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Fake news with Carrigan: On the sports nerd

It used to be that the jock/nerd binary was gospel. Most high school movies incorporate, in some way, the idea that people who like sports and people who like math just can’t get along. Think guys in letterman jackets shoving guys in glasses into lockers. But in 2017, we’re told to resist binary thinking. Dichotomies…

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Women’s cross country builds from the middle

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Macalester Women’s Cross Country team will run at the Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in their final meet before the MIAC Championship. As they head into the season’s most important juncture, the team is flying – or, more appropriately, running – high. They enter Saturday’s…

60 seconds with a Mac athlete: 10/6
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60 seconds with a Mac athlete: 10/6

Madeline Abbott (Women’s XC) MW: If you had to get a face tattoo, what would it be? Madeline: Can I get a little pickle tattooed on the inside of my lip for a crunchy snack? MW: Should college players get paid? Madeline: No. MW: If you had to move to another country, where would you…

Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest
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Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, members of the Macalester women’s soccer team knelt in protest during the playing of the national anthem. The team collectively wrote a statement, which The Mac Weekly has decided to publish in full. Several members of the Macalester Women’s Soccer team have recently decided to join athletes across the country in…

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Sense of community, togetherness abounds in Macalester golf

Without paying close attention, it is easy to miss the Macalester men’s golf apparel among those of other teams on campus. Among the black polo shirts of the men’s soccer team and the Mac Pack t-shirts worn by cross country, a select few players sport Macalester golf gear. They don’t leave an impression on the…

60 seconds with a Mac athlete
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60 seconds with a Mac athlete

Sofia Ascencio MW: Who is your favorite MIAC team to play? Sofia Ascencio: Oh man, that’s pretty hard. Probably Carleton just because of the rivalry and they’re pretty equally talented. MW: Who is your least favorite MIAC team to play? Sofia: Gustavus. They’re nationally ranked! MW: Thoughts on the Idea Lab? Sofia: Oh, it’s so…

Soccer lives up to high expectations
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Soccer lives up to high expectations

by Ben Lewis One month into the season, the Macalester men’s soccer team is already back to climbing the national rankings, and is sitting at the top of the North regional rankings. This is all part of the plan, according to senior forward Danny Baumann ’18. “The goals for the season are to win a…

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