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Rising Minds: lessons from Guatemala
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Rising Minds: lessons from Guatemala

In some parts of Guatemala toothpaste is a luxury. It is too costly to be a daily staple, and its shortage is detrimental to dental hygiene. But a combination of baking soda, water and flavoring can be an inexpensive homemade version. As part of many hands-on activities in health workshops sponsored by the Macalester Rising…

Reflecting on 20 years at Mac with Lucy Forster-Smith
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Reflecting on 20 years at Mac with Lucy Forster-Smith

Before Lucy Forster-Smith departs for Harvard to start her position as the Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister in the Harvard Memorial Church, The Mac Weekly sat down with our chaplain of 20 years to talk about her first impressions of the community, multifaith collaborations and what she’ll miss about the students. When…

Senior Spotlight: Frozen pot roast and scalding nude calendars:  Mulugetta Fratkin, Mackey Borg, and Chris Alston
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Senior Spotlight: Frozen pot roast and scalding nude calendars: Mulugetta Fratkin, Mackey Borg, and Chris Alston

Seniors Mulugetta Fratkin, Mackey Borg and Chris Alston have lived together since freshman year, remaining close friends throughout their time at Macalester, despite being self-declared “unique individuals.” The trio hail from diverse regions of the country, Fratkin, is from Massachusetts (not Cincinnati, a common misconception), Borg comes from Hawaii and Alston from Georgia. The geography,…

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New Brazilian drumming org starting spring semester

A new Brazilian drumming organization, Zabumba, will begin at the start of spring semester. Founded by Egzon Sadiku ’16 and Jonah Lazarus ’17, Zabumba will offer students the opportunity to learn how to play an assortment of Brazilian percussion instruments. These will include surdo, a large bass drum; repinique, a two-headed drum; caixa, a snare…

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