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The Health and Wellness Center: From Condoms to Counseling

By the time each Macalester class graduates up to 90 percent of the students will have visited the Health and Wellness Center. The Center provides students with a wide array of services, including short-term counseling, primary medical care, athletic trainer visits, psychiatric appointments and medical and counseling triage “If students are not healthy, they cannot…

Mara and Julia: a symbiotic four-year friendship
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Mara and Julia: a symbiotic four-year friendship

Talking to Mara Short ’18 and Julia Sullivan ’18, it’s clear that they care for each other with the joy and ardor of two people in passionate friend-love. After meeting as first-year roommates, Short and Sullivan adopted all the typical trappings of one’s most intimate friendship: finishing each other’s sentences, playfully ribbing each other and…

Macalester alumnus fills new store with 20 years of finds
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Macalester alumnus fills new store with 20 years of finds

Against the Current is easy to miss: this used bookstore on Grand Avenue, tucked between French Meadow and Zimmerman’s Dry Goods, is deeper than it is wide. Inside, its walls are lined with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Most books lack price tags – if a customer is interested in purchasing one, they must make an offer. But…

Free the Tampon (finally) arrives on campus
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Free the Tampon (finally) arrives on campus

A national movement is descending upon Macalester: the provision of free menstrual health products in public restrooms. While this sentiment has existed for as long as capitalism has extorted money from people to fulfill their basic health needs, the movement really kicked off in 2013 after Nancy Kramer gave a TEDxColumbus talk on the importance…

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