Tag: Macalester

Baseball team looks to rebound after rough 2013 season
Sports

Baseball team looks to rebound after rough 2013 season

Three years ago, the Macalester Baseball team won the MIAC Conference Championship in one of the most memorable seasons in the program’s history. Last year, however, may have been one of the team’s most forgettable. Macalester finished last in the MIAC (4-16 MIAC, 11-28 overall), due to a large amount of misfortune. For one, the…

Opinion

In Response to Dalai Lama Op-Ed

The opinion piece published by Daniel Bomberg, Rachel Rauvola, and, James Meyerson in last week’s edition of The Mac Weekly reveals its naive idealism within the first two paragraphs when it attempts to shame Macalester for lauding the life of Joan Mondale ‘52, but not Jane Hough ‘52. It would have been foolish of Macalester…

Anna Johnson: Studio Art Major
Arts

Anna Johnson: Studio Art Major

First tell me where you’re from? I’m from St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up about a mile and a half from Macalester’s campus. And you wanted to stay close to home? I didn’t. I did not apply to Mac out of high school, I went to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. I decided…

Arts

The Irresistible Arturo Ui: Play Preview

Monday night marked the first full-dress rehearsal for the actors in Macalester College’s spring drama, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, a work of “Epic Theater” by Bertolt Brecht. This rehearsal began what’s known in theatrical circles as “hell week,” so named for the long, trying hours each member of the production must work before…

The Dalai Lama’s journey to Macalester
News

The Dalai Lama’s journey to Macalester

Though students have known about the upcoming visit from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet for a little over a month, the series of events that brought the buddhist leader to campus began about five years ago. It all started in a conversation between a high school student from the West Side of…

On-campus thefts down from last year
News

On-campus thefts down from last year

Toward the end of October, a man entered the Link and asked a student if he could borrow her cell phone. She said yes and gave him the phone, and he then walked out of the Link, still talking on her phone. Over Fall Break, someone entered the men’s team locker room in the Leonard…

News

Macalester represented at LGBTQIA retreat

From October 18 to 20, the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) hosted their third annual LGBTQIA weekend retreat at Camp Friendship in Annandale. This year marked Macalester’s first participation in the event. The retreat focuses on creating a “larger support network” between and for the student leaders who attend. Items discussed each year…

Food & Drink

Your Weekend Horoscope

Aries: March 21 – April 19 You are the center of attention. All eyes are on you and this is your time to shine. So take advantage of this and finally make your move, it’s time. Change that song on the Café Mac juke. Virgo: April 20 – May 20 You have your persuasive hat…

An open letter to Macalester College: Addressing racism
Opinion

An open letter to Macalester College: Addressing racism

I hope to address Mac’s failure to retain students, faculty and staff of color on campus and question its structural polities, such as a majority white faculty personnel committee. I hope to put these failures in light and context of the national, historical and institutional oppression of people of color in academia. I will also add in my personal experience with racism at Mac, as well as talk about the security I found with advisors, faculty and staff of color which ultimately led to my retention.

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