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Bringing Sexy Mac: Masturbation—Get Down With Yourself!
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Bringing Sexy Mac: Masturbation—Get Down With Yourself!

Alrighty folks, it’s about time we talk about masturbation. I’ve been thinking about sex a lot recently (thank you, women’s, gender and sexuality studies and educational studies for allowing me to do both my capstones on sex education). But before we can really talk about sex – and I mean really talk about sex –…

Class of 2018 makes their last headline together
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Class of 2018 makes their last headline together

Each year, the final Senior Spotlight is dedicated to the departing Mac Weekly seniors. Here, the group of 14 discuss their experiences working on the paper. TMW: In a word, how would people describe their Mac Weekly experience? M.L. Kenney: Exhausting. Josh Koh: Besides journalistic? Photographic and exploratory. Maya Rait: Hectic. Meg Britton-Mehlisch: Formative. Max…

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…

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