Home, Opinion / April 28, 2018 On Hope

On December 26th, 2017, protesters in Henoko, Okinawa, Japan reached their 5000th day of protest against the ongoing presence of the U.S military. With over 500 protesters, the people of Okinawa continued their fight against U.S. military occupation. Transferred from one imperial power to another, Okinawa represents a forgotten space of colonial conquest. Once the...

Arts, Home / April 26, 2018 Home magazine showcases international students’ talents

When Annie Sumpunkulapak ’19, who hails from Bangkok, Thailand, first came to Macalester, she found it difficult to be an international student. She thought that it could be challenging to connect with domestic students and that she didn’t have an outlet to express her voice. Determined to increase the visibility and recognition of students from...

Arts, Home / April 26, 2018 Professor Cecilia Espinosa on conducting and Colombia

Professor Cecilia Espinosa Arango is an imposing, aristocratic figure. She has wild, short bobbed hair, in the style of Fran Lebowitz and Beethoven. Like many other Latin Americans who earn the title of orchestra conductor, in her professional context she translates to the eye as both animated and serious. Think of “The Incredibles’” Edna Mode,...

Features, Home / April 26, 2018 Class of 2018 makes their last headline together

Each year, the final Senior Spotlight is dedicated to the departing Mac Weekly seniors. Here, the group of 14 discuss their experiences working on the paper. TMW: In a word, how would people describe their Mac Weekly experience? M.L. Kenney: Exhausting. Josh Koh: Besides journalistic? Photographic and exploratory. Maya Rait: Hectic. Meg Britton-Mehlisch: Formative. Max...

Home, News / April 19, 2018 Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Twin Cities experienced their first blizzard in nearly thirteen years, as a foot of snow fell on the area in a 14-hour period. The snow provided the backdrop for Springfest, and necessitated that Program Board (PB) hold the event inside the Leonard Center and not, as is traditional, on...

Arts, Home / April 19, 2018 Ruppersberg channels Rauschenberg in new Walker exhibit

The Walker Art Center’s “Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018,” about the California-New York-based conceptual artist, is the first major retrospective of Ruppersberg’s work in 30 years. His body of work, eclectic and erudite, doesn’t follow one specific thread of thought, but is always deliberate. There is no piece empty of meaning in this exhibit. A...

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Smallpools to headline Springfest
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Smallpools to headline Springfest

The indie pop band Smallpools will headline Springfest on April 14. Pop artist Abir and rapper Mike Floss will also perform. Smallpools, formed in 2013 by Mike Kamerman and Sean Scanlon, is best known for its songs “Dreaming,” “Karaoke” and “Over and Over”. Its most recent album, LOVETAP!, was released in 2015. The group has…

Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books
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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books

The DeWitt Wallace Library is reviewing several thousand books for potential removal from college’s collection in the coming months, reigniting conversations over the library’s future and its role in the college’s broader mission. The books targeted for withdrawal were published between 1993 and 1998, have not been checked out in the last fifteen years, are…

O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments
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O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments

The building housing O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, a family-owned Union Park neighborhood landmark for 77 years, will soon be demolished and rebuilt to include a new apartment complex with a smaller version of the restaurant on the ground floor. The restaurant has expanded significantly over its nearly eight decades at the corner of Selby and…

Student band The Red Whisk cooks up grocery store jams
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Student band The Red Whisk cooks up grocery store jams

From bluesy ballads to upbeat country songs, songwriting duo The Red Whisk places grocery stores in a whole new light for their listeners. Miriam Moore-Keish ’19 and Kavya Shetty ’19 formed The Red Whisk this past January and decided to write songs exclusively about grocery stores, setting it apart from the average band. So far,…

Whittle walks away after 3-22 season
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Whittle walks away after 3-22 season

After nine years, 35 wins and 191 losses, former Macalester Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Whittle tendered his resignation. Whittle’s tenure ended with a loss at Augsburg College that brought a 3-22 (2-18 MIAC) season to a close. Despite the difficulties on the court, Brett Olson ’18, the team’s lone senior, wished him well. “Coach…

Mays elected MCSG president, says “we can be better”
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Mays elected MCSG president, says “we can be better”

Cleveland, Ohio native Malik Mays ’19 will be the next MCSG president, beating Andy Han ’19 and Jed Buchholz ’19 in a three-way race for the position as MCSG held its executive elections for the 2018-19 school year on Monday and Tuesday. Mays, a first-time candidate who has not previously served in student government, took…

Chocolate and the Conscious Consumer
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Chocolate and the Conscious Consumer

Now begins the great chocolate sale, the post-Valentine’s Day clearinghouse of confections from companies around the world. But have you considered the story behind the chocolate bar you’re about to buy? I have worked in the chocolate industry for eleven years; I am a chocolatier, but I am a very small part of the production…

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