Pizza promotes far right political agenda

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:52pm
Pizza is as American as apple pie. In an increasingly polarized state, one thing stands strong at the forefront of the American conscience. That unifying, wondrous, satisfying and gooey vice is … pizza. According to a study conducted by the National Association of Pizza Operators (NAPO), one in eight Americans eat pizza on any given day, with college students leading the polls in pizza consumption. As NAPO reports, over 40,000 people subscribe to Pizza Today, the leading pizza industry magazine, and over 5,000 books about pizza can be found listed on Amazon. In many ways, pizza purports to be a non-divisive issue that can bring together even the staunchest Democrats and Republicans. And yet, a closer analysis of the pizza industry reveals that may not be the case. The pizza industry has a long history of supporting Republicans. Founder of Domino’s Pizza Tom Monaghan has long supported anti-choice groups such as Operation Rescue, Right to Life and Committee to End State-Funded Abortions in Michigan. In 2001, he financed a ballot initiative to remove sexual orientation from Michigan’s non-discrimination act. Founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza John Schnatter is a top donor for the Koch Brothers, funding birther politics and anti-homosexuality legislation. Schnatter has taken a public stance against Obamacare and minimum wage laws. These are only two business bureaucrats within the larger scheme of pizza politics, and yet they set the stage for a broader critique of the pizza industry. In the 2012 and 2014 elections Bloomberg reports the pizza industry gave $1.5 million to political candidates and political action commitees, with 88% going to Republicans. Pizza Hut gave 99% of its political contributions to Republicans, totaling over $685,000. Similarly, Papa John’s, Schwan’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza and Little Caesars Pizza all donate upwards of 73% of their political contributions to Republicans. Pizza companies have even come together to create their own lobbying group, the American Pizza Community (APC), to push a conservative agenda. But when did pizza become a partisan issue? Can’t we all find common ground in the cheesy value of a transcendent slice of pepperoni pizza with extra cheese? Paul Krugman, a columnist for The New York Times, explains that the answer may come down to America’s nutrition wars. “The pizza lobby portrays itself as the defender of personal choice and personal responsibility,” Krugman said. And those personal liberties are considered to be under attack by Democrats pushing to have stronger labeling requirements and healthier school lunches. Chair of the American Pizza Community Lynn Liddle argued that labeling requirements put an undue burden on pizza chains as the range of toppings for pizza makes accurate labeling “near impossible”. Moreover, she argued that posting calories for an entire pizza might lead some customers to seek out different food options. Democrats have also called for healthier school lunch options for children. Under existing nutritional guidelines, one slice of pizza is considered to be equivalent to one serving of vegetables (due to the two tablespoons of tomato paste in the average slice of pizza).Giving consumers the knowledge to make informed decisions about the food they put in their bodies and expanding school lunches to include healthier options should seem like a no-brainer. However, these changes come at a cost that the pizza industry is not willing to make. The pizza industry has a vested interest in the Republican Party and the sheer political contributions made towards the Republican Party should speak for themselves. The real danger of the pizza industry isn’t just nutritional considerations when ordering a pizza, it’s everything the party stands for. Like many college students, I wrestle with the question: does my passion for pizza implicitly support the patriarchy? And if not the patriarchy, then perhaps a far right-wing agenda of limiting a woman’s right to make informed decisions about her own body, denying individuals the right to marry the person they love and blocking attempts to raise the minimum wage? Does the sheer quantity of pizza I eat contribute to the rise of the misogynistic, homophobic pizza-eating man? As we approach this upcoming election, I am reminded not only to vote my conscience, but to eat it too. 

Siri Ericson ’17 ( is from Falcon Heights, Minn. She majors in political science and sociology and anthropology.
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Artificial Intelligence aids human creativity

