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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Bringing Sexy Mac! Farewell to a Beloved Community

As a first year, I had been invited to a pre-orientation retreat with the Bonner Scholars Program, a civic service engagement that I would spend the next four years a part of. I waited months to meet my cohort, but then heavy rain cancelled my initial flight. The 24-hour delay meant I missed the ride…

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Bringing Sexy Mac! A search for just restoration

Growing up,* I have seen women who have been with violent men; seen women who have survived men’s awful hands and/or strict tongues; women who were sometimes violent to men who were also violent to them; women who have left men; women who became mothers, household heads, caretakers and fighters. These women left for their…

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Bringing Sexy Mac! Hurt People Who Hurt People

My birthday was a few weeks ago. Most people did not know because I hide the date on Facebook so no one can receive the reminder in their feed and feel encouraged to leave me a message on my Timeline. With such a limited Facebook fuss, I enjoyed the introspective day I had, which was…

Columns, Sexy Mac

BRINGING SEXY MAC! A Loving TDoR

There is a certain solemn immediacy with which I pause over November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). Started to memorialize the 1998 death of Rita Hester, a Black trans woman from Massachusetts, the texture of TDoR has gained more traction for me as I reflect more maturely on my presentations, identities and experiences through…

Opinion

Striving for something better – The exclusion of people of color from campus conversations

In last week’s op-ed piece “Transgender-inclusive Changes at Mac,” Oliver Schminkey ’16 (they/them/theirs), Grey Myers ’17 (ze/zir/zirs) and Amy McMeeking ’15 (she/her/hers) discussed Macalester transgender activism of the last year. About recent trainings to support future transgender international students they wrote, “In the coming years, we hope that Mac can be a place where transgender…

Columns, Sexy Mac

Bringing Sexy MAC! The art of accepting a compliment

Occasionally, other people pay me a compliment, like “Ariel, you look great today.” At one time, I immediately responded to compliments with some variation of “Oh no, no I don’t.” But that was a while ago. These days, compliments still humble me with how gracious I am for the person’s kindness, but I have changed…

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