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….

Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest
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Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest

Last Saturday, Macalester students piled into the Leonard Center Field House to attend Springfest, which, for the first time in recent years, was held indoors instead of its traditional outdoor location on Shaw Field. Electro-soul duo Lion Babe headlined the show, following opening performances from Jazz Cartier, a hip-hop artist, and Haunted Janet, a Macalester…

District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright to speak at Commencement
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District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright to speak at Commencement

Before the members of the Class of 2017 receive their diplomas on May 13, 2017, they will hear from this year’s commencement speaker: the Honorable Wilhelmina M. “Mimi” Wright, a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota. This past week, President Brian Rosenberg extended an invitation to Judge Wright, asking if she would...
Fourth Macathon births new music contest, new batch of winners
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Fourth Macathon births new music contest, new batch of winners

On any given Friday night, the Olin-Rice Science Center and the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center are deserted. Much like the other academic buildings on campus, they are eerily quiet, emptied of their student population until the following week. Last weekend was different. The fourth annual Macathon competition and the first annual Funkathon competition drew…

Macalester’s new active shooter procedure: Run. Hide. Fight.
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Macalester’s new active shooter procedure: Run. Hide. Fight.

In the last few years, mass shootings and campus shootings have become all-too-familiar sights on our TV screens and in our newspapers, across the country and throughout the world. In response to this, the Macalester College Incident Management Team is subscribing to a new procedure model for the community in the event that an active…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosts RiverCentre rally
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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosts RiverCentre rally

On Tuesday afternoon, hordes of eager Macalester students sporting Bernie Sanders gear filled several Metro transit buses as they headed to hear the presidential candidate give a speech at the RiverCentre in downtown Saint Paul. The students joined over 15,000 other supporters, who packed into the RiverCentre and an “overflow room” for a chance to…

Mac Students at COP21
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Mac Students at COP21

This past weekend, as Macalester students came back to campus after Thanksgiving, the 10 students in Professor Roopali Phadke’s environmental studies class about the COP21 climate change conference boarded a plane to Paris. The class, entitled “Climate Talks: Dispatches from Paris,” has been working all semester in preparation for the conference that many have said…

Seattle immersive learning class offered for second year in a row
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Seattle immersive learning class offered for second year in a row

This fall, for the second year in a row, Macalester students were able to register for “Engaging in the Twin Cities and Seattle,” an immersive learning course which touches upon contemporary urban issues and challenges that cities face in the 21st century. The two-credit course, which is cross-listed in the Geography and American Studies departments,…

Swim and Water Polo coach Jennie Charlesworth fired
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Swim and Water Polo coach Jennie Charlesworth fired

On Thursday, Oct. 22, members of Macalester’s Men’s and Women’s Swim teams, Women’s Water Polo team and Men’s Club Water Polo team received an email notifying them that Coach Jennie Charlesworth had been fired. For many of the athletes and students who interacted with Charlesworth this termination came as a shock. “Certainly when [news of…

A Look Inside: Café Mac’s kitchen revealed
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A Look Inside: Café Mac’s kitchen revealed

The Cafe Mac kitchen is an unknown world to the many students that eat in there every single day. Photos by Meg Britton-Mehlisch ’18. For students on the meal plan, Café Mac is a part of the everyday Macalester experience. At meal times, students swipe their cards, drop off their backpacks and head to their…

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