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Carleton’s “Quirky” Instagram World

Carleton's Instagram pages can be as quirky as its students, but very useful too!

Carleton's Instagram pages can be as quirky as its students, but very useful too!


Before coming to Carleton, I never had an Instagram account. After a couple of weeks on campus, however, I realized it was a vital form of communication, so I decided to give it a try. I started following several Carleton accounts—with content ranging from practical to amusing—that make my feed a lot better. Here are some of them!

My friends and I during a Halloween event
Show your friends (or strangers!) some love through the compliments page.

@carletoncompliments

If there is anything that we Carls are known for, it is our kindness. Although Carleton is a high-achieving and ambitious community, Carls are not competitive. Instead, we strive to get the best out of each other and care for everyone. So whenever you feel like showing random appreciation to the nice girl in your dorm who always shares her cookies with you, or to the cool guy in your math class who always holds the door for you, @carletoncompliments is the place to go.

@carleton_sao

Wondering which movie will be screened in the Weitz this weekend? Need any ideas on how to spend your midterm break? Want to know when the next big campus event is happening? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Carleton’s Student Activities Office has all of this information and more! It is honestly one of the most helpful accounts I follow, and I would recommend checking it out if you want to get a feel of what sort of activities are usually going on.

Phoebe's description of the ideal [bionic] college student
Phoebe’s comics are always this clever!

@phoebecomix

Phoebe is a sophomore at Carleton and an amazing cartoonist! Her cartoons perfectly capture the hectic yet fun lives of the average Carl. Whenever her sketches show up in my feed, they always bring a smile to my face!

@thecarletonian

The Carletonian is Carleton’s weekly student-run newspaper. It has existed since 1887 (that makes it 134 years old!), and it covers everything from the latest news on the Knights (our sports teams), to features on student organizations and more. Their Instagram account is amazing at headlining snapshots of their best stories, which sometimes I simply don’t have the time to look up myself.

There are many other Carleton-related Instagram accounts. Want an in-depth review of our various drinking fountains? We’ve got you covered. Wondering what our Ghost Club is up to? Wonder no more. Need to manifest your success at Carleton? You bet we have something for that too. Whatever it is that you’re looking for, you can be sure there is an Instagram page for it. And if there isn’t, well, you know what to do!


Fátima strives to learn everything about everything, but is especially interested in Sociology/AnthropologyPsychology, and Disney! As a freshman, she can’t wait to introduce her peers to her native Guatemalan culture, put in practice her newly acquired ASL skills, and play in the snow for the first time. In her free time, Fátima can be found watching cartoons, poorly playing the ukulele, or desperately missing her dog, Cosmo. Meet the other bloggers!