A Lovely May for Comps

14 May 2022

A Minnesota May is a glorious thing. It brings the beginning of spring, offering a reprieve from the -33 degree temperatures that are certainly inhospitable to human life. Nature is…

Weitz Center for Creativity

Happy Jewish Heritage Month: Helene Wecker is Delightful, and her Novel is Too

10 May 2022

As part of Jewish Heritage Month, we meet up with Helene Wecker – New York Times bestselling author, Trekkie, and Carleton alum – in Zoom-wonderland to discuss her novels, assurance…

Golem and the Jinni

Welcome to Our New Majors

27 April 2022

In continuing our time-honored tradition here on Second Laird, we’d love to take a moment to welcome and recognize a few of our newly-declared English majors! In addition to our…

New Majors 2022

There’s Rue for You: A Guide to Victorian Flower Language

19 April 2022

Happy Spring, Miscellany readers! Yes, we know that it was just snowing outside, but Minnesotan weather aside, we’re welcoming the new season with delusional optimism! In hopes that the Northfield…


Visions of California OCS: A Program Unlike Any Other

11 April 2022

Welcome, dear readers! Up this week in Miscellany news, Mike Kowalewski is getting ready to host his last-ever Visions of California Program (Winter 2023) and you should apply! The program…

California Cliffs

The Historical Requirements in the English Department: A Timeline and Discussion

4 April 2022

Hello all, and welcome to spring term! This week, we at the Miscellany would like to use our platform to bring attention to the ongoing conversations regarding the English major’s…

John Blanke

Mad Libs with the Miscellany

8 March 2022

Hello Dear Readers, happy 10th week! To perk you up, we’ve assembled some literary Mad Libs for you. Not familiar with Mad Libs? Do you miss the good old days…

Pride and Prejudice book cover

Passing is a Literary Marvel: Book Recs For Black History Month

28 February 2022

Happy Miscellany Monday! We hope you had a restful and productive February! To commemorate the end of Black History Month, we wanted to bring attention to some of our favorite…


Living London OCS: Come for the Plays, Stay for the Friends

24 February 2022

Hi lovely readers! The Living London Off-Campus Studies program is in its 50th year and, as you may or may not know, your dear editors met on this very program…

Students in London after a play

“Jas as in justice:” Getting to Know Jaswinder Bolina

17 February 2022

In anticipation of his upcoming talk, “The Personal Political” (RESCHEDULED: April 5), The Miscellany was invited to conduct a brief interview with poet, author, and Professor Jaswinder Bolina. The title…