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Coffee shops just outside the Macalester bubble
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Coffee shops just outside the Macalester bubble

It’s easy to get trapped in the so-called “Macalester bubble.” We’ve all been there. Why leave campus when anything and everything a college student could need is a half mile away? It is difficult to muster up the courage to get out, especially when a city adventure can mean riding public transportation for the better…

Parents and educators petition for hearing on student homelessness
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Parents and educators petition for hearing on student homelessness

With rent on the rise and a 40-day average wait for placement at family shelters, the “most liveable city in America” is struggling to serve its homeless population. In response, two Macalester-Groveland residents have started a petition asking Mayor Melvin Carter III to hold a hearing on what they call the crisis of homelessness in…

Enjoy a sweet treat at Rose Street Patisserie
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Enjoy a sweet treat at Rose Street Patisserie

There is nothing like a flakey, buttery and delicious pastry to put you in a good mood, and that is exactly what Rose Street provided. This week I decided to review Rose Street Patisserie, whose second location recently opened on the corner of Selby Avenue and Snelling Avenue here in Saint Paul. Rose Street is…

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First (Year) Impressions:

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 the truth is, us Macalester first-years aren’t even seven weeks in, we’re just shy of two…

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Summer in St. Paul: On socializing, exploring and interning

Macalester students know what it feels like to be on campus. A murmur of animated conversation among peers, a lot of bare feet and the activities of student organizations are all commonplace during the academic year. But when you take the majority of the student body away from campus, what is left is a beautiful…

Condemned building on Grand finally to come down
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Condemned building on Grand finally to come down

The long-abandoned building at 1659-1669 Grand Avenue, formerly the home of Cat-Man-Do Restaurant, has been declared condemned by the City of St. Paul and will be demolished over the next few months. The building, located across from Shish and just east of the Grand Cambridge Apartments, has been a nuisance to Macalester over the years,…

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