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

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 have not signed Kaepernick…

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

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 wearing helmets —…

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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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Student activists protest the DAPL at Standing Rock Reservation

In recent weeks, Macalester students have travelled to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to support the water protectors demonstrating against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Among those who went were Margaret Breen ’20, Markus Hoeckner ’17, JP Sieck ’18 and Jessica Yost ’18. All four emphasized the peaceful atmosphere of…

Mac athletes kneel as part of national anti-racist protest
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Mac athletes kneel as part of national anti-racist protest

Several Macalester Football players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem before their game against Grinnell College on September 24 as part of the nationwide anti-racist pregame protest initiated by Colin Kaepernick. Pia Mingkwan ’17, a member of the Women’s Soccer team, has also made the choice to kneel, first showing her support on…

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