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Carleton Singers in choir straights

Faced with decreasing numbers from last term, the Carleton choir is mired in discord that has left many of its singers pondering former members’ departures. According to members, mounting frustration with choir director, Professor Lawrence Burnett, who has been with Carleton for 22 years, has lead many singers to quit…

Hoping for Spring

Mark your calendars… The first day of spring is almost here! This year, the spring equinox will fall on March 20th, and while Carleton students will be away for spring break, the Arboretum will still be here changing into its full springtime glory. The first flower that you should expect…

Sayles M&M’s: a plastic wrapped fued

Sayles most perplexing item, (excluding the ‘dirty chai latte) the $3.50 bags of M&M’s have returned. Realizing the demand for a widely available candy in a unspecified quantity at an overstated price, Sayles now appears to once again be selling the popular candy. Dispensed from an industrial sized container, the…

Perplexed resident finds ’90s porno in Hill House ceiling

You’ve probably never examined the ceilings at Hill House. More likely, you’ve seen the rubber-treaded basement stairs, damp floors and vomit-caked toilet rims (whether these images have stuck with you on Sunday morning is another matter). My roommate and I, on the other hand, are ceiling experts. The ceiling on…

College Prowler reviews reviewed

When choosing a college, what factors do seniors think are the most important? They’ve gotten through eleven semesters of high school, written countless essays “selling themselves” in less than five hundred words to multiple colleges, and received both rejections and acceptances. So now it’s time to burn the rejection letters…

Bigfoot in the Arb

A diligent reader of the weekly Arb Notes, Cassandra was intrigued by the recent reports of opossum and fox tracks. Recently, however, there had been rumors of a creature far more sinister, and Cassandra was determined to get to the truth. Armed with a ruler, an expert tracker’s best tool,…

The snow paths less travelled

Minnesota winters are cold. Really, really damn cold. It makes sense, then, that people want to spend as little time outside as possible- and to economize with strategic movement when faced with the need to actually get somewhere. Carls seasoned to the harsh winter weather typically possess full handbooks of…

Foxing Out Winter Animals

When most people think about the Arb in winter, it seems cold, bleak and devoid of life, however, while it may be a little quieter than in the summer months, it is still inhabited by a number of animals, some of the most active of which are the warm-blooded mammals.…

The Most Stressed is Not the Best 

It’s that time of term again. You know, the time when Carls are super busy, have a lot of work, and become incredibly stressed? Oh, wait, that’s true for every day of the academic year for every Carleton student. A little known fact about Carleton, it seems, is that every…