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:52am
A few months ago we saw the release of “Sunspring,” a short science fiction movie written entirely by Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). This month researchers at Sony released a couple of pop songs composed by their A.I. This is scary news for a lot of artists who feel that it’s already hard enough to get noticed without having to compete against both man and machine. Computers have been getting smarter since their invention, and that’s usually a good thing when they take on the laborious work that humans do only begrudgingly. In most cases it leads to society producing more with less effort, and more people being able to dedicate their time to creative and fulfilling work. But what happens when computers start encroaching on these creative careers? It’s easy to be afraid of things we don’t understand. Sony’s technical accomplishment does not mean machines are replacing or even coming close to competing with humans creatively. It’s not even a step in that direction. To understand why, let’s consider a famous thought experiment known as “The Chinese Room.” A person sits down at a desk in a room. They are given pieces of paper with Chinese text written on them through a slot in the door. This person then consults a giant list of instructions on how to respond to any given set of characters. They staple together the characters to form a response and slip it back out through the door. Given clever enough instructions, this person can carry on an intelligent conversation in Chinese, despite the fact that they have no idea what the characters mean.This is largely all a machine can do – follow simple instructions. When software engineers talk about terms like “machine learning,” it’s just referring to the software collecting more and more data from which to draw conclusions. This process is exactly how the researchers at Sony designed their program to compose music. It pulls from a huge song database of various artists and styles. This database could be annotated with information like the popularity or genre of songs. The software then simply tries to put together melodies that are similar enough to what it knows and combine them in new ways.  Some would argue that this isn’t any different from how humans learn and produce creative work. After all, most of our work is inspired by other people’s work mixed together with our own personal experiences. But the point is that we really don’t know how humans produce original, innovative ideas. The golden rule in computer science is that you cannot get a machine to do anything that you cannot explain and articulate as a simple set of instructions. If we don’t have the faintest idea of how the creative process works, then there’s no way we can get a computer to do it. So if computers are so dumb, and they’re bad at doing creative things, how come we’ve seen such great feats in the past few years? These achievements  can only be accomplished when humans collaborate with machines. The real world is a tangled mess of data. Computers help us sift through that and make meaningful connections. Computers are great at the former, we’re great at the latter. This is known as augmented intelligence. In fact, this is how the Sony research team intends for this software to be used – to enhance rather than to replace our skills. The songs that were released weren’t created completely by the A.I. The lyrics were written by an artist, who also tweaked and polished the A.I. produced songs. The research team is trying to create a music authoring tool for humans to use as an aid in creativity – not to replace us. Machine intelligence will never beat human ingenuity. A great example of this is Spotify’s music recommendation system. Engineers in the music industry struggled for decades to create an algorithm that understands music tastes. In the end, engineers at Spotify realized they could get much better results by using the playlists that its users made. If you make a playlist that has a couple of songs that I really like, I’d probably like to hear more like it. So the process was a joint effort of humans making meaningful connections and computers sifting through the tangles of data. There’s no need for humans to compete with machines. The future is in the hands of those who can work together to produce things that neither human nor machine can do on their own. Omar Shehata ’18 ( is from Alexandria, Egypt. He majors in computer science and mathematics.
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SUNY strives for equal education access

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:52am
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY) system decided to stop asking high school applicants questions concerning their criminal histories. Affecting over 300,000 applicants at 64 campuses annually, this new admissions policy is an attempt to step away from institutionalized inequality in higher education.SUNY made a bold choice to be the first university system to exclude criminal history requirements from the initial admissions process. The Center for Community Alternatives argues that there is no statistical difference in crime rates between schools that ask students about their criminal histories and those that do not. However, skeptics are concerned that the removal of questions about past felony convictions will drastically decrease safety on campuses, placing collegiate communities at risk.To address such worries, SUNY has taken the measures necessary to eliminate potential risks. Some uncertainties center around sexual assault and the possibility that an increased number of assailants will be admitted into schools without the knowledge of the universities. However, sexual offenders are obligated to report changes in address to the city that they live in, which would then report that change to the college they plan on attending. In regards to convictions other than sexual assault, applicants are only asked about their criminal record if they apply for on-campus housing or study abroad programs. As a result, past convictions will only affect how, and to what extent, students can interact with campus communities. This limits the negative impact a student’s past can have on their level of education and future financial stability.   The idea behind the less intrusive and more inclusive application is founded in the self-evident reality that the United States criminal justice system is both skewed and corrupt, convicting people of color disproportionately more than white people. According to the Department of Justice, one in five Americans have some form of a criminal record, with a disproportionate amount being people of color. This means that about 20% of the American population has been unjustly disadvantaged by criminal record requirements in college admissions for far too long.SUNY has recognized that most students with criminal records who apply for college have already satisfied the sentence that resulted from their conviction, as they are not likely pursuing higher education from behind bars. These students should no longer be continuously penalized for past mistakes that have already been accounted for. SUNY’s decision is based on the fact that if criminal histories are permitted to affect the college enrollment of minority students, those specific incidents will remain limiting factors throughout the entirety of their lives. The new policy halts the practice of allowing criminal records to severely impact people of color more than, and longer than, the majority of Americans.SUNY made an indisputably positive change that should be mirrored by university systems nationwide. In an era of efforts to increase the diversity of universities, many programs have been established to decrease achievement gaps that parallel race and class lines. Outreach programs, like TRIO and Reaching Our Goals (ROG) at St. Olaf, are successful in encouraging first generation students to apply for college. However, if one of the first questions on college applications requires reporting of past misdemeanors, the work of such programming is negated. Criminal inquiries on applications have the power to deter first generation students from applying before having even written their admissions essays. Should a student have the determination to overcome this invalidating portion of the application, there is a large possibility that past misbehavior will result in rejection anyway. The requirement of prospective students’ criminal histories on college applications is entirely hypocritical amidst efforts to diversify staggeringly white campuses. These questions directly contradict the purpose of an application – to demonstrate ability, integrity and ambition.In a post-industrial age, an undergraduate degree has become integral to living above the poverty line. Limiting college accessibility for people of color in college admissions has, and will continue to, play a sizeable role in perpetuating income inequality. The cycle of poverty that affects 13.5 percent of the United States population, according to the United States Census Bureau, is seen in this pattern of adolescents commiting felonies, being denied admission to universities and subsequently being confined to minimum wage. Economic inequality is at an all-time high, and access to higher education has the power to break the cycle of poverty. A college education must not remain regulated by past behaviors attributable to disadvantaged environments, and while concerns for student safety are valid, the prioritization of these concerns is discriminatory. The removal of criminal history requirements from all college applications is an imperative step towards equal access to higher education for all. 
Avery Ellfeldt ’19 ( is from Denver, Colo. She majors in communications and cultural studies.
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Theology at St. Olaf in need of diversification

