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Way back at Mac: Tuition woes (the highs and lows)
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Way back at Mac: Tuition woes (the highs and lows)

The cost of U.S. colleges and universities are shooting toward the moon with no sign of returning to Earth anytime soon. Seemingly unfettered by gravity, college tuition prices inch incrementally higher each year as students and families struggle to breathe at higher (financial) elevation. When my parents attended college in the late 1970s to early…

Way Back at Mac: Comic Sans context, what we laughed at
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Way Back at Mac: Comic Sans context, what we laughed at

Numerous artists and philosophers have declared that art transcends time. Stirring our emotions and engaging our intellect, art connects past, present and future generations within the human experience. That being said, it can also apply to more niche intergenerational groups, and, since this is The Mac Weekly, let’s focus on the Macalester experience. Though much…

Way Back at Mac: Tunnel vision
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Way Back at Mac: Tunnel vision

“Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could get to class without going outside in the winter? Without setting foot in the polar vortex?” asked countless Macalester students. Some students may know that there actually is a way to get to any building on campus without subjecting a single toe to sub-zero temperatures. How? Tunnels, of…

Max the Cat: Where is he now?
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Max the Cat: Where is he now?

Late last fall Max the Cat made national and international news. The Washington Post, The Independent and even Belfast-based The Irish News wrote about Max and his escapades at Macalester. Max went viral when the library employees posted a sign disallowing Max inside. Max was a frequent visitor around campus before the sign went up….

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Jewish Voice for Peace Brings a New Perspective to Mac

One of the new clubs making waves on campus this fall is a Macalester chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). JVP’s broad mission statement is to “work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine.” Similar in principle…

Mac Grad and Her Choice to Start Urban Tenting
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Mac Grad and Her Choice to Start Urban Tenting

When Miriam Stoner ’18 graduated from Macalester last Spring, she didn’t know what her next steps would be. Finding a job and a place to live can be overwhelming and stressful. And what happens when you have a gap between leases for an apartment? Stoner had a creative solution: pitch a tent. During the month…

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