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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MCSG Overseer:Club sports gain funding

This week’s MCSG meeting was marked with a table of cupcakes and clementines in commemoration of the last Legislative Body (LB) meeting of the school year. In addition to the usual LB members, many of the newly elected LB members for the the 2017-2018 fall semester were also in attendance. Their introduction to MCSG’s meetings…

MCSG Overseer: Protest bus to make first trip
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MCSG Overseer: Protest bus to make first trip

Program Board (PB) started off this week’s meeting of the Legislative Body (LB) by proclaiming Sunday’s Springfest a success. PB chair Olivia Doe ’18 said that over 1,000 people attended the event, which was held this year in the Leonard Center, and said that she was open to suggestions for improving the experience next year….

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MCSG Overseer: Budget deadlines lead conversation, ITS update

Shortened by an hour out of respect for those who wished to attend the Seder, this week’s MCSG meeting was brief but nonetheless left legislative body (LB) members feeling disgruntled. Owing to last week’s contentious debate over whether or not orgs that had submitted their budgets late should be allowed to appeal, the topic came…

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Meatless Monday idea prompts hearty debate

Every lunch and dinner, the Grille station in Café Mac features chicken breasts ready for consumption. The South and East stations can be counted on to provide meat-laden curries or stir-frys, and the pasta station is never without an option of animal-protein mixed in with the noodles of the day. But when Sustainability Officer Collin…

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MSCG Overseer: College budget presented, two new orgs approved

Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton started off this week’s MCSG meeting with a brief PowerPoint of the 2017-2018 college budget. Wheaton gave a comprehensive summary of past and projected trends in tuition, revenue assumptions and expense components that highlighted student enrollment patterns as affecting factors on Macalester’s financial situation. The presentation also…

Panel explores Islamophobia, draws critique for lack of representation
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Panel explores Islamophobia, draws critique for lack of representation

Although many of President Trump’s policy changes and executive actions have incited waves of anger and protests, none have generated as much conversation and public resistance as his ban on individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. A chance conversation between anthropology professor Dianna Shandy and international studies professor Ahmed Samatar just…

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MSCG Overseer: Protest interest survey, Open Pantry plan to start

The conflict surrounding the protest bus Program Board (PB) proposed at the beginning of the semester was seemingly resolved at the most recent meeting of the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) Legislative Body (LB). PB chair Olivia Doe ’18 showed off a Facebook survey that will be sent out to the student body by today…

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MCSG Overseer: Administration and LB debate representation

Discontent swept through the Weyerhaeuser boardroom at MCSG’s latest meeting after Campus Activities and Operations Director Joan Maze addressed the Legislative Body (LB). Maze discussed Program Board’s (PB) recent plan to use off-campus event funds to bus students to protests of their choosing. Maze said she recognized that the LB’s motivation for allocating funds to…

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