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Donnie Brooks encourages team spirit at Mac

Days into his first semester at Macalester, new Athletic Director Donnie Brooks found himself in the midst of record cold. “I can confirm that last week was the coldest I have ever been,” Brooks said. Still, it has not changed his experience thus far. “I often say to folks, ‘thank you for your warm welcome,’…

Way Back at Mac: An aquatic anecdote of Mac Mermaids
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Way Back at Mac: An aquatic anecdote of Mac Mermaids

Though Macalester still boasts a Swim and Dive team and a Water Polo team, the formerly known Macalester Aquatics League used to feature several other events including interpretive diving and musical swimming. Founded in 1926, the League included all things aquatic: competitive swimming, diving and synchronized swimming, among other underwater artistic activities. Despite this vast…

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Search for new AD narrows

Last week, the search committee tasked with finding the new Athletic Director held forums with the top three candidates for the vacant position. The forums, held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday Nov. 29, focused on the search for a new AD who will bridge the gap between athletes and the rest…

Voices on Mental Health hosts panel focused on athletes
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Voices on Mental Health hosts panel focused on athletes

On Tuesday Dec. 4, the student organization Voices on Mental Health, colloquially known as Voices, hosted a student athlete mental health panel. It was the first of its kind at Macalester. Seven Macalester athletes participated: football players Kiante Miles ‘20, Carrigan Miller ‘19, and Cody Petrich ‘19, cross country athlete Hallie Kircher-Henning ‘19, volleyball player…

Should Macalester keep playing football?
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Should Macalester keep playing football?

In the late 1800s, a German man named Frederick Hoffman immigrated to the United States. He found himself a job at the Prudential Insurance Company, where, as a senior statistician, he travelled the country each year trying to ascertain the common causes of death for Americans. This was important information for the executives at Prudential,…

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Sustainability efforts in athletic training

On Nov. 6, Paula Natvig, Macalester’s director of sports medicine and performance and head athletic trainer, sent out an email to all student athletes with three key changes to operations in the Athletic Department. The changes come as a result of a student coalition made up of athletes, members of Facilities and the Sustainability Office…

Reflections on running, injuries, and life in the Mac Pack
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Reflections on running, injuries, and life in the Mac Pack

As an athlete who can never seem to find my way out of a training room or a hospital, I’m frequently asked: “Why do you go through this? Haven’t you had enough?” And my answer will always be no. No amount of broken bones, drawn blood, hospital beds, cardiovascular tests or damaged muscles will keep…

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Coach Pamela Findlay focused on winning the day, not box score

For Coach Pamela Findlay, the new women’s basketball coach, it has always been about more than winning. She went to the Air Force Academy to play basketball, not on an athletic scholarship but on a military scholarship. Institutionally, the Air Force Academy doesn’t offer scholarships based on athletic ability. Findlay said the lack of athletic…

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