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Hibernation: an appealing way to sleep the winter away

The freezing temperatures of the last few weeks would have just about anybody dreaming they could sleep through it and emerge in the spring.  Hibernation does seem like a pretty appealing option. Rodents such as the thirteen-lined ground squirrel and the groundhog enter states of “true” hibernation each winter.  True…

Five books I read recently (from my bookstagram)

The New Analog by Damon Krukowski read this. it was cool. a love letter to analog music… pretty rudimentary stuff but definitely worth reading if you a have at least an admiration for the LP or cassette (or, gasp, CD). also written by the Galaxie 500 frontman so that’s cool.…

CSA presidency platform of the Monster of Goodhue

Who I am and Why I’m Running Hello folks, in case you haven’t heard of me, I thought I would introduce myself. I am the fabled Monster of Goodhue who haunts the hall. Most of us monsters have a dream of one day being involved in politics, and my role…

Valentine’s Day crossword

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a fun and romantic crossword to get you in the lovin’ mood for the Big Day. Love, The Bald Spot Eds Across 1. Le epic Communism >___< 3. French poststructuralist thinker known for his writings on biopolitics, prisons and sexuality 4. Heir of Brentano’s phenomenological method,…

The five types of people you’ll date at Carleton

Georges: Tweed jacket with those arm patches—you know the guy. He’s always sitting on those chairs at the front of Fourth Libe where we put the Carletonians that nobody takes. I think he’s a sophomore. But rumor is he runs a catfishing empire at Carleton and St. Olaf, so, basically,…

Arb notes: the role of conservation in the climate crisis

Earlier this month, the Minnesota chapter of the Nature Conservancy released a report on the state of the climate crisis in Minnesota. While the data are startling—in fifty years, Minnesota summers will likely feel like those of Kansas today—the report also offers hope. Specifically, it outlines 13 natural climate solutions…

Holland Votaw crossword

Across: 2. Holland’s favorite material 4. Holland’s favorite type of tree 6. Name of Holland’s second dog 9. Holland’s best NYT Daily Mini Crossword time from the past two weeks 12. Holland’s favorite neighborhood of northeastern Brookline, Massachusetts 13. Holland’s favorite Grimes song 14. Holland’s first name 15. Holland’s BTS…