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Our Neck of the Woods: Up North
Our Neck of the Woods: Up North
Katherine Irving, Media Editor • April 8, 2022

Wolves are everywhere and nowhere; they live on pretty much every continent in the Northern hemisphere, but only the most intrepid have seen one in the wild. But across the...

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...

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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The Return of “Make Art, Not Waste”
The Return of “Make Art, Not Waste”
Rachel Percy, Contributing Writer • April 28, 2022

Shattered glass, bottle tops, broken CDs and floss sticks. I found these not in a trash can, but as part of a visually striking art piece by...

The Big Gig’s return brings big crowds and a mosh pit to the library basement
The Big Gig’s return brings big crowds and a mosh pit to the library basement
Audrey Wuench, Staff Writer • April 28, 2022

Days before the dawn of study days and finals, on April 22, the Dewitt Wallace Library basement turned into a stage for five student bands to...

Treasure trove of art in Macalester’s permanent collection
Treasure trove of art in Macalester’s permanent collection
Izzy Gravano, Arts Editor • April 28, 2022

Macalester has long been a staple in the Twin Cities arts scene as a space where art, academia and institutional memory bring global perspectives...

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