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Hegemonocle race piece no laughing matter

Among the ‘humor’ in the most recent Hegemonocle was an article called “Macalester Students Crave More Diversity In Bed.” The intent, some say, was to bring light to the lack of men of color on this campus. The writer chose to do this by reducing men of color to objects of female desire, and furthermore,…

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How do Mac students choose a major?

Choosing a major (or sometimes two, and often a minor or concentration thrown in) is no easy feat. Sometimes even the surest of Mac students change their minds multiple times before settling on a final path. Undoubtedly, this kind of indecision is a well-documented phenomenon, common in all kinds of colleges and universities. Specifically at…

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Mac swimming and diving starts season with a splash

To say that the Macalester Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams have enjoyed solid starts is an understatement. The 2012-2013 teams have already demonstrated immense strength and have high hopes for the rest of the season. The women, captained by Suzanne Oh ’13 and Renee Jordan ’14, are currently 2-0 in dual meets, having…

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Macalester moves up in the rankings

Number eight New Ivy, number eight liberal arts college and 18th smartest students. Macalester has received numerous accolades recently, but they might have less of an impact on the Mac community and prospective applicants than one might think. “Overall, I don’t like them,” President Brian Rosenberg said. “I think it’s an attempt to quantify what…

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Men’s basketball already feels impact of strong ’16 class

Going into their 2012 season, the men’s basketball team had won five of their last 100 games. This year’s team (3-4) is off to its best start since 2007-08. Helping to lead the charge is an unlikely source, 18-year-old California native Dylan Kilgour ’16. After searching for a school with a combination of top-notch academics…

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No Shame Senior Year: Friends with consequences

In an article I recently read, an author who studied male sexual habits said that he thought our contemporary hookup culture is due largely to the fact that it is normal for men and women to be friends as opposed to 30-plus years ago. As this has become the norm, the former practice of dating…

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Response// A.O. Scott’s review of “The Intouchables”

Les Intouchables, a French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano was released in the United States on May 25th 2012 with the literally translated name, The Untouchables. The movie tells the true story of Driss (Omar Sy), a “streetwise hoodlum,” and Philippe (François Cluzet), a “pallid aristocrat.” Driss applies to work for the…

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Seniors seek CDC assistance at higher rate than 2011-12

With the first semester drawing to a close, Macalester students are busy preparing for finals and longing for winter break. For many seniors, though, this is a time of anxiety as they explore post-graduation options. Many seniors choose to consult the Career Development Center (CDC) on campus for career exploration and job searching. However, the…

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Still hope for Eco Clamshells

Students who frequent the Grille may be intimately familiar with the Appetizer Sampler Platter, Chicken Caesar Salad and Avocado Melt. They may not, however, be cognizant of the details of the Eco Clamshell program. An Eco Clamshell is a “durable, hinged lid to-go container that is reusable and eliminates the need for disposable, non-recyclable take-out…

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A call for socially responsible banking

This is the published form of a letter originally delivered to President Brian Rosenberg. Dear President Rosenberg, We, participants in Outer Peace Circle, urge Macalester College to stop banking with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo’s relationships with GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America perpetuate gross injustices and contradict Macalester’s commitments to social justice and human…

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