Style File: Sean Barry Lawrence’s love affair with sweaters
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Style File: Sean Barry Lawrence’s love affair with sweaters

Sean Barry Lawrence ’17 loves to cook, makes excellent cocktails and has a dry sense of humor. Interviewing him in his house, I discovered how his tastes and personality emanate through all facets of his life, including his relationship with his housemates and the $3 ironically mundane paintings that they hang on their walls. Lawrence…

Opinion

What is the point of Consent is Mac, again?

Although “Consent is Mac” t-shirts are ubiquitous on campus, we, the student leaders of the campaign, want to reaffirm the mission and components of the Consent is Mac initiative. We want to acknowledge the foundation of the campaign and what it seeks to establish. The “Consent is Mac” slogan does not imply that consent is…

Style File: Ellie Hohulin
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Style File: Ellie Hohulin

Ellie Hohulin ’19 is undeniably cool. She’s the kind of person who appreciates a visit to all sorts of department stores and understands the importance of a good hat. Hohulin’s relaxed and intuitive approach to style is epitomized by the way in which she picks out her outfits. Her strategy is linked to the fact…

Style File: Obiele Harper
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Style File: Obiele Harper

Obiele Harper ’17 can’t think of a time when she didn’t care about fashion. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. Now she hopes to enter the fashion marketing world and eventually become a stylist. Harper’s poise and chic style make her stand out on campus, and most people recognize her commitment…

Style File: Andy Kaesermann’s colorful wardrobe and bright personality
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Style File: Andy Kaesermann’s colorful wardrobe and bright personality

Andy Kaesermann ’16 is a tornado of happiness and constant affirmation. Kaesermann’s bubbly personality, affinity for Japanese culture and love of overalls make him a unique and formidable campus presence. To Kaesermann, personal style is a manifestation of his moods, personality and passions. According to Kaesermann, his style can best be defined as “a mountain-witch…

Style File: Allie Belyaev
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Style File: Allie Belyaev

Allie Belyaev ’17 is a self-proclaimed Russian queen. The Seattle native exudes an aura of self-assuredness that is rare in college-aged young people. Her strong opinions and unapologetically sarcastic delivery are refreshing, and her commitment to presenting her authentic self is evident in her personal style. Belyaev is known for her sass, but this facet…

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Style File: No Holden back

Holden Bothun ’17 is a boundary pusher, plain and simple. Energetic, honest and quick to laugh, Bothun has the charisma of an artist. Both a visual artist and musician, he uses personal style as an elaborate social experiment, exploring both interpersonal perceptions and identity creation. Bohun approaches personal style as a way to see what…

Style File: Dubie Toa-Kwapong
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Style File: Dubie Toa-Kwapong

Eloquent and poised, Dubie Toa-Kwapong ’16 is a woman with a philosophy of radical self-acceptance, comfort and ease in fashion and stylistic expression through a blended cultural heritage. Toa-Kwapong made her family’s influence on her style abundantly clear throughout the interview, especially stressing the inspiration she has drawn from her mother, father and grandmother. To…

Style File: Josh Marcus and Mike Curran
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Style File: Josh Marcus and Mike Curran

When you plan a photoshoot and interview with Macalester’s improvisational comedy dynamic duo and arts magazine mavens, Josh Marcus ’17 and Mike Curran ’18, you don’t know what to expect. Three hundred pictures and an hour-long interview later, I have attempted to capture the wit, depth, goofiness and authenticity of these two friends. Our conversation…

Opinion

Reflections on Seka’s presentation: Problematic or empowering?

Last week, Seka, a pornographic actress who appeared in adult films in the 1970s and ’80s, came to Macalester College to talk to our student body about her experience in the “industry.” The talk was advertised as addressing “the politics of porn, the relationship between feminism and porn, and where today’s pornography fits into the…

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