Senior Spotlight

Veggie Tales: Best friends, but not on Facebook
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Veggie Tales: Best friends, but not on Facebook

Since the begining of their friendship, Maya Vilaplana ’14 and Joel Mandella ’14 have been creating and sharing their music with the Macalester Community. Their songs range from love ballads about fictional Macalester students to Veggie co-op housing applications. The Mac Weekly sat down with them this week to hear about their songs, their relationship,…

A horse with no name
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A horse with no name

Three years ago, a creature with the body of a man and the head of a horse reared his head at Kagin for the first time. Since that day, the Horseman has become a fixture on campus—whether he is handing out treats during finals, or breaking it down on the dance floor, most students have…

Senior Spotlight: Frozen pot roast and scalding nude calendars:  Mulugetta Fratkin, Mackey Borg, and Chris Alston
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Senior Spotlight: Frozen pot roast and scalding nude calendars: Mulugetta Fratkin, Mackey Borg, and Chris Alston

Seniors Mulugetta Fratkin, Mackey Borg and Chris Alston have lived together since freshman year, remaining close friends throughout their time at Macalester, despite being self-declared “unique individuals.” The trio hail from diverse regions of the country, Fratkin, is from Massachusetts (not Cincinnati, a common misconception), Borg comes from Hawaii and Alston from Georgia. The geography,…

Senior Spotlight: HEGEMANIACS
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Senior Spotlight: HEGEMANIACS

The Hegemonocle is The Mac Weekly’s official rival, but we wanted to profile the senior editors, Joe Evers and Michelle Einstein, to expose their weaknesses. Disclaimer: this interview was conducted by Sophie Nikitas, an unreliable and mediocre staff writer on the Hege. How did you get involved in the Hege? Michelle Einstein: I needed to…

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Senior Soulmate Smackdown Phoebe Marcus & Allie Dautrich VS Adam Sirvinskas & David Rao
Senior Spotlight

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Senior Soulmate Smackdown Phoebe Marcus & Allie Dautrich VS Adam Sirvinskas & David Rao

Between the two rival pairs, both formed on the fourth floor of Dupre freshman year, Phoebe Marcus, Allie Dautrich, Adam Sirvinskas and David Rao have crossed international borders, bound themselves in holy matrimony (almost) and made themselves known as package deals across campus. Now in this battle of the bonds, the question of who the…

WMCN: Staff Seniors
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WMCN: Staff Seniors

The Mac Weekly sat down with four of the six seniors on Macalester College Radio’s board. Noah Koch, Anne Sombor, Jesse Goldblum and Evan Anderson talked about banned words, good music and how badly they want new stools. What are your roles on staff? NK: I’m the office manager, so I keep this functioning and…

Senior Spotlight: 1504-Loko
Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight: 1504-Loko

The residents of 1504 Grand Ave.—Andrew Hansen ’14, Jeff Kaplan ’14, Mallory Howitt ’14 and Caitlin Bixby ’14—play a lot of Pokémon, dumpster dive, and are trying to sample all of the Four Loko flavors out there, all while living in a ruleless house.

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