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….

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Twins Opening Day: A report from Target Field

It is April 1st and the Minneapolis skyline sits against an angry backdrop of dark clouds. However, this April day feels like summer. Why? It’s opening day. The Minnesota Twins are playing their first game of the year against the Kansas City Royals. I saw an opportunity to grab a ticket, and I had to…

Mullenbach ’03 spearheads Scots defense
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Mullenbach ’03 spearheads Scots defense

It is a chilly fall day on the Macalester campus and the football team is practicing on the field of Macalester Stadium. Marshall Mullenbach ’03 stands on the sideline, waving his hands around, communicating a playcall to his defense. The ball is snapped, and the quarterback drops back to throw a pass, which falls incomplete….

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FIFA and the Olympics: corruption and bribes in mega-events

Why is Qatar hosting a World Cup? How can FIFA allow a country that is so clearly unfit and ill-equipped take on this duty? Let us examine the last time a country was unprepared to host a “mega-sporting event.” In the days leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil’s political scene was in shambles…

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This is our year: The trials of disappointed baseball fans

Seemingly every single year, my Seattle Mariners fail to meet my expectations. Regardless of positive predictions from sports news sites or new acquisitions by the team, it always happens. The Mariners have had just three winning seasons since 2003, and haven’t made the playoffs since 2001. While the Mariners have struggled all these years, every…

Men’s Club Rugby competes in Minnesota State Finals
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Men’s Club Rugby competes in Minnesota State Finals

This fall season has been a step forward in many ways for the athletic department for Macalester College, with all of its varsity athletics competing at high levels and enjoying lots of success. Less-known is the fact that one club team also had a very successful season this year. This fall, the club rugby team…

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Baseball’s Final Four: a Viewer’s Guide

Please note: This article was written before the Mets vs. Cubs game that took place on October 21. It is finally October, that month of the year when sports fans all around the country rejoice. October means hockey starts, football really starts heating up and the MLB Playoffs begin. October is the month of the…

Bob Dignazio is Mac’s new recruiting coordinator
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Bob Dignazio is Mac’s new recruiting coordinator

The 2015-2016 year brings quite a few new faces to the Athletics Department. One of those faces is Bob Dignazio, Macalester’s new recruiting coordinator. Dignazio grew up in Wallingford, PA, and earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Kenyon College. While at Kenyon, Dignazio was a lacrosse star and a hard worker, earning the Bill…