Tag: identity

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24 Frames Per Second: Greta Gerwig’s debut film Lady Bird

Living in the Central Valley of California is an experience that is unique to say the least. When you’re a teenager living anywhere in the Valley, in Modesto, or in Bakersfield, or in Fresno, you might be in California, but you can’t help but feeling like you’re a million miles away from the cultural life…

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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…

Mitski doesn’t want to be “Your Best American Girl”
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Mitski doesn’t want to be “Your Best American Girl”

The recently reopened Palace Theatre in downtown St. Paul doesn’t try to impress by looking flashy. Neither does Mitski, the indie-rocker who opened there for the Pixies last week. On October 10, Mitski took center stage, wearing black, with her hair pulled into a low ponytail. Accompanied by a percussionist and a guitarist, she stood…

Macalester’s new look: Administrators  discuss rebranding process
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Macalester’s new look: Administrators discuss rebranding process

In September, Macalester students, faculty and staff returned to campus and discovered that a new visual identity had sprung up on sweaters, student IDs and Convocation lunchboxes. Although the change may have seemed sudden to many members of the Macalester community, the school had been considering a rebranding process for years and began seriously working…

Museum Monthly: Anne Collier at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Museum Monthly: Anne Collier at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

This month The Mac Weekly ventured to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see Anne Collier’s latest exhibition, Women with Cameras (Self Portrait). Located in the photography section of the museum, the exhibition features 80 35mm slides of found photographs depicting self portraits of young women. Together the photographs depict a sense of self identity…

CeCe McDonald talks trans identity, privilege and allyship
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CeCe McDonald talks trans identity, privilege and allyship

On a June night in 2011 in Minneapolis, CeCe McDonald fatally stabbed a man who was attempting to assault her and her friends. Since then, the Black trans activist’s journey has taken her from the courtrooms and prisons of Minnesota to the cover of Rolling Stone ­— and on Friday, April 1, the stage of…

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Adelante! holds Latin@ Week on media representation

Editor’s Note: The @ symbol is used in the terms Latin@ and Chican@ to include all gender identities within those communities. Last week, Adelante! held their annual Latin@ Week, with the theme of “Create Your Own Media.” Adelante! is a student organization on campus that works to increase awareness and appreciation of U.S. Latin@, Chican@…

A psychological perspective on personal gender pronouns
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A psychological perspective on personal gender pronouns

PGPs are a vital part of Macalester culture. However, this more accepting campus identity has had to be cultivated and nurtured by both the community and administration. Professor and Chair Joan Ostrove of the psychology department offered some perspective on the history and future of PGPs at Macalester. On the changes in the Macalester community,…

FRAGMENTS Episode 1: New Place, New Identity
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FRAGMENTS Episode 1: New Place, New Identity

Everyone’s heard the myth: you go to college, you find yourself, you grow into your identity. But what happens when you’re at college, or on your way there, and someone finds it for you? Today, we have two stories about people confronting an identity they didn’t choose. This is Fragments: Just Part of the Story….

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