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Medical students at the University of Minnesota hold a protest to speak out against former classmate Daniel Michelson, who was caught defacing the mural at the George Floyd Memorial, on August 27, 2020. Photo by Kori Suzuki
Coronavirus: Racism and the Medical System
Brian Zou and Kori Suzuki February 4, 2021

There’s been a lot of news about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Brown and Indigenous people. But this history of racism and medicine goes much deeper...

Decade of Restoration Part 3: The American Serengeti
Decade of Restoration Part 3: The American Serengeti
Katherine Irving and Kori Suzuki December 3, 2020

As the American Prairie Reserve works to build the largest natural wildlife refuge in the lower 48, a group of ranchers on the fringes of the reserve fight back. In this...

Decade of Restoration Part 2: Repainting the Prairie
Decade of Restoration Part 2: Repainting the Prairie
Katherine Irving and Kori Suzuki November 8, 2020

In Central Montana, the American Prairie Reserve has hopes of rebuilding a lost ecosystem. But they still have a long way to go. In this three-part series, we explore restoration...

2020: A Historic Election
2020: A Historic Election
October 29, 2020
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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
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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Art by Ailsa Burke
Senior arts spotlight: Ailsa Burke
Betsy Barthelemy, Arts Editor • February 18, 2021

Even amidst a pandemic, virtual classes and the cramped pace of the module system, studio art majors are still finding ways to make meaningful...

Poet Sagirah Shahid spreads Black Sufi Joy and Archival Resistance
Poet Sagirah Shahid spreads Black Sufi Joy and Archival Resistance
Libby Sykes, Staff Writer • February 11, 2021

On Tuesday Feb. 9, the Department of Multicultural Life (DML) presented local guest poet Sagirah Shahid in a Black History Month event called...

The titles for this week’s booklist. Graphic by Chloe Moore ’24.
Booklist: Women’s Fiction
Chloe Moore, Contributing Writer • February 4, 2021

We’ve all made playlists before: identified a hyper-specific mood, carefully curated the songs, came up with a funny title and slapped a well-edited...

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