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A word from MacBike

MacBike is a student-led organization dedicated to the promotion of bicycling in the Macalester community and the greater Twin Cities. MacBike organizes events that highlight biking as a fun activity and a sustainable means of transport. These events include group rides, alleycat races, and maintenance classes. MacBike also hosts weekly open shop hours on Tuesdays…

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Introducing: Student Liaison Alvin Kim

Ever since the Student Liaison position was created eight years ago, various students have worked to make this job more visible, accessible and, ultimately, less mysterious. In response to the student backlash that resulted from the college’s decision to go from need-blind to need-aware, the Board of Trustees, along with Macalester Senior Staff, created the…

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Compost bins installed in every campus building

Unlike last year, when compost was only collected in four locations on campus, Facilities rolled out green compost bins in common areas of all non-residential buildings, kitchens in dorms and everywhere with paper towel dispensers. The compost, which will be collected and brought to an industrial processing site called the Mulch Store, may include all…

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Sex positivity panel discusses contraception, sex

“Insurance companies like birth control because it’s cheaper than paying for a baby,” said Dan Buck, a representative and employee of National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) Pro-Choice Minnesota at the Safer Sex, Birth Control and Sex Positivity Panel hosted by Mac Activists for Choice on Tues., April 23. This panel was a…

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Bringing Sexy Mac! Examining sex positivity through a lens of class consciousness

Numerous departments and organizations on campus have gathered over the course of this semester to discuss a common topic: class. At every single gathering, the reason multiple people (myself included) gave for attending the event was that “We don’t talk about class enough on this campus.” I consider myself someone who thinks critically about class…

CSAs in the Cities
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CSAs in the Cities

If you’re sticking around the Twin Cities over the summer, we know what you’re thinking—how can I further my environmental stewardship by reducing the industrial commodity chain of food, support the local economy and avoid ingesting scientifically dubious, agriculturally suspect GMOs? Or maybe—how can I get my hands on massive amounts of kale? Either way,…

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