The Mac Weekly

Campus community overlooks first-generation experience

Adriana Saso-Graves, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

First-generation students comprise a small percentage of the campus population at Macalester. I am one of them. While a number of Macalester community members have made strides in supporting us, the majority fail to consider ...

Confronting a culture of classism at Macalester

Finn Odum

May 2, 2019

The Macalester rock was papered with Macalester Fund posters from 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 20 to roughly 11:00 am on Monday, April 22. The reasoning was unclear; some whispers claimed it was a protest against the Fund, but ot...

Farewell, Macalester

Zeynep Gursel

May 2, 2019

Dear Macalester community, In the fall, I will start teaching at Rutgers University where both my husband and I have been offered faculty positions. Those of you who have been my advisees or students know that I encourage students ...

The Mac Weekly needs a crossword

Adrian Johnson

April 25, 2019

The Mac Weekly is relatively small in staff, scale and circulation. We publish once a week and produce 900 paper copies, yet many copies from throughout the semester pile up in the Campus Center. For 105 years, The Mac Weekly has...

Faculty Appreciation Nominees – Voices on Mental Health

Voices on Mental Health

April 15, 2019

First, We’d like to thank all those who helped distribute this survey out to the student population. Specifically, we want to thank all the department coordinators for really get the word out to the students in their department(s). Th...

Pay attention to Pete Buttigieg

Jared Jageler

April 11, 2019

The first votes of the 2020 presidential primaries are about 10 months away, early to stake out camps, but not too early to watch the field. There is one candidate that Mac students should pay attention to and learn how to pr...

In defense of Macalester’s two-year residency

Evan Meerscheidt

March 7, 2019

For most of my four years at Macalester, I have heard rumors about the college adopting a three-year residency. Last week’s The Mac Weekly article, “Will Macalester require a 3-year residency?” solidified those rumors. I ...

Time for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to publicly endorse the BDS campaign

Jewish Voices for Peace

February 28, 2019

Two weeks ago, Representative Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) tweets about Israel sparked a wildfire across the internet. Critics denounced her as anti-Semitic, while supporters of Palestinian human rights praised her for speaking out ag...

Why you think you don’t belong in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies courses and why you actually do

Lydia Simpson

February 21, 2019

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) has become increasingly popular in the last decade as the benefits of the courses such as critical thinking skills, social justice engagement and empowerment become more widely known an...

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