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Latitude—the choice to study abroad

The opinion piece below is an updated version of the article entitled “Facing pressure to study away” that appeared in the print edition of The Mac Weekly on Friday, March 8, 2013. What would we get anything done if we didn’t have social pressures? There’s no getting around the fact that they exist—and college campuses…

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In support of the administration

In the 10th grade, I sent an email to the IT staff of my high school calling them communists. Specifically, I wanted to know why websites with flash games were being blocked. This, I had decided, was proof of an authoritarian state more like the ‘great firewall’ of China than the way a school should be run.

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Caring about the conclave

When Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, he created a vacancy in the Roman Catholic Church that can only be filled by a conclave. He also made my March that much more exciting. You see, I was raised Catholic, and although I am no longer a Catholic, I am still pumped about the conclave.

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Meeting with Wells Fargo prompts letter

Dear President Brian Rosenberg, David Wheaton, Doug Rosenberg, and Kate Walker:

Thank you for facilitating last week’s meeting with representatives from Wells Fargo, Macalester business services administrators and students representing Macalester’s Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus coalition.

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Congress needs to stop playing the blame game and grow up

Congress tried to force itself to make a plan for the deficit by putting a punishment in place if they failed to come to an agreement: the sequestration, or forced budget cuts. Predictably, given the general incompetence of Congress, no agreement was made and the budget cuts, amounting to $85 billion across the board, have been put into effect.

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Mac Mental Health Tumblr

I write this at six o’clock AM Sunday night (Monday morning?), with no sleep and no chance of stopping for breath until, well, tomorrow morning at six o’clock. And I’m not the only one. As students, we often get caught up in the over-achievement whirlwind, so hectically busy we forget ourselves. Sometimes slowing down or…

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