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The Bald Spot

In defence of the Lyman Lakes geese

With temperatures rising and the sun (kind of) shining, it would seem that spring has finally sprung! With spring comes new life in many forms – wildflowers are blooming and trees around campus are finally leafing out. My favorite spring emergences, however, are the baby Canada geese (Branta canadensis) emerging…

Alli-strology: May 13

Dear Reader, I hope your week has been filled with tender moments and rest. If not, here’s to making next week one that allows you to do all you need to in order to feel healthy and cared for. Mercury has been retrograde since May 10 and will stay here…

Alli-strology: May 6

Dear reader, Another end of the week! Whatever happened this week, good, bad, great, horrid, you made it through! Pat yourself on the back! COVID cases are spiking and masks are officially back in full force, so stay safe friends. Idk about y’all, but this week has felt bizarre. It…

Green Grass

This week, the sun has done a stunning job at luring Carleton students outdoors as they blissfully spilled out in hordes upon the benches, adirondacks, any flat-enough rocks and the grassy fields. And oh, what lush, seductive fields! For so long, our beloved namesake, the Bald Spot, has been a…

Alli-strology: April 29

Hi! It’s Taurus season, and you know what that means! Oh, you don’t? That’s okay! That’s why I’m here. Taurus season brings comfort, revelations and self-discovery. This season will help with any stagnation you might be feeling, but it will also push you to go inward and reflect on who…

Etiquette for jacket-wearing on campus

The following is everything I have to say about people who stopped wearing coats because “it’s spring” when it absolutely, most certainly, is not. First, just why??  But on a more serious note, I recognize that people may believe it *feels* more like spring when you’re walking around in just…

Arb Notes: Fascinated and Fluted: Bird’s nest fungi in the arb

There are many “ologies” in the world that relate to living organisms. Entomology, ornithology, mammalogy; the list goes on. One lesser-known discipline is mycology: the study of fungi. Fungi are a diverse group of organisms. There are 144,000 described species, with as many as 3.7 million more that remain undiscovered.…