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TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect

By Meg Britton-Mehlisch and Celia Heudebourg This week The Mac Weekly bids farewell to its own seniors. The incoming Editors-in-Chief talk with Rachel Wilson, Jamie Goodin, Ellie Fuqua, Jake Greenberg, Max Horvath, Maddie Jaffe, Eliza Ramsey, Allie Korbey, Kate Rhodes and Esha Datta. They discuss office memories and the Wac Meekly. TMW: This is the…

Haunted Janet is victorious in the Battle of the Bands
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Haunted Janet is victorious in the Battle of the Bands

Spring has arrived at Macalester College, and for many students that means another season of music traditions. Shaw Field will soon be filled with amps and dancers, food trucks and temporary tattoos. Springfest is just a week away, and we can expect Lion Babe and Jazz Cartier to put on quite a show. Yet they…

In the Scouting Report, it’s all about the harmonies
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In the Scouting Report, it’s all about the harmonies

In the fall of 2013, Hannah Scout-Field ’17 and Ryan Dugan ’17 met in Macalester’s very own Crawford Hall. Scout-Field on violin, Dugan on guitar and both singing their hearts out, they jammed in the pop-jazz combos designed to bring Macalester students together. From then on, the two began rehearsing and developing their sound. “There…

Violinist Tim Fain explores technology through art
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Violinist Tim Fain explores technology through art

Tim Fain, the internationally renowned violinist featured in 12 Years a Slave and Black Swan, has used the intersection of music and film to investigate how music can help us navigate human connections in an increasingly technological world. Through the collaborative performance piece Portals, Fain conveys the “connections that we form and endure” despite “the…

Bodies in the Balance explores identity, justice and freedom
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Bodies in the Balance explores identity, justice and freedom

All photos by Maddie Jaffe ’17 In the fall dance show entitled Bodies in the Balance, the Macalester Theatre & Dance Department invites the audience to celebrate the joy that dance can bring, while also exploring dance’s unique power in portrayal. Students use these performances to engage with their identities while empathizing with the experiences…

The Staves: three sisters muse on their Midwest chapter
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The Staves: three sisters muse on their Midwest chapter

Three British sisters, one remote Wisconsin recording studio and the lead singer of Bon Iver. The result? The album If I Was, by The Staves. Camilla, Emily and Jessica Staveley-Taylor make up the group, and they draw as much from their familial connections as from their natural musical talents. I had the pleasure of talking…

Little Scream takes First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry
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Little Scream takes First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry

Laurel Sprengelmeyer, a singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist, is also the brains behind the band Little Scream. The band is currently touring through the Midwest to showcase their album Cult Following, which was released in 2016. Cult Following has pulled the band further into the realm of experimental pop, allowing it to gain more recognition among…

A Little Chat with Little Scream
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A Little Chat with Little Scream

Laurel Sprengelmeyer, raised in Iowa and based in Montreal, is the captivating voice behind Little Scream. Her songs utilize the full range of her voice while weaving complex layers of instrumentals around each sung melody. Little Scream is known for its originality of sound, as it incorporates elements from indie pop, rock and folk genres….

In The Parchman Hour, Freedom Riders come alive
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In The Parchman Hour, Freedom Riders come alive

Until November 6, the Guthrie Theater presents The Parchman Hour, a play inspired by the Freedom Riders of 1961. For a play that takes place over half-a-century ago, it holds startling relevance. Mike Wiley, the play’s author, forces the audience to draw parallels between segregation of the ’60s, a time seemingly removed from our own,…

Battle of the Bands: a chat Fidel
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Battle of the Bands: a chat Fidel

On March 25, six bands vied for a chance to play at Springfest on April 23. The event drew many skilled musicians out of the woodwork, providing a unique opportunity to discover talent on campus. Spanning from the rugged rhythms of The Cowboy Killers to the bluegrass vibes of Backwoods Station, Battle of the Bands…

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