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Cross Country teams reap rewards at MIAC Championship
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Cross Country teams reap rewards at MIAC Championship

On Saturday, Oct. 28th, the Macalester Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed at the MIAC Championship meet. The women’s team raced across the finish line in sixth place overall, while the men took seventh place. The women’s team had several strong finishers as Marlee Yost-Wolff ’19 led the way in 22nd place, earning Honorable…

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Men’s Cross Country hits stride at right time

Entering the season, the Macalester Men’s Cross Country team had one thing on its mind: improving at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship (MIAC) meet. In 2016, the Mac Pack finished in a disappointing ninth place at the year-end meet, only beating Augsburg College and Concordia College-Moorhead across the finish line. “We weren’t too happy…

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Fake news with Carrigan: On the sports nerd

It used to be that the jock/nerd binary was gospel. Most high school movies incorporate, in some way, the idea that people who like sports and people who like math just can’t get along. Think guys in letterman jackets shoving guys in glasses into lockers. But in 2017, we’re told to resist binary thinking. Dichotomies…

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Women’s cross country builds from the middle

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Macalester Women’s Cross Country team will run at the Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in their final meet before the MIAC Championship. As they head into the season’s most important juncture, the team is flying – or, more appropriately, running – high. They enter Saturday’s…

60 seconds with a Mac athlete: 10/6
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60 seconds with a Mac athlete: 10/6

Madeline Abbott (Women’s XC) MW: If you had to get a face tattoo, what would it be? Madeline: Can I get a little pickle tattooed on the inside of my lip for a crunchy snack? MW: Should college players get paid? Madeline: No. MW: If you had to move to another country, where would you…

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Sports Editorial: Unity in the NFL? Only to protect the Shield

Ever since Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest against American racism began, there has been tension between players and ownership in the NFL. With ownership fearing blowback from protests during the anthem, the NFL seemed divided. Few athletes protested during the anthem, and often endured boos from their fans for their actions. Owners have not signed Kaepernick…

Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest
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Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, members of the Macalester women’s soccer team knelt in protest during the playing of the national anthem. The team collectively wrote a statement, which The Mac Weekly has decided to publish in full. Several members of the Macalester Women’s Soccer team have recently decided to join athletes across the country in…

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