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Keynotes: Creativity, Collections, and Cretaceous Cannibals
Keynotes: Creativity, Collections, and Cretaceous Cannibals
Katherine Irving, Media Editor • June 18, 2021

In the final episode of Keynotes, professors and researchers Ray Rogers and Kristi Curry Rogers speak about their research on death and dinosaurs, the importance of imagination...

Keynotes: Charcoal, Cores, and Cultural Knowledge
Keynotes: Charcoal, Cores, and Cultural Knowledge
Katherine Irving and Kori Suzuki June 11, 2021

On this episode of Keynotes, Josh Stephenson speaks about his work on charcoal in the lakes of Glacier National Park, and how conducting research from the heart, and incorporating...

Keynotes: Studies, Statistics, and Serial Killers
Keynotes: Studies, Statistics, and Serial Killers
Katherine Irving and Kori Suzuki June 4, 2021

On this episode of Keynotes, Kelsey Grinde speaks about her work on ad-mixed populations, and how DNA data meant to help people find relatives can catch murderers instead. 

Letters, Part 2
Letters, Part 2
May 13, 2021
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Student concerns force athlete dining changes for module 2
Student concerns force athlete dining changes for module 2
Lily Denehy, Food & Drink Editor • November 5, 2020

On July 15, Macalester Athletics Director Donnie Brooks emailed athletes and families detailing the plans, at the time, to return to play and practice in the fall. Ultimately,...

Café Mac at home: panini press grilled cheese
Café Mac at home: panini press grilled cheese
Leah Prinz, Contributing Writer • October 1, 2020

This is part two of an ongoing series about recreating Café Mac dishes and experiences at home. Here is my introduction to this series and the first installment.  Recipe:...

Protesters gather the Northeast branch of Spyhouse Coffee in Minneapolis. Photo by Malcolm Cooke 21.
Spyhouse workers go on strike (+photo story)
Yigit Kahyaoglu, Opinion Editor • September 24, 2020

On Saturday, Sept. 19, workers at Spyhouse Coffee went on strike, citing the management’s failure to introduce adequate measures to protect workers from COVID-19. Spyhouse...

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Activist Marco Saavedra in conversation about “The Infiltrators”
Activist Marco Saavedra in conversation about “The Infiltrators”
Carling McQuinn and Izzy Gravano September 23, 2021

Marco Saavedra and Viridiana “Viri” Martinez, two National Immigrant Youth Alliance members, had been living in the U.S. since they were...

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Waxahatchee Brings “Saint Cloud” to First Avenue
Izzy Gravano, Arts Editor • September 16, 2021

Last Sunday, Sept. 12, First Avenue’s Mainroom welcomed indie-folk band Waxahatchee in the debut tour of their 2020 album “Saint Cloud.”  Singer...

“The Lost Leonardo” at the Landmark Lagoon Theater
“The Lost Leonardo” at the Landmark Lagoon Theater
Izzy Gravano, Arts Editor • September 9, 2021

Before the “Salvator Mundi” painting was found in 2005, the last known Leonardo da Vinci painting was discovered over a century ago. Today,...

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