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News

MCSG Overseer: Cafe Mac to become a study space for finals?

As requested by the Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE), this week’s meeting of MCSG began with an acknowledgement that Macalester was built on stolen Dakota land. Ariana Hones ’18 announced that all meetings will now commence similarly. The majority of this week’s meeting was spent discussing alumni engagement. The Director of Alumni Engagement Katie…

News

President Rosenberg, administration respond to DACA announcement

Editor’s Note: The Mac Weekly has a policy of providing anonymity when speaking out may cause harm to a student’s mental or physical health, or to a student’s academic standing. Due to the sensitive circumstances surrounding DACA, the names of three students have been omitted to protect their privacy. Macalester President Brian Rosenberg spoke out…

First Generation College students: On framing a college experience
Features

First Generation College students: On framing a college experience

Though around 15 percent of Macalester’s student body is made up of first-generation college students, their presence has been largely uncelebrated, and often ignored. For the first time this year, an event is being held to recognize the graduation of students from these families. Across the country, there has been an increase in the number…

Sports

Greenberg: The Union College Football Players Deserve

In a move inevitable and long overdue, president of the National College Players Association Ramogi Huma organized a group of Northwestern football players on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and announced the founding of the first union for NCAA athletes. Aligned with the United Steelworkers Union, the group seeks compensation for the six billion dollars in revenue…

News

Common App glitches affect Mac admissions

This year, both applicants and colleges have reported serious glitches in the Common Application (Common App) system. The Common App serves over 500 colleges and universities, and the glitches have affected thousands of applicants, admissions officers, teachers, counselors and anxious parents. Though issues were first reported in early August, problems continue to occur. “On our…

Food & Drink

Your Weekend Horoscope

Aries: March 21 – April 19 You are the center of attention. All eyes are on you and this is your time to shine. So take advantage of this and finally make your move, it’s time. Change that song on the Café Mac juke. Virgo: April 20 – May 20 You have your persuasive hat…

Opinion

Unlearn what you have learned about academese

Bruce Lee had a philosophy about fighting. Although loathe to try to quantify and stratify the world of martial arts, he believed that there were three general tiers a fighter would occupy in his lifetime. In the beginning, prior to any training or conditioning, a normal person, pushed to fight, would fight not with skill…