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Lily Jilk ’16 assists soccer
Sports

Lily Jilk ’16 assists soccer

As a captain, Lily Jilk ’16 led the Macalester Women’s Soccer team to a third place conference finish last season. This year, she returned to the team as an assistant coach, hoping to stay involved with soccer and with the team. “My favorite part about coaching is seeing the women on the team grow and…

Jonathan challenges runners as coach
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Jonathan challenges runners as coach

Sarah Jonathan ’16 may not technically be on the Women’s Cross Country team anymore, but that won’t stop the two-time captain from making the trip down to 1600 Grand Ave. In fact, she believes that her main contributions as a coach come from doing what she spent the past four years doing: running. In her…

Mullenbach ’03 spearheads Scots defense
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Mullenbach ’03 spearheads Scots defense

It is a chilly fall day on the Macalester campus and the football team is practicing on the field of Macalester Stadium. Marshall Mullenbach ’03 stands on the sideline, waving his hands around, communicating a playcall to his defense. The ball is snapped, and the quarterback drops back to throw a pass, which falls incomplete….

Cora Trout ’16  works on and off the court at Macalester
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Cora Trout ’16 works on and off the court at Macalester

After a stellar career as a Fighting Scot, Cora Trout ’16 still remains a significant part of the volleyball team as a new assistant coach. A libero from Columbia, Missouri, Trout’s career as a Scot ended last year after four years that included honors such as MIAC Academic All-Conference and Macalester Defensive Player of the…

Getting to know alumna artist Allison Wegren Metzger ’09
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Getting to know alumna artist Allison Wegren Metzger ’09

Allison Wegren Metzger ’09 collaborated with Catherine Reinhart to create Common Threads Exhibition. Drawing inspiration from murals by the Iowa artist Grant Wood, Metzger and Reinhart created many works on paper and an interactive sculptural instalation. I spoke with Metzger on the phone to discuss the exhibit, her creative process and her time at Macalester….

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Way Back at Mac: Class of ’47 sets the Bar High

As the academic year draws to a close, there is always a flurry to get friends’ contact information before we all hightail for summer. For seniors, this process is especially important. We are all probably familiar with the difficulties of staying in contact with high school friends, and this challenge is just as present four…

Nathan Cambridge ‘99: high priest of the God of pointless behavior
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Nathan Cambridge ‘99: high priest of the God of pointless behavior

Nathan Cambridge ’99 has used his Macalester degree to become a starring actor in national and international commercials, a freelance sports reporter for the Los Angeles Times Media Group and the High Priest of Beanpole, the god of pointless behavior. At Macalester, Cambridge majored in communications and dramatic arts with an acting emphasis. He performed…

Mac alum shows public health documentary at Mac
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Mac alum shows public health documentary at Mac

Recent Macalester alum Andrew Gage ’15 made a return to Mac this week to promote a campaign he’s working on with organizing group “Impact” calling for Subway (the restaurant chain) to stop using meats raised with antibiotics. Gage returned to Mac to raise awareness of the campaign through a screening of the documentary “Resistance” on…

Alumni: where are they now? ’09 Grad discusses life after Mac
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Alumni: where are they now? ’09 Grad discusses life after Mac

Majra Mucić ‘11 is an international studies major with a focus in economics and minors in sociology and political science, who is originally from Bosnia. Mucić is currently a program specialist for Land O’Lakes International Development, a division of the famed butter company that generates economic growth in over 80 nations across the world. She’s…

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