Home, News / February 16, 2018 Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester

On Friday Feb. 9, students gathered in the lower level of the Campus Center to participate in the first distribution of locally-sourced organic food and produce from the MacSHARE grocery cooperative – a project three years in the making. MacSHARE buys its food in bulk from Co-Partners Warehouse on Vandalia Street in St. Paul, and...

Home, News / February 15, 2018 Three months on, administration and students shape walk-in response

In the late morning of Nov. 16, 2017, a massive crowd of Macalester students, faculty, staff and administrators filled the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a walk-in against hate. What started as a student-organized response to anti-Semitic and anti-Arab graffiti on campus became a rupturing event – sparking broad conversations about equity, diversity, cultural...

Food & Drink, Home / February 9, 2018 Seeing the Bigger Pitcher: Dangerous Man Brewing Company

On this week’s Seeing the Bigger Pitcher, I was fortunate enough to “survive” the Dangerous Man Brewing Company, located in the Arts District of northeast Minneapolis. Once a dusty furniture store, this brewery has utterly transformed the building and the community that surrounds it. Sarah Bonvallet and Rob Miller, a couple from the Twin Cities...

Arts, Home / February 9, 2018 An American Ascent: A powerful film about race and climbing

June 2013. It’s the 100th anniversary of the first ascension of Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America. Rising to 20,310 feet, the mountain has welcomed many great expeditions. That summer, outdoors enthusiasts from all over the world reconvened for an anniversary ascent. Amongst them were nine climbers, the first...

Home, Opinion / February 8, 2018 Looking Up to a Pervert: My Memory of Garrison Keillor

How do I start this? I suppose the best way to venture to tell this story is by starting with what got me thinking about this in the first place. I always pick up a print copy of the paper on Fridays. I enjoy reading the thoughts and opinions of my peers as expressed through...

Food & Drink, Home / February 8, 2018 Black Sheep Pizza: A Twin Cities take on American pizza

Judging pizza can be a contentious issue. Each individual carries their own specific taste and preferences. In some cases people feel so strongly about their prefered style of pizza that all other slices seem inferior. At some point, it becomes hard to discern between loyalty to your favorite slice of pizza and the objective attributes...

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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

by Meg Hinson mhinson@macalester.edu 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…

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.”…

Fossil Free Mac proposal to go before SRC
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Fossil Free Mac proposal to go before SRC

Fossil Free Mac wants Macalester to stop entering into private partnerships with oil and gas companies and place a moratorium on the ones it already has – and it could have its proposal before the Board of Trustees by February. In the past, Fossil Free Mac has sought the college’s total divestment from any financial…

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