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Way Back at Mac:
Features

Way Back at Mac:

Macalester Football got off to a good start in 1887. Not only did the Scots play their very first ever game that November, but they proved victorious with a 27-0 win over Hamline. The match was “free from roughness and wrangling.” As an article in The College Echo, the publication predating The Mac Weekly, noted…

Features

Get served by Grace Brickner

The leaves are turning, add-drop is over, and yet the first-year athletes at Macalester are still relatively unknown. I sat down with Grace Brickner ’20, from Riverdale, New York, to discuss her experience playing for Mac Volleyball. Brickner told me that the season is going well, the team is good this year and everyone gets…

Opinion

On the commercialization of college sports

On Monday, April 4, Villanova was crowned the champion of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. Every year this game is the culmination of the extreme hype of March Madness, during which people fill out brackets picking the winner of each matchup. Prizes are available for those in the top percentage of brackets, most of which…

Team IMPACT: Macalester Athletics Making a Difference
Sports

Team IMPACT: Macalester Athletics Making a Difference

Being part of a team isn’t always just about playing a sport. At its best, being part of a team means transcending the sport altogether, hopefully to learn a grander lesson or find a greater purpose. The people at Team IMPACT understand this. Team IMPACT is an organization that pairs college sports teams with young…

Sports

Dear Athlete: How our culture needs to improve

Dear Athlete, I play a sport. Last season I didn’t play (it’s a long story, ask me about it), but this coming season I’m playing again. You compete at a collegiate level too and therefore have likely spent a good chunk of your short life playing your sport(s). With that being said, the sport you…

Concussions and their consequences, seen and unseen
Sports

Concussions and their consequences, seen and unseen

It seems like concussions are really having a moment right now. The release of the movie “Concussion,” starring Will Smith, added to the growing chorus of voices trying to bring the conversation about brain injuries to the mainstream. Since the release of the movie, the media have latched further onto the growing controversy and have…

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