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….

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival delights with 220+ brews
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Minnesota Craft Beer Festival delights with 220+ brews

The Minneapolis Convention Center was packed with craft beer-lovers proudly donning pretzel necklaces on Saturday, April 1 at the annual Minnesota Craft Beer Festival. Characterized on the event’s Facebook page as an “epic tasting session,” the festival more than lived up to its claim, with over 220 beers available to sample. We were admittedly a…

January journeys: Mac students explore Australia and Rome
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January journeys: Mac students explore Australia and Rome

AUSTRALIA If you’ve seen a Tasmanian devil on television, the man holding it is likely Androo Kelly. In recent years, the species population has plummeted due to human pressure and a facial tumor disease, but Kelly is credited worldwide for saving the Tasmanian devils from extinction. His animal sanctuary, Trowunna Wildlife Park, was one stop…

Style File: Ollie Schminkey ’16
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Style File: Ollie Schminkey ’16

The Mac Weekly sat down with Ollie Schminkey ’16 to discuss their self-described alt-style. TMW: How would you describe your style? OS: Probably… trans goth kid meets 1950’s housewife meets whatever the DIY/dyke punk scene is doing? Yeah, I’ve noticed you have a lot of variation in your style? I just kind of do what…

First look: the Class of 2018
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First look: the Class of 2018

In light of the upcoming spring samplers, The Mac Weekly sat down with Jeffrey Allen, the Director of Admisisons, for a prelimiary glimpse into the Class of 2018 and a discussion on the intricacies of the admissions process. TMW: What part of the admissions process are you in now? Did the timeline follow last year’s?…

Snatchers’ Frisbee and Fun in Georgia
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Snatchers’ Frisbee and Fun in Georgia

The journey from the Twin Cities to Brunswick, Georgia for spring break is a longstanding tradition for the Macalester women’s Frisbee team. They make the trek for the High Tide Ultimate Tournament, a convergence of over 60 teams from across the country for a week of Frisbee games, beaches and debauchery. “It’s a perfect combination…

Off-campus housing: navigating the adult world
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Off-campus housing: navigating the adult world

After spring break the Room Draw selection will begin. As it nears, underclassmen rush to work out roommate arrangements and explore the various on-campus options. But for upperclassmen moving off-campus, the process began much earlier. Those leaving the Mac bubble must navigate the adult housing world, scheduling showings, signing leases and working out finances. This…

Style File: Duchess Harris
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Style File: Duchess Harris

The Mac Weekly talks with Professor Duchess Harris of American Studies, who wrote an article about black women’s style entitled “This is What a Feminist Professor Looks Like” for the Minnesota Women’s Press. TMW: How would you characterize your style? DH: Anything that takes me through my day with confidence. TMW: How has your style…

Style File: Simona Zappas
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Style File: Simona Zappas

The Mac Weekly sat down with Simona Zappas to discuss fashion, teen phases and lint rollers. TMW: How would you characterize your style? SZ: Like a baby trying to dress up like an adult. A baby’s businesswoman. TMW: What inspires your fashion? SZ: I guess stuff that I watch. I love the clothes in Pee-Wee’s…

The Snow Movers
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The Snow Movers

The sidewalks are clear and the steps shoveled. Snow banks rise several feet high. Who is responsible? Macalester Grounds Crew, a team of 10 student employees and five full-time staff members, keeps the campus safe and walkable all winter long. Nicholas Bascunan-Wiley ’17 and Maya Benedict’s (’17) stories follow a similar progression. Before coming to…

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