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Chamber Ensembles perform in Mairs

With six different student ensembles comprised of violins, flutes, cellos, a piano, various wind instruments and two tubas, Macalester’s Music Department put on a fantastic Chamber Ensemble Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2. Mairs Concert Hall was dimly lit in orange and brown for the performance. The audience was small — roughly 20 to 30 people…

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Sustainability efforts in athletic training

On Nov. 6, Paula Natvig, Macalester’s director of sports medicine and performance and head athletic trainer, sent out an email to all student athletes with three key changes to operations in the Athletic Department. The changes come as a result of a student coalition made up of athletes, members of Facilities and the Sustainability Office…

Breath Bound graces Stepping Stone Theater
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Breath Bound graces Stepping Stone Theater

Macalester’s Theater and Dance Department hosted the annual Fall Dance Concert entitled Breath Bound on Nov. 9 and 10. As the new dance building is still under construction, the performances were held at Stepping Stone Theater in St. Paul. Breath Bound included five pieces—two choreographed by Theater and Dance faculty, three by students—each 10 to…

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Jewish Voice for Peace Brings a New Perspective to Mac

One of the new clubs making waves on campus this fall is a Macalester chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). JVP’s broad mission statement is to “work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine.” Similar in principle…

Guante Performs at Mac’s September Slam
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Guante Performs at Mac’s September Slam

On Sept. 29, MacSlams—Macalester’s slam poetry organization—hosted its first preliminary poetry competition. It was the first time this year that poets have been able to perform their work for an audience and the featured guest was poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre. Typically hosted in the Loch, there are three qualifying poetry slams during the semester…

Mac Grad and Her Choice to Start Urban Tenting
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Mac Grad and Her Choice to Start Urban Tenting

When Miriam Stoner ’18 graduated from Macalester last Spring, she didn’t know what her next steps would be. Finding a job and a place to live can be overwhelming and stressful. And what happens when you have a gap between leases for an apartment? Stoner had a creative solution: pitch a tent. During the month…