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Way Back at Mac: The Best of the Fest
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Way Back at Mac: The Best of the Fest

There are a couple of things that indicate “spring” at Mac: hammocks on Old Main lawn, chacos — a.k.a. Macalester students’ favorite warm weather footwear — a longer line at the Café Mac soft-serve machine and, of course, Springfest. April 15, 2017 marks the 45th celebration of everyone’s favorite spring festival and all of the…

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Way Back at Mac: 45 years of Black History Month at Mac

Black History Month in the United States originated in the mid-1920s with Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard graduate and historian, who along with the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History established the first Black History Week in February 1926. The week in February was strategically chosen to include both Fredrick Douglass’s and…

Way Back at Mac: the history of finals week
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Way Back at Mac: the history of finals week

It is a make-it or break-it for your final grade, a main course in a feast of anxiety. “It is the time of victory or failure; it is the end of a long journey,” as a 1956 Mac Weekly article stated. And what is this mysterious menace? Why finals time of course! Finals are finals…

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