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Three months on, administration and students shape walk-in response
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Three months on, administration and students shape walk-in response

In the late morning of Nov. 16, 2017, a massive crowd of Macalester students, faculty, staff and administrators filled the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a walk-in against hate. What started as a student-organized response to anti-Semitic and anti-Arab graffiti on campus became a rupturing event – sparking broad conversations about equity, diversity, cultural…

Taking a knee at the coldest Super Bowl ever
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Taking a knee at the coldest Super Bowl ever

That there would be protests at the Super Bowl seems like a foregone conclusion. After all, thousands of people shut down the I-94 last summer after Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted in the killing of Philando Castile. In January 2017, a spontaneous protest began in Minneapolis’ Government Plaza after President Trump first announced his travel ban….

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Sports Editorial: Unity in the NFL? Only to protect the Shield

by Justin Chen jchen3@macalester.edu Ever since Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest against American racism began, there has been tension between players and ownership in the NFL. With ownership fearing blowback from protests during the anthem, the NFL seemed divided. Few athletes protested during the anthem, and often endured boos from their fans for their actions. Owners…

Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest
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Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, members of the Macalester women’s soccer team knelt in protest during the playing of the national anthem. The team collectively wrote a statement, which The Mac Weekly has decided to publish in full. Several members of the Macalester Women’s Soccer team have recently decided to join athletes across the country in…

Students protest possible transit cuts
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Students protest possible transit cuts

By Hamzah Yaacob A group of 10 Macalester students joined a rally outside the Minnesota State Capitol on Tuesday evening to protest funding cuts to transit proposed in a recent transportation bill by the Republican-controlled state legislature. Despite the dreary weather, the rally drew an energetic and diverse crowd of bicyclists — many of them…

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MCSG overseer: Protest buses, new LB Liaison elected

The most significant event during this week’s MCSG meeting was a debate surrounding Program Board’s (PB) recent acquisition of off-campus funding to provide buses to take students to protests throughout the area. PB will conduct surveys to determine to which protests the buses will take students. PB wants to collaborate on these events with student…

Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban
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Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban

President Donald Trump’s executive order last Friday, January 27, banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries has thrown the Macalester community — along with the world around it — into tumult. The order shuts down all immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia for a period of three months, and bans Syrian…

Mac community members march for women’s rights, against Trump
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Mac community members march for women’s rights, against Trump

A delegation of Macalester students and faculty members joined in the biggest political demonstration in Minnesota history on Saturday morning, marching on the State Capitol in St. Paul for women’s and civil rights in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president last Friday. St. Paul Police estimated that the crowd held between 90,000 and…

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