Program Board announces Springfest artists
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Program Board announces Springfest artists

At this year’s Springfest, two stages are better than one. On April 13, from 2 to 7 p.m., Macalester will host six bands on Shaw Field for its annual music festival. The Main Stage will feature Ivy Sole, Jesse Baez and Macalester’s very own Bad Bad Hats. The winner of Macalester’s annual Battle of the…

Haircuts in the panopticon: kNOw Spaces exhibition opening
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Haircuts in the panopticon: kNOw Spaces exhibition opening

Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery is now home to a peculiar structure with the name kNOw Space. The structure resembles a small watchtower or deer blind with mirrored walls. Gallery visitors are welcome to step into the tower, where they can see through the double-mirrored walls to witness everything happening outside. To those looking up at…

At First Avenue, Car Seat Headrest is vulnerable and unafraid
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At First Avenue, Car Seat Headrest is vulnerable and unafraid

William Toledo, the lead singer/songwriter of Car Seat Headrest, strode onto the First Avenue stage in full monochrome black. He played alongside his bandmates Ethan Ives (guitar and bass-backing vocals), Seth Dalby (bass) and Andrew Katz (drums, percussion), as well as members of Naked Giants, who joined Car Seat Headrest to perform their newest album,…

Peace writer Tim O’Brien ’68 discusses war at Macalester
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Peace writer Tim O’Brien ’68 discusses war at Macalester

Tim O’Brien, celebrated author of The Things They Carried, once lived in Dupre Hall as a Macalester senior. This was how President Brian Rosenberg introduced O’Brien last Thursday, Oct. 19, to a full house in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Students, alums, faculty and staff members all came to see “Tim O’Brien and Marlon James…

Theater preview: Giving voice to the children in No Child
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Theater preview: Giving voice to the children in No Child

When you hear the words “No Child,” what are you reminded of? For most who lived through the era of intensive standardized testing in American public schools, the phrase “No Child Left Behind” comes to mind. Nilaji Sun, a teacher in the Lower East Side of New York City, saw the effects of the No…

Redefining Futures with the Iyapo Repository
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Redefining Futures with the Iyapo Repository

Created by artists Salome Asega and Ayodamola Okunseinde, the Iyapo Repository is a collection of art pieces meant to affirm and explore the experiences of people of African descent. The repository imagines a future in which representation is forward-thinking, innovative and inclusive. That future is collaborative by nature. Thus, the gallery itself is collaborative, drawing…

Miller Shor and Richard Graham star in Venus in Fur
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Miller Shor and Richard Graham star in Venus in Fur

In an all-student show produced by Emily Nadel ’18 and Carter D’Angelo ’17, Miller Shor ’19 and Richard Graham ’19 performed in David Ives’ Venus in Fur on Sept. 8 and 9. Shor and Graham were a dynamic pairing, playing rich and intricate characters as if they were made for these roles. The play begins…

Art and activism that heals: A talk with Ricardo Levine Morales
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Art and activism that heals: A talk with Ricardo Levine Morales

Wearing a soft green shirt and amused expression, Ricardo Levine Morales greeted Macalester students for “Art as Activism and Medicine,” an event organized by Adelante!, the Art and Art History departments, the Department of Multicultural Life and the Sustainability Office on Monday. The students sat facing a ring of posters that were the bullseye of…