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2021 Senior Showcase

To celebrate the extraordinary, resilient, and unforgettable Class of 2021, we asked seniors to share advice, reflections, and memories in their own words (including via haiku).

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Cynthia Aguilar

Advice or tips for the incoming class:

Make sure to get sleep!

Lily Alexandroff

Advice or tips for the incoming class:

Taking care of your body is more important than anything Macalester will require of you.

Ashley Allen

Advice or tips for the incoming class:

Make use of study locations outside of Mac! If you're feeling a little stuck in the Mac bubble, I'd recommend walking over to St. Thomas and making use of their amazing outdoor space and libraries!

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William Alongi

Write a haiku about your time at Mac:

I drink what I want
Now I'm addicted to tea
How did this happen

Advice or tips for the incoming class:

If you have a secret study spot, don't share it when they send a google form asking for advice/tips for new students. That's how they get your secret study spot. ):<

Maddie AlQatami

Write a haiku about your time at Mac:

A white squirrel saved
my final exam grade in
Real Analysis.

Advice or tips for the incoming class:

I recommend cafe mac coffee with a little soft-serve. Also, on chili day, put the chili on curly fries and top with cheese.

Jonathan Alvarado-Gomez

Write a haiku about your time at Mac:

Lots of work to do
So many people to meet
Time flies, so have fun

Advice or tips for the incoming class:

One thing that I regret is not taking the opportunity to explore the area outside of Macalester. As a student, I was always busy with something. But it's definitely worth it to get away from campus when you have the chance. On that note, take the time to hang out with your friends and try new things! Plus, take lots of pictures for the memories later on!

Nishta Amin

Write a haiku about your time at Mac:

four years pass so fast, I did not realize, what will I do now

Nana A. Odeibea Amoah

Advice or tips for the incoming class:

Make time to take a creative writing class!

Analeidi Barrera

Advice or tips for the incoming class:

It's not a secret study spot, but going to the Loch with friends was always the best study environment for me.

Vivian Bauer

Write a haiku about your time at Mac:

I found linguistics, made some incredible friends, and saw too much snow