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Upright Citizens Brigade works with campus comedy groups

Friday, January 18, Carleton students crowded into the Concert Hall to see the Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Co (UCB), a live improvised comedy group based in New York City and Los Angeles. Carleton improve comedy troupe Cujokra opened for the UCB. The UCB, which moved to New York City from…

Arb Notes

It’s winter in the arb (you may have noticed). While the cold may seem to make going arb-walking less pleasant, the cold weather brings a number of opportunities for naturalistic observations impossible at other times of the year. The lack of vegetation which would ordinarily provide cover for wildlife means…

Senator argues end of homelessness

State Senator John Marty spoke about the reality of ending homelessness in Minnesota by 2020 last Monday night at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Acknowledging other politicians who believe eradicating homelessness will be impossible, the Senator told the audience that he is a “big believer that we’ll do it”. Civil rights…

Lack of interest may lead to end of yearbook program

The Algol, Carleton’s yearbook, is currently facing serious difficulties primarily due to a lack of staff. “We’re in a really awful situation,” said Sierra Hicks ‘08,who has been involved with The Algol since her freshman year. In the past The Algol has struggled to make publication deadlines. The 2006-2007 Algol…

Meteorologist speaks on evidence of climate change in Minnesota

Friday, January 11, Carleton students, staff, and faculty, along with other members of the Northfield community, filed into Skinner Memorial Chapel to hear Dr. Mark Seeley’s talk titled, “Climate Change in Minnesota: Evidence and Implications”. Dr. Seeley is a climatologist and meteorologist from the University of Minnesota and has worked…

Romney, Clinton lead Michigan primary: Unconventional practices leave Obama and Edwards off ballot

On January 15, the Michigan primary occurred earlier than previously scheduled against procedural guidelines. Democratic candidates Barack Obama and John Edwards withdrew their names from the ballot in protest. The Democratic National Committee plans to penalize the Michigan Democrats by preventing state party delegates from attending the national convention. Similarly,…

Students give back with Volunteer for Carleton

“Volunteer for Carleton” is an annual stewardship event hosted by the Alumni Annual Fund (AAF) Office. Carleton students are encouraged to volunteer as much of their time as they would like to participate in the many activities organized; these include making calls to alumni for fundraising purposes, writing postcards to…

New dorms projected for 2009-2010

It is actually going to happen. After years of speculation, debate, and blueprints, construction will begin on two brand new residence halls this spring. The final spot for the two state-of the-art dorms is the intersection of Maple and First Street across from the LDC. This location trumped other options,…

Professor opens waffle bar downtown

Last Saturday at around midnight when almost all the stores in downtown Northfield were long closed, a place was still packed with Carleton students. At one point, about twenty customers were spotted standing in line waiting to order waffles from this restaurant. Opened on December 17th, Sweet Lou’s Waffle Bar…