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….

Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom
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Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom

Editor’s Note: The previous version of this story included a bio of Noah Nieting, who was not one of the finalists selected. We will be updating the online version with information from Leyla Suleiman, the finalist who should have been listed in Nieting’s place, shortly and will publish an excerpt from her speech in our…

Outing club members recall their memorable spring break trip
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Outing club members recall their memorable spring break trip

This past spring break, an Outing Club trip to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina faced a freak snowstorm and a series of unfortunate events. The trip consisted of co-leaders Zack Katz ’19 and Margot Robinson ’19, alongside Matt Stoner ’20, Anna Dolde ’18, Malia Becker ’20, Noah Steiglitz ’18, Michael Murphy ’19 and Adam…

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The Income Inequality (out-of-) Commission

According to the “Student Management” tab on MCSG’s page of Macalester’s website, the Income Ineqaulity Commission (IIC) meets weekly. Except, as the commission’s sole three student representatives explain it, after a mere two years in existence, the group has lost traction. It hasn’t met for the entire 2016-17 school year. The current representatives, Sariyya Atayeva…

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Senior futures: Saint Paul and the great big world beyond

It may be a well-known stereotype that humanities and social science majors cannot find opportunities post-graduation, but many seniors will prove the naysayers wrong when they graduate this May. Macalester is rooted in a strong history of humanities and social sciences and the Class of 2017 is no exception when it comes to following this…

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Senior Futures: From investment banking to the Peace Corps

This article is the first installment in a series. Each installment focuses on different academic areas and career paths. This week, we explore computer science and economics. When the Class of 2017 graduates in May, its members will spread across the United States and the world, pursuing opportunities in fields ranging from international development to…

Campus comes together over election efforts and results
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Campus comes together over election efforts and results

Months of frenzied election coverage culminated Tuesday as voters finally headed to the polls. Campus was abuzz with Election Day excitement. Students wore buttons, shirts and even face paint to class along with their “I Voted” stickers. The anticipation grew as polls began to close, eventually resulting in a Trump victory that took many by…

Madeleine Albright talks national security at roundtable event
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Madeleine Albright talks national security at roundtable event

The John B. Davis (JBD) Lecture Hall hosted a roundtable discussion on national security with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Tuesday, October 18. Joining the Secretary were Eric Schwartz, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, and Representative Betty McCollum. Prior to the event, a line of students, alumni and community members…