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Max the Cat: Where is he now?
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Max the Cat: Where is he now?

Late last fall Max the Cat made national and international news. The Washington Post, The Independent and even Belfast-based The Irish News wrote about Max and his escapades at Macalester. Max went viral when the library employees posted a sign disallowing Max inside. Max was a frequent visitor around campus before the sign went up….

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Jewish Voice for Peace Brings a New Perspective to Mac

One of the new clubs making waves on campus this fall is a Macalester chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). JVP’s broad mission statement is to “work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine.” Similar in principle…

SPACES: a new Mac literary publication by students of color
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SPACES: a new Mac literary publication by students of color

Tori Gapuz ’21 and Swopnil Shrestha ’21 reflected on their first years at Macalester and felt as though something was missing. They both felt there wasn’t really a place on Macalester’s campus for students of color to express their creativity, and they were struggling with feeling undervalued outside of academic settings at Macalester. SPACES was…

Suicide Survivors’ Club offers new perspectives on grief
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Suicide Survivors’ Club offers new perspectives on grief

Content warning: mentions of suicide On the evening of Wednesday, Oct ’16, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Weyerhaeuser Chapel for a panel featuring the authors of “Suicide Survivors’ Club,” a five-book series written by Rebecca “Becky” Anderson and her three children after Becky’s husband, Don, died by suicide in 2002. The student organization…

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DML Land Acknowledgement created this summer

We ask that you take a moment to honor that we are on Dakota land. Macalester is situated on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people, particularly the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands, who were forcibly exiled from the land because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism. We make this acknowledgement to honor the Dakota people,…

Get out the Vote: midterm elections
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Get out the Vote: midterm elections

Midterm elections are fast approaching, as seen on campus with numerous volunteers registering Macalester students to vote on Nov. 6. This midterm is a major focus all over the country and acts as an initiative for getting young people to vote. Young people make up the majority of the electorate this midterm but have historically…

Mac Grad and Her Choice to Start Urban Tenting
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Mac Grad and Her Choice to Start Urban Tenting

When Miriam Stoner ’18 graduated from Macalester last Spring, she didn’t know what her next steps would be. Finding a job and a place to live can be overwhelming and stressful. And what happens when you have a gap between leases for an apartment? Stoner had a creative solution: pitch a tent. During the month…

Way Back at Mac: Winds of (Sustainable) Change
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Way Back at Mac: Winds of (Sustainable) Change

Does it power Olin Rice? A lightbulb in Olin Rice? Does it power anything? One of the most visible landmarks on campus is shrouded in mystery. I’ve heard students claim the wind turbine is just for show and others swear it drops our energy bill — big time. I hope to shine some light into…

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