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Sharing the tale of Abortion Stories

Laura Johnson ’14 was fifteen when she realized she might need an abortion. That experience opened her eyes to the struggles that female-bodied persons face surrounding abortion and led her to begin volunteering at age eighteen with Family Tree, a community clinic in St. Paul that strives to provide sexual health care for individuals who…

Prof Talk: Andrew Beveridge discusses Silicon Valley, the ’90s, and math emergencies
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Prof Talk: Andrew Beveridge discusses Silicon Valley, the ’90s, and math emergencies

Andrew Beveridge is a professor in the mathematics, statistics and computer science department. He teaches upper level courses in graph theory, combinatorics, discrete applied math, abstract algebra, calculus and linear algebra. He talks to The Mac Weekly about failed calculus tests, Silicon Valley, combinatorics and bass guitar. Where were you born, and how did you…

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Enviro “Thurstys”: Mac’s longest-running speaker series

Enviro Thursdays are quite a tradition at Macalester. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies department, it is the longest running speaker series on campus. There is no other space where students can interact with speakers such as Bill McKibben one week and senior Macalester students the next. Plus, there are always snacks. However, it’s the speaker…

The many facial hairs of Macalester College
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The many facial hairs of Macalester College

Facial hair has contrasting connotations. For some, it represents laziness or a desire to be seen as grungy and alternative. For others, it is a symbol of masculinity and power. But despite differencing views on the role of facial hair, one thing is clear: at Macalester, it is in.

Macalester org not the same old song and dance
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Macalester org not the same old song and dance

Dancing in the Twin Cities, an unofficial Macalester organization created last year by Tess Huber ’16, arranges student excursions to nearby dance clubs. The group heads out once or twice a month to Cinema Ballroom across the street from Macalester, or Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown, Minneapolis. While these clubs are salsa- and Latin American-oriented,…

Bansal emerges as potential leader on campus
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Bansal emerges as potential leader on campus

Ask anyone who knows Pradyut Bansal ‘17–and there are many who do, as he was elected an MCSG Freshman Representative with 45.6 percent of the vote in September–and they’ll tell you he seems to be everywhere. “He’s the person that is in six places at once at all times,” said Sally French ’17, a close…

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