Jonathan McJunkin

Freelance writer

Location icon Philadelphia

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City Pages
10/19/2016
Insane Clown Posse at Myth, 10/25/14 | City Pages

Juggalos aren't cool in the mainstream sense, but what they lack in cultural capital they make up for in passion and loyalty to the family. Strip away all the clowning and the rituals that seem so odd to outsiders, and an ICP crowd is one of the most involved, appreciative, and music-focused audiences you'll find anywhere.

City Pages
10/19/2016
The 6 best peanut butter burgers in the Twin Cities | City Pages

6. Sporty's Pub and Grill: The Nutty Buddy, $9.50 Sporty's is a friendly dive bar and grill in the Como neighborhood, boasting an impressive roster of inventive burger options, including a house-made vegan black bean patty and a burger topped with cheese curds and potato chips, all served until 1:30 a.m.

City Pages
10/19/2016
Autoptic:

Though he's joking (hopefully), preparing for an event like Autoptic is often a mad-dash to the finish line. Everyone involved is currently in the midst of preparing for the event in one way or another. Autoptic features more than 100 artists, small presses, and independent record labels from around the world, celebrating alternative comics, animation, and independent art in general.

City Pages
10/19/2016
The Flaming Lips at First Avenue, 7/15/14 | City Pages

The crowd roared at the sight of a clear sheet of plastic, as the band played a simple rhythm to fill the time. This was, of course, the Zorb ball -- the clear human hamster wheel that Wayne Coyne has used in shows for years to walk over audiences like Jesus on the sea of Galilee.

College Possible
First-Generation Student Coaches the Next | College Possible

At College Possible, our mission of college success doesn't end with the acceptance letter. Zach, a college coach based in Philadelphia, serves students who have graduated from high school and are pursuing their college degree. Communicating via email, text and phone calls, he provides resources for navigating the road from enrollment to graduation.

The Mac Weekly
05/06/2014
Macalester opposed to adjunct faculty union [UPDATE]

Unionization election will occur via mail ballot on June 3 A note to our readers: due to the volume of responses we have received to our recent news coverage, The Mac Weekly will be accepting and publishing letters and op-eds online until Tuesday, May 13....

The Mac Weekly
03/29/2013
I have a confession: I like political correctness, and you should too

In last week's issue, Roger S. Peterson '67 expressed concern that Macalester was "a black hole of political correctness and leftist nonsense; everyone who enters gets sucked in and no light comes out." ... One of the things frequently lost in discussions of broad assessments...

The Mac Weekly
01/31/2014
The Dalai Lama's journey to Macalester

Though students have known about the upcoming visit from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet for a little over a month, the series of events that brought the buddhist leader to campus began about five years ago. It all started in a conversation...

The Mac Weekly
09/06/2013
English professor Wang Ping and Macalester reach resolution through mediation

See also: English professor brings discrimination suit (published February 15, 2013) and Update on Wang Ping lawsuit (published March 1, 2013) Last semester, English professor Wang Ping was away from Macalester on sabbatical and in the midst of a discrimination lawsuit against the college. This...