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MCSG Spring 2013 Executive Candidate Platforms
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MCSG Spring 2013 Executive Candidate Platforms

President Jeff Garcia ’14 Hello everyone! My name is Jeff Garcia, and I hope to be your next MCSG President. In my time here, I have felt that our student government has not done an adequate job representing student values in spending, outreach and activism. After leading organizations, founding a political group, and advocating civil…

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Reasons why we give

As the Senior Class Gift (SCG) committee members begin to talk to fellow seniors about participating in the Class of 2013 SCG, we hope you understand why we are filling your inbox with emails, saying hello to you in the Mac the Scot costume, and planning cool events like a Surly Brewery tour.

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Put your vote where your mouth is

Last time we did this elections thing, 493 of you voted. That was back in February when we elected Program Board and Financial Affairs Committee Chairs. 493 people. That’s about 25 percent of the student body.

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Divestment foremost an opportunity to lead

In an otherwise stagnant national and international discourse on climate change, there has been a groundswell of grassroots student action to push the conversation in new directions. Last Tuesday, Fossil Free Mac (one of over 300 similar student coalitions across the country) proposed a resolution to our student government that calls upon Macalester College and the Social Responsibility Committee “to initiate a process to explore socially and fiscally responsible divestment from the fossil fuel industry.”

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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 of cultural ideas like political correctness is any sort of specificity or definition.

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MacGOP Chair & Marriage Equality

We are at a pivotal point in history. Since Gallup began polling Americans on the subject of recognizing same-sex marriage in 1996, we have seen opposition consistently fall and support consistently rise. In 1996, more than two in three Americans opposed same sex marriage, and fewer than a third were supportive. Nearly two decades have…

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