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Gordy’s Transportation Tales: Final message to Mac

This week’s edition of The Mac Weekly is the very last of my college career, so it is fitting that in it I will discuss one of the central issues I’ve studied during my college career: transit and transit funding. To put it bluntly, Minnesota Republicans have drafted a bill that, if put into law,…

Leyla Suleiman: Commencement speech finalist shares speech excerpt
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Leyla Suleiman: Commencement speech finalist shares speech excerpt

Name: Leyla Suleiman. Majors: English literature and Educational Studies (teaching and learning track), minor in Classics. Extracurriculars: I was the leader of the Mac Muslim Student Association for two years, and stepped into an informal mentor role during my senior year. I worked at the Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center as an office assistant and…

Singledom, hookups and long-term love at Macalester
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Singledom, hookups and long-term love at Macalester

As single seniors about to graduate, my housemate and I were curious about the dating experiences of our peers at Mac. We posted a “Dating Culture at Mac” survey to Facebook, and received 150 responses, mostly from class pages. We found that most students have been asked out zero times since coming here, and average…

Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots
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Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots

Where could you find bagpipers, sheep herding and Scottish Highland dance competitions in the ’70s? You did not have to go all the way to Scotland. Try the Macalester Scottish Fair, an annual on-campus celebration that featured the best of Scottish music, dance, art and sport. Beginning in May 1972, the fair drew thousands of…

Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom
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Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom

Editor’s Note: The previous version of this story included a bio of Noah Nieting, who was not one of the finalists selected. We will be updating the online version with information from Leyla Suleiman, the finalist who should have been listed in Nieting’s place, shortly and will publish an excerpt from her speech in our…

Department coordinators: creating balance and connections
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Department coordinators: creating balance and connections

Toni Schrantz, department coordinator for philosophy and religious studies, never planned to work at Macalester for very long. Sixteen years later, she attributes her longevity to the nature of the position; she loves that it fits her sociable personality and allows her to engage with students and professors on a daily basis. Laura Kigin, department…

Style File: Seth Loeffler-Kemp’s personas and performances
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Style File: Seth Loeffler-Kemp’s personas and performances

Seth Loeffler-Kemp ’17 is poetic and pragmatic in his creative and intentional approach to style. He appreciates the difference between personal style and fashion, explaining, “Fashion is brands and design. Style is taking fashion and putting a vision to it, to your own individuality. I think I’ve learned to do that in a more focused…

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Gordy’s transportation tales: pedestrian rights

Hey Mac! After a lengthy hiatus, I’m back with my long-promised column on pedestrians’ rights. Full disclosure: this subject is near and dear to my heart, as I wrote my capstone in transportation geography on the evolution of pedestrians’ rights and rhetoric from the pre-auto era to today, so I have more than a few…

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We’re bringing Sexy Mac: miles past vanilla

Inspired by last week’s cautionary tale about combining food with sex, this week’s edition will feature two riskier kinks/sexual practices, cock-and-ball torture and erotic asphyxiation, with tips on how to minimize these risks. Whether you’re a connoisseur of erotic asphyxiation or don’t consider yourself an inch past vanilla, this week’s column is sure to be…

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