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Hispanic Heritage Month: Adelante!’s spotlight of the week
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Adelante!’s spotlight of the week

Macalester’s Latinx-identifying cultural organization, Adelante!, is collaborating with The Mac Weekly to highlight members of the Hispanic Community at Macalester for Hispanic Heritage Month (HMM). This week, Adelante! interviewed Nathalia Yalile Gutiérrez Sacasa who is a nueroscience major. Q: What is your full name? A: Nathalia Yalile Gutiérrez Sacasa Q: Why did you choose neuroscience?…

Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant
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Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant

When the Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant closed in 2011, it left behind a large plot of barren land in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. For the last six years, it has stood vacant while city planners, Ford officials and local representatives have debated its fate. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, concerned citizens packed…

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Macalester student community: We are with you

As a group of retired faculty, we sense at some distance the current dynamics of campus life. Our understanding was deepened by a recent presentation by Professors Dolan and Saxe on the recent election. While we no longer have the privilege of being with you in classes, labs or seminars, we do identify with you….

Proposed tax to support public transit
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Proposed tax to support public transit

View full-size PDF of image On top of the 6.875 percent sales tax all Minnesotans pay every time they make a purchase, residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota and Washington Counties pay an additional .25 percent in sales tax which goes directly towards funding public transportation in the region. The money helps maintain public bus…

Looking for potential new residents, Mayor Coleman comes to campus
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Looking for potential new residents, Mayor Coleman comes to campus

The conversation had already been going for a good 30 minutes when one student worried he might be striking a note of discord with the mayor. “I have to be honest here,” said Hossein Alidaee, a senior from Irvine, California. Mayor Coleman started laughing. “That’s why we’re here!” he said. Last Tuesday Saint Paul Mayor…

Q-and-A with Roger Meyer: St. Paul’s newest candidate for mayor
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Q-and-A with Roger Meyer: St. Paul’s newest candidate for mayor

Residing just six blocks north of Macalester, Roger Meyer, 45, is the newest candidate for Mayor of St. Paul. Meyer, who is seeking the Green Party nomination, brings 20 years of community building experience in St. Paul to the table. He’s spent the past 14 years with his consulting firm, Meyer Consulting, working with and…

Review: A Prairie Home Companion
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Review: A Prairie Home Companion

He’s a local legend turned international celebrity, a small-town boy but a big-time writer, actor, and producer. His co-workers still call him “the tall ugly guy with the red shoes.” He could be anywhere in the world making a living with a quick wit and a gentle baritone voice, but his roots were too deep…

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