The Mac Weekly

The Happy Hours of Mac-Groveland

October 2, 2014

For all you folks eager for some deals on food and drank in the area, it’s time to listen up. This is your comprehensive critical analysis of all the local Happy Hours. Don’t drink? That’s fine! All of the below establishments ha...

Love Thy Neighborhood: Twin Cities, just a click away!

September 25, 2014

A friend the other day asked me, What are the best Twin Cities blogs? And who is truly capturing the marvelous food, arts, design and fashion culture in Minneapolis-St. Paul right now? The first thought that came to mind was ...

Bringing Sexy MAC! The art of accepting a compliment

September 25, 2014

Occasionally, other people pay me a compliment, like “Ariel, you look great today.” At one time, I immediately responded to compliments with some variation of “Oh no, no I don’t.” But that was a while ago. These days, co...

Love Thy Neighborhood: What you missed this summer

September 18, 2014

Last week, Love Thy Neighborhood returned for a second year. In the past, this column has pretty much solely focused on urban development and transportation projects in the Twin Cities. After conversations with people over th...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Depersonalizing sex crimes

September 18, 2014

Due to some inconsistencies in our Bringing Sexy Mac schedule, it looks like I’ll be filling in this week. I considered what to write about for this week, but given recent events, there really was no choice. I feel inevitably co...

LOVE THY NEIGHBORHOOD: Crash Course to Twin Cities Transit

September 11, 2014

Macalester is one of the few small liberal arts colleges located in a thriving urban neighborhood. This coupled with easy access to mass transit allows us to explore many of the great neighborhoods found within the cities. Whether you are a...

Love Thy Neighborhood: Another year of love

May 1, 2014

It’s hard to believe but another school year is almost over. I thought it would be fitting to reflect on my past three years here, how my knowledge of the Twin Cities has grown, as well as how my perspectives have changed. Thinking back towa...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Happiness as a Process

May 1, 2014

“I believe that happiness is a process.” During the Senior Farewell dinner for the Bonner Community Scholar Program, April Bethea, ’14, began a reflection on her four years here at Macalester with this line. As the year ...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Exploring the Contours of Consent

April 24, 2014

*Whether it be within race, goodness, gender, sex, success, or just about anything else, I do not put much weight behind binaries. Learning about the gray areas in even my most fundamental of dichotomies has been humbling, an...

[You Better] Love Thy Neighborhood: Part 2

April 24, 2014

Last week I discussed the importance of Macalester’s urban setting in our ability to host academic programs that otherwise would not be offered if we were to be in a different setting. This week I continue this discussion with a...

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