Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Best of The Orange

Has a "Yes Macalester" envelope arrived in your mailbox? If so, congratulations! Below are links to posts about different areas of student life to help you learn more about Macalester.

Cafe Mac is a big part of the first year experience.

The beginning: What's the experience of a Macalester first-year like? Many of our bloggers have written about getting over the nerves of the first days of Orientation, finding one's identity first-year, and life in a first-year dorm. (Sometimes it involves an escalating prank war)

A class meets outside during the fall

Academics: Macalester students are passionate about their academics: we have posts about a student's three favorite professors, doing an honor's project on a family of monkeys, a neuroscience lab involving ballroom dancing, and taking "The 6 Degrees of Harry Potter" at a nearby college. And here's what a typical class in the beginning of April might be like.

A photo from studying abroad in Morocco by Tyler Martinson '12

Study abroad: One of the highlights of many students' academic experience at Mac is spending a full semester abroad. Currently, Collin is in Durban, South Africa, and Kalie is in London, England. Other students have reflected on semesters in Morocco and Northern Ireland.

All-female a capella group The Sirens' singing valentines
Campus life: But students love coming back to a vibrant life on campus and in the Twin Cities. There are many events keeping students' occupied: famous speakers such as Garrison Keilor and Walter Mondalepoetry slams, annual cultural festivals, concerts on and off-campus and museums, plays, and hockey games.

Look below for more posts by current students on their life at Mac!

- Diego Ruiz '12