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The Bald Spot

A Quiet Friend

I often walk down Highway 19 on my way to the Arb, and I always keep an eye out for a friend of mine — he’s a lovely blue-gray color and likes to stand in the water and rocks in the little Lyman Lakes waterfall next to the bridge. He’s…

Alli-strology: April 15

Hi there, friend, It’s me, Allison, and welcome to this Allistrology spot in The Carletonian! This week, I’ll give a short and sweet sentence or two to help clarify things and make it easy to focus. There’s so much always happening around us that something even as small as the…

Frisbee season

The sun is out (kind of—I’ve been told that my standards for warm weather have changed since coming to college in Minnesota) and thus the frisbees have returned. Now, this isn’t exactly to say that there wasn’t frisbee all winter—I realize that Carleton is a “frisbee school” and that there…

SHAC Introduces New Treatment Options

As students return to campus, so do the mysterious colds and viruses that generally accompany them. This term, after facing criticism for their typically lackluster response to sick students, SHAC has decided to increase their treatment options. According to their website, SHAC still believes that antibiotics should be abolished, as…

Alli-strology: April 8

Hi! After a short spring break and before that an unexpected finals week surprise (cough, cough, covid), I am oh, so ready to supply y’all with the astrological content you’ve been missing! <3 It was so heartwarming to hear that Sam (or, as you, reader, might better remember them: “Sam…

Arb Notes: Awesome Opossums!

On our weekly Arb walk this Friday, the Naturalists spotted the body of an opossum (Didelphis virginiana) near the entrance of the Lower Arb. Commonly known as Virginia Opossum, these critters are about the size of a house cat, with a gray body, white face and pink nose. Opossums are…