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Bamako program yields unexpected friendship

I think “chaotic” is a good way to describe life with my host family here in Bamako. Both of my parents work demanding full-time jobs and juggle the demands of their three little kids, aged 6, 3, and 11 months.The baby took his first steps two weeks ago and hasn’t…

Students discuss climate change and sustainability at “Focus the Nation”

Students gathered in Goodhue’s Superlounge to discuss youth involvement in the climate change movement over dinner with Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer Thursday night. Carleton students shared their stories about projects that they have worked on and conventions that they have attended with regards to the movement. The discussion was the penultimate event…

National politics update: race narrows after Florida primary

Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator John McCain proved victorious as the polls closed in Florida, on January 29. Clinton led the Democratic candidates winning 42 percent of the votes. Senator Barack Obama secured 33 percent of the votes. Edwards followed third with 13 percent of the votes. McCain secured the…

Profits from bag sales at Carleton bookstore return to Gambia

At a glance, the multi-colored wallets and handbags on sale at the bookstore may not look extraordinary, but for the Gambian women who made them, they are a commodity of social and economic change. On sale for the first time today, the bags and wallets were each handcrafted by one…

College decides to end pre-frosh trips beginning summer of 2008

According to several sources, Carleton College has decided to eliminate its Pre-Frosh Trip program. The program, which annually brings 100-120 first year students on backpacking trips to the North Shore, canoing trips to the Boundary Waters, or service trips to the Twin Cities, has been canceled in favor of a…

Low interest threatens stability of student investment committee

This is the season when the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) normally researches the shareholder resolutions that the stock holdings of Carleton’s $663 million endowment entitle the school to influence. This year however, the campus may not have the opportunity to flex the muscles that Carleton’s corporate holdings represent. The…

In remebrance of Heath Ledger, an actor of our generation

Seemingly every year, actors and actresses that our parents grew up watching on the big screen pass away. Stars that they watched and admired, cheered, cried and sympathized with pass on, like the rest of us. America’s fascination with the big-screen makes these passings difficult, almost as if these actors…