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The Health and Wellness Center: From Condoms to Counseling

by Por Eiamkamchanali By the time each Macalester class graduates up to 90 percent of the students will have visited the Health and Wellness Center. The Center provides students with a wide array of services, including short-term counseling, primary medical care, athletic trainer visits, psychiatric appointments and medical and counseling triage. “If students are not…

Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots
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Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots

Where could you find bagpipers, sheep herding and Scottish Highland dance competitions in the ’70s? You did not have to go all the way to Scotland. Try the Macalester Scottish Fair, an annual on-campus celebration that featured the best of Scottish music, dance, art and sport. Beginning in May 1972, the fair drew thousands of…

Grub on the Green Line: Ngon Bistro compares like no other
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Grub on the Green Line: Ngon Bistro compares like no other

This week, I tried a French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant called Ngon Vietnamese Bistro. Even though there are many good choices for Vietnamese food on the Green Line, this place compares to none other. The prices are a little steeper than the average Green Line restaurant, but the food will make you understand why. From the outside,…

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Escape the Mac bubble, share your voice: Run for community council

Macalester’s student government isn’t the only local political organization looking for student representatives. If you want your voice heard outside the infamous Mac bubble, consider running for the recently established student seat on the Board of Directors of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC). In the likely event that you are the only student to appear…

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Examining Macalester Plymouth Church’s sanctuary designation

On January 30, Macalester students, staff and faculty received an email from Cynthia Hendricks with a familiar subject line: “Message from President Rosenberg.” It was three days after Donald Trump signed the first travel ban attempting to prevent entry of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and the Macalester community was…

Style File: Chris Mendoza, Macalester’s fashion chameleon
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Style File: Chris Mendoza, Macalester’s fashion chameleon

Miami, Cuba, New York, Puerto Rico, Azerbaijan: distinct locations with something key in common: each place has inspired the personal aesthetic of Macalester senior Chris Mendoza. He is something of a chameleon, emulating the essence of the variety of locales he cites as influences. Considering the distinct feel of each of these places, Mendoza’s stylistic…

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