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Senior Arts Spotlight: Kyoko Sakai
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Senior Arts Spotlight: Kyoko Sakai

Every week, The Mac Weekly sits down with a senior arts major. This week we caught up with studio art and economics double major Kyoko Sakai. She hails from Tokyo, Japan. How did you become interested in art? Shortly before college, I realized I wanted to design products. I knew I should major in economics…

A psychological perspective on personal gender pronouns
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A psychological perspective on personal gender pronouns

PGPs are a vital part of Macalester culture. However, this more accepting campus identity has had to be cultivated and nurtured by both the community and administration. Professor and Chair Joan Ostrove of the psychology department offered some perspective on the history and future of PGPs at Macalester. On the changes in the Macalester community,…

January journeys: Mac students explore Australia and Rome
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January journeys: Mac students explore Australia and Rome

AUSTRALIA If you’ve seen a Tasmanian devil on television, the man holding it is likely Androo Kelly. In recent years, the species population has plummeted due to human pressure and a facial tumor disease, but Kelly is credited worldwide for saving the Tasmanian devils from extinction. His animal sanctuary, Trowunna Wildlife Park, was one stop…

Senior Art Spotlight: Ariana Zaia
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Senior Art Spotlight: Ariana Zaia

Every week, The Mac Weekly sits down with a senior arts major. This week we caught up with studio art major and psychology minor Ariana Zaia. She hails from Austin, Texas. We talked portraiture, Zumba, and post-grad plans. What kinds of art do you do? It depends on what classes I’m taking. I’ve been dabbling…

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Frans de Waal presents his new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist

Last Thursday night, students in JBD were watching funny videos of animals on Youtube. This wasn’t procrastination, though. Instead, they were attending a lecture by primatologist Frans de Waal on the content of his new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist. The lecture dealt with the evolutionary basis for morality and referenced on various animal…