Home, News / March 14, 2019 Mac may abandon Real Food Challenge

In an effort to lower the college’s carbon footprint and bring healthier food to campus, Macalester joined the Real Food Challenge (RFC) in the fall of 2012. After seven years of complications, arduous data entry and few results, the Sustainability Committee is reconsidering that commitment. “I don’t want us to sign something and then say,...

Home, News / March 14, 2019 Income inequality, student activism and the evolving fight for economic justice at Mac

After three years of dormancy, the Income Inequality Commission (IIC) is beginning a new life at Macalester with new priorities. The commission was born in 2015 out of an MCSG “Resolution to Address Income Inequality.” Written by a group of students from the now-defunct MPIRG Economic Taskforce, the resolution committed to lessening the disparity between...

Home, News / March 14, 2019 Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff

Bon Appétit staff member David Huttner, well-known on campus for working the Coffee Cart in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 4. Huttner was 33 and a resident of Savage, Minnesota. He was an avid musician and collaborated with several local bands throughout his musical career. Macalester community members...

Arts, Home / March 14, 2019 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...

Home, News / March 7, 2019 Cha elected MCSG president, promises more than “just discussion”

At 8 a.m. on Feb. 28, MCSG President Malik Mays ’19 announced that Blair Cha ’20 won her victory in the MCSG Presidential election, having beat Ryan Perez ’20 in MCSG’s executive elections last Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 26. Cha took just over 60 percent of the 838 votes cast. Cha attributed her...

Home, News / March 7, 2019 Mac to wait on Bon Appétit negotiations

Macalester, fast-approaching the end of its ten-year contract with Bon Appétit, has elected to extend their contract renegotiation period for another year in an attempt to better incorporate student feedback. “Our intent is to just take a longer time to get possible changes or improvements that we might choose to make — get them right...

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Mac football makes history with rivalry wins
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Mac football makes history with rivalry wins

The Macalester Scots football team made history at Macalester Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they defeated the Hamline Pipers 23-14. The victory moved the Scots to 2-0 on the season following their 31-20 opening weekend victory over the Carleton Knights. The Scots had not pulled off this double act since 1985. They had also…

CEO of Jeremiah Project Gloria Perez speaks at First Thursday
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CEO of Jeremiah Project Gloria Perez speaks at First Thursday

The sound of bagpipes called to attention the large crowd assembled for First Thursday convocation on the morning of September 7. Everyone, from students and faculty seated in folding chairs to latecomers sitting in the bleachers, rose to greet the procession of students holding flags entering the room. They had assembled for the annual ceremony…

Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect
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TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect

By Meg Britton-Mehlisch and Celia Heudebourg This week The Mac Weekly bids farewell to its own seniors. The incoming Editors-in-Chief talk with Rachel Wilson, Jamie Goodin, Ellie Fuqua, Jake Greenberg, Max Horvath, Maddie Jaffe, Eliza Ramsey, Allie Korbey, Kate Rhodes and Esha Datta. They discuss office memories and the Wac Meekly. TMW: This is the…

Women’s Water Polo wins championship
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Women’s Water Polo wins championship

The water polo team poses for a picture together. They beat the Washington & Jefferson Presidents 10-9 in overtime to win the CWPA Championship for the first time in college history. Photo courtesy of Patti Andreski.[/caption] This weekend, the Macalester Women’s Water Polo team defeated Grove City College, Carthage College and Washington & Jefferson College…

Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest
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Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest

Last Saturday, Macalester students piled into the Leonard Center Field House to attend Springfest, which, for the first time in recent years, was held indoors instead of its traditional outdoor location on Shaw Field. Electro-soul duo Lion Babe headlined the show, following opening performances from Jazz Cartier, a hip-hop artist, and Haunted Janet, a Macalester…

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