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Kagins: Are they worth it?

Kagin dances are ingrained in Macalester culture. On Kagin weekends, the question isn’t, “What are you doing this weekend?” but instead, “Are you going to Kagin?” Kagin dances—notorious for their high levels of intoxication and frequent 911 calls—are themed events hosted by student organizations on a regular basis. These dances bring students together from all…

New “henants” in the MULCH garden
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New “henants” in the MULCH garden

MULCH, a student org committed to urban land and community health recently acquired five hens. This led The Mac Weekly to investigate more about an org that has live animals under its care. We talked to Mollie Siebert ’14 and Jeff Kaplan ’14, current leaders of the org, and Tessa Ganser ’16, one of next…

A Star Among Us: Q&A with Professor Sung Kyu Kim
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A Star Among Us: Q&A with Professor Sung Kyu Kim

The Mac Weekly sat down with Sung Kyu Kim of the Physics Department, one of Macalester’s most beloved professors, to learn more about him and his legendary Contemporary Concepts of Physics course. You teach Contemporary Concepts of Physics, one of the biggest classes at Macalester. It has enrolled a lot of students, about 10,000 I…

MCSG Results, Rothin Datta ’16 Wins Presidency
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MCSG Results, Rothin Datta ’16 Wins Presidency

Rothin Datta ‘16 was elected as President of Macalester College Student Government, out of a field of five candidates. After five rounds of vote redistribution, Datta acquired a majority of votes, enough to be certified the winner of the election. Datta took an early lead, capturing a majority of the first-round votes and sustaining a…

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Love thy neighborhood: Imagining A Land of Lanes

Recently, the huge advancements in biking infrastructure that have been made in the past five years have slowed. While Minneapolis-St. Paul has made a historic investment in off-road bike trails such as the Midtown Greenway and the Cedar Lake Trail, physically-protected and buffered on-street bike lanes remain rare. In 2012, Portland was named the number…

A Mac Slammer goes viral
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A Mac Slammer goes viral

After Rachel Rostad ’15 posted a video of herself performing her slam poem, “To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang,” on Tumblr, she received a much larger response than she had ever anticipated. The poem critiques the portrayal of Asian characters in media, specifically pointing to the character of Cho Chang in the Harry Potter series….

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