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One misconception about Carleton is that we’re all work, no play. This could not be further from the truth! Here are some quotes to show you some real-life examples of what life is like as a Carl.

Meet Some of Our Professors (and their cats):

  • “If chanting didn’t work why did cults do it?” – Jake Morton, Latin
  • “Hold on a sec, I’m so sorry, my cat is being a jerk and is about to knock something off the table!” – Ross Elfline, Art History (who quickly ran off screen… this was followed by a crash.)
  • “This is how it was when I learned Latin, when it was closer to being a living language.” – Chico Zimmerman, Classics
  • “Can you see that okay? I had to make-do and teach from my kid’s Crayola easel.” – Morgan Morton,  Greek
  • “STOP, CAT!” – Iveta Jusova, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • “Are you an anarchist? You sound like my son, and he’s an anarchist.” – Chico Zimmerman, Classics
  • “The best artists are liars… so feel free to lie about your assignments. Just don’t tell me if you did.” – Dan Bruggeman, Studio Art
  • “Cicero is so extra. Like, the most extra.” – Chico Zimmerman, Classics
  • “All hat, no cattle.” – Jake Morton, Latin
  • “Excuse me for a second guys, my cat is about to do something awful.” – Al Garber, Math
  • “I don’t think you’re insanely ambitious, I think you’re just insane.” – Trey Williams, Head of TRIO
  • “When you die, all your individuality and uniqueness leaves and you’re just a corpse. Thumbs up for that!” – Jessica Keating, Art History.
  • “I’m having an ouch moment.” – Laurence Cooper, Political Science
  • “Develop these into fuller statements. Be carful, for they are cryptic.” – Bill North, History
  • “Don’t sell your soul and cheat on a Greek exam… It’s not that important.” – Morgan Morton, Greek

A Taste of the Student Body:

  • “That’s embarrassing” – My roommate, after someone in a movie died.
  • “There’s a rumor that there used to be bats in the Nourse basement. I don’t think it was a rumor.” – Upperclassman
  • “I’m terrified of the LDC’s toaster.” – Me (I later had a nightmare that it caught fire)
  • “Every time I talk to you I remember you’re just a student.” – A student talking to their Latin TA
  • “The longer you stay here, the stupider you get.” – An Upperclassman, referencing how half the school lined up in front of the LDC waiting for it to open, not realizing that the hours had changed.
  • “The devil attempts to discredit the stylite with cheese.” – History Discussion Group
  • “Bees?” – Also the History Discussion Group
  • “Don’t gaslight me!!” – Student playing Among Us
  • “Rhombuses are SO much better than Triangles! I’m not afraid to kick you out!” – My Roommate
  • “It’s just, I’ve never heard a duck say adios.” – Student outside of Severance Hall
  • “Did you know that…” – Both me and my roommate, followed by a very obscure fact.
  • “Is Thanksgiving always on the same day?” – Carleton Student
  • “It’s too early to trauma dump; wait until at least seven!!” – Students eating dinner
  • “Why are the squirrels here so large? I’m scared they’re gonna attack me!” – My Roommate

I hope this weird blog gave you a small insight into our weird, nerdy, quirky, and very tightly knit community at Carleton. It’s not all work!

Erin grew up catching salamanders, recklessly climbing trees, and running around barefoot in the Appalachian Mountains in a small town in North Carolina. This is her first year at Carleton, and she’s looking forward to meeting new people, exploring campus (especially the arb!), and experiencing her first Minnesota winter. She is currently interested in studying psychology and gender, women’s, and sexuality studiesMeet the other bloggers!