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Empty Bowls project makes art for a cause
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Empty Bowls project makes art for a cause

Macalester’s ceramics studio doesn’t usually open its doors to those not taking a ceramics class. The Gary Erickson Empty Bowls program is a rare exception. Multiple throwing and glazing workshops, open to anyone with ceramics experience, are hosted each semester. The bowls produced in these workshops are all eventually sold at an annual fundraiser, the…

Giselle Lora’s study away project funded and built in Ecuador
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Giselle Lora’s study away project funded and built in Ecuador

By Barbara Kuzma and Katie Woodhouse Giselle Lora ’18 studied abroad in Ecuador through a program called Rehearsing Change which is pedagogically centered on sustainable community development and the decolonization of learning. It’s a part of the “Fair Trade Learning” movement, seeking to have the host communities benefit and learn alongside the international students. Lora…

The Mac Weekly exchanged ad space for booze in the 1990s
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The Mac Weekly exchanged ad space for booze in the 1990s

Park Liquors was already an established part of Macalester’s culture in the early 1990s. It had an especially close relationship with The Mac Weekly, but this ended in 1993. In the Feb. 19 issue of 1993, a headline titled “Weekly Shut Down” graced the front page. The accompanying article explained that campus security had confiscated…

Need medical help? Call MCEMS, our student led EMT team
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Need medical help? Call MCEMS, our student led EMT team

If you need medical attention on a weekend at Macalester, there’s one campus organization that’s likely to reach you first: Macalester College Emergency Medical Service (MCEMS). An extension of Mac First Aid, the organization provides students with medical knowledge and training, in addition to hands-on experience as members of a regular emergency response team. “We’re…

Bringing Sexy Mac: Self Love and Body Positivity
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Bringing Sexy Mac: Self Love and Body Positivity

Content warning: body talk, eating disorders. Last week was Eating Disorder Awareness Week and, while I realize that I am late to the game with this article, I feel as though it is still something worth writing. Being aware of and addressing eating disorders should not be limited to one week of the year. Eating…

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