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Bringing Sexy Mac!: Recognizing everybody’s value

April 17, 2014

I don’t make it a secret that at any given time, I have any one of my “personal projects.” Over the past few months, I have focused on how I do and, more pressingly, don’t engage my communities for support. I framed th...

[YOU BETTER] Love Thy Neighborhood

April 17, 2014

Macalester College is considered a premier small liberal arts institution. We rank among other colleges such as Carleton, Bowdoin, Middlebury, etc. This is not news to the people who go here, but the question of what distinguishes Ma...

Love Thy Neighborhood: Enjoying the twin cities outdoors during the spring thaw

April 10, 2014

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when Minnesotans emerge from the indoors after surviving a long and bitterly cold winter; in fact, Wednesday was the first 70 degree day in six months! We put away our ice skates and winter co...

Bringing Sexy Mac: The risks of sex positivity and advocacy

April 3, 2014

Last summer, I started a long-term project on consent within the Fifty Shades of Grey series as seen through BDSM and marriage contracts. Only halfway through the summer did I pay attention to reactions to the topic. It was only ...

Bringing Sexy Mac! On the shock of ‘Minnesota Nice’

March 7, 2014

As part of various ally and anti-oppression trainings, I have been asked to name my most salient identities. While I always list a series of three or four adjective descriptors, the noun that anchors them all is New Yorker. (I...

Love thy neighborhood: Green line is a’comin

February 28, 2014

President Obama announced a $302 billion transportation plan at St. Paul’s Union Depot on Wednesday Feb. 26, making the argument that our infrastructure is crumbling and that current levels of spending do not meet its depreciation ra...

Bringing Sexy Mac!: On the complexities of platonic love

February 28, 2014

At a bar over J-term, one of my closest friends and I were sharing a table with a very talkative stranger. She was nice, wanted to toast with us a lot and went on tangents that were more entertaining than annoying. After moving to...

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