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The Bald Spot

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!

Arb Notes

This month 100 years ago, the last Passenger Pigeon, a bird named Martha, living in the Cincinnati Zoo, died, leaving the world with the question: how could such a numerous species disappear so quickly? The Passenger Pigeon, occurring only in North America, was one of the most abundant bird species,…

Club Profile: Men of Carleton

Men of Carleton is a club headed by president Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis (‘16) that aims to unite a diverse variety of Carleton guys in a friendly atmosphere to talk about multicultural and gender issues on campus. What made you want to start the men of Carleton club? “It’s actually an organization…