TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect
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TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect

By Meg Britton-Mehlisch and Celia Heudebourg This week The Mac Weekly bids farewell to its own seniors. The incoming Editors-in-Chief talk with Rachel Wilson, Jamie Goodin, Ellie Fuqua, Jake Greenberg, Max Horvath, Maddie Jaffe, Eliza Ramsey, Allie Korbey, Kate Rhodes and Esha Datta. They discuss office memories and the Wac Meekly. TMW: This is the…

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Escape the Mac bubble, share your voice: Run for community council

Macalester’s student government isn’t the only local political organization looking for student representatives. If you want your voice heard outside the infamous Mac bubble, consider running for the recently established student seat on the Board of Directors of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC). In the likely event that you are the only student to appear…

“Latino, Art Migration” opening weaves the personal and political
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“Latino, Art Migration” opening weaves the personal and political

A visa is required to enter, the curator informed visitors to the opening reception of the Latino, Art Migration exhibition at Concordia University’s gallery on February 2. A “COP” (or so states the badge sewn to her uniform) examined paper “visas” passed out to visitors. She rubberstamped them “ENTRADA” and then pushed a button so…

There and back again: stories from study abroad
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There and back again: stories from study abroad

One of the troubles of spending half a year in another country is the difficulty of relating the depth of the experience to others. While some juniors were studying abroad last fall, life at Macalester continued on. To hear all the stories of returnees would fill a hundred Mac Weekly articles; the following snippets represent…

“Hoppe” memories and hopes for the future
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“Hoppe” memories and hopes for the future

*Dean of Students Jim Hoppe will leave Macalester at the end of the semester to take on his new position as Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Emerson College in Boston. Hoppe has worked for 12 years at Macalester, serving as Dean of Students for the past nine. This week The Mac Weekly…

WEtility: crowd-funding for global energy solutions
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WEtility: crowd-funding for global energy solutions

WEtility. That’s utility for community, or a business model for cooperatively-owned solar energy created by four Macalester students. Over J-term, Maggie Lobbig ’19, Becca Krasky ’19, Jack McCarthy ’18 and Gordy Moore ’17 used a Dream It Fund to investigate potential ways of effectively crowd-funding sustainable energy. After applying for and receiving Dream It funding…

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Calling out: exploring inclusive language at Macalester

At Macalester, we’re constantly introduced to new ways to create a safe, welcoming campus where everyone can have the best learning experience possible. Orientation Leaders teach first years about preferred gender pronouns (PGPs). The Department of Multicultural Life (DML) runs the More than Words (MTW) campaign to promote inclusive language. Professors (should) announce potentially triggering…

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