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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….

Opinion

Staff editorial: The Mac Weekly responds to MCSG’s budgeting

Editor’s note: This is an opinion piece composed by The Mac Weekly editors. On Tuesday, The Mac Weekly spent 25 minutes pleading with MCSG to approve our budget for next year. The Weekly’s efforts to produce a weekly newspaper, and thus stay true to our name, were nearly derailed by MCSG’s bureaucracy. MCSG initially refused…

MCSG Executive Board candidates present platforms to campus
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MCSG Executive Board candidates present platforms to campus

Correction: The print version and an earlier web version of this article misstated the position Johannes Davies ’18 is campaigning for as the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) Chair . Davies is a candidate for the Student Organizations Committee Chair, not the FAC Chair. The Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) Executive Board elections will be held…

Foxing and the albatross take flight
Arts

Foxing and the albatross take flight

“Foxing is a band. Someday Foxing won’t be a band.” This slogan is both simple and profound, although you may think it clichéd of an indie-rock, post-rock group to declare itself metaphysically impermanent. Hold your judgement for just a moment. Imagine that you are standing in the Triple Rock Social Club, swaying back and forth…

Features

(Sopho)more than you can handle: Surviving the infamous Slump

The infamous “Sophomore Slump” is a sort of malaise that many students go through during their second year of college. Like many psychological phenomena, its exact cause is difficult to pin down and its symptoms aren’t the same across the board. Some feel an inexplicable increase in apathy whereas others become more anxious. Whatever the…

“The Clean House” Review
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“The Clean House” Review

To put on a show is an exercise in world-building and empathy and The Clean House, performed this past weekend on Macalester’s Mainstage, has both in spades. Written by Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House tells the story of four women as they navigate their experiences living up to the expectations set by their partners, parents…

These boots were made for walkin’ (backwards)
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These boots were made for walkin’ (backwards)

Last week, I went on a tour of Macalester. The air was damp, the back of my legs were covered in mud, and it was an unfortunate 40 degrees out — frankly, not one of Minnesota’s best days. Even then, Dan Klonowski ’17, my guide through Mac for the next hour, and his group of…

BLAC Showcase: Recap
Arts

BLAC Showcase: Recap

Last Saturday, February 20th, the Black Liberation Affairs Committee (BLAC) produced a Talent Showcase as a part of its Black History Month program of events. Emceed by BLAC co-hairs Myhana Kerr ’17 and Ryan Harris ’17, the showcase featured dance, song and music from students, staff and faculty. We were lucky enough to speak with…

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