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Graduating WMCN managers reflect on their legacy
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Graduating WMCN managers reflect on their legacy

Since their first year at Macalester, Dan Szetela ’19, Lily Hannaher ’19 and Matthew Howland ’19 have been involved with WMCN. Through different series of shows and staff positions at WMCN, Szetela and Howland took management roles in the fall with Hannaher joining in the spring. As managers, Szetela, Hannaher and Howland have pushed for…

“Metamorphoses” and Mac alum make a splash at the Guthrie
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“Metamorphoses” and Mac alum make a splash at the Guthrie

A massive pool of water makes up most of the stage in the Guthrie Theater’s new production of “Metamorphoses.” “You cannot really rehearse this play until you have a pool,” said cast member Felicity Jones Latta ’84, “You can kind of mark it out and know what might happen but then when you get into…

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Students explore definitions of “home” in mainstage production

This weekend and next, the new Theater and Dance Building will inaugurate its new mainstage, the Macalester Theater, with “Letters|Home,” a student and staff-developed dance theater piece that makes use of every aspect of the new, flexible performance space. The show explores the idea of “home” by drawing upon St. Paul’s history as well as…

Walker Art Center welcomes electrifying new exhibit
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Walker Art Center welcomes electrifying new exhibit

If you can make it past the stairs of the Walker Art Center without getting a traumatic flashback to Winter Ball, you’ll find “The Body Electric,” a refreshing new exhibit focused on the human relationship with digital technology. In Macalester’s spirit of internationalism, the curators brought together a multitude of intergenerational artists from around the…

“Open Despite” promotes student voices through choreography
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“Open Despite” promotes student voices through choreography

Since the new Theater and Dance Building opened its doors in January, a refreshing new era has begun for its namesake department. The annual Spring Dance Concert, “Open Despite,” ran from April 11 to 13. In opening remarks, choreographers Claire Grace ’19 and Midori Hasegawa ’19 recalled the strength and gratitude that the dancers, choreographers,…

The Big Ones to play at Springfest
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The Big Ones to play at Springfest

After winning this year’s Battle of the Bands, student band The Big Ones are set to open up Springfest on Saturday, April 13. Comprised of five members — Hannah Hoffman ’19 on vocals, Jack Libresco ’19 on guitar and vocals, Geneva Gaukel ’19 on upright bass, Robbie Cahoon ’21 on drums and Mac Doherty ’19…

WMCN goes global
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WMCN goes global

WMCN airs over 70 student-run radio shows throughout the week. I talked to Allegra Berman ’21 and Vivian Bauer ’21 about their show, “Across the Universe with Allegra and Viv,” which they started last semester. TMW: What can a listener expect when they tune into your show? AB: Each week we pick a city, state,…

Macalester graduate opens show at the Met Breuer museum
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Macalester graduate opens show at the Met Breuer museum

In the career–retrospective show “Siah Armajani: Follow This Line,” over six decades of Siah Armajani’s ’63 artwork is on display until June. Arriving at The Met Breuer museum in New York City after a three-month stint at the Walker Art Center, Armajani’s elaborate personal history coupled with his unique style of art makes for a…

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