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Do you remember flipping anxiously through the Zoobook, wondering who your classmates would be? The Zoobook was an auspicious introduction to our future Carleton peers. While it only shared limited information and only black-and-white photos, it hinted at the diverse personas we were about to encounter on campus.
Now, nearly 25 years later, we want to know what you’ve been up to since graduation—and that’s where the Bio Book comes in! That Zoobook picture is still following you, so submit new photos and tell us what’s going on in your world.
Just For Fun!
Remember when fall classes ended in mid-November!?! Which of the following are actual Noon News Bulletin (NNB) entries from November 15, 1996?
a) EVER ENJOYED a party DJed by Luke ‘n’ Eric? Check out EL Sub-DJs tonight at 10:20 in Sayles.
b) COOKIES! I need a ride to get cookies. Will pay with cookies. Call Ben or George 664-8871 by Saturday.
c) THE TOILET: The greatest invention of our time! Love it, use it, learn to flush it. Practice over break.
d) LAST CHANCE to return my wool Carleton hat! Lost 2 weeks ago around CMC or Psych Shaquille. My ears are cold. Joe x5074 or box 542.
How Will We Reconnect in June?
Greetings, Class of 1999, from the Program Committee!
We are excited to relive, replay, reconnect, and share some en-LIGHT-ening updates on events to enjoy during our reunion weekend:
Welcome dinner and bonfire: Kick off the reunion by catching up with classmates over a delicious dinner and bonfire under the stars on the Hill of Three Oaks.
’99 vs ’94 trivia night: Need we say more!
Scavenger hunt: Re-explore the campus and find clues in an asynchronous scavenger hunt.
Storytelling: If you like the Moth Radio Hour or StoryCorps, then stay tuned for more info about our storytelling events.
Memorial tree: Remember and reflect upon our departed classmates at the Class of 1999 memorial tree dedication.
Afternoon concert: Stay tuned for more details!
80s/90s dance party: Relive the old days (are the 80s and 90s really “old days” now??) with a nostalgic dance party.
Class of 1999 spaces: A variety of spaces set up in lounges within Burton and in areas outside Burton to unwind, relax, reconnect, and recharge.
In addition to the above planning, the Program Committee is also finalizing plans for a “keepsake item” that those attending the reunion will receive. While we aren’t ready to say what it is quite yet, we promise to shed more LIGHT on it in the future. We hope you are as excited for the reunion as we are. See you next June!
Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!
Dave’s Dad Joke of the Month
Laughs provided by Dave Infanger
The other day I was out walking and saw a burglar kicking in his own door. I asked him what he was doing – he said “I’m working from home.”
Cocktail*/Mocktail Recipe: Apple Cider Mocktail
Are you feeling a little chilly? Snuggle up with a nice Apple Cider mocktail. Rachel Cooks delivers a mouth-watering and soul-warming recipe.
First, you’ll want to create your own Cinnamon-Ginger Simple Syrup. All you need is the following:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1-2 inches ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
For one mocktail, you’ll need:
- 2 tbsp cinnamon-ginger simple syrup, chilled
- 1 cup apple cider, chilled
- Ice for mixing
- Cinnamon sugar, for rimming glass
- Apple slice or cinnamon stick to garnish (optional)
* To turn this delish drink into its boozy cousin, just add 1-2 ounces of your favorite bourbon or vodka.
Make adjustments to the amount of simple syrup as needed.
One Last Story
by Jules Gartner
In the process of drumming up enthusiasm for our 25th, I have connected and reconnected with 30-some of our classmates, and I have found it to be incredibly inspiring, giving me such a sense of community and connectedness. I have met people with whom I may have never yet had a conversation when we were at Carleton, but because of our shared time and space in the late ’90s, I have found common ground that brought us to very real and meaningful conversations within minutes.
In the past month, Monica Wiant came to my little New Hampshire town to visit colleges with her daughter; because of our reunion-planning weekend in August, she reached out to me to see me in person. She shed light on being the parent of a college-bound kid. Thank you, Monica!
In early November, I flew through Grand Junction, Colorado on a 4-day National Parks spin, and Peter Hart broke free from family Sunday chores to have tea with me close to the airport. We got real, talking about life’s trials while presiding over the mall parking lot. What a treat to share these moments. Thank you, friends!