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….

Women’s Water Polo wins championship
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Women’s Water Polo wins championship

The water polo team poses for a picture together. They beat the Washington & Jefferson Presidents 10-9 in overtime to win the CWPA Championship for the first time in college history. Photo courtesy of Patti Andreski.[/caption]This weekend, the Macalester Women’s Water Polo team defeated Grove City College, Carthage College and Washington & Jefferson College to…

Editorial: Katz gives flawed speech on sexual violence
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Editorial: Katz gives flawed speech on sexual violence

April is Sexual Violence Awareness month. But Jackson Katz doesn’t like that name. Awareness may have been the goal in decades past, he says, but it’s short of where we need to be in 2017. Katz is an acclaimed sexual violence educator and activist. He’s written books, made movies, and given a TED talk that…

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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…

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In Defense of the Conservative Athlete

We currently live in a country that is more politically polarized than it has been in quite some time. According to The New York Times, 50 percent of liberals and 66 percent and conservatives, respectively, view the opposing party as threatening to the United States. Political polarization is described in the same way as natural…

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