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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region


MCSG approves new student organizations, events

Black Liberation Affairs Committee (BLAC) was approved $912 to show Roots. Roots is a television miniseries in the USA based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a novel based on his family’s history, going back to slavery days. BLAC plans to show it over the course of six nights at Macalester.

The motion passed to charter the Jewish Council for Progressive Action (JCPA).

The Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) created a ranking index for the textbook reserve program which accounts for book price and number of students enrolled in order to reach a large spread of academic departments and classes. Also under the new system there is a stipulation that four different academic departments must be covered by each semester’s purchases. Each semester the textbook reserve program gets $5,000 to spend.

The motion also passed to charter the Musical Theater Group. Alternative Faith Association introduced their charter, which aims to be a student religious organization catering to minority faiths and non-abrahamic faiths.

There are still four student organizations that have not made contact with the Student Organizations Committee (SOC), and thus will be unchartered in the coming weeks. The four orgs remaining are: Consonant, Cricket, No Labels and Mac Review. If anyone would like to take over these orgs, please contact the SOC and James Lindgren as soon as possible.

Mac Slams and Outing Club are also planning a collaborated event, in which they will go on a five mile hike and stop halfway to host a poetry workshop.


Knight Foundation grant to enrich city with art, creativity

Benefiting from $1.4 million in grant money from the Knight Foundation, 42 St. Paul artists who won Knight’s recent Arts Challenge will enrich the city with an intriguing array of works and projects.

Teatro del Pueblo and producer Barry Madore, for example, were given a $50,000 grant to develop 20 15-minute radio novellas based on Latin American soap operas, or telenovelas. The episodes are to be written and also performed by members of St. Paul’s Latino community, and broadcast on community radio station WEQY, which will open in October in Dayton’s Bluff.

This arts program is one facet of a much larger monetary investment in St. Paul’s arts scene, with a total of $8 million being distributed by the Knight Foundation over a three-year period. This past January, the foundation gifted $3.5 million to five larger cultural organizations.

The largest grant from the Arts Challenge, of $125,000, will assist the Twin Cities Jazz Festival with expanding its outdoor stages for the free summertime event in St. Paul’s trendy Lowertown neighborhood.


Haunted house, personality workshops coming up

Campus Activities and Operations is hosting a haunted house in the Loch. On Friday and Saturday there will be alternative ways to access SPOs because the area will otherwise be blocked off for the haunted house. There will also be a photobooth and other festivities on the second floor of the campus center during the Halloween event.

The Myers-Briggs workshop led by Mary Emanuelson will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Markim Hall, Davis Court. The second workshop, based on the Strengthsquest test, will be held Thurs., Oct. 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.


MJO potluck tonight, MSA hosts dinner tomorrow

Mac Jewish Organization (MJO) will be celebrating Yom Kippur. Tonight they will be holding a potluck dinner before beginning their fast and will be holding a service at 7 p.m. On Saturday, MJO will be celebrating Yom Kippur at different synagogues around the Twin Cities. They will then regroup before heading back to campus to break their fast with the Macalester Jewish community.

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) will be observing the Day of Arafah and Eid-ul-Adha today and tomorrow, the ninth and 10th days of Zil Hajj, respectively, of the Islamic lunar calendar. MSA will be breaking their fast together today and will be celebrating Eid tomorrow morning by attending prayer at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium and then going out to dinner later in the day. You are welcome to join the MSA for dinner. Contact Asra at [email protected].


Invasive zebra mussels penetrate further into lakes

Zebra mussels, one of the fastest proliferating aquatic invasive species in Minnesota, have been found in yet another metro area lake. The mussels, native to lakes in southern Russia, were first found in Minnesota at the Duluth/Superior harbor in 1989, and have been spreading steadily ever since.

This past week, mussels were found in Lake Independence, in the west metro, and were discovered in Lake Waconia and White Bear Lake the week before that. In early August, the mussels were spotted in two other area lakes, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is attempting desperately to stem the spread of this harmful invasive species. A lack of funding for further watercraft inspectors and treatment programs has not helped the cause.


