Opinion

The MAX Center, from the tutors

In light of the recent article “MAX Center tutors revise mission statement; administration disputes changes,” and the various responses to it, we tutors at the MAX Center would like to discuss with the rest of the Macalester community exactly what it is that we do. It is important to us that the Macalester community understand…

Arts

Midway Murals

At its core, the “Midway Murals” project is only four walls and one man in the Hamline Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. Its goals, including economic development, community engagement and bridging divides between immigrants and nonimmigrant community members, are as ambitious as the project’s leader, neighborhood resident Jonathan Oppenheimer. Funded by the John S. and…

Alumni: where are they now?  | Anna Cavallo ’05 on post-Mac life and the publishing world
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Alumni: where are they now? | Anna Cavallo ’05 on post-Mac life and the publishing world

The Mac Weekly caught up with Anna Cavallo ’05, a linguistics major originally from Madison, Wisconsin. Cavallo currently works as a senior editor for Lerner Publishing Group, a Minneapolis-based, independently-owned children’s book publisher that is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Cavallo was also a concertmaster in the Macalester Symphony Orchestra….

Alumni: Where Are They Now? Catching up with Denise Hạnh Huỳnh ’07
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Alumni: Where Are They Now? Catching up with Denise Hạnh Huỳnh ’07

Originally from the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park, first-generation college student Denise Hạnh Huỳnh graduated from Macalester in 2007 with a major in anthropology and a minor in psychology. After receiving her master’s in public policy from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota, Huỳnh now works as a research associate at Wilder Research,…

Alumni: Where are they now? Daniel Vidal Soto’10
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Alumni: Where are they now? Daniel Vidal Soto’10

Daniel Vidal Soto ’10 is an English major with a concentration in creative writing who grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and Acuña, Coahuila, México. Author of the poetry chapbook “Demon in Plastic,” Vidal Soto currently teaches at Long Island University and guest lectures at Cornell University on gentrification. On the side, he practices his…

Alumni: where are they now? ’09 Grad discusses life after Mac
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Alumni: where are they now? ’09 Grad discusses life after Mac

Majra Mucić ‘11 is an international studies major with a focus in economics and minors in sociology and political science, who is originally from Bosnia. Mucić is currently a program specialist for Land O’Lakes International Development, a division of the famed butter company that generates economic growth in over 80 nations across the world. She’s…

Alumni: Where are they now? Elissa Mallory – Local Preschool Teacher
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Alumni: Where are they now? Elissa Mallory – Local Preschool Teacher

The Mac Weekly caught up with Elissa Mallory ’07, an anthropology major from a small town in northeast Texas. Mallory currently teaches five-year-olds at Children’s Country Day School, a private, nature-based preschool in Mendota Heights. She makes a mean homemade salsa, she’s churned butter wearing Pioneer-era dresses and now she’s speaking to us about her…