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

January 27, 2017

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...

First (Year) Impressions: Questioning the global outlook

December 2, 2016

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. Wh...

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

November 11, 2016

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 ar...

First (Year) Impressions:

October 14, 2016

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 th...

Letters from Carrigan: When friends become brothers

November 13, 2015

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week. Today, I want to talk about what it means to be part of a team. I got the idea for this week’s column from Coach Allaire, our advisor to Football Operations and Recruiting. I ho...

Letters from Carrigan: Know Yourself

October 30, 2015

Hi there, thanks for tuning in for volume two! I hope everyone had a relaxing Fall Break. I didn’t get to go back home for the break, but I did get some extra sleep and a couple delicious meals, so I can’t really complain. Now that we...

Letters from Carrigan: Origins

October 16, 2015

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 fo...

If so inKlined: Admitting the agony of the admissions process

October 24, 2014

Six months after being a prospective first year myself, my role in the admissions process is about to be reversed. This week, I’ll be hosting a PF for a night, and preparing for this has caused me to think back on the college ad...

Style File: Brendan Hebert

Style File: Brendan Hebert

September 19, 2014

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