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Wayne Eddy Affair | Steve Sviggum

KYMN Radio - 3 hours 54 min ago

Former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum drops in to talk politics, farming, and growing up in the Kenyon area.

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Faribault's Environmental Tillage Systems celebrates 10th anniversary of SoilWarrior

Northfield News - 5 hours 11 min ago
An agricultural equipment company geared toward productivity and conservation is marking a decade of selling its signature product this year.
Categories: Local News

St. Olaf Sentiments: October 17, 2014

Manitou Messenger - 5 hours 37 min ago

In some ways, entering senior year is akin to waking up from a blissful nap as your roommate blares “All About that Bass.” It is harsh. It is a real paradigm shift.

Suddenly, your “LOL everything I do is just an experiment!” mindset gives way to “I can’t just ignore Piper Center e-mails anymore and wait, the GRE costs $200? How will I pay for Taco Bell?” For the last three years, fall has felt like a season of new opportunity, but now it’s more about the decay of your willpower and innocence.

Despite the onslaught of responsibility and pressure, there are some undeniable privileges that come with being a senior. Most of them are directly linked to giving yourself permission to not care about things. I’ve compiled a list of things that no longer matter to me now that I’m in my final (God willing) year of undergraduate education.

1. Eating alone. Underclassmen tend to assume that eating alone will irrevocably mark you as a leper. But admit it – there are days when you don’t want to talk to anyone. You just want to focus on your unidentifiable stir-fry from Bowls and three desserts, rather than shoulder the burden of small talk.

2. Impressing people. You have unlocked the secret of the universe, which is that literally no one cares if you wear elastic-waistband pants every day of the week. Literally no one cares if your obligatory class participation is an incoherent string of gibberish. Sweating the small stuff is not just unnecessary; it actually cuts into your valuable Netflix ‘n nap time.

3. FOMO. So-called “fear of missing out” is as inevitable as hunger, loneliness, physical pain, etc. But as a senior, you’ll find your FOMO steadily weakening, attaching itself only to the people and events that really matter. Senior year clarifies which friendships will prevail post-graduation.

4. Attendance. This may be a controversial point. After all, with tuition prices at an all-time high, an hour of class is worth more than 10 hours of minimum wage labor (yeah, think about that next time you’re counting the seconds until your shift is over). Still, you are allowed to set a higher priority than class – be it for your mental health, a job interview or a day of fun YOLO adventures with your senior friends.

5. Pretending that we’re at Hogwarts. Kildahl is still an eyesore, Quidditch is still on the ground. And I have most definitely accepted that I am not the “Chosen One.”

6. Being well-rounded. We can all more or less agree that it is worthwhile to study a broad range of subjects. St. Olaf is probably sucking for you if you don’t. I’m finally at peace, though, with having two or three skills and being utterly mediocre at everything else. If I can’t do math beyond basic arithmetic, it’s fine, because I was born this way hey.

Though senior year is somewhat maddening – and sometimes I spontaneously break into a sweat because I’m terrified of what comes next – I feel free. Younger friends, that is what you have to look forward to. It’s not apathy, not a lack of motivation; it’s having the confidence and wisdom to discern what matters.

grosse@stolaf.edu

Categories: Colleges

Doing Distance: Should you Bother?

Carletonian - 7 hours 5 min ago

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.

Categories: Colleges

Arb Notes

Carletonian - 7 hours 7 min ago

What is a Student Naturalist?

Each Friday, a short column titled, “Arb Notes,” can be found on the very last page of the Carletonian.

Categories: Colleges

Don’t Count Your Chickens: Students Respond to Reduced Sayles Chicken Strips

Carletonian - 7 hours 10 min ago

At the beginning of the term, Carleton students joyfully ordered chicken tenders from Sayles Cafe, expecting five, deliciously crispy chicken tenders. Instead, students found that they had received only three strips of chicken, due to a change in policy by Bon Appetit.

Categories: Colleges

John Oliver Roasts the News

Carletonian - 7 hours 12 min ago

Search engines can continue to amaze, while also qualifying a bit of an online hypothesis about John Oliver, who’s now on a roll since “Last Week Tonight” started airing on HBO in the spring of this year.

Categories: Colleges

CANOE House May Get a New Home

Carletonian - 7 hours 15 min ago

If you’ve come to any CANOE open meetings this term you will have seen that the couchboat room has been stuffed full of Carls excited to sign up for trips.

