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Hunger Banquet highlights rising homelessness

On a given night, approximately 7,000 Minnesotans take refuge in homeless shelters around the state, while roughly 1,000 more homeless citizens are turned away. These numbers have sharply increased in the last two decades, and on Monday night, Carleton students participated in a Hunger Banquet sponsored by MPIRG to address…

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Kling to speak at Carleton as part of community book club Popular American playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling, best known for his commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log,” will discuss his new book,…

New Semaphore director leads fall show

Judith Howard began at Carleton this fall as a full-time professor of dance, co-director of Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, and incoming director of the dance program. Judith has formerly taught dance at Macalester College and at the University of Minnesota, as well as working professionally in dance and choreography. She…

Grove questions impact of internet on democracy

“Is Austin Hall here?” Steve Grove asked, looking for Carleton’s very own YouTube celebrity in the crowd gathered at Skinner Chapel, “I’d really love to meet him.” Head of News and Politics at YouTube and a Northfield native, Grove returned home on October 26 to deliver convocation at Carleton. In…

Unearthing the truth about dating and relationships at Carleton

Part of the excitement of Screw Your Roommate is that it may be the only date Carleton students go on all year. Although experiences are obviously varied, when it comes to dating at Carleton, the student stereotypes are clear. Relationships are polarized into two scenarios. In one extreme, this is…

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Acclaimed Photographer to Give Lecture On Tues., Oct. 30, Minneapolis photographer Angela Strassheim will present a talk about her work on the project “Vantage Points II: Picturing Carleton Students,” which is currently on display at the Carleton College Art Gallery. Strassheim, who received an MFA and was previously a forensic…

Friedrich Schiller writes from Spain

Dear Carleton, Every year, just around this time, a group of friends – it could be twenty students, or it could be three – starts to plan. They study, they scout, they meet in secret. “For what?” you ask. Oh, only the greatest tradition in the history of this wonderful…