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….

Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots
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Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots

Where could you find bagpipers, sheep herding and Scottish Highland dance competitions in the ’70s? You did not have to go all the way to Scotland. Try the Macalester Scottish Fair, an annual on-campus celebration that featured the best of Scottish music, dance, art and sport. Beginning in May 1972, the fair drew thousands of…

Way Back at Mac: The Best of the Fest
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Way Back at Mac: The Best of the Fest

There are a couple of things that indicate “spring” at Mac: hammocks on Old Main lawn, chacos — a.k.a. Macalester students’ favorite warm weather footwear — a longer line at the Café Mac soft-serve machine and, of course, Springfest. April 15, 2017 marks the 45th celebration of everyone’s favorite spring festival and all of the…

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Way Back at Mac: 45 years of Black History Month at Mac

Black History Month in the United States originated in the mid-1920s with Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard graduate and historian, who along with the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History established the first Black History Week in February 1926. The week in February was strategically chosen to include both Fredrick Douglass’s and…

Way Back at Mac: the history of finals week
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Way Back at Mac: the history of finals week

It is a make-it or break-it for your final grade, a main course in a feast of anxiety. “It is the time of victory or failure; it is the end of a long journey,” as a 1956 Mac Weekly article stated. And what is this mysterious menace? Why finals time of course! Finals are finals…

Way Back at Mac: Dewitt Wallace is not guilty
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Way Back at Mac: Dewitt Wallace is not guilty

We are guilty, here at Macalester, of falsely accusing a man for a crime he did not commit. Namely, bringing a cow to the fourth floor of Old Main and leaving it for the administration and facilities to deal with. This man, as many know, is Dewitt Wallace. If you took a tour as a…

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Way Back at Mac: Politics

Trump v. Clinton. Clinton v. Trump. Johnson? I don’t know about you but the ongoing Trump Clinton saga with a few Johnson or Stein interjections has got me pining for simpler times; even the Gore, Bush chronicle with a sprinkling of Nader doesn’t sound half bad at this point. If today’s politics have got you…

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Macalester Football got off to a good start in 1887. Not only did the Scots play their very first ever game that November, but they proved victorious with a 27-0 win over Hamline. The match was “free from roughness and wrangling.” As an article in The College Echo, the publication predating The Mac Weekly, noted…

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Way Back at Mac: Class of ’47 sets the Bar High

As the academic year draws to a close, there is always a flurry to get friends’ contact information before we all hightail for summer. For seniors, this process is especially important. We are all probably familiar with the difficulties of staying in contact with high school friends, and this challenge is just as present four…

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