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On Hope
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On Hope

On December 26th, 2017, protesters in Henoko, Okinawa, Japan reached their 5000th day of protest against the ongoing presence of the U.S military. With over 500 protesters, the people of Okinawa continued their fight against U.S. military occupation. Transferred from one imperial power to another, Okinawa represents a forgotten space of colonial conquest. Once the…

Style File: Ellie Hohulin
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Style File: Ellie Hohulin

Ellie Hohulin ’19 is undeniably cool. She’s the kind of person who appreciates a visit to all sorts of department stores and understands the importance of a good hat. Hohulin’s relaxed and intuitive approach to style is epitomized by the way in which she picks out her outfits. Her strategy is linked to the fact…

Senior Arts Profile: Natalie Kasper
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Senior Arts Profile: Natalie Kasper

Every week, The Mac Weekly sits down with a senior arts major. This week we caught up with studio art and Japanese double major Natalie Kasper ’16. She hails from Tiffin, Iowa. How did you become interested in art? Art was always of interest to me, and I enjoyed art assignments in elementary school. At…

Senior Arts Spotlight: Kyoko Sakai
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Senior Arts Spotlight: Kyoko Sakai

Every week, The Mac Weekly sits down with a senior arts major. This week we caught up with studio art and economics double major Kyoko Sakai. She hails from Tokyo, Japan. How did you become interested in art? Shortly before college, I realized I wanted to design products. I knew I should major in economics…

Senior Arts Profile: Andy Kaesermann
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Senior Arts Profile: Andy Kaesermann

Every week, The Mac Weekly sits down with a senior arts major. This week we caught up with art history and Japanese double major Andy Kaesermann. He hails from Manitowoc, Wisconsin. We talked full-body dance machines, haircuts, Japanese pop culture and more. TMW: What kinds of art do you do? AK: Painting is my forte…

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The Wind Rises: movie review

As Miyazaki’s reportedly last film, “The Wind Rises” certainly doesn’t fail in squeezing your tear ducts. Studio Ghibli animation paints these incredible landscapes of pre-Industrial Japanese countryside. I could watch a timelapse of the skies alone as they change from blue to pink-streaked orange. Visuals and the typically heartwrenching classical music soundtrack aside, I thought…