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Movies: Monsters University
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Movies: Monsters University

If you somehow grew up without seeing Monster’s Inc., the lovable Pixar hit that chronicled monster pals Mike and Sulley–and then missed it again when it was re-released in 3D at the end of 2012 (come on, Pixar)–you have one more chance to catch those memorable characters in Monster’s Inc.’s prequel, Monster’s University, to be…

Julia Gartzke: Studio Art Major
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Julia Gartzke: Studio Art Major

The Mac Weekly sat down this week with senior Julia Gartzke two weeks before the senior show opens to talk about her time as a Studio Art major at Macalester. Where are you from? I’m from New Glarus, WI. It’s about 30 minutes south of Madison. Besides the art major, do you have any other…

Show: CampCamera
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Show: CampCamera

This Friday the spring gallery show for CampCAMERA will open showcasing a semester of collaboration between Macalester students and YouthCARE, an after-school photography program. YouthCARE (Youth for Cultural Appreciation and Racial Equality) is a nonprofit based in Minneapolis working with Twin Cities residents ages 7 to 18 years old. The event will feature pictures from…

Review: Are we nostalgic for 2006 yet?
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Review: Are we nostalgic for 2006 yet?

New Releases: Ciara, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, Paramore. Although you might think this is a Mac Weekly article from 2006, it’s 2013 and here we are. Last week I made a comment about having enough of Justin Timberlake in 2006. Little did I know, 2006 was about to be so #OnTrend. I listened to…

Comedy: All the World’s a Dick Joke
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Comedy: All the World’s a Dick Joke

Over the last several years, opportunities to explore comedy on Macalester’s campus have grown, through organizations, radio shows and workshops. After controversy over a Hegemonocle article last semester, the student body started to reexamine what place comedy has on its campus. Michelle Einstein ’14, newly anointed co-editor of the bi-semesterly publication “The Hegemonocle,” Ross Bronfenbrenner…

Updates: Springfest
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Updates: Springfest

For the second year in a row, Springfest will take place inside. This year, however, committee organizers planned ahead to make sure that the weather wouldn’t put a damper on fun.

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Music: Weekly updates

If you didn’t have time to keep up with the music blogosphere this week, never fear! Here’s the Sparknotes version: COACHELLA Coachella, one of California’s biggest Urban Outfitters Conventions “music festivals” began over the weekend. There were lots of Instagrams of a ferris wheel and blurry, zoomed-in pictures of some guy on a laptop. And…

Studio Art Major: Brandon Murphy Interview
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Studio Art Major: Brandon Murphy Interview

Where are you from? Sunburg, Minnesota. That is two hours northwest in the middle of a corn field basically. Besides the art major do you have any other majors or minors? I have an educational studies minor. Besides the educational department is there anything else you’re involved with on campus? I mean, not now. I…

Ari Herstand: The future of music is in good hands
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Ari Herstand: The future of music is in good hands

Last Friday night, a small living room on 6th Street in Dinkytown was getting all the attention. Ari Herstand, 27, a poofy-haired singer-songwriter with a flair for social justice was making his return to the Twin Cities, a place he called home for seven years, by hosting a living room concert. Writing his own songs…

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