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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…

On-campus studies at Carleton

Carleton College has proudly announced the establishment of its brand-new Office of On-Campus Studies, or OCS. (The process of naming the new office was delayed when several staff members expressed concern about using a name with the same abbreviation as Off-Campus Studies, but they were soon persuaded that context could…

Here’s why Trump is good now and you should like him

We will begin this week’s article with a recap of last week’s events, when the Bald Spot uncovered what may be one of the greatest political developments since a few days ago.   Former President Donald J. Trump recently observed social distancing regulations by staying away from Joe Biden’s inauguration.…

St. Olaf: world’s first conservative arts college

After hosting resistance social media influencer Eric Trump on their campus last term, St. Olaf has been inspired to be the first educational institution to rebrand itself as a “conservative arts college.” This is in response to the liberals’ assault on free thought and speech through their hegemony over small…

Arb notes: warming climate incites hot debate

The consequences of rapidly accelerating climate change have put ecologists and conservationists in a moral and ecological pickle.  The debate over assisted migration – whether humans should intentionally plant or move species into areas outside their native ranges – is highly controversial. Climate change has already driven many species out…