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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Bittersweet endings: A review of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
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Bittersweet endings: A review of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

“All things must end,” asserts Boris Semyónov-Pischik, played by Michael Karadsheh ’18, in a rare moment of solemnity for Karadsheh, the perennially hilarious Urinetown veteran. Make no mistake; although Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by Beth Cleary, is adorned liberally with humor, the fact remains that it is, at its heart, about endings. In…

Innerbloom: Exploring Silence
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Innerbloom: Exploring Silence

Innerbloom is a weekly series dedicated to creating an artistic dialogue around our mutual connections with nature. The series is submission-based, and seeks to bring a diversity of artistic voices to reflect on the ways we shape nature and nature shapes us. Each week, I introduce a theme that pertains to the overarching concepts of…

Cross Country teams reap rewards at MIAC Championship
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Cross Country teams reap rewards at MIAC Championship

On Saturday, Oct. 28th, the Macalester Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed at the MIAC Championship meet. The women’s team raced across the finish line in sixth place overall, while the men took seventh place. The women’s team had several strong finishers as Marlee Yost-Wolff ’19 led the way in 22nd place, earning Honorable…

Peace writer Tim O’Brien ’68 discusses war at Macalester
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Peace writer Tim O’Brien ’68 discusses war at Macalester

Tim O’Brien, celebrated author of The Things They Carried, once lived in Dupre Hall as a Macalester senior. This was how President Brian Rosenberg introduced O’Brien last Thursday, Oct. 19, to a full house in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Students, alums, faculty and staff members all came to see “Tim O’Brien and Marlon James…

A “Superior” Fall Break
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A “Superior” Fall Break

Two of our photographers, Josh Koh ’18 and Summer Xu ’20, headed north to Duluth for Fall Break. While visiting, they explored Gooseberry Falls State Park and the waterfront of Lake Superior. The scenery they encountered and the images they captured are a stark contrast to the urban landscape of the Twin Cities. The shores…

Beach Fossils Surf Through the 7th Street Entry
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Beach Fossils Surf Through the 7th Street Entry

Oh, October in Minneapolis. The air gets cooler than it’s been in months, and people break out their sweaters and light jackets in anticipation of the coming season. However, the surprisingly warm weather last Thursday could not have been more teasing. I realized that pairing the warm weather with a Beach Fossils concert would be…

Interview with President Rosenberg
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Interview with President Rosenberg

The following interview was conducted with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg on Oct. 12. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity and concision. TMW: When you write something that attacks Donald Trump, or pokes fun at Betsy DeVos, do you feel any pull to be more neutral in your role – because you’ve gotten students…

Where Does Art Come From: Panel Discussion at Mia
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Where Does Art Come From: Panel Discussion at Mia

by Sophia Alhadeff salhadef@macalester.edu This past week, a panel gathered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) to discuss the concept of creativity and artistic inspiration. Hosted by ARENA DANCES, the panel “Where Does Art Come From?” included six artists: two architects, three visual artists and one musician. Mia director Kaywin Feldman moderated the panel….

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