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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Fossil Free Mac proposes divestment to SRC
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Fossil Free Mac proposes divestment to SRC

On Wednesday Jan. 31, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) presented their latest fossil fuel divestment proposal to to the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC). The SRC was supposed to hear FFM’s presentation last fall, but due to scheduling conflicts, was unable to convene before winter break. The proposal presented on Wednesday calls on Macalester to divest the…

Keillor harassed Mac student in 2012, college standing by bookstore
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Keillor harassed Mac student in 2012, college standing by bookstore

Former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor wrote a sexually charged limerick about a Macalester student on the whiteboard behind the counter at his bookstore, Common Good Books, in 2012, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News reported last Tuesday. Despite this, Macalester has no plans to end its business relationship with the 75-year-old Minnesota-native. Keillor’s…

Grammy winner Kimbra opens up
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Grammy winner Kimbra opens up

By Xavier Xin To Kimbra, music has always felt like “a calling.” “My parents put me around music a lot and I was really into writing full songs and recording them on cassette tapes,” she recalls. “I also did a lot of musicals back then. I started guitar at 12 and that was when I…

BØRNS performs sold-out show at Palace Theatre
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BØRNS performs sold-out show at Palace Theatre

Playing his sold-out show at St. Paul’s historic Palace Theatre — which was built just over a hundred years ago as a vaudeville theatre in the heart of the city, and was recently renovated into a concert venue — Garrett Borns of the indie pop sensation BØRNS paused his lively set to reflect. “If these…

Grandview Review: The Post explores Pentagon Papers reporting
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Grandview Review: The Post explores Pentagon Papers reporting

Steven Spielberg revisits the 1971 leaking of the Pentagon Papers — classified documents detailing the extent of clandestine US activity in the ongoing Vietnam War — in this tense political drama. Battle lines are drawn between government and press as the Washington Post decides whether to publish the Papers in the face of legal and…

Changing Our Culture: Men Can and Must Do Better
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Changing Our Culture: Men Can and Must Do Better

The #MeToo era is momentous. Many courageous people, the vast majority of them women, have come forward with stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment. They have been believed more than ever before. The consequences for the perpetrators, almost always powerful and prominent men, have been larger and swifter than ever before. Victims now have…

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