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:52am
The debate on the Biblical and Theological Studies – Bible (BTS-B) and Biblical and Theological Studies – Theology (BTS-T) General Education (GE) requirement is not new, but it is always lively.As a Lutheran-affliated college, St. Olaf requires its students to enroll in two courses where they “study major biblical texts and their interaction with theology, religious practice, ethics and social values [in order to] understand the essential content of Christian belief in a critical and coherent manner.” These courses used to be appropriate when the majority of St. Olaf students were descendents of Norwegian immigrants and practicing Lutherans. However, as the world becomes more pluralistic and St. Olaf diversifies its community of faculty, staff and students, the college faces a problem: Are the BTS-B and BTS-T requirements still relevant to a liberal arts education and reflective of St. Olaf’s diversity?It is necessary to clarify that BTS-B and BTS-T requirements are not problematic themselves. In fact, they can be a valuable academic experience for many students, both religious and secular. The goal has never been to convert students, but to foster an intellectual and critical environment where diverse views are accepted through the efforts of the college administration and religion professors. Yet Christianity as the principal focus of the theology requirements is a problem.When reflecting on St. Olaf’s history, Christianity has shaped the college in more ways than just hosting a daily chapel service or a Bible reading. Lutheran values have shaped St. Olaf’s education philosophy as well.A former professor of Lutheran studies at Gustavus Adolphus College Darrell Jodock argues that there is a unique relationship between Lutheran studies and a liberal arts education. Jodock believes that Lutheran tradition “serves the community … [encourages] academic excellence … and honors freedom of inquiry.”Rather than obstructing academic curiosity or isolating non-religious people, Lutheranism has encouraged an open and welcoming environment at St. Olaf.I admit that the Lutheran philosophy, with its emphasis in liberal learning and vocation for community, is valuable. However, I don’t believe that students must read the Bible to benefit from a liberal arts education. One might say that Luther originally recommended reading the Scripture as a way for Christians to exercise their freedom. However, on a newly diverse campus, a sole focus on Christian scripture is no longer appropriate. Others might say that a large part of the student body is still Christian; therefore, it is best to keep the current BTS-B and BTS-T requirements. I would respond by arguing that the freedom to study whatever religion you want is important, even if the students choose Christian theology. As much as Christianity benefits us intellectually and spiritually, other religions have many valuable tenets as well. The opportunity to study other religions should not only be given to religion majors.The Christian emphasis of the theology requirements can be attributed to St. Olaf’s identity as a Lutheran college. These courses exist partly to remind students of the college’s history. It would be regrettable for St. Olaf to lose sight of its Lutheran heritage. Without these requirements, is St. Olaf still St. Olaf? I believe that the college can still maintain its Lutheran identity as long as it educates its students of the founding principles of the college and adjusts to its more diverse community by defining “Lutheran” in a broader sense, as a liberal spirit and service for the community. This adjustment can be made by the diversification of the religion GE requirements.

