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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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Way Back at Mac: 45 years of Black History Month at Mac

Black History Month in the United States originated in the mid-1920s with Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard graduate and historian, who along with the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History established the first Black History Week in February 1926. The week in February was strategically chosen to include both Fredrick Douglass’s and…

Way Back at Mac: the history of finals week
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Way Back at Mac: the history of finals week

It is a make-it or break-it for your final grade, a main course in a feast of anxiety. “It is the time of victory or failure; it is the end of a long journey,” as a 1956 Mac Weekly article stated. And what is this mysterious menace? Why finals time of course! Finals are finals…

Way Back at Mac: Dewitt Wallace is not guilty
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Way Back at Mac: Dewitt Wallace is not guilty

We are guilty, here at Macalester, of falsely accusing a man for a crime he did not commit. Namely, bringing a cow to the fourth floor of Old Main and leaving it for the administration and facilities to deal with. This man, as many know, is Dewitt Wallace. If you took a tour as a…

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Way Back at Mac: Politics

Trump v. Clinton. Clinton v. Trump. Johnson? I don’t know about you but the ongoing Trump Clinton saga with a few Johnson or Stein interjections has got me pining for simpler times; even the Gore, Bush chronicle with a sprinkling of Nader doesn’t sound half bad at this point. If today’s politics have got you…

Way Back at Mac: Scalia launches his career on campus (sort of)
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Way Back at Mac: Scalia launches his career on campus (sort of)

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death, discussions of his character and life’s work have been in the limelight. Scalia and his legacy is controversial, but most seem to agree, political views aside, that Scalia had an engaging and charismatic persona that changed the way the Supreme Court handled the Constitution….

Way Back at Mac: Prehistory
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Way Back at Mac: Prehistory

We all know that Macalester College was instituted in 1874, but few are aware that the groundwork for the school was laid nearly twenty years before with the Baldwin School. The Baldwin School, the precursor to Macalester, was created by Rev. Edward Duffield Neill, with much assistance from its namesake Mr. M. W. Baldwin, as…

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The [critical] theory of everything: exploring a Macalester concentration

Which academic concentration at Macalester combines philosophy, science and math into one field. Stumped? Read on to discover the wonder and complexity of the critical theory (CT) concentration. “[The concentration] comes out of twentieth century French and German philosophy and essentially opens up a negative critical space instead of one of traditional philosophy,” explained CT…

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