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Hegemonocle race piece no laughing matter

Among the ‘humor’ in the most recent Hegemonocle was an article called “Macalester Students Crave More Diversity In Bed.” The intent, some say, was to bring light to the lack of men of color on this campus. The writer chose to do this by reducing men of color to objects of female desire, and furthermore,…

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Call to Action struggles to find focus, plan

Immediately following this year’s International Roundtable, a group of 16 students brainstormed for four hours to draw up a document outlining suggested changes in campus food policy. Referring to the document as a “Call to Action,” a committee of students who feel passionate about the theme of food justice has been working since the Roundtable…

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Why I should direct the CIA

By Jake Waxman Dear Mr. President, In light of recent events, I understand that the position of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is now vacant. Given that no one has stepped forward to be the next Director, I would like to nominate myself for consideration for the position. I believe that my qualities and…

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Winter Ball calms down after 2011 damages

Compared to last year’s Winter Ball, which was fraught with students vomiting in the hallways and destroying potted plants, this year’s was remarkably calmer. Approximately 1,200 tickets were issued for this year’s ball, which was held at the Marriott in downtown Minneapolis. According to Dean of Students Jim Hoppe, most students were well-behaved, and there…

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Seniors seek CDC assistance at higher rate than 2011-12

With the first semester drawing to a close, Macalester students are busy preparing for finals and longing for winter break. For many seniors, though, this is a time of anxiety as they explore post-graduation options. Many seniors choose to consult the Career Development Center (CDC) on campus for career exploration and job searching. However, the…

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Students question admission policies, domestic diversity

This fall, two court cases have propelled affirmative action back onto the national stage. On Oct. 10 the Supreme Court heard the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, and on Nov. 15, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a ban on affirmative action in Michigan universities, in Coalition to Defend Affirmative…

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A conversation with Chris Kluwe

This September, Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo made headlines for his public support of gay marriage. Although many people championed Ayanbedejo for his courage in a culture that often punishes athletes for speaking out on social issues, Maryland State delegate Emmitt Burns found fault with the linebacker’s public endorsement. Burns took it upon himself to…

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Mac swimming and diving starts season with a splash

To say that the Macalester Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams have enjoyed solid starts is an understatement. The 2012-2013 teams have already demonstrated immense strength and have high hopes for the rest of the season. The women, captained by Suzanne Oh ’13 and Renee Jordan ’14, are currently 2-0 in dual meets, having…

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