My Khe Nguyen ’19 ( is from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. She majors in political science.
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Boastful college claims are misleading

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:52am
President David Anderson ’74 was proud to announce at Opening Convocation this year that St. Olaf is now a carbon neutral campus. To be considered carbon neutral, all of the electricity used on campus must produce no carbon emissions. It really is quite an accomplishment to power all of a college campus – even a small one – with no carbon emissions, and this is something that St. Olaf should take pride in. However, the term “carbon neutral” isn’t quite as simple as producing no carbon emissions. St. Olaf still produces carbon emissions, but those are “offset” by our solar and wind power sources. Natural gas is still used to heat the school, and natural gas is not a carbon neutral source of energy by any means. So calling St. Olaf a carbon neutral campus is more of a technicality than anything. If you asked me what carbon neutral meant, I would probably say that it meant we didn’t use any power that produced any carbon emissions whatsoever. And I would bet that when our president announced to campus that we are now considered carbon neutral, most others would have an interpretation of carbon neutral similar to mine.It’s not that this one particular claim bothers me all that much, but it does follow a pattern I’ve noticed more and more as I enter my third year at St. Olaf. I feel as if I can’t take anything that the administration says at face value, because there’s always a complicated backstory behind it. They tell us one thing and we interpret it as such, when in reality it’s probably far more nuanced than the catchy two sentences in the admissions brochere.When prospective students walking through campus on guided tours are told about the diversity of the campus, what they don’t know is that of the 830 students in the class of 2020, only 51 are domestic students of color. There are over 200 student organizations on campus, but in reality only half of them ever meet or plan events. The Piper Center advertises funding for unpaid internships, but they fail to mention that the deadline is in March and many people haven’t been hired before then.It’s a pattern of misrepresentation and I’m tired of it. It’s definitely not something that just St. Olaf is guilty of. All colleges have to market themselves and try to convince prospective students to spend $50,000+ a year at their institution. St. Olaf certainly can’t keep its doors open if no new students are enrolling. But I also feel like young people are more aware of these marketing strategies now than they have been in the past. When I was applying to college, I knew that the brochures strategically used pictures of minority students in order to show how “diverse” they were. But I was applying to small, liberal arts colleges – often in rural areas – and I knew the reality of what the student bodies typically looked like at these schools.St. Olaf proudly declaring itself a carbon neutral campus seems like a stretch at best and a lie at worst.

Cassidy Neuner ’18 ( is from Carmel, Calif. She majors in political science and economics.
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Champion of the Hill is example of helpful “PC”

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:52am
The annual St. Olaf homecoming pageant King of the Hill has traditionally been a well-loved event showcasing the best talents, styles and one-liners of St. Olaf’s men. However, it was slightly modified this year when its name was changed to “Champion of the Hill.” In doing so, the hope was that Oles of all gender identities could show off what they are capable of. The contestants showcased their talents last Saturday and I truly enjoyed the diversity that the rebranded event encouraged. One could truly feel a greater sense of togetherness in the Pause that night.Even though I have personally developed a disdain for political correctness (PC) over the years, in the case of Champion of the Hill I think political correctness managed to bring our community together. Maybe it was the fact that the organizers of the event were not motivated by an activist agenda that made the name change go over so smoothly.  Over the years, politically correct Oles have made their mark on campus through advocating for various changes. From establishing a system of safe spaces and trigger warnings in classes, to diminishing the use of the word “retarded” to describe mentally disabled people, St. Olaf has had their fair share of political correctness police.  I have no doubt that the PC police have good intentions. Nor do I harbor suspicions about the sincerity of their goals. Nevertheless, some cases over the years have shown how college PC police have advocated the liberal agenda by using censorship measures that can seem quasi-totalitarian. In December of 2014, Smith College president Kathleen McCartney apologized after receiving backlash for saying that “all lives matter.” In another case, Yale University professor Erika Christakis sent a campus-wide email in October of 2015 challenging students to stand up for their right to decide what Halloween costumes to wear, even if those costumes were offensive. The protests that followed led to Christakis’s resignation the following December.At this point, one has to ask whether political correctness is just another way of declaring that your own personal beliefs are the ultimate truth and invalidating the personal beliefs of everyone who disagrees with you. There’s not only an emotional, but a selfish quality to this mentality. It is hard to dismiss the arrogant nature of the PC movement on college campuses, where students feel that they have sufficient wisdom to pass judgement on what is right and what is wrong.  However, as Bill Maher puts it, “wisdom isn’t something that you can just Google.” No matter how much one believes that they are standing on the right side of the argument, forcefully convincing others that they are saying the wrong things or are wearing the wrong clothes isn’t wisdom – or even freedom of speech for that matter. It is oppression, pure and simple. That being said, I am pleased that PC police were not overtly present in the decision to change the name of King of the Hill. The fact that Oles from all sides of the issue warmly received the name change demonstrated that dramatic measures aren’t always necessary to achieve a monumental change in your environment. All it takes is a level head and the ability to listen to one another rather than vehemently disagreeing with others. If this attitude could be adopted for all politically charged issues, such as trigger warnings or the use of the word “retarded,” the change that PC police seek would be easily attained.

