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Students who have off-campus jobs: pros and cons

Many Macalester students are often overwhelmed by their academic workload alongside their social lives. However, some students must also balance the academic demand alongside working a part-time/full-time job. At times scheduling can be difficult for some students, depending on their jobs, while others are able to pick hours that are easier on their schedules. Jonah…

Macalester Chorale and Concert Choir perform Mozart: Requiem
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Macalester Chorale and Concert Choir perform Mozart: Requiem

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Macalester Chorale and Macalester Concert Choir performed Mozart: Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and also featured the premiere of “The Ghost’s Story,” a piece by Dominick DiOrio (b. 1984). The event drew quite the crowd; Mairs Concert Hall quickly filled up with the overflow room being put to…

Welcome to my crib: Professor Teresa Mesa of Hispanic Studies
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Welcome to my crib: Professor Teresa Mesa of Hispanic Studies

Professor Teresa Mesa is all smiles. After giving a warm handshake and gesturing to a comfy armchair, Mesa, a senior lecturer in the Hispanic Studies department, is off and running, talking about the various objects in her office. Mesa doesn’t think of her office as “decorated,” per se. Rather, it speaks to who she is…

Welcome to my crib: Political Science professor Patrick Schmidt
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Welcome to my crib: Political Science professor Patrick Schmidt

The first things you notice upon walking into Patrick Schmidt’s office are the two opposing couches—one orange, the other blue, in the center of the room. Patrick Schmidt, Chair of the Political Science department, has ambient lighting on almost every surface to create a very welcoming environment. Schmidt happily gestured to the blue couch, as…

Welcome to my crib: Religious Studies Professor Jim Laine
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Welcome to my crib: Religious Studies Professor Jim Laine

Jim Laine led me into his office, and promptly took a seat in his La-Z Boy recliner, stretching out and making himself comfortable. With a grin on his face, he asked, “What can I do for you?” Laine is an Arnold H. Lowe Professor of Religious Studies and also the department chair. Upon first entering,…

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Study Abroad: the highs and lows as told by returning students

The Study Away program at Macalester is very popular, and offers a plethora of countries to study in and various subjects to study. The experience can be rewarding, but also trying. Hannah Bonestroo ’17 and Sarah Hendrickson ’17 shared the highs and lows of their study away experiences from the past year, along with their…

Spring break with Students Today Leaders Forever
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Spring break with Students Today Leaders Forever

Over spring break, a group of six Macalester students headed to warmer weather and participated in various service projects in multiple states with the group Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF). The trip, affectionately termed the “Jackson Five” included stops in Jacksonville, IL; Jacksonville, MS; Jacksonville, TN; Jacksonville, MO; Jacksonville, LA and Pensacola, FL. The leaders…

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