22 Jump Street showing, visit from petting zoo next week

Program Board is showing 22 Jump Street at 8 p.m. tonight in JBD. Next Friday will feature the Petting Zoo at 4:30 p.m. on Old Main Lawn. The first annual fall carnival will occur alongside the petting zoo where caramel apples, pumpkin spice lattes and other fall themed goods will be served.

Program Board has three new members, including one first year representative and two first year assistants who will help the on- and off-campus coordinators.


CSA chill-out, Ferguson discussion, Kol Nidre tonight

Macalester’s Caribbean Student Association (CSA) will have a Chill-Out from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the C-House.

At 6 p.m., Fresh Friday will center on the recent events in Ferguson, MO. There will be an overview of the events that led to Ferguson’s present condition and a discussion of what will follow. This is an opportunity for students to share their thoughts on race and the police force within the context of Macalester.

The Chinese Culture Club will also be holding a karaoke night in the Loch from 8 to 10 p.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, another installment of “In the Kitchen With . . .” will be held in the C-House from 6 to 8 p.m., this time focusing on Students for a Free Tibet.

Mac Redefines Masculinity (MR M) will be meeting on Monday nights at 9 p.m. in the Campus Center, room 215.


Wellness Wednesday on Zumba, 5k run next Saturday

A group run to the river will meet outside of Dupre on Summit Avenue at 3 p.m. on Sunday. On Wednesday, Shannon Mahedy ’17 and Julia Eshaghpour ’17 will lead a discussion on the physical and emotional benefits of Zumba as part of this week’s Wellness Wednesday. It will be held at noon in the Wellness Lounge. A What the Health event will take place later in the day at 4 p.m.

Next Saturday, Oct. 12, Macalester’s annual 5k run/walk will take place. All participants in the event will receive a free T-shirt and breakfast. Check in begins at 8:15 at the Leonard Center and the 5k will begin at 9 a.m. at Shaw Field. Participation is free for Macalester students and $10 for others.

Students are invited to stop by the Wellness Lounge from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday nights to relax, study, drink tea and hang out.

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    Thing that’s position to modern American feminism

    The election of a president whom detractors view as misogynistic and backward thinking has done nothing more than spark a wholesale resurgence of feminism. His defeat of the first woman who has been president coupled with his incendiary comments about women and his divisive policies on reproductive rights and other issues lit a fire under a movement that had failed to excite younger generations of women who benefited from the battles of the last century and saw no need to keep fighting.

    In more than 50 interview since Inauguration Day, Leaders of legacy and upstart women’s groups as well as experienced and newly minted activists have told me about a grassroots effort that could dwarf the crusades if not outcomes of earlier years. Previous campaigns garnered huge gains for, such as suffrage, Employment and reproductive rights. In age of Trump, The motions is not fixated on one isolated goal, But on with the multitude of causes that begins, initially, With keeping a Republican president and Congress from curtailing existing rights.

    “precisely what are they getting done, Conway asked me repeatedly during a discussion this week. She never directly addressed the movement’s rejuvenation nor the stimulus behind it.

    They started below what 24 hours after Trump took the oath of office, Marching by the millions in buenos aires, In towns, cities large and small, In affirms red and blue, possessions corner of America, On every continent on Earth. making use of their bright pink “Pussyhats” And their caustic homemade signs, They protested what they saw as looming threats to their bodies, their loved ones, Their ambiance, Their economic fitness and their very ways of life. They rallied not specifically around one issue, As feminists had within a marches of yore, But around in relation to liberal issue: Abortion legal rights, Gay the law, Transgender rights, immigration law, the reproductive system justice, general justice, Racial proper rights, The Equal Rights change, equate to pay, Access to health problem, Access to the middle-class, Support for public instructional, Support for poor people, For black activities, For Latinos and and much more.

    so they really mobilized. They founded local “Huddles” And started meeting and arranging. They went to town halls and yelled at those Congress members brave enough to show up; They plastered on milk cartons the faces of some who were not. They mailed postcards to wa by the tens of thousands, perhaps the millions, And placed so many calls to the Capitol in which the switchboards jammed within two weeks of Trump’s inauguration. They learned how to navigate the halls of governance and sank their teeth into local issues. They lobbied city council patrons and marched on statehouses, Carrying a