The Mac Weekly

Early grads discuss future plans and what they’ll miss most about Mac

December 7, 2012

Lorenza Pellicioli Geography major, Political Science minor I will look forward to not having a solid plan for the first time in my life. I will be traveling in Australia for a few months which should be amazing, I have never be...

Transparent eco-decisions

December 7, 2012

By Shaina Kasper I recently saw the plans of Macalester’s new Studio Arts building and I am so excited! I think that it will be an incredible place for Macalester’s visual artists, as well as a great new home for sustain...

Call to Action struggles to find focus, plan

December 7, 2012

Immediately following this year’s International Roundtable, a group of 16 students brainstormed for four hours to draw up a document outlining suggested changes in campus food policy. Referring to the document as a “Call to...

Response// A.O. Scott’s review of “The Intouchables”

December 7, 2012

Les Intouchables, a French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano was released in the United States on May 25th 2012 with the literally translated name, The Untouchables. The movie tells the true story of Driss (Omar ...

Mac swimming and diving starts season with a splash

December 7, 2012

To say that the Macalester Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams have enjoyed solid starts is an understatement. The 2012-2013 teams have already demonstrated immense strength and have high hopes for the rest of the se...

TMW covers all five BCS Bowls: Alabama to win title

December 7, 2012

This college football season has truly been one for the ages. Fans witnessed the revival of traditional power Notre Dame, a team that’s fought for relevance for years despite not belonging to an athletic conference. The #1 Fi...

Why I should direct the CIA

December 7, 2012

By Jake Waxman Dear Mr. President, In light of recent events, I understand that the position of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is now vacant. Given that no one has stepped forward to be the next Director, I would lik...

Face to Face// Fall Dance Concert

December 7, 2012

Bodies in motion, bodies in space, and most particularly the connections of bodies in relationship to other bodies - these are just a few of the topics tackled in Macalester College’s Fall Dance Concert, Face to Face. The Fa...

No Shame Senior Year: Friends with consequences

December 7, 2012

In an article I recently read, an author who studied male sexual habits said that he thought our contemporary hookup culture is due largely to the fact that it is normal for men and women to be friends as opposed to 30-plus ye...

Celebrating Native American culture on campus

December 7, 2012

In Mankato 150 years ago, 38 men of the Dakota tribe were hanged by US commanders at the culmination of the Dakota War of 1862. Several events in the Twin Cities and around Minnesota have commemorated these atrocities and the co...

Still hope for Eco Clamshells

December 7, 2012

Students who frequent the Grille may be intimately familiar with the Appetizer Sampler Platter, Chicken Caesar Salad and Avocado Melt. They may not, however, be cognizant of the details of the Eco Clamshell program. An Eco Clams...

Complex controversy: Understanding banks’ roles in foreclosure

December 7, 2012

It’s not often that one of Macalester’s many activist groups elicits a strong negative emotion from me. I genuinely appreciate how much people care about real issues here at Macalester, and I think that it is one of the de...

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