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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Students take to the polls
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Students take to the polls

Macalester students headed across the street to Macalester Plymouth United Church on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to cast their votes in the St. Paul mayoral election. Of those students who voted, many found the process relatively easy. “A decent amount of people told me if you lived on campus you could vote,” Jessie Lu, ’21, originally…

Club rugby culture accepts, empowers its members
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Club rugby culture accepts, empowers its members

Editor’s note: There are two rugby teams at Macalester, with players of different gender identities, not all of which are binary. Rather than referring to the “men’s team” and the “women’s team,” players from both teams will simply be referred to as Macalester rugby players. Anyone who has attended a Macalester student organization fair at…

Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry
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Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry

The lapse in snowfall last Thursday brought something new to the Twin Cities: Alvvays, a band of five based out of Toronto and touring the country after the September release of their second album, Antisocialites. They performed with Jay Som, a band from Oakland, CA, who returned to Minneapolis after a concert last March. Prior…

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…

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