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TMW covers all five BCS Bowls: Alabama to win title

This college football season has truly been one for the ages. Fans witnessed the revival of traditional power Notre Dame, a team that’s fought for relevance for years despite not belonging to an athletic conference. The #1 Fighting Irish look to cap off a perfect season with a national championship, but it won’t be easy….

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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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How do Mac students choose a major?

Choosing a major (or sometimes two, and often a minor or concentration thrown in) is no easy feat. Sometimes even the surest of Mac students change their minds multiple times before settling on a final path. Undoubtedly, this kind of indecision is a well-documented phenomenon, common in all kinds of colleges and universities. Specifically at…

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Macalester moves up in the rankings

Number eight New Ivy, number eight liberal arts college and 18th smartest students. Macalester has received numerous accolades recently, but they might have less of an impact on the Mac community and prospective applicants than one might think. “Overall, I don’t like them,” President Brian Rosenberg said. “I think it’s an attempt to quantify what…

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No Shame Senior Year: Friends with consequences

In an article I recently read, an author who studied male sexual habits said that he thought our contemporary hookup culture is due largely to the fact that it is normal for men and women to be friends as opposed to 30-plus years ago. As this has become the norm, the former practice of dating…

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Still hope for Eco Clamshells

Students who frequent the Grille may be intimately familiar with the Appetizer Sampler Platter, Chicken Caesar Salad and Avocado Melt. They may not, however, be cognizant of the details of the Eco Clamshell program. An Eco Clamshell is a “durable, hinged lid to-go container that is reusable and eliminates the need for disposable, non-recyclable take-out…

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Transparent eco-decisions

By Shaina Kasper I recently saw the plans of Macalester’s new Studio Arts building and I am so excited! I think that it will be an incredible place for Macalester’s visual artists, as well as a great new home for sustainable and responsible heating and cooling for Macalester. I do not think very often about…

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A call for socially responsible banking

This is the published form of a letter originally delivered to President Brian Rosenberg. Dear President Rosenberg, We, participants in Outer Peace Circle, urge Macalester College to stop banking with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo’s relationships with GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America perpetuate gross injustices and contradict Macalester’s commitments to social justice and human…

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Face to Face// Fall Dance Concert

Bodies in motion, bodies in space, and most particularly the connections of bodies in relationship to other bodies – these are just a few of the topics tackled in Macalester College’s Fall Dance Concert, Face to Face. The Fall Dance Concert is traditionally a mélange of pieces by students and faculty of the Theatre and…

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Response// A.O. Scott’s review of “The Intouchables”

Les Intouchables, a French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano was released in the United States on May 25th 2012 with the literally translated name, The Untouchables. The movie tells the true story of Driss (Omar Sy), a “streetwise hoodlum,” and Philippe (François Cluzet), a “pallid aristocrat.” Driss applies to work for the…

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