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Mac students reflect on Egypt’s future
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Mac students reflect on Egypt’s future

Most Macalester students have at least heard about the unrest in Egypt since the 2011 Arab Spring protests. For a few of them, however, the impact is much more immediate than a news report could ever be. “My dad used to tutor foreigners,” said Emily TahaBurt ’16. TahaBurt spent the first nine years of her…

Students and staff react to library redesign
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Students and staff react to library redesign

After a redesign over the summer, a sign in DeWitt Wallace Library asked the question, “What do you think of the new space?” Students had differing reactions. Last year, the library had three separate service desks. The circulation and reserve desks were together to the left of the entrance, the reference desk was in the…

CRSL mobilizes after O’Donnell reassigned
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CRSL mobilizes after O’Donnell reassigned

Toward the end of last year, word came out that K.P. Hong, Associate Chaplain at the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (CRSL), would be leaving Macalester after funding for his position was exhausted. Students, the CRSL and the College mobilized to find ways to fill the void that would be left by his departure….

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MCSG considers Kagin guidelines

After each incoming member from first year and sophomore elections was assigned to one of the four committees that make up MSCG, much of last Tuesday’s Legislative Body meeting was dedicated to discussing a proposed new set of guidelines for Kagin dances. The bill was prompted by rising concerns about rowdiness and physical and sexual…

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Blast from the Past: September 21, 1939

Welcome, Frosh By means of this “get acquainted with Macalester” issue of The Mac Weekly we wish to extend a hearty welcome to each member of the Class of 1943. We hope that your induction into every phase of campus life and activity will be complete and pleasant. You need have no hesitation as to…

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Social Host Ordinance extended

The city of St. Paul has expanded the Social Host Ordinance and Zero Adult Provider (ZAP) program, leading to increased enforcement and greater penalties for violations. The law and the ZAP program have a zero tolerance policy for underage consumption. The law, which went into effect in December of 2009, is designed to hold hosts,…

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Confusion on KWOC internships

Many students on probation after participation in the Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) protests last semester claim that the Macalester web page “Questions and Answers About the KWOC Protests at Macalester” misrepresents the consequences of their involvement. Last week, The Mac Weekly cited the webpage, stating that “none of the students involved in the…

Protests across Turkey hit home for Macalester students
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Protests across Turkey hit home for Macalester students

Kai Wilson ’14, a Political Science major and the current President of MCSG, never planned to study in Turkey, a secular democracy in the Middle East. “I thought Turkey was a desert, I had no clue,” he said. “I went in with open eyes.” Wilson found much of what he expected in Istanbul: a great…

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New Minnesota law promotes safety in underage drinking cases

Underage drinkers in Minnesota can no longer be charged with a crime if they attempt to seek medical help as part of a new medical amnesty law which went into effect Aug. 1. The bill, which passed through the legislature and was signed into law in late May, effectively provides protections to underage drinkers that…

Coleman speaks to MacDems
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Coleman speaks to MacDems

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman addresses the intro meeting for MacDems. Coleman, who is running for a third term, spoke about policy issues facing St. Paul and urged youth involvement in politics. Photo by Jiayin Qu.
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