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Love thy neighborhood Twin Cities change with apartment boom

The residential housing market in Minneapolis and St. Paul is in full boom. After years of suburban sprawl, new apartment towers are being erected all across the city in both downtowns, the neighborhoods surrounding them, and along mass transit corridors. In Minneapolis, it’s difficult to drive anywhere near downtown and not see one—let alone two—cranes…

Mac will not say “goodnight”  to Mac @ Nite events
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Mac will not say “goodnight” to Mac @ Nite events

When Mac @ Nite began in the spring of 2012, its appeal was simple yet effective: free food. Promises of pizza, sandwiches or nachos lured in packs of students. In its third year, the program has now expanded, but retains its commitment to feeding the masses. Mac @ Nite is a consistent presence in student…

Flipping the script: Student challenges you with food
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Flipping the script: Student challenges you with food

Standing on some corner of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, every time someone walked by, I’d blurt out, “Hey! Do you have a moment?” The customary response to which was, “No, sorry.” “Just listen!” I told the passersby in my mind. I was convinced that what I had to say—that the Real Food…

Bringing Sexy Mac! Manic Pixie Dream Girls
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Bringing Sexy Mac! Manic Pixie Dream Girls

We all have our guilty pleasures. There are reality TV aficionados, who know the names of every Real Housewife and have watched the entire spread of the Discovery Channel’s options. There are Facebook gamers, who always seem to be in the middle of waiting for a new life in Candy Crush or other King games….

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Gettin’ Fresh

The slow jam and I go way back. Like any normal 7-year-old, I had a soft spot for Motown. And the slow jam trend continued as I got older. Though I discount my middle school years, as they were peppered with a whole Jansport full of angsty fist-pumpers, my love of slow-burning grooves continued with…

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Love thy neighborhood: Advocating pedestrian improvements

For most Macalester students, being a pedestrian is a part of everyday life. Macalester’s location in an urban neighborhood provides more busy streets and potential pedestrian problems than colleges in rural areas. Recent projects on campus included the construction of pedestrian islands on Grand Avenue and Snelling Avenue. These created “safe spots” for pedestrians when…

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