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….

Department coordinators: creating balance and connections
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Department coordinators: creating balance and connections

Toni Schrantz, department coordinator for philosophy and religious studies, never planned to work at Macalester for very long. Sixteen years later, she attributes her longevity to the nature of the position; she loves that it fits her sociable personality and allows her to engage with students and professors on a daily basis. Laura Kigin, department…

Department coordinators: the heart of academic life
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Department coordinators: the heart of academic life

Herta Pitman is on her way back from a meeting about an art installation when she realizes that the pizzas she ordered for an event have not been delivered. Without missing a beat, she jumps on the phone with Pizza Hut to resolve the issue. Confident that food is on the way, she settles down…

Engaging diversity in the Twin Cities with International KidsFest
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Engaging diversity in the Twin Cities with International KidsFest

For almost 30 years, Macalester’s Civic Engagement Center and International Student Programs have sponsored an International KidsFest. The event engages children ages four through ten with different cultures through hands-on games, crafts and dances. This year, about 140 children from the Twin Cities area joined in on the fun and games in Kagin on Saturday,…

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Volunteering provides opportunities to learn about the Twin Cities

Macalester students are busy. In addition to schoolwork, most students are involved in extracurricular activities: student orgs, athletics, performances, jobs, internships and research. But one extracurricular that might not get as much attention? Volunteering. Ariana Hones ’18 and Olivia Chew ’19 are just two of the many Macalester students that make volunteering in the Twin…

Macalester grant makes unpaid summer internships possible
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Macalester grant makes unpaid summer internships possible

For any Macalester student, summer internships are a great way to gain experience in the working world and experiment in a field related to one’s major. But often, these internships come at a price: no paycheck. Amidst a national discussion on the pros and cons of unpaid internships, Macalester College has decided to introduce the…

#irl: getting real about the new CDC blog and newsletter
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#irl: getting real about the new CDC blog and newsletter

Often times, days filled with papers, professors and Café Mac do not feel like real life. But the Center for Career Development (CDC) would like to remind students that experiences at Macalester and in the broader Twin Cities community, as well as skills like resume writing and interviewing, affect real life. Their new blog and…

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Bonding through difference at the Cultural House

The Cultural House, located at 37 Macalester Street, has been a fixture on Macalester’s campus since the ’80s. Currently, the space is a residential option, as well as a home to events like “In the Kitchen With…,” Fresh Fridays, story circles and the Cultural House Poetry Slam. According to Demetrius Colvin, the Assistant Director of…

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