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The Bald Spot

Drink of Champions

Does it feel as though you are emotionally and/or mentally limping rather than valiantly striding into finals week? Have you resigned yourself to taking notes for all your classes in the same single-subject notebook? Do you find yourself calculating the lowest grade needed on the final to pass your class…

Spring Warbler migration

Northfield is in full color: blue phlox and false-rue anemone are in bloom, the wild plums are on display and hundreds of brightly-colored tropical birds are finding a temporary home in the Cowling Arboretum.  Warblers are pint-sized songbirds that belong to the family Parulidae. Most are neotropical migrants, traveling every…

Alli-strology: May 20

It’s me — your fellow astrology friend here to give you this week’s forecast. There’s been a lot happening lately in the sky with the gorgeous blood moon and mercury in retrograde. You could say this is a time that asks that you rest more because these changes and movements…

CARLETON SHOULD WANT ROTBLATT DEAD: IT’S BAD

Let me be clear: I don’t know who this Rotblatt guy is. But I saw an article in the Carletonian about how Carleton supposedly wants him dead. That made me sad, because I personally believe that colleges shouldn’t kill people; they should wait for the housing market to do it.…

In defence of the Lyman Lakes geese

With temperatures rising and the sun (kind of) shining, it would seem that spring has finally sprung! With spring comes new life in many forms – wildflowers are blooming and trees around campus are finally leafing out. My favorite spring emergences, however, are the baby Canada geese (Branta canadensis) emerging…

Alli-strology: May 13

Dear Reader, I hope your week has been filled with tender moments and rest. If not, here’s to making next week one that allows you to do all you need to in order to feel healthy and cared for. Mercury has been retrograde since May 10 and will stay here…

Alli-strology: May 6

Dear reader, Another end of the week! Whatever happened this week, good, bad, great, horrid, you made it through! Pat yourself on the back! COVID cases are spiking and masks are officially back in full force, so stay safe friends. Idk about y’all, but this week has felt bizarre. It…

Green Grass

This week, the sun has done a stunning job at luring Carleton students outdoors as they blissfully spilled out in hordes upon the benches, adirondacks, any flat-enough rocks and the grassy fields. And oh, what lush, seductive fields! For so long, our beloved namesake, the Bald Spot, has been a…