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A culture of excellence at the expense of student sleep habits?
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A culture of excellence at the expense of student sleep habits?

“A colleague of mine recently said to me that Macalester students are like ducks: it seems like they’re just gliding across the water, but, underneath the surface, they’re actually paddling just so hard to keep up,” German studies professor Brigetta Abel said. Macalester’s midterm period was followed by last week’s much anticipated spring break. While…

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First (Year) Impressions: Living and thriving with new roommates

As we move into second semester, something keeps coming up in my conversations: home. Now that I’ve been back “home” for a month, and have returned to Macalester, I’ve been wondering — where am I more comfortable? In the middle of a conversation over winter break, I found myself saying, “I’ll be flying home mid-January.”…

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First (Year) Impressions: Questioning the global outlook

When I was applying to college, way back in the good old days of fall 2015, Macalester stood out to me because of its commitment to internationalism. I wanted to be at a college with diversity in its students, classes and professors. When I heard that of Mac’s core values were internationalism and multiculturalism, it…

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First (Year) Impressions: Navigating next semester’s classes

Orientation: check. First week of classes: check. Mid-terms: check. Now that three of the first milestones of the first semester have passed, there’s another to deal with — registering for next semester’s classes. And if you are a Macalester student, you probably already know this because you think about the future—all the time. But at…

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First (Year) Impressions:

Most first years talk about how long they’ve been at Macalester like parents talk about the age of a newborn baby. Café Mac is filled with conversations that start with, “We’ve been here for a whole seven weeks!” But the truth is, us Macalester first-years aren’t even seven weeks in, we’re just shy of two…

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Letters from Carrigan: Origins

Hi, I’m Carrigan Miller, and I’m a first year from West Orange, New Jersey. Academically, I’m interested in studying Psychology and English. Additionally, I’m an offensive lineman for the Fighting Scots and a writer for The Mac Weekly. I’ve been asked by my excellent and talented editors to start a series writing about what it’s…

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