The Mac Weekly

Love Thy Neighborhood: Introducing a new column about urban and community development

September 12, 2013

Macalester, unlike similar small liberal arts colleges, enjoys the privilege of being located within a major metropolitan area. With the two largest cities in Minnesota at our disposal, the opportunities students enjoy because of...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Consent is sexy; being intentional and clear with language is sexier

May 2, 2013

I care a lot about language. It may be because of my configuration of majors and a minor, or because I have worked and want to work in communications and marketing, or because one of my best friends is a linguist. For whatever re...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Examining sex positivity through a lens of class consciousness

April 25, 2013

Numerous departments and organizations on campus have gathered over the course of this semester to discuss a common topic: class. At every single gathering, the reason multiple people (myself included) gave for attending the ev...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Grappling with personal bubbles, personal responsibility

April 18, 2013

Since the start of the academic year, one of the highlights of my week is working with girls ages six to eight at an after-school program I help to facilitate. They are sweet and creative and funny in such an absurd way that no...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Safe(r): Thinking about spaces at Mac for conversations about surviving violence

April 11, 2013

It might say a lot about my activities on campus when I say that I really know my icebreakers. I have participated in enough trainings and encountered enough leadership-building exercises to have a good sense of what does and do...

Bringing Sexy Mac! It’s not all whips and handcuffs: Thinking about consent in BDSM

April 4, 2013

On my way to work last weekend, I noticed a familiar sight. Stuck between the hands of a woman who sat across the aisle on the 84 bus, there was Fifty Shades of Grey, the incredibly popular erotic novel that includes sadomasochi...

Sustainable Obtainables: Eating local year-round ain’t no thing

March 28, 2013

Whether you live on campus, off campus, like to cook or you’d rather eat at Café Mac, there will likely come a point in the long winter months where you’ll be faced with shopping at the grocery store. If you’ve got a sm...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Turn up the covers: Beds as a political space

March 28, 2013

Growing up, I didn’t give much thought to sharing my bed. There were always a lot of us living together at any given time, and living in New York City, we had to be economical with space. When finding an apartment, it was a ...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Problematizing fetishization of body types, appearances

March 14, 2013

“I only date girls who are taller than me.” “I like my boys with deep voices.” “I find tattoos/piercings/mohawks/button noses/scars/body hair really sexy.” There is a rhetoric surrounding what we are looking for...

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