Samuel Pattinasarane ’17 ( is from Jakarta, Indonesia. He majors in political science and Asian studies. 
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Mass media enables spreading of Trump’s lies

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 10:52am
Truth and politics have always had a bit of a tumultuous relationship. Truth is preachy and controlling. It tells you that 30 minutes of exercise a day will make you healthier, that loosened gun control leads to unnecessary deaths of innocent people, that torture doesn’t actually work and that all vaccines actually do is prevent long-cured diseases from re-emerging and leaving a generation in miniature coffins in their wake because their neglectful parents trust grocery store magazines more than scientific experts. Truth is ridiculously stubborn and actually gets somewhat mad when you disagree with it.Politics has a semi-monogomous relationship with truth. It’ll have consistent affairs but ultimately fall back on truth, at least if voter turnout is high enough. Unfortunately, a certain tanning-bed-orange-skinned reality TV star is playing homewrecker and things aren’t looking good. Truth is near dead, and Donald Trump is killing it.Lying politicians are not a new breed, but there used to be certain limits. When George W. Bush ran for president in 2000, he made economic promises he couldn’t – and didn’t – keep. This is typical. It is the kind of untruth that a politician can later plead occured out of a sense of hopefulness or misguided optimism. Voters may respect optimism and forgive the lie, butTrump outright disregards reality.Trump’s sell to the American public is that he, unlike most politicians, gives them what they want: a fast food, reality-TV candidate that doesn’t ask them to think about him or his policies, just to hate his opponent. He has a tagline and that is it. He doesn’t “tell it like it is” and he isn’t a powerful speaker who questions the established order. Rhetorically, Trump is an incredibly passive and weak speaker, communicating almost exclusively in brief clusters of words and qualifying an embarrassing number of statements with  “I don’t know” or claiming it is something “he heard.” His speeches lack authority because he hesitates to make permanent statements regarding his own beliefs. He throws tantrums and whines when criticized and offers petty, grade-school nicknames for his opponents. He mocks the disabled and vilifies entire racial groups, and then softens and essentially retracts his offensive statements once he is around an audience he knows does not support him. His appeal is not strength or defiance and it certainly isn’t consistency. His appeal is that he is easy to talk about and easy to remember.I would imagine those who support Trump walk a hard road, but really all they have to do is defer any comments made about him to someone else. He is an incredibly bright shadow without any actual substance. You don’t have to mire through policy, read a newspaper or watch the news to know that Trump claims to support you.Trump’s system of lies has been propped up by a media system that assumes different opinions on any issue are of equal value, or at least should be reported that way. Trump has revealed the inherent flaws of this system. Dean Baquet, an executive editor for the New York Times, discussed this particular phenomenon and how Trump prompted the publication to use the word “lie” to call out a politician for the first time.The specific lie was regarding the never-ending absurdity of the birth place conspiracy surrounding President Obama, which is nothing but a gross political ploy built and sustained by racism, xenophobia and a notion that region of birth as a determinant of character. It’s as outdated and ludicrous as skull shape defining a person. Beyond the simple lie of perpetuating this unfounded and baseless argument, Trump went so far as to outright lie about facts. He claimed Obama hadn’t released his birth certificate after he had.The particularly depressing thing about this lie is that it doesn’t even feel like it matters. So long has the media been offering credence to political lies – untruths or half-truths that politicians play ignorant towards – that now people feel that it is worth considering outright lies. The lies that Donald Trump spreads every day. Politics is about perspective and for too long large-scale media has taught the narrative of two equal stances on every issue. Trump is just the disgusting sore that alerted us to the pervasive sickness eating away at us from the inside.So what can we do? More and more sources are calling out Trump’s lies, showing them as rightly unequal, but supporters just play it off as partisan propaganda. There are enough articles published daily that anyone can find kinship in supporting their candidate, even if that support is not grounded in evidence or fact. Once enough people believe a lie, it doesn’t matter much that it isn’t true. But in this case, it may be too late to stop publishing Trump’s lies as if they are fact. The only real solution is to continue calling out lies and hopefully the sources that uphold truth will gain a more reputable position for doing so. Regardless of the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Trump has made a clear mark on the American consciousness and the best we can do is try to harness that energy for positive change.
Conlan Campbell ’18 ( is from Burnsville, Minn. He majors in English with a concentration in media 
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Carleton Grates UW-River Falls in Three Sets

