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Hispanic Heritage Month: Adelante!’s spotlight of the week
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Adelante!’s spotlight of the week

Macalester’s Latinx-identifying cultural organization, Adelante!, is collaborating with The Mac Weekly to spotlight members of the Hispanic community at Macalester for Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). This week, Adelante! interviewed Cuauhtémoc Cruz Herrera ’19, who is pursuing an Economics and Applied Math & Statistics major. Making a Difference Two years ago, Herrera started a Live it!…

Professor Lisa Mueller discusses summer in Niger with USAID
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Professor Lisa Mueller discusses summer in Niger with USAID

Assistant Professor of Political Science Lisa Mueller spent several weeks this summer in the West African country of Niger as part of a team working for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is the United States agency responsible for administering civil foreign aid. In order to most effectively distribute that aid, the…

Living off-campus for the first time: the pros and cons
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Living off-campus for the first time: the pros and cons

As the new year begins, many juniors find themselves living off-campus for the first time. This living situation can be very different from the well-known on-campus residential experience Macalester students share their first two years. While living off-campus is not required, many students enjoy the financial advantage that living off-campus provides. Cameron Hill ’19 cited…

Obituary: celebrating the life of Cassini (1997-2017)
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Obituary: celebrating the life of Cassini (1997-2017)

The Cassini spacecraft, aged 19 years and 11 months, died in a powerful display of heroism. The late astronomer, author and science communicator Carl Sagan once said that “for small creatures such as we, the vastness [of the universe] is bearable only through love.” Cassini’s life mission was to bring a pocket of that vastness…

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Now featuring: theaters

by Alya Ansari How do you watch film? Do you ride the A-line till its last stop on County Road B? Do you line up for midnight showings in suburbs far from where you live? Or do you wait, pyjama-clad and bedridden, until you can browse the “new arrivals” section, legally or illegally, of your…

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Students who have off-campus jobs: pros and cons

Many Macalester students are often overwhelmed by their academic workload alongside their social lives. However, some students must also balance the academic demand alongside working a part-time/full-time job. At times scheduling can be difficult for some students, depending on their jobs, while others are able to pick hours that are easier on their schedules. Jonah…

Facilities Factsheet: getting to know Macalester by the numbers
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Facilities Factsheet: getting to know Macalester by the numbers

The care and keeping of Macalester College is no small task. Who makes sure campus buildings are properly cleaned, maintained, heated and cooled? Who keeps the grounds groomed and looking beautiful? Facilities Services. The department employs more than 70 people, including: 44 custodial staff, 12 mechanical/maintenance (boiler operators, plumbers, electricians), six carpenters and five staff…

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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…

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