Tag: off campus

Features

Students who have off-campus jobs: pros and cons

Many Macalester students are often overwhelmed by their academic workload alongside their social lives. However, some students must also balance the academic demand alongside working a part-time/full-time job. At times scheduling can be difficult for some students, depending on their jobs, while others are able to pick hours that are easier on their schedules. Jonah…

Rah’mn: Build-your-own ramen concept doesn’t meet expectations
Food & Drink

Rah’mn: Build-your-own ramen concept doesn’t meet expectations

By Lee Guekguezian I had been eagerly awaiting the opening of Rah’mn for what seemed like an eternity (but was actually around a month.) The “Chipotle style,” fast-casual, build-your-own ramen joint opened their doors on Thursday March 30, to a line wrapped around the block. Rah’mn’s website advertises affordable and delicious meals, fast service and…

Grub on the Green Line: Trieu Chau offers huge portions
Food & Drink

Grub on the Green Line: Trieu Chau offers huge portions

Every week, I try a new restaurant on the Green Line, the light rail that connects St. Paul and Minneapolis. This week, I took the Green Line past Dale Street to a Vietnamese restaurant called Trieu Chau. Trieu Chau is a small Vietnamese restaurant, with waiters who care about their customers. The restaurant offers a…

Grub on the Green Line: iPho by Saigon, perfect for finals
Food & Drink

Grub on the Green Line: iPho by Saigon, perfect for finals

Part of the beauty that Macalester offers is having access to a varied selection of restaurants within minutes of campus. On the Green Line, east of Macalester, there are many Southeast Asian markets, bakeries and restaurants. This week, I tried the restaurant iPho by Saigon. Immediately when I walked in, I was pleased to see…

Arts

Sencha After Hours: poetry, music and a cup of tea

Late last Thursday night, a horde of eager fans gathered in front of the glowing Sencha sign on Grand Avenue. Despite impending homework and sleeplessness, Macalester students arrived by the dozens. All came for the night of performance entitled “Sencha After Hours”, which was organized by Macalester’s own Talia Young ’17. While sipping their complimentary…

Talking with Kishi Bashi about his new record and tour
Arts

Talking with Kishi Bashi about his new record and tour

Skip your Wednesday night class because Kaoru Ishibashi, better known by his stage name Kishi Bashi or “K,” is bringing his dreamy, synthy, electro-pop to First Ave on October 12. Minneapolis is one of many stops on his extensive North American tour for his latest album, Sonderlust, and he is excited for you to be…

Features

From Cafe Mac to Cooking: Life on and off campus

For many Macalester sophomores who are thinking about moving off-campus, the next few months will be crucial in securing housing for junior year. In the scramble to contact landlords, tour apartments and sign leases, people may forget what they like about living on-campus, as well as what they might gain by moving off-campus. The Mac…

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