Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

Facilities Factsheet: getting to know Macalester by the numbers
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Facilities Factsheet: getting to know Macalester by the numbers

The care and keeping of Macalester College is no small task. Who makes sure campus buildings are properly cleaned, maintained, heated and cooled? Who keeps the grounds groomed and looking beautiful? Facilities Services. The department employs more than 70 people, including: 44 custodial staff, 12 mechanical/maintenance (boiler operators, plumbers, electricians), six carpenters and five staff…

Modern and irreverent, Vietgone explores the meaning of “home”
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Modern and irreverent, Vietgone explores the meaning of “home”

Fantastic show. Unless naughty language bothers you — then Vietgone probably isn’t for you. The play by Qui Nguyen is a potty-mouthed, hilarious and poignant reimagining of the real-life love story between the playwright’s parents, who met in the 1970s at an Arkansas camp for refugees of the Vietnam War. Mark Valdez directs the play,…

Waxahatchee opens for The New Pornographers at First Avenue
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Waxahatchee opens for The New Pornographers at First Avenue

What’s kitty-corner from the Target Center, covered in silver stars and arguably the coolest scene in downtown Minneapolis? FIRST AVENUE. The signage is unmistakable: bold capital letters against a background design like the staff lines of sheet music. On Tuesday, April 18, the dark Mainroom venue is well-packed by 8:00 p.m., when the opener, Waxahatchee,…

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The Income Inequality (out-of-) Commission

According to the “Student Management” tab on MCSG’s page of Macalester’s website, the Income Ineqaulity Commission (IIC) meets weekly. Except, as the commission’s sole three student representatives explain it, after a mere two years in existence, the group has lost traction. It hasn’t met for the entire 2016-17 school year. The current representatives, Sariyya Atayeva…

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Escape the Mac bubble, share your voice: Run for community council

Macalester’s student government isn’t the only local political organization looking for student representatives. If you want your voice heard outside the infamous Mac bubble, consider running for the recently established student seat on the Board of Directors of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC). In the likely event that you are the only student to appear…

“Latino, Art Migration” opening weaves the personal and political
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“Latino, Art Migration” opening weaves the personal and political

A visa is required to enter, the curator informed visitors to the opening reception of the Latino, Art Migration exhibition at Concordia University’s gallery on February 2. A “COP” (or so states the badge sewn to her uniform) examined paper “visas” passed out to visitors. She rubberstamped them “ENTRADA” and then pushed a button so…

There and back again: stories from study abroad
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There and back again: stories from study abroad

One of the troubles of spending half a year in another country is the difficulty of relating the depth of the experience to others. While some juniors were studying abroad last fall, life at Macalester continued on. To hear all the stories of returnees would fill a hundred Mac Weekly articles; the following snippets represent…

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