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December 2016

Mac English: Around the World

Liz Hallgren '17

Mac English majors are studying acorss the globe from Great Britain to Argentina. For this edition of The Words, three majors share their study away experiences. Read on for funny anecdotes, adovce about study away, and perspectives on literature around the world...READ MORE
Since 1957: Macalester's Chanter Literary Magazine
Zeena Fuleihan '18

As someone who worked on my high school’s literary magazine, I searched for colleges with high-quality student lit mags and joined Chanter from day one of my college career. In the second semester of my first year, Chanter opened up associate editorial positions, and I became a part of the leadership team. Chanter, for me, has always been an open space to discuss literature and art in a positive way, a sort of family... READ MORE
Alum Update: Svitlana Iukhymovych 

Ava Bindas '17

Svitlana Iukhymovych '16 feels like she's “on the other side of the graduation line,” but she still remains close to Macalester College and her English coursework. Sveta currently works at Mary’s Pence, a Minneapolis nonprofit offering funding to women entrepreneurs across the Americas.  ...READ MORE

Professional Readers

Hank Hietala  '17

As the semester’s final deadlines loom like an ax above a chopping block, most of us are looking ahead to J-Term. Sleep, holidays, and home-cooked meals—it will be here soon enough. Only two more wretched weeks. Many students have trouble adjusting to the ennui of a month away from school. To cope, we enroll in watercolor classes, engage inebriated relatives in political debate, or maybe read a few books...READ MORE


Zeena Fuleihan '18 
This month we are proud to feature a poem by Beenish Riaz ‘17, from Pakistan and Kenya. At Macalester, Beenish studies English and Political Science, and is passionate about social justice issues...READ MORE
English Honor Society Induction Dinner

Hank Hietala  '17

On November 15th, the English Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. The organization welcomed seven new members over a delectable dinner—pasta and salad from Cossetta, an Italian eatery. Students and faculty mingled in the Briggs House. ...READ MORE

English Department Events
Holiday Treat Night is Wednesday, Dec. 7th!

All English majors and minors are invited to join us and to please bring along a potential English major. We will have good food and good conversation about the benefits of an English major at Mac and beyond. English faculty will also join us.

Newsletter Staff
Senior Editor
   Ava Bindas '17
Associate Editors
   Zeena Fuleihan '18
   Liz Hallgren '17 
   Hank Hietala '17

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