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Flipping the script: Student challenges you with food
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Flipping the script: Student challenges you with food

Standing on some corner of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, every time someone walked by, I’d blurt out, “Hey! Do you have a moment?” The customary response to which was, “No, sorry.” “Just listen!” I told the passersby in my mind. I was convinced that what I had to say—that the Real Food…

Bringing Sexy Mac! Manic Pixie Dream Girls
Columns, Features, Sexy Mac

Bringing Sexy Mac! Manic Pixie Dream Girls

We all have our guilty pleasures. There are reality TV aficionados, who know the names of every Real Housewife and have watched the entire spread of the Discovery Channel’s options. There are Facebook gamers, who always seem to be in the middle of waiting for a new life in Candy Crush or other King games….

Columns, Features, Gettin' Fresh

Gettin’ Fresh

The slow jam and I go way back. Like any normal 7-year-old, I had a soft spot for Motown. And the slow jam trend continued as I got older. Though I discount my middle school years, as they were peppered with a whole Jansport full of angsty fist-pumpers, my love of slow-burning grooves continued with…

Columns, Features, Love Thy Neighborhood

Love thy neighborhood: Advocating pedestrian improvements

For most Macalester students, being a pedestrian is a part of everyday life. Macalester’s location in an urban neighborhood provides more busy streets and potential pedestrian problems than colleges in rural areas. Recent projects on campus included the construction of pedestrian islands on Grand Avenue and Snelling Avenue. These created “safe spots” for pedestrians when…

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Sharing the tale of Abortion Stories

Laura Johnson ’14 was fifteen when she realized she might need an abortion. That experience opened her eyes to the struggles that female-bodied persons face surrounding abortion and led her to begin volunteering at age eighteen with Family Tree, a community clinic in St. Paul that strives to provide sexual health care for individuals who…

Prof Talk: Andrew Beveridge discusses Silicon Valley, the ’90s, and math emergencies
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Prof Talk: Andrew Beveridge discusses Silicon Valley, the ’90s, and math emergencies

Andrew Beveridge is a professor in the mathematics, statistics and computer science department. He teaches upper level courses in graph theory, combinatorics, discrete applied math, abstract algebra, calculus and linear algebra. He talks to The Mac Weekly about failed calculus tests, Silicon Valley, combinatorics and bass guitar. Where were you born, and how did you…

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Enviro “Thurstys”: Mac’s longest-running speaker series

Enviro Thursdays are quite a tradition at Macalester. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies department, it is the longest running speaker series on campus. There is no other space where students can interact with speakers such as Bill McKibben one week and senior Macalester students the next. Plus, there are always snacks. However, it’s the speaker…

The many facial hairs of Macalester College
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The many facial hairs of Macalester College

Facial hair has contrasting connotations. For some, it represents laziness or a desire to be seen as grungy and alternative. For others, it is a symbol of masculinity and power. But despite differencing views on the role of facial hair, one thing is clear: at Macalester, it is in.

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