The Mac Weekly

Ultimate Frisbee seeks to make a more equitable environment

Sam O’donnell-Hoff

May 2, 2019

Being different is nothing new to the Macalester Ultimate Frisbee Team. In some ways, uniqueness is the mantra of the sport, a niche the frisbee community has embraced. Recognizing their sport’s identity, the team has used it...

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 ...

Oatmeal recipes à la Macalester Outing Club

Missy Stevanovic '19

April 25, 2019

Instructions for all oatmeal recipes: On a Whisperlite camping stove, set a pot of filtered water to boil. For each serving of oatmeal you’ll want 175 mL of water (for reference, one Nalgene will serve about six to eight peo...

New IIC hosts forum, discusses work ahead

Adrian Johnson

April 25, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, Macalester students and faculty gathered in the Harmon Room of the DeWitt Wallace Library for a discussion about the new iteration of the Income Inequality Committee (IIC), led by Mandy Ortiz ’21. The ev...

Green Dot trainings and shared spaces in the LC

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

April 18, 2019

Earlier in the semester, Julia Moran ’19 posted signs in the Leonard Center (LC) to express her annoyance at signs that had recently been posted to reserve space for athletes. Questions of an athlete and non-athlete divide ar...

TWIS 3/29/19

March 28, 2019

Caroline and Café Mac

Hazel Chew

March 7, 2019

Treat students like family. That’s how Front of House Supervisor Caroline Cummins ensures Café Mac is clean, well-stocked and welcoming for about 1,000 students every day. While she spends most of her time running Café Ma...

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...

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