Categories: Colleges

Edward Malnar

Carletonian - 7 hours 16 min ago

It’s a simple but incomplete routine: get up, grab your tea/coffee, and maybe glance at the news before starting your day.

Categories: Colleges

Rice County Fair income up this year

Northfield News - 7 hours 17 min ago
The Rice County Fair made almost $40,000 more this year than in 2013, largely due to nice weather, expense cuts and changes to the event.
Categories: Local News

Combing Through Campaigns

Carletonian - 7 hours 19 min ago

It seems like every day there is someone new telling us what to eat.

Categories: Colleges

Knights Fall 2-1 Against Scots

Carletonian - 7 hours 22 min ago

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — The Carleton College women’s soccer team absorbed its first conference loss of the campaign, falling by a 2-1 tally to Macalester College

Categories: Colleges

Volleyball Wins vs. Saint Kate’s

Carletonian - 7 hours 25 min ago

Alicia Flatt (Sr./Walnut Creek, Calif./Carondelet) claimed a match-best 42 assists
and added 15 digs to lead the Carleton College volleyball team in a four-set win (23-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-19) over St. Catherine University Wednesday evening.

Categories: Colleges

Football Drops to National #23

Carletonian - 7 hours 28 min ago

The Carleton College football team made its longest road trip of the season, playing at national No. 23 Concordia College.

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Groundling Society Makes Stage Debut with “Much Ado About Nothing” Read-Through

Carletonian - 7 hours 32 min ago

On Sunday, October 12th, the Carleton College theater season started with a whisper.

Categories: Colleges

NightLife News: NoFoPoPo Rumors Debunked

Carletonian - 7 hours 33 min ago

“There is no truth to the rumor that the [Northfield] Police are becoming more ‘hands-on’ at Carleton,” wrote Wayne Eisenhuth in an email early last week.

Categories: Colleges

Ask Aphrodite

Carletonian - 7 hours 35 min ago

Dear Aphro,
I always get drunk and hook up with this special someone on Friday nights. We don’t see each other much during daylight hours, but her parents are coming to Family Weekend and she wants me to meet them. I’m not looking to amp up our relationship; what do I do?
Thanks for your help,
One-Night Wanda

Categories: Colleges

An Insider’s View of The Hong Kong Protest

Carletonian - 7 hours 39 min ago

Hong Kong has been following a “one country, two systems” policy since it was handed over to the People’s Republic of China in 1997 by the United Kingdom, which has allowed its people to enjoy both civil liberties and economic freedom.

Categories: Colleges

Turkey Trot 2014

Northfield Rotary Club - 7 hours 48 min ago

We will be hosting our Turkey Trot event this year at the Weitz Center. Click here for details.

Categories: Organizations

Fall Container Idea

My Northern Garden - Mary Schier - 8 hours 3 min ago

Fall container completed in less than 20 minutes.

A week or so ago, while I visiting my daughter in Chicago, I happened upon a fun idea for a simple fall container. The container (shown below) was on display at the Morton Arboretum in suburban Chicago. The container itself was large, wide and made of terracotta. It was filled with an assortment of gourds and squashes. Simple, and very pretty.

The inspiration for my fall container

I knew that was an idea I could easily replicate at home, and I had just the container to do it with. A couple of years ago, I bought a small, metal horse trough to use as a planter. I ended up making it into a small water feature this year, which I had emptied out a few weeks ago.

At the Northfield Farmers’ Market last Friday, I found an assortment of squashes. One of the sellers was also selling bouquets made of ornamental cabbage and kale. Cute! I bought one and decided to use it as an accent in the container. The kale and ornamental cabbages are basically cut flowers, so I needed to keep them in water. To set up the container and keep the squashes elevated, I flipped a couple of pots over and set them in the trough. Then I filled a couple of tall canning jars with water and placed one in the back of the container and one in the front.

Pots elevate the gourds and a jar of water keeps the kale fresh.

I put the kale in the water jar in the back and three of the cabbage in the water jar in front. The squash were balanced on the upside down pots. It looked nice, but I had one more cabbage and a pumpkin left. I put the cabbage in another jar of water set inside a colorful container and set the pumpkin down in front of the trough. Voila! Instant fall container.

Once I had everything bought, putting the container together took less than 20 minutes.

I’ve tried a couple of fall container ideas before including planting a pumpkin here and here. What’s your favorite fall container idea?

Love the texture in this arrangement.

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