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Gettin’ Fresh

Introducing a new column about the woes and “whoas” of life at Mac from the perspective of a freshman! Not to sound like your parents, the Internet, or any other form of occasionally-warranted, occasionally-true source of life advice, but let me tell you, Macalester, that you should probably be getting more sleep. The signs are…

Mac students make themselves at home
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Mac students make themselves at home

Dorm rooms and apartments offer a blank canvas for creativity. From the small confines of a single in Dupre to an expansive off-campus apartment, these students inject their personality through decoration. While the aesthetics vary, all the rooms showcase the characters and aspirations of their residents. According to Emma Pulido ’14, decorating “is important, especially…

Dr. Lisa Wade visits Mac to present on hook up culture
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Dr. Lisa Wade visits Mac to present on hook up culture

On Tuesday night, Dr. Lisa Wade stepped onto the Kagin stage, ready to address a room full of staff, community members and students. While there are plenty of interesting and intellectually stimulating events at Macalester, it is not often that there is much (academic) attention paid to this particular topic: “hook up culture.” “It’s just…

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Three 2013 Macalester grads head abroad to join Peace Corps

Editor’s Note: Clare MacMillen ’13 is in the Peace Corps, but was unable to be contacted for an interview because she is already abroad in Cameroon. Before starting his first year at Macalester, in an application for Lives of Commitment, Jesse Yourish ’13 mentioned that one of his goals was to eventually join the Peace…

From Damascus to Dupre: A Syrian student’s experience
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From Damascus to Dupre: A Syrian student’s experience

On any given day in Café Mac, tables of students are reading about Syria in the New York Times. On the front page: images of President Obama speaking about Syria. In the opinion section: strategies for Syria. Each new development sets stairwells and lounges abuzz with conversation about one thing—Syria. And while policies are often…

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