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Way Back at Mac: sexual assault awareness over the decades

Katrin O'Grady

April 18, 2019

Please be advised, this story contains discussion of sexual violence. In light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this article explores two experiences of Macalester community members surrounding this issue. Both of these persp...

Sports op-ed: sexual assault in college sports, in the nation and on campus

February 3, 2017

I spent my winter break thinking. One of the subjects I constantly found myself coming back to was the problem of sexual assault in our nation, specifically on college campuses around the country. I really began diving into th...

Sexual assault and the dangers of pornography

December 9, 2016

Pornography websites get more visitors than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined. One could ask why this statistic is necessary to point out. Well, consider these statistics: nearly one in five women have been assaulted, one in...

What is the point of Consent is Mac, again?

October 14, 2016

Although “Consent is Mac” t-shirts are ubiquitous on campus, we, the student leaders of the campaign, want to reaffirm the mission and components of the Consent is Mac initiative. We want to acknowledge the foundation of th...

College sued for Title IX investigation against student

April 1, 2016

Editor’s note: The legal documents referenced and quoted from in this article were lawfully obtained by The Mac Weekly, and are publicly available online. The letters and emails referenced in this article were all entered into e...

Title IX module expanded to entire campus

January 29, 2016

This year all sophomore, junior and senior students are required to complete a 45-minute online module about sexual violence prevention and Title IX, by Jan. 31. All upperclassman students have received an email with the link to...

In the Blood: Trigger warnings and survivors of sexual assault

May 2, 2014

At the end of the Macalester production of In the Blood, the main character Hester is brutally raped on stage. It was shocking. It was provocative. It made you uncomfortable and it made you think—all good things that might hav...

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