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The Mac Weekly wants your election opinions

Our campus on Wednesday felt different. Tuesday night’s election results surprised much of the Macalester community. Regardless of how you processed the results, the coming administration marks a palpable change. This change will be felt in the spaces we share, as well as in the other communities we are each a part of. Since Tuesday,…

The Way the Cookie Crumbles
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The Way the Cookie Crumbles

Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies a.k.a Frosting Torture KR: From four inches away this sweet thang sure is …pungent. He is the drama queen, always the one to search out the spotlight, at whatever cost. On the outside he is one suave-looking dude, but as you approach, he simply reeks of cologne. His is the…

Men’s Water Polo competes for trip to nationals
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Men’s Water Polo competes for trip to nationals

The Men’s Water Polo team has a chance this weekend to reach the National Collegiate Water Polo Association championships for the first time in decades. Although the men’s team is not listed as a varsity sport, nor is it affiliated with the NCAA, the squad is currently ranked second in its conference and will enter…

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Is there a divide between athletes and non-athletes?

The existence of a social divide between varsity athletes and the rest of the Macalester student body became a topic of debate last spring. Posts on the Mac Confessions Facebook page detailed the “athlete privilege” from which several hundred Macalester students supposedly benefit each year. The complaints ranged from unequal access to the weight room…

14 in 2014: Best Moments in Macalester Athletics in 2013-14
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14 in 2014: Best Moments in Macalester Athletics in 2013-14

14. Softball’s Hot Start and Dependable Offense The Scots started their season with an impressive 5-1 mark. After returning from a disappointing Florida trip, the softball team ran off a 6-0 streak, including four in-conference victories and a 1-0 shutout victory over Augsburg. Led by a potent offense that often featured multiple hitters clearing the…

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Wrestlemania XXIX: John Cena defeats The Rock, retakes crown

With the words, “Welcome to the greatest entertainment event in the history of the world!” New Jersey governor Chris Christie ushered in the 29th installment of Wrestlemania on April 7. Before a Met Life Stadium record crowd of over 80,000, including the entire Jersey Shore cast and Lorenzo LaValle (Snooki’s baby), the Republican governor began…