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Take a jelly bean and move on

Over the past year, several recent Mac alumni have followed the controversy regarding Macalester’s banking relationship with Wells Fargo, brought to light by the students involved with KWOC. Although the alumni we have spoken with have a variety of perspectives on the issue, after reviewing the administration’s response and KWOC’s reaction, we all agree on…

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Geoengineering: Is it time to branch out?

Imagine a future in which Macalester doesn’t divest from fossil fuels. Instead, a movement on campus encourages the placement of artificial trees designed to absorb carbon from the atmosphere, making possible our goals for carbon neutrality by 2025.

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KWOC’s response

In response to community concern about foreclosure and community reinvestment activity, the students of KWOC are currently requesting Macalester sever its ties with Wells Fargo.

An open letter to Macalester College: Addressing racism
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An open letter to Macalester College: Addressing racism

I hope to address Mac’s failure to retain students, faculty and staff of color on campus and question its structural polities, such as a majority white faculty personnel committee. I hope to put these failures in light and context of the national, historical and institutional oppression of people of color in academia. I will also add in my personal experience with racism at Mac, as well as talk about the security I found with advisors, faculty and staff of color which ultimately led to my retention.

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I have a Confession, too: I wrote that Hegemonocle article

I wasn’t going to write this. Actually, the week before we released the latest Hegemonocle issue with the formal apology for “Macalester Students Crave More Diversity in Bed” I admitted to one of the editors that I had thought many times to write an apology myself, but had decided against it for a variety of…

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Come rally on Earth Day

Earth Day is on Monday, April 22, and the Clean Energy and Jobs coalition is hosting a lobby day and rally to show Minnesota’s state legislators the importance of increasing the renewable energy standard to make our state more sustainable and energy independent. The campaign answers Governor Dayton’s call to establish Minnesota’s sustainable energy future…

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The detrimental effects of macdix.tumblr.com on our community

When I met some of my friends for dinner last week, our casual conversation turned to an unanticipated topic—a website called macdix.tumblr.com. As the name suggests, the site features photos of penises of a number of Macalester students. A quick Google search with slang names for other sexual organs at Mac will leave you all…

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A feminist’s growth at Macalester

When I was called a feminist my junior year of high school, I was shocked, upset and embarrassed. To me, a feminist was a crunchy granola, Birkenstock-wearing, unshaven bra-burner of the 70s. In her bygone era she (because logically men could not be feminists), of course, was important. For a kid of the 90s she…

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