Insider’s View of The Hong Kong Protest

Hong Kong has been following a “one country, two systems” policy since it was handed over to the People’s Republic of China in 1997 by the United Kingdom, which has allowed its people to enjoy both civil liberties and economic freedom. At least that was what the people thought until…

Carleton Professors Pen with Prisoners

Once a week, Carleton French Professor Scott Carpenter takes leave of the venerable halls of Laird for a different building – a Minnesota state penitentiary. Along with educational studies chair Deborah Appleman, Carpenter participates in the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, or MPWW. It was founded in 2011 by Jennifer Bowen…

Sex Pubs Debut

On Thursday night, a group of about 15 students gathered in the Gender and Sexuality Center in the basement of Scoville to discuss the two newest publications that will soon circulate at Carleton. Thrust and Skin Deep will be Carleton’s first erotic writing and nude photography publications. Each student, upon…

Frisbees to Falsettos: NSW Toss Inspires Freshman Group

With the end of New Student Week drawing near, a group of freshman decided to think of a creative way to return their frisbees at the Variety Show. They decided to sing to their frisbees’ owners. What started off as a quest to find certain Frisbee owners quickly turned into…

No Trash, Just Art

Those who frequently hang out in the Weitz Center for Creativity, either for classes or for extracurriculars, will have recently noticed that there is a huge, unfinished sculpture at the outdoors garden on the first floor. It is being made by Randy Peck, one of the beloved custodial staff who…

Streaking and Other Surprises

“I’ve seen strange things here,” said Ammar Babar from Lahore in Pakistan. He shared his unfamiliarity of the food, culture, and laws with many international students here at Carleton. Yunpeng Bai was shocked when he realized that there would be no exemptions for wine use in Chinese cooking. And it…

Freshmen Seeking Fresh Experiences

The transition from home to college is coupled with numerous changes, adjustments, and even culture shocks for nearly every first-year student on campus. College party life is one campus culture in and of itself, the likes of which many freshman have never experienced before. To be sure, each freshman enters…

ETB Review: “God of Carnage”

ETB is back – woot woot! And with this term’s line-up about as exciting as I can remember since I’ve been here, you’re going to want to make sure you get yourself down to Little Nourse or over to the Weitz early and often. Kicking off the season this past…