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Bringing Sexy Mac! Examining sex positivity through a lens of class consciousness

Numerous departments and organizations on campus have gathered over the course of this semester to discuss a common topic: class. At every single gathering, the reason multiple people (myself included) gave for attending the event was that “We don’t talk about class enough on this campus.” I consider myself someone who thinks critically about class…

CSAs in the Cities
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CSAs in the Cities

If you’re sticking around the Twin Cities over the summer, we know what you’re thinking—how can I further my environmental stewardship by reducing the industrial commodity chain of food, support the local economy and avoid ingesting scientifically dubious, agriculturally suspect GMOs? Or maybe—how can I get my hands on massive amounts of kale? Either way,…

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A scholarship of presidential proportions: Two Macalester students awarded Truman Scholarships for 2013

“I was incredibly excited and shocked,” was how Andrew Keefe ’13 described his response to the recent news that he was awarded a 2013 Truman Scholarship. Zachary Avre ’14, the other recipient from Macalester, had a similar experience: “I mostly just felt incredibly grateful and fortunate.” Keefe and Avre were both recently selected as 2013…

Fossil fuel divestment, simplified.
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Fossil fuel divestment, simplified.

MCSG just passed a resolution stating that Macalester, in association with the Social Responsibility Committee, should begin a process to divest, or remove, the chunk of our endowment that’s invested in the fossil fuel industry.

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Sustainable Obtainables: Eating local year-round ain’t no thing

Whether you live on campus, off campus, like to cook or you’d rather eat at Café Mac, there will likely come a point in the long winter months where you’ll be faced with shopping at the grocery store. If you’ve got a small (or big) case of eco-anxiety like I do, you might be wondering how to shop sustainably for food while everything alive seems to be frozen over and buried under snow all around us.

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