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Open Pantry addresses food insecurity at Mac

Did you know that Macalester has a student pantry in the basement of Kagin? Open Pantry carries nonperishable goods like pasta, beans and rice as well as basic toiletries. “The Open Pantry is a space that provides essentials to anyone with food and ‘basic need’ item insecurities,” Ariana Hones ’18, who ran Open Pantry during…

Tillie’s Farmhouse serves up fresh, local flavor
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Tillie’s Farmhouse serves up fresh, local flavor

Tillie’s Farmhouse is just around the corner from Izzy’s Ice Cream and the University of St. Thomas. It’s a pleasant walk, particularly now that the weather is improving. It’s outside of the immediate “Macalester bubble,” so you aren’t going to make awkward eye contact with someone while trying to figure out if they sat near…

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Lowe Lecture contextualizes Muslim activism and FBI suppression

Members of the Macalester community braved the freezing wind this weekend to attend the annual Religious Studies department Lowe Lecture on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 24. This year’s speaker was Dr. Sylvester Johnson, professor of religion and culture at Virginia Tech. His lecture, entitled “State of Exception or Modus Operandi? Religion, National Security, and…

Max the Cat: Where is he now?
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Max the Cat: Where is he now?

Late last fall Max the Cat made national and international news. The Washington Post, The Independent and even Belfast-based The Irish News wrote about Max and his escapades at Macalester. Max went viral when the library employees posted a sign disallowing Max inside. Max was a frequent visitor around campus before the sign went up….

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DML Land Acknowledgement created this summer

We ask that you take a moment to honor that we are on Dakota land. Macalester is situated on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people, particularly the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands, who were forcibly exiled from the land because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism. We make this acknowledgement to honor the Dakota people,…

What is the true history of the campus rock?
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What is the true history of the campus rock?

I have often wondered about the origin of the rock that sits on Old Main lawn. There are several campus-wide legends surrounding it, but really, what truly happened to the rock and how did it end up in its current location? According to “A Century and Beyond,” a book of Macalester’s history, the rock was…

Giselle Lora’s study away project funded and built in Ecuador
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Giselle Lora’s study away project funded and built in Ecuador

Giselle Lora ’18 studied abroad in Ecuador through a program called Rehearsing Change which is pedagogically centered on sustainable community development and the decolonization of learning. It’s a part of the “Fair Trade Learning” movement, seeking to have the host communities benefit and learn alongside the international students. Lora spent the spring semester of 2017…

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Founders Day unites the Mac community through history

A lot of colleges celebrate homecoming; we celebrate Founders Day. Founders Day is a campus-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of the college’s founding. It connects the Macalester community to a larger history and set of traditions. A great deal of planning and orchestration goes into making Founders Day a success and…

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