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What is the true history of the campus rock?
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What is the true history of the campus rock?

I have often wondered about the origin of the rock that sits on Old Main lawn. There are several campus-wide legends surrounding it, but really, what truly happened to the rock and how did it end up in its current location? According to “A Century and Beyond,” a book of Macalester’s history, the rock was…

Sustainable Steps @ Mac: The MacFreeSwap
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Sustainable Steps @ Mac: The MacFreeSwap

Did you know there’s a hallway on campus that saves 600 pounds of waste a month and fights inequality at the same time? That hallway is the MacFreeSwap. The MacFreeSwap is a Sustainability Office program which allows students to donate items they no longer need to pick up items that others have donated. It’s a…

Bringing Sexy Mac: Masturbation—Get Down With Yourself!
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Bringing Sexy Mac: Masturbation—Get Down With Yourself!

Alrighty folks, it’s about time we talk about masturbation. I’ve been thinking about sex a lot recently (thank you, women’s, gender and sexuality studies and educational studies for allowing me to do both my capstones on sex education). But before we can really talk about sex – and I mean really talk about sex –…

Class of 2018 makes their last headline together
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Class of 2018 makes their last headline together

Each year, the final Senior Spotlight is dedicated to the departing Mac Weekly seniors. Here, the group of 14 discuss their experiences working on the paper. TMW: In a word, how would people describe their Mac Weekly experience? M.L. Kenney: Exhausting. Josh Koh: Besides journalistic? Photographic and exploratory. Maya Rait: Hectic. Meg Britton-Mehlisch: Formative. Max…

Empty Bowls project makes art for a cause
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Empty Bowls project makes art for a cause

Macalester’s ceramics studio doesn’t usually open its doors to those not taking a ceramics class. The Gary Erickson Empty Bowls program is a rare exception. Multiple throwing and glazing workshops, open to anyone with ceramics experience, are hosted each semester. The bowls produced in these workshops are all eventually sold at an annual fundraiser, the…

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