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Examining Macalester Plymouth Church’s sanctuary designation

On January 30, Macalester students, staff and faculty received an email from Cynthia Hendricks with a familiar subject line: “Message from President Rosenberg.” It was three days after Donald Trump signed the first travel ban attempting to prevent entry of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and the Macalester community was…

Style File: Chris Mendoza, Macalester’s fashion chameleon
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Style File: Chris Mendoza, Macalester’s fashion chameleon

Miami, Cuba, New York, Puerto Rico, Azerbaijan: distinct locations with something key in common: each place has inspired the personal aesthetic of Macalester senior Chris Mendoza. He is something of a chameleon, emulating the essence of the variety of locales he cites as influences. Considering the distinct feel of each of these places, Mendoza’s stylistic…

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The Mac Weekly wants your election opinions

Our campus on Wednesday felt different. Tuesday night’s election results surprised much of the Macalester community. Regardless of how you processed the results, the coming administration marks a palpable change. This change will be felt in the spaces we share, as well as in the other communities we are each a part of. Since Tuesday,…

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Discovering the GSRC

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is open to all students, and acts as a valuable space for members of the Macalester community to be welcomed and supported. The center, which is located in the basement of Kagin Commons, is “a student-run space based around exploring different identities and issues related to gender and…

Jacob Bessen and Muath Ibaid: MacSUPER(heroes)
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Jacob Bessen and Muath Ibaid: MacSUPER(heroes)

For this week’s Senior Spotlight, The Mac Weekly sat down with Jacob Bessen ’17 and Muath Ibaid ’17 to talk about Mac Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER) and each other’s cooking. TMW: How did you guys start MacSUPER? Muath Ibaid: So Hannah Graf Evans, a mutual friend, mentioned it in a MENA [Middle…

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