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Chamber Ensembles perform in Mairs

Izzy Gravano

December 6, 2018

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 Co...

Winter Choir Concert

Audrey Kellar

December 6, 2018

The Macalester Chorale and Concert Choir performed in a joint concert on Saturday, Dec. 1. Both groups were conducted by Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie. This concert was supposed to include the Angelica Cantani Yo...

Ellie Desautels talks LGBTQ+ representation in television

Audrey Kellar

November 30, 2018

Ellie Desautels is the second non-binary actor to ever be cast in a prime time television show. They recently starred in the NBC show Rise, which debuted in March 2018. The shows centers on a high school drama department that is...

Guthrie’s Noises Off is a fun-filled break from the real world

Betsy Barthelemy

November 8, 2018

When the Guthrie Theatre announced the inclusion of classic farce Noises Off in its 2018 season, the artistic director Joseph Haj could not have anticipated how vital the power of laughter would be in the face of everything go...

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. gives voice to a controversial popstar

Malcolm Cooke

November 1, 2018

This film contains scenes of extreme violence and descriptions of sexual assault. Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., a new biographical documentary by Steve Loveridge on controversial pop artist Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, shows surprisingly...

Kiss Me Not at the Twin Cities’ Arab Film Festival

Katie Woodhouse

October 19, 2018

Film industries around the world are beginning to address the widespread phenomenon of powerful men exerting control over female actors. What happens if those roles were reversed? This is the question that drives the absurdly co...

A Musical Welcome at Family Fest

Malcolm Cooke

October 18, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie addressed a packed Mairs Concert Hall. Families that drove and flew in from around the world filled seats and overflowed into entryways, craning their ne...

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