Photos by Luther Caverly
As alumni returned to campus for September’s Throwback 2013 homecoming event, we encouraged them to dig out and share some of their memorabilia. The reawakening of that alumni spirit came out at football games when alumni donned their old apparel to cheer on the Ravens. Herewith, a stylized selection of some of the best finds.
Here’s a hopeful stance. A big win means players can rest their helmets on the hi-fi and listen to a victory tune. We’re rooting for you!
This pin looks like the first-prize award for a pie contest but is infused with much more sweetness. It was worn to cheer on the team at game day in decades past. The return of football to campus gives reason to pin one on again.
A Raven stands atop a collection of yearbooks from decades past that documented the student population before Facebook was the communication milieu. To do so today would require many more pages. Carleton graduates some 5,000 students annually.
The varsity jacket becomes distressed after time with its worn-leather look that is both fashionable and evocative of fall seasons of the past.
Do you know the Carleton Victory song? While you sang it loud and proud, you also wore your Carleton hat and waved your pennant wildly as you cheered your team on to a nail-biting win. Where do you keep your Carleton gear?
School spirit expresses itself in many ways, from loud and proud to subtle and worn closer to the heart, as is the case with these lapel pins showing various depictions of a Raven, from the most natural to the more mascotish in the form of the beloved Rodney the Raven—and who doesn’t “heart” the powerhouse 11-time champion basketball team?