Carleton Sports - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 8:52pm

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – On a crisp autumn evening in early October, West Gymnasium stayed hot as the Carleton College volleyball team vanquished interstate rival UW-River Falls in three competitive sets (30-28, 25-23, 25-16).

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Knights prove better than Saints

Carleton Sports - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 8:30pm

The Carleton College men’s soccer team earned a 2-0 triumph over the visiting College of St. Scholastica on Wednesday in a non-conference encounter. The Knights got goals from seniors Peter Passalino and Alex Griese to improve their overall record to 5-3-2 on the year.

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David Perl tabbed MIAC Golfer-of-the-Week

Carleton Sports - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:09pm

Carleton College’s David Perl was selected as the MIAC Golfer-of-the-Week following his career-best performance at the Viking Invite last weekend.

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Brandt Davis selected MIAC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week

Carleton Sports - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:20pm

Carleton College kicker Brandt Davis delivered the winning points against previously undefeated Hamline University on Saturday after his 30-yard field goal gave the Knights a 34-31 win as time expired. Earlier in the contest, Davis connected on a season-best 36-yarder. In recognition of his performance, Davis was selected as the MIAC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week for the third time in his career.

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ITA Midwest Regional/Midwest Open results

Carleton Sports - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 5:50pm
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Gusties slip past Knights

Carleton Sports - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 12:04am

After surrendering a late goal, the Carleton College men’s soccer team came within inches of salvaging a point against host Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday afternoon before ultimately falling, 1-0.

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Knights surge to shutout win at Gustavus

Carleton Sports - Sat, 10/01/2016 - 11:34pm

Madeline Topf notched her first career multi-goal effort and led a second-half goal barrage that lifted the Carleton College women’s soccer team to a 3-0 road victory at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Knights scored a trio of second-half goals and notched their first win of the season.

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David Perl's career day propels Knights to win at Viking Invite

Carleton Sports - Sat, 10/01/2016 - 10:38pm

Led by individual tournament runner-up David Perl’s one-over-par 73 the Carleton College men’s golf team posted a three-stroke victory over an 11-team field playing at the Viking Invite on Saturday.

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Knights defeat Hamline as time expires

Carleton Sports - Sat, 10/01/2016 - 9:23pm

Down 31-23 with 5:15 left to play in the fourth quarter, the Carleton College football team engineered a triumphant comeback on Saturday afternoon as senior Brandt Davis kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Knights to a 34-31 victory over Hamline University.

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Knights Fall to No. 22-Ranked Northwestern-St.Paul

Carleton Sports - Sat, 10/01/2016 - 6:39pm

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – In a hotly-contested homecoming matchup at storied West Gymnasium, the Carleton College volleyball team dropped a competitive four-set match (16-25, 25-15, 25-13, 25-15) to No. 22-ranked juggernaut University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

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Carleton Finishes in 7th at Running of the Cows

Carleton Sports - Sat, 10/01/2016 - 1:28pm

The Carleton College men’s cross country team finished seventh out of 14 teams at the Running of the Cows meet hosted in the Carleton Arboretum. Leading the Knights was sophomore Tris Dodge, who finished in 15th place with a time of 26:29.9. First-year Cameron Meikle was next for the Knights in 25th place with a time of 26:59.5 for the 8-kilometer course.

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Knights cruise to victory at Running of the Cows

Carleton Sports - Sat, 10/01/2016 - 1:19pm

On a beautiful fall morning, the No. 13-nationally ranked Carleton College women’s cross country team won the team competition at the Running of the Cows meet. The Knights finished with just 47 total points, which gave them a commanding victory over Loras College and Cornell College, which are ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, in the region.

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Knights Domineer Scots in Three Sets

Carleton Sports - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:56pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Looking sharp from start to finish on the road, the Carleton College volleyball team overwhelmed the squad from Macalester College (25-17, 25-18, 25-23) in a quick three-set match on Friday night in Alumni Gymnasium.

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