Voices on Mental Health hosts panel focused on athletes
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Voices on Mental Health hosts panel focused on athletes

On Tuesday Dec. 4, the student organization Voices on Mental Health, colloquially known as Voices, hosted a student athlete mental health panel. It was the first of its kind at Macalester. Seven Macalester athletes participated: football players Kiante Miles ‘20, Carrigan Miller ‘19, and Cody Petrich ‘19, cross country athlete Hallie Kircher-Henning ‘19, volleyball player…

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Bon Appétit procedures, dining plans cause campus controversy

This year, Macalester welcomed its biggest-ever first-year class. The 612 students in that class, all of whom are required to live on campus, are also required to purchase a full college meal plan. In anticipation of the arrival of so many students, Bon Appétit, Macalester’s food service provider, worked with the college to make adjustments…

Twin Cities DSA meets in JBD, Macalester youth chapter forming
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Twin Cities DSA meets in JBD, Macalester youth chapter forming

On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (TCDSA) hosted their annual Member Convention in Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD). The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) comprise a political organization fighting to “increase the power of working people.” The group was founded in 1982, but it has…

Community rallies for Boyd Park build
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Community rallies for Boyd Park build

Over the week of Sept. 24, a number of Macalester students, faculty and administrators joined nearly 1,000 other community members to build a new playground in Boyd Park. The project will culminate with a grand opening on Sunday, Sept. 30. The playground is the result of over 14 months of fundraising, community engagement and volunteer…