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Macathon and Funkathon competitions draw 33 teams
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Macathon and Funkathon competitions draw 33 teams

One hundred fifty-four Macalester students on 33 teams participated in the 24-hour Macathon and Funkathon competitions from Friday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 25. In its fifth year, Macathon — a combination hackathon and business pitch contest — tasked teams with designing a product or service that addresses a significant business or social problem. Teams…

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Macathon and Funkathon highlight entrepreneurship

If you want to have an existential crisis right now, think back to what you accomplished in the past 24 hours. Now compare it to what over 150 students will accomplish February 24 to 25. Participants of Macathon will identify and solve a problem, while Funkathoners will compose and record a piece of original music….

Fourth Macathon births new music contest, new batch of winners
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Fourth Macathon births new music contest, new batch of winners

On any given Friday night, the Olin-Rice Science Center and the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center are deserted. Much like the other academic buildings on campus, they are eerily quiet, emptied of their student population until the following week. Last weekend was different. The fourth annual Macathon competition and the first annual Funkathon competition drew…