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Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots
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Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots

Where could you find bagpipers, sheep herding and Scottish Highland dance competitions in the ’70s? You did not have to go all the way to Scotland. Try the Macalester Scottish Fair, an annual on-campus celebration that featured the best of Scottish music, dance, art and sport. Beginning in May 1972, the fair drew thousands of…

Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom
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Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom

Editor’s Note: The previous version of this story included a bio of Noah Nieting, who was not one of the finalists selected. We will be updating the online version with information from Leyla Suleiman, the finalist who should have been listed in Nieting’s place, shortly and will publish an excerpt from her speech in our…

Department coordinators: creating balance and connections
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Department coordinators: creating balance and connections

By Morgan Malatesta Toni Schrantz, department coordinator for philosophy and religious studies, never planned to work at Macalester for very long. Sixteen years later, she attributes her longevity to the nature of the position; she loves that it fits her sociable personality and allows her to engage with students and professors on a daily basis….

Style File: Seth Loeffler-Kemp’s personas and performances
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Style File: Seth Loeffler-Kemp’s personas and performances

By Shannon Mahedy Seth Loeffler-Kemp ’17 is poetic and pragmatic in his creative and intentional approach to style. He appreciates the difference between personal style and fashion, explaining, “Fashion is brands and design. Style is taking fashion and putting a vision to it, to your own individuality. I think I’ve learned to do that in…

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Gordy’s transportation tales: pedestrian rights

By Gordy Moore Hey Mac! After a lengthy hiatus, I’m back with my long-promised column on pedestrians’ rights. Full disclosure: this subject is near and dear to my heart, as I wrote my capstone in transportation geography on the evolution of pedestrians’ rights and rhetoric from the pre-auto era to today, so I have more…

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We’re bringing Sexy Mac: miles past vanilla

By Delanee Hawkins Inspired by last week’s cautionary tale about combining food with sex, this week’s edition will feature two riskier kinks/sexual practices, cock-and-ball torture and erotic asphyxiation, with tips on how to minimize these risks. Whether you’re a connoisseur of erotic asphyxiation or don’t consider yourself an inch past vanilla, this week’s column is…

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We’re bringing Sexy Mac: Finger lickin’ good?

By Delanee Hawkins For many, food and sex respectively rank as the greatest pleasures in life. Some ambitious souls may even try to combine the two delights in an attempt to reach the highest plane of human ecstasy. Unfortunately, the reality of this union often falls short of expectations and can even lead to infections…

Outing club members recall their memorable spring break trip
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Outing club members recall their memorable spring break trip

This past spring break, an Outing Club trip to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina faced a freak snowstorm and a series of unfortunate events. The trip consisted of co-leaders Zack Katz ’19 and Margot Robinson ’19, alongside Matt Stoner ’20, Anna Dolde ’18, Malia Becker ’20, Noah Steiglitz ’18, Michael Murphy ’19 and Adam…

Style File: Aidan Teppema’s journey to her fashion niche
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Style File: Aidan Teppema’s journey to her fashion niche

By Shannon Mahedy Aidan Teppema ’18 has an easy confidence and infectious warmth. Her sunny personality and enthusiasm throughout the interview made it impossible to write this Style File inside. It seemed only fitting to write the article while basking in the sun on the lawn near Bateman Plaza on a 65-degree day. It’s hard…

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