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Bringing Sexy Mac: Self Love and Body Positivity
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Bringing Sexy Mac: Self Love and Body Positivity

Content warning: body talk, eating disorders. Last week was Eating Disorder Awareness Week and, while I realize that I am late to the game with this article, I feel as though it is still something worth writing. Being aware of and addressing eating disorders should not be limited to one week of the year. Eating…

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Community gathers in remembrance

Just after 11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, the Macalester community received an email from President Brian Rosenberg with the news that Matias “Tea” Sosa-Wheelock, member of the class of 2020, had suddenly died. A memorial service on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Weyerhaeuser Chapel offered more than 100 students, faculty and staff an opportunity…

Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester
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Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester

On Friday Feb. 9, students gathered in the lower level of the Campus Center to participate in the first distribution of locally-sourced organic food and produce from the MacSHARE grocery cooperative – a project three years in the making. MacSHARE buys its food in bulk from Co-Partners Warehouse on Vandalia Street in St. Paul, and…

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The Limits of the White Institution

By Henry Aoki [email protected] The Nov. 16 walk-in, like most Macalester protests, was burdened by a cloak of fatigue. Cynicism echoed around the campus — emerging, even, in the walk-in’s speakers. What was the point of it all? The appearance of a swastika is a semesterly tradition, and we have yet to uncover a single…

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Talking about swastikas and anti-Semitism

On Nov. 16, at the invitation of the awesome Jewish (Mara Steinitz and Maxine Freedman) and Muslim (Tasneem Issa) student organizers, I spoke to those of us who gathered as members of the Macalester community to object to recent (and ongoing) expressions of hatred on campus. I started off by identifying myself as Jewish. I…

Macalester campus unites for  walk-in against hate
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Macalester campus unites for walk-in against hate

As morning classes let out on Nov. 16, Macalester students, faculty and staff moved en masse toward the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a campus-wide walk-in against hate. Attendees packed the balcony, the staircase, the atrium and the entryway to, per the event’s description, “stand up and speak out against hate in our community.”…

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The Village Idiot

These drawings are echoes of an ugly and despicable history, but they are less about resurfacing that history than they are about getting a reaction out of the student body.

Button Poetry Live Event at Camp Bar
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Button Poetry Live Event at Camp Bar

William Evans performs at Button Poetry Live. Photo courtesy of Button Poetry Live.[/caption] by Brooke Leonard [email protected] When someone says the words “poetry slam,” what comes to mind? Do you think of snapping fingers? Angsty young adults and college students dressed all in black? How about string lights, loud cheering and raunchy jokes? The word…

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Proposed line 3 pipeline springs activists into action

“Pipelines spill, tar sands kill” read one sign from the Hold the Line March to Stop Line 3 on Sept. 28, as activists marched to the state capitol to protest the construction of a new tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota. Several environmental advocacy groups including Youth Climate Intervenors and Honor the Earth, united to…

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