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The Mac Weekly wants your election opinions

Our campus on Wednesday felt different. Tuesday night’s election results surprised much of the Macalester community. Regardless of how you processed the results, the coming administration marks a palpable change. This change will be felt in the spaces we share, as well as in the other communities we are each a part of. Since Tuesday,…

Opinion

Responding to criticism: taking responsibility for our content

Last week, four authors submitted an op-ed, “How to not write racist food reviews,” criticizing The Mac Weekly’s ramen columns. The piece called for greater understanding of the cultural assumptions beneath the ramen series. The authors argued that the articles “portrayed Asian food with the racialized expectation of ‘cheap exotic Asian food,’” as well as…

Jacob Bessen and Muath Ibaid: MacSUPER(heroes)
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Jacob Bessen and Muath Ibaid: MacSUPER(heroes)

For this week’s Senior Spotlight, The Mac Weekly sat down with Jacob Bessen ’17 and Muath Ibaid ’17 to talk about Mac Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER) and each other’s cooking. TMW: How did you guys start MacSUPER? Muath Ibaid: So Hannah Graf Evans, a mutual friend, mentioned it in a MENA [Middle…

Arts

The Finest Hours: A story of seas-ing the day

A recognizably blustering Cape Cod, Massachusetts is the backdrop for Walt Disney Studios most recent film The Finest Hours. Off the coast a small CG 36500 lifeboat bobs, carrying Bernie Weber (Chris Pine) and his fellow U.S. Coast Guard crew members. Out of sight and over the mammoth waves of the Chatham Bar, a cracked…

How the cookie crumbles: One last hurrah
Food & Drink

How the cookie crumbles: One last hurrah

This is the final installment of “How the cookie crumbles” for the year. As one of us says farwell to Macalester through the unfortunate reality that is graduation, and the rest of us go abroad, we say “goodbye.” We would like to extend our thanks to the Macalester community for gobbling up our tasty antics….

The way the cookie crumbles: chocolate for days
Food & Drink

The way the cookie crumbles: chocolate for days

This week: Chocolate Creme Joe-Joe’s KR: The stereotypical theater kid… I appreciate your enthusiasm. I really do. But only in doses that are so small that they are almost non-existent. Your constant pep is nerve-wracking and being around you is physically taxing. Sometimes when I am walking down the halls, nose buried in a textbook,…

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill
Features, Food & Drink

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill

Last week, foodies across the Twin Cities celebrated Mpls.-St.Paul Magazine’s Restaurant Week, an annual event in which some of the Twin Cities’ best and up and coming restaurants serve two course lunches ranging from $10 to $20 and three course dinners for $15 to $30. We decided to venture into downtown Minneapolis and try out…

The Way the Cookie Crumbles
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The Way the Cookie Crumbles

Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies a.k.a Frosting Torture KR: From four inches away this sweet thang sure is …pungent. He is the drama queen, always the one to search out the spotlight, at whatever cost. On the outside he is one suave-looking dude, but as you approach, he simply reeks of cologne. His is the…

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