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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MSP Film Festival: Review

The Mac Weekly went to the MSP Film Festival. Here are our thoughts on just a few of the films. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World Jake Greenberg: Werner Herzog sets out to make a documentary as big as the internet itself. The director, who is as much myth as real person at…

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Title IX module expanded to entire campus

This year all sophomore, junior and senior students are required to complete a 45-minute online module about sexual violence prevention and Title IX, by Jan. 31. All upperclassman students have received an email with the link to the training. “We don’t only do this because it is a federal mandate. We do it because we…

BLAC draws attention to racial injustice through campus demonstrations
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BLAC draws attention to racial injustice through campus demonstrations

A string of on-campus student demonstrations and communal gatherings have occurred in the past couple weeks as Macalester students grapple with their emotions and how to take action during times of local and broad racial injustice. Among these actions, two Black Out events and one community processing event in the chapel have been facilitated and…

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Winter Ball at Minnesota History Center goes off without a hitch

Winter Ball was held at the Minnesota History Center on Saturday, Nov. 21. “It was the best winter ball in Macalester history. The venue was beautiful, there were a variety of activities; it wasn’t only a dance. Plus, the food lasted the whole night,” Suresh Mudragada, Assistant Director of Campus Activities and Operations, said. “It…

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Grand Potato Tour: Birchwood Café

Birchwood Cafe feels tucked away, as if you are entering a zen safe-haven of fresh, well-made food, but luckily it’s only three and half miles away from campus, making it the perfect afternoon or evening getaway. When I went for dinner I had to try their fries, and I was not disappointed. When they arrived,…

Macalester coffee supplier launches Kickstarter campaign
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Macalester coffee supplier launches Kickstarter campaign

Tiny Footprint Coffee, a large provider for coffee on Macalester’s campus, launched a Kickstarter campaign on Oct. 13 to help fund the build-out of a sustainable coffee farm in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. The Kickstarter campaign, which Kickstarter chose as a “Staff Pick” in the campaign’s first 36 hours, is attempting to raise $66,000 to…

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