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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 10, 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 3, 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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Minnesota (2020) by Jordan Casteel. Oil on canvas. Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art.
"Rituals of Resilience" meets the moment through art and music
November 18, 2021

In galleries 373 and 374 of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) sits a historic art exhibit: “Rituals of Resilience.” A multimedia...

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Satire, music, and fun in the WMCN studio
Carling McQuinn, Staff Writer • November 11, 2021

Natalia Rulli ’25 is the host of Mactire, a music and talk show hybrid that runs every Tuesday from 12:00-2:00p.m. on 91.7FM WMCN radio. The...

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Annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular wows at Minnesota Zoo
Ella Pinkert, Associate News Editor • November 4, 2021

The Minnesota Zoo’s annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular was, in a word, spectacular. On a cold Halloweekend night, 5,000 carved pumpkins illuminated...

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