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TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect

By Meg Britton-Mehlisch and Celia Heudebourg This week The Mac Weekly bids farewell to its own seniors. The incoming Editors-in-Chief talk with Rachel Wilson, Jamie Goodin, Ellie Fuqua, Jake Greenberg, Max Horvath, Maddie Jaffe, Eliza Ramsey, Allie Korbey, Kate Rhodes and Esha Datta. They discuss office memories and the Wac Meekly. TMW: This is the…

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Dome games: a Midwestern tradition

Every year in February, professional baseball teams make their way to Arizona or Florida to start their training in a temperate locale. The Major League Baseball season begins in April, so teams can wait until the weather improves before they move into their home fields for opening day. For example, the Minnesota Twins play their…

Puppies are athletes too! Inside the Puppy Bowl
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Puppies are athletes too! Inside the Puppy Bowl

While many of us spent Super Bowl Sunday watching the New England Patriots’ historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, 2.47 million Americans watched a sporting event with a significantly more uneven final score. I’m referring, of course, to Puppy Bowl XIII, which saw Team Fluff blowout Team Ruff 93-38. While Tom Brady and the Patriots…

Midseason update: Men’s Basketball finds its identity
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Midseason update: Men’s Basketball finds its identity

The Macalester Men’s Basketball team has seen perhaps more than its fair share of lean times. Between 2008 and 2012, the Scots won a scant five games, a stretch that included two seasons without a single win in the MIAC. This statistic, however, doesn’t communicate just how difficult it is to win a basketball game…

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Women’s Swim and Dive team ready for conference run

With a schedule as irregular as Women’s Swimming and Diving’s, it can be easy to overlook just how well the Scots are performing this year. However, the Swim and Dive team, now over a month into its 2016-17 campaign, is swimming at an elite level. The team is comprised of both experienced veterans and promising…

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NFL frustrates, loses fans due to poor leadership decisions

It’s no secret that the NFL’s ratings are down. The narrative is becoming ubiquitous both online and in print, and given the turmoil that the NFL is experiencing, it’s not really much of a surprise. However, contrary to what Roger Goodell might say in press conferences, it’s actually not all that complicated a matter. The…

Jonathan challenges runners as coach
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Jonathan challenges runners as coach

Sarah Jonathan ’16 may not technically be on the Women’s Cross Country team anymore, but that won’t stop the two-time captain from making the trip down to 1600 Grand Ave. In fact, she believes that her main contributions as a coach come from doing what she spent the past four years doing: running. In her…

Team IMPACT: Macalester Athletics Making a Difference
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Team IMPACT: Macalester Athletics Making a Difference

Being part of a team isn’t always just about playing a sport. At its best, being part of a team means transcending the sport altogether, hopefully to learn a grander lesson or find a greater purpose. The people at Team IMPACT understand this. Team IMPACT is an organization that pairs college sports teams with young…

Concussions and their consequences, seen and unseen
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Concussions and their consequences, seen and unseen

It seems like concussions are really having a moment right now. The release of the movie “Concussion,” starring Will Smith, added to the growing chorus of voices trying to bring the conversation about brain injuries to the mainstream. Since the release of the movie, the media have latched further onto the growing controversy and have…

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Carrigan Files: The Power of Positivity

It’s a lot easier to win than to lose. A winner doesn’t have to self-analyze in the same way that a loser does. There are no real questions that a winner has to ask themselves after the game has ended. Every athlete has to deal with losing at some point. The football team had to…

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