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The Big Ones to play at Springfest
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The Big Ones to play at Springfest

After winning this year’s Battle of the Bands, student band The Big Ones are set to open up Springfest on Saturday, April 13. Comprised of five members — Hannah Hoffman ’19 on vocals, Jack Libresco ’19 on guitar and vocals, Geneva Gaukel ’19 on upright bass, Robbie Cahoon ’21 on drums and Mac Doherty ’19…

Program Board announces Springfest artists
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Program Board announces Springfest artists

At this year’s Springfest, two stages are better than one. On April 13, from 2 to 7 p.m., Macalester will host six bands on Shaw Field for its annual music festival. The Main Stage will feature Ivy Sole, Jesse Baez and Macalester’s very own Bad Bad Hats. The winner of Macalester’s annual Battle of the…

Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest
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Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Twin Cities experienced their first blizzard in nearly thirteen years, as a foot of snow fell on the area in a 14-hour period. The snow provided the backdrop for Springfest, and necessitated that Program Board (PB) hold the event inside the Leonard Center and not, as is traditional, on…

Smallpools warms  weather-beaten crowd
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Smallpools warms weather-beaten crowd

Saturday brought a record-breaking April snowfall to the Twin Cities, right on time to push Springfest, Macalester’s annual outdoor event with food, music and end-of-semester stress relief, into the Leonard Center fieldhouse for the second year in a row. Students trailed in throughout the afternoon drenched in snow, pairing spring-themed outfits with thick snow boots…

as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest
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as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest

Each year, Macalester bands compete for the coveted spot of opening for Springfest. On March 30, a five-piece group, as if they were bears.— consisting of Austin Dischinger ’18, Jack Lickerman ’21, Kevin Omodt ’20, Karl Schuetzle ’20 and Rob Stokes ’20 — reigned victorious. The band’s unusual, enigmatic name is intriguing, and makes one…

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Re-revolutionize Springfest

Two years ago, at the 2015 International Round Table, I had the opportunity to speak briefly with Chris Ward ’76. Mr. Ward is currently an executive at the consulting firm AECOM, based in New York City, but his background includes some far more important accolades and accomplishments. Namely — in his sophomore year at Macalester…

Smallpools to headline Springfest
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Smallpools to headline Springfest

The indie pop band Smallpools will headline Springfest on April 14. Pop artist Abir and rapper Mike Floss will also perform. Smallpools, formed in 2013 by Mike Kamerman and Sean Scanlon, is best known for its songs “Dreaming,” “Karaoke” and “Over and Over”. Its most recent album, LOVETAP!, was released in 2015. The group has…

Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest
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Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest

Last Saturday, Macalester students piled into the Leonard Center Field House to attend Springfest, which, for the first time in recent years, was held indoors instead of its traditional outdoor location on Shaw Field. Electro-soul duo Lion Babe headlined the show, following opening performances from Jazz Cartier, a hip-hop artist, and Haunted Janet, a Macalester…

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MCSG Overseer: Budget deadlines lead conversation, ITS update

Shortened by an hour out of respect for those who wished to attend the Seder, this week’s MCSG meeting was brief but nonetheless left legislative body (LB) members feeling disgruntled. Owing to last week’s contentious debate over whether or not orgs that had submitted their budgets late should be allowed to appeal, the topic came…

Way Back at Mac: The Best of the Fest
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Way Back at Mac: The Best of the Fest

There are a couple of things that indicate “spring” at Mac: hammocks on Old Main lawn, chacos — a.k.a. Macalester students’ favorite warm weather footwear — a longer line at the Café Mac soft-serve machine and, of course, Springfest. April 15, 2017 marks the 45th celebration of everyone’s favorite spring festival and all of the…

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