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Decade of Restoration Part 1: The Fallen King of New England
Decade of Restoration Part 1: The Fallen King of New England
Katherine Irving and Kori Suzuki October 22, 2020

In 1904, a devastating blight wiped out the American chestnut tree. 100 years later, a team of researchers is on the verge of bringing it back to the wild. In this three-part...

How Journalism Fails People of Color
How Journalism Fails People of Color
Kori Suzuki, Media Editor • October 8, 2020

Like many other parts of this country, journalism has deep ties to America’s history of racism and white supremacy. Now, as many in the US confront that history, journalists...

Mac Weekly reporter Margaret Moran
First-year MCSG candidates discuss their campaigns, ambitions
Estelle Timar-Wilcox, Margaret Moran, and Lindsay Weber September 25, 2020

This year, 12 Macalester first-year students are running for five first-year representative positions for the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG). Their experience...

Portraits at a Distance
Portraits at a Distance
August 20, 2020
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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...

Cafe Mac
Café Mac at Home: Chocolate Mousse
Leah Prinz, Contributing Writer • September 17, 2020

Café Mac as we once knew it no longer exists. With changes to on-campus dining during the current coronavirus pandemic, Macalester’s dining hall looks very different....

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COMPASS Explores the Meaning of Home Through Art
COMPASS Explores the Meaning of Home Through Art
Audrey Wuench, Staff Writer • October 15, 2020

Everyone is drawn to a sense of place, and COMPASS is giving students the opportunity to creatively express that sense no matter where they are...

“The Wish Machine” outside Open Book in the MCBA. Photo by Libby Sykes ’22
Good Wishes to Everyone: Professor Ruthann Godollei’s “The Wish Machine” in Minneapolis
Libby Sykes, Staff Writer • October 8, 2020

Ruthann Godollei is Macalester’s printmaking professor and Wallace Professor of Art. She is also a working artist, historian and political...

Socially-distanced classroom. Photo by Betsy Barthelemy ’21
Confined to Zoom, Mac Choirs continue creating
Audrey Wuench, Contributing Writer • October 1, 2020

When asked about the future of the Macalester Choirs amidst a pandemic, professor of music and Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie...

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