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Arb Notes

The Mystery of the Marschner Map The Carleton College Arboretum, located on the border of two distinct prairie and forest habitats, works to accomplish many conservation efforts, such as ecological restoration. However, how do we know what vegetation originally existed in the Arboretum prior to the beginning of its development…

Snickerdos and Snickerdonts

So there’s been talk across campus the last few weeks. Things aren’t quite the same. Perhaps this year’s freshmen are a bit cooler. This year’s parties a bit mellower. But one issue has stood out as the most pressing concern of the 2015 academic year – is it possible that,…

Doing Distance: Should you Bother?

The general consensus on long distance relationships at Carleton is that most don’t work out, with winter term and over the summer cited as the most common times to split up. Kaylee Shiao (’17) is currently in a long distance relationship and shared about her experiences. Like many current freshmen,…

Arb Notes

What is a Student Naturalist? Each Friday, a short column titled, “Arb Notes,” can be found on the very last page of the Carletonian. In fact, unless you are reading this off of a computer screen under the Cowling Arboretum section of the Carleton website, you are right now, at…

Kids’ Books, Grown-Up Reviews

A little known part of Gould library is its children’s book section. Located on the fourth floor in the Rookery, it is the perfect place to take a study break and travel back into childhood. We reviewed a couple of classics and a new find for when you are considering…

Arb Notes

If you have wandered around campus lately and happened to look up from your smartphone, you may have noticed that there are massive green and brown things located everywhere. These are called trees, and we have many different species of them here on campus. While I could write a thesis…

The New Publication Spicing Up Carleton’s Music Scene

NO FIDELITY, Carleton’s newest music publication, in the result of a collaboration between KRLX genius Ian Mercer (2016) and Mary Begley (2014), the former booking manager for the Cave, in the Spring of 2014. When asked about his motivations for starting a college publication, Ian said frankly, “Because there’s kind…

Worms

While it’s great that Bon Appetit chooses locally grown organic greens, Burton lettuce is increasingly displaying evidence of Farm to Fork’s lack of pesticides. Three people reported finding inchworms in their salad this week. But hey, a little extra protein never hurt anyone!