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First frost marks the end of farm season

After a long, grueling spring and summer of farming, Jack Frost finally exhaled here in Northfield, Minn. In Northfield, the first frost typically occurs during the first week of October, but it appeared late this year, on October 21.

Boosters at Carleton: a conversation with COVID Core Team member Eric Egge

We all remember the hassle of registering for the COVID-19 vaccine. Sparse availability, registering at midnight on pharmacy websites and driving hours to vaccine rollout locations––it certainly wasn’t easy to get an appointment. Now, with booster shots coming around, the question of whether or not we will find ourselves in…

COVID cases rise on campus

Chances are high that Carleton students know of at least one person who has been listed as a COVID-19 close contact in the past two weeks. After a relatively COVID-free start to the term, with an average of 1.7 cases per week since September 15, cases have drastically risen, with…

Street Fest in review

​​On Wednesday, Oct. 13, students opened their mailbox to find three crisp five-dollar Allie-B-Bucks. These food vouchers were then used by students at the Street Fest that Friday, put on as part of President Byerly’s inaugural celebrations. Food trucks adorned College Street as students and visiting Family Weekend attendees purchased…

College opens COVID-19 Rapid Testing Center

Seeking a suitable space close to SHAC to conveniently test students, faculty, and staff, the room that once belonged to the Carletonian has been repurposed. In response to a high demand for COVID-19 tests, rapid testing has been moved from SHAC to its own location in Burton 003. Jesse Cashman,…

Inauguration fireworks potentially caused on-campus fire

On Saturday, Oct 16, the fireworks set off over Lyman Lakes to celebrate the inauguration of President Byerly also appeared to ignite a fire near the Recreation Center. The patch of grass, measuring approximately five feet by ten feet, was quickly extinguished by security officers and the fire department. Word…

Students and staff reflect on changes made to consent education during NSW

“Whether it’s tea or sex, consent is everything.” Upperclassmen at Carleton likely recall hearing these words from a stick-figure narrator during an educational video that uses tea as a metaphor for sex. In September 2019, incoming Carleton students attended a two-hour long CarlTalk on consent and healthy relationships during New…

Schuler Education Foundation pledges $50 million for undocumented, DACA and Pell-Grant students

On September 29, the Schuler Education Foundation pledged $50 million to Carleton and four other liberal arts institutions—Kenyon College, Union College, Bates College and Tufts University—to support DACA, Pell-Grant and undocumented students.  The Schuler Education Foundation was co-founded by billionaire healthcare investor, philanthropist and Carleton parent Jack Schuler. The foundation’s…