Home, News / December 8, 2017 Semester riddled with hate markings ends with two more swastikas found in library

Timeline by Celia Heudebourg ’18. In light of the administration’s decision to stop publicizing incidents of hate speech in the Mac Daily, The Mac Weekly is committed to covering these acts of hateful vandalism on campus. Campus Security discovered two swastikas drawn on a study desk in the library on the morning of Nov. 30,...

Home, News / December 7, 2017 New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students

By Lindsay Weber lweber1@macalester.edu At the beginning of this academic year, a group of dedicated faculty and staff were pleased to offer a brand new concentration in cognitive science at Macalester. Cognitive science is the study of systems, both natural and artificial, of knowledge and how knowledge is acquired, stored, and represented. The concentration’s webpage...

Home, News / December 7, 2017 Mac responds to Keillor allegations

On Thursday Nov. 30, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) cut ties with Garrison Keillor, the creator and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion” and one of Minnesota and public radio’s most recognizable figures. A St. Paul native and resident, Keillor’s connections to Macalester are both historic and current. Keillor produced...

Home, News / December 7, 2017 Evaluating campus sustainability progress

By Hannah Catlin and Rebecca Edwards hcatlin@macalester.edu redward1@macalester.edu For nearly a decade, Macalester has been actively working towards achieving six concrete sustainabilty goals: Zero Waste by 2020, 30% Real Food by 2020, Carbon Neutrality by 2025, Wellness, Education for Sustainability, and Urban Sustainability – but opinion remains divided on the college’s approach to environmental issues....

Features, Home / December 7, 2017 Macalester alumnus fills new store with 20 years of finds

Katie Woodhouse kwoodhou@macalester.edu 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...

Arts, Home / December 7, 2017 A road-weary Whitney shrugs through a First Avenue performance

By Alexander Marketos amarketos@macalester.edu Life on the road for a touring band gets inevitably strenuous. They play the same songs every night for months on end and answer the same questions from interviewers, not to mention how they spend their time between cities crammed like sardines in a tour bus or van. At First Avenue’s...

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New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students
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New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students

By Lindsay Weber lweber1@macalester.edu At the beginning of this academic year, a group of dedicated faculty and staff were pleased to offer a brand new concentration in cognitive science at Macalester. Cognitive science is the study of systems, both natural and artificial, of knowledge and how knowledge is acquired, stored, and represented. The concentration’s webpage…

Mac responds to Keillor allegations
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Mac responds to Keillor allegations

On Thursday Nov. 30, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) cut ties with Garrison Keillor, the creator and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion” and one of Minnesota and public radio’s most recognizable figures. A St. Paul native and resident, Keillor’s connections to Macalester are both historic and current. Keillor produced…

Evaluating campus sustainability progress
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Evaluating campus sustainability progress

By Hannah Catlin and Rebecca Edwards hcatlin@macalester.edu redward1@macalester.edu For nearly a decade, Macalester has been actively working towards achieving six concrete sustainabilty goals: Zero Waste by 2020, 30% Real Food by 2020, Carbon Neutrality by 2025, Wellness, Education for Sustainability, and Urban Sustainability – but opinion remains divided on the college’s approach to environmental issues….

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

Katie Woodhouse kwoodhou@macalester.edu 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…

A road-weary Whitney shrugs through a First Avenue performance
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A road-weary Whitney shrugs through a First Avenue performance

By Alexander Marketos amarketos@macalester.edu Life on the road for a touring band gets inevitably strenuous. They play the same songs every night for months on end and answer the same questions from interviewers, not to mention how they spend their time between cities crammed like sardines in a tour bus or van. At First Avenue’s…

Campus cat gains fame
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Campus cat gains fame

By Isabella Molano imolano@macalester.edu In the past week, Macalester’s favorite cat has gained international stardom. Max, a cat who lives near campus with religious studies professor Gregory Lipton and his wife Connie Lipton, has long roamed around campus and interacted with students and faculty. “He has been in our dorm, he came into our rooms…

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…

Review: There’s Magic in Guthrie 43rd Christmas Carol
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Review: There’s Magic in Guthrie 43rd Christmas Carol

Remember the moment in The Sorcerer’s Stone when 11-year-old Harry Potter steps through a brick entrance at the back of the Leaky Cauldron pub, and finds himself in the marvellous Diagon Alley? Magic fills his eyes as he wanders, mesmerized, along the eccentric shops and colorful façades that border the avenue. As I walked into…

Macalester campus unites for  walk-in against hate
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Macalester campus unites for walk-in against hate

As morning classes let out on Nov. 16, Macalester students, faculty and staff moved en masse toward the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a campus-wide walk-in against hate. Attendees packed the balcony, the staircase, the atrium and the entryway to, per the event’s description, “stand up and speak out against hate in our community.”…

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