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Senior spotlight: Hohle guacamole! Rae says goodbye

Hohle mackerel, Rae Hohle ’17 sure was busy during her Macalester career! At Mac, not only was Hohle on the pre-med track, but she was also a double major in classics and computer science. “For my Classical Civilizations capstone I began building an image translator for inscriptions. I used computer vision to detect Ancient Greek…

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Giving it all up: athletes tell us why they walked away

College athletes usually dedicate years to their sport. However, once in college, a number of people choose to give up their sport. This happens for several reasons: some players find other callings they want to pursue; others find sports to be too much of a time commitment; others still, for whatever reason, simply find they…

Lily Jilk ’16 assists soccer
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Lily Jilk ’16 assists soccer

As a captain, Lily Jilk ’16 led the Macalester Women’s Soccer team to a third place conference finish last season. This year, she returned to the team as an assistant coach, hoping to stay involved with soccer and with the team. “My favorite part about coaching is seeing the women on the team grow and…

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No hope for Solo: Why the USWNT star won’t see work again

The Rio Olympics brought us some of the most amazing athletic spectacles in the world. It also brought a disappointing quarterfinal loss for the reigning Olympic and World Cup champions, the US women’s soccer team. After Sweden beat the US in penalty kicks to advance, US goalkeeper Hope Solo had some choice words for Sweden…

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Women olympians and the Zika virus: Concerns and realities

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics are shaping up to be some of the most competitive Games yet. However, they could be missing some of the world’s top athletes, all because of the threat of the Zika virus. The presence of the virus in South America, and particularly in Brazil, has prompted many top athletes,…