Home, News / April 19, 2018 Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Twin Cities experienced their first blizzard in nearly thirteen years, as a foot of snow fell on the area in a 14-hour period. The snow provided the backdrop for Springfest, and necessitated that Program Board (PB) hold the event inside the Leonard Center and not, as is traditional, on...

Arts, Home / April 19, 2018 Ruppersberg channels Rauschenberg in new Walker exhibit

The Walker Art Center’s “Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018,” about the California-New York-based conceptual artist, is the first major retrospective of Ruppersberg’s work in 30 years. His body of work, eclectic and erudite, doesn’t follow one specific thread of thought, but is always deliberate. There is no piece empty of meaning in this exhibit. A...

Home, News / April 19, 2018 Smallpools warms weather-beaten crowd

Saturday brought a record-breaking April snowfall to the Twin Cities, right on time to push Springfest, Macalester’s annual outdoor event with food, music and end-of-semester stress relief, into the Leonard Center fieldhouse for the second year in a row. Students trailed in throughout the afternoon drenched in snow, pairing spring-themed outfits with thick snow boots...

Arts, Home / April 12, 2018 Art Gallery Progressive to showcase student art

On April 21, Halley Norman ’19 and Diana Stone ’19 will put on the first Student Art Gallery Progressive. An artistic take on the progressive model, which has partygoers “progress” from house to house, the Art Gallery Progressive aims to showcase student art across a variety of mediums as attendees journey between the participating houses....

Arts, Home / April 12, 2018 as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest

Each year, Macalester bands compete for the coveted spot of opening for Springfest. On March 30, a five-piece group, as if they were bears.— consisting of Austin Dischinger ’18, Jack Lickerman ’21, Kevin Omodt ’20, Karl Schuetzle ’20 and Rob Stokes ’20 — reigned victorious. The band’s unusual, enigmatic name is intriguing, and makes one...

Home, News / April 12, 2018 Dunkin’ Donuts and Red’s Savoy likely moving into Dairy Queen lot

Two local businessmen have teamed up to convert the former Dairy Queen at the corner of Snelling and Hague Avenues into a single-story commercial building, which will likely be sold to Dunkin’ Donuts and Red’s Savoy Pizza. The property’s previous owner, Carol Noyes, who inherited the Dairy Queen from her father, closed the franchise in...

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In response to hate, students organize walk-in
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In response to hate, students organize walk-in

On Thursday Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Macalester students will hold a campus-wide “walk-in” in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to bring attention to and stand against hate on Macalester’s campus. The event was first advertised in the Mac Daily for Wednesday Nov. 8. The idea originated with students of Macalester’s…

Macalester’s best-kept secret: Meet the Anthropology department
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Macalester’s best-kept secret: Meet the Anthropology department

In Oct. 2016, Katherine Brown ’16 and Dubie Toa-Kwapong ’16 were awarded first place and honorable mention for the Sylvia Forman Prize for Outstanding Student Papers. “We were terribly worried [that it would look suspicious],” said Professor Carla Jones, who serves as the President of the Association for Feminist Anthropology, which gives out the Sylvia…

Mac students help make Carter mayor
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Mac students help make Carter mayor

With the support of a number of Macalester students, staff and faculty, 38-year-old Melvin Carter III was elected the first African American mayor in the history of St. Paul on Tuesday night. Carter won what was expected to be a close race by a resounding margin. Nearly 51 percent of St. Paul voters ranked Carter…

Year of planning culminates in Macalester’s first TEDx event
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Year of planning culminates in Macalester’s first TEDx event

TEDxMacalesterCollege, Macalester’s first ever TED event, took place in the John B. Davis lecture hall on Saturday, Nov. 4. TED, short for “Technology, Entertainment, Design,” is a lecture series based in Vancouver, British Columbia that has spawned many independently organized events – including this one at Macalester. TED’s slogan is “ideas worth spreading,” and the…

Students take to the polls
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Students take to the polls

Macalester students headed across the street to Macalester Plymouth United Church on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to cast their votes in the St. Paul mayoral election. Of those students who voted, many found the process relatively easy. “A decent amount of people told me if you lived on campus you could vote,” Jessie Lu, ’21, originally…

Club rugby culture accepts, empowers its members
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Club rugby culture accepts, empowers its members

Editor’s note: There are two rugby teams at Macalester, with players of different gender identities, not all of which are binary. Rather than referring to the “men’s team” and the “women’s team,” players from both teams will simply be referred to as Macalester rugby players. Anyone who has attended a Macalester student organization fair at…

Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry
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Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry

The lapse in snowfall last Thursday brought something new to the Twin Cities: Alvvays, a band of five based out of Toronto and touring the country after the September release of their second album, Antisocialites. They performed with Jay Som, a band from Oakland, CA, who returned to Minneapolis after a concert last March. Prior…

Bittersweet endings: A review of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
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Bittersweet endings: A review of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

“All things must end,” asserts Boris Semyónov-Pischik, played by Michael Karadsheh ’18, in a rare moment of solemnity for Karadsheh, the perennially hilarious Urinetown veteran. Make no mistake; although Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by Beth Cleary, is adorned liberally with humor, the fact remains that it is, at its heart, about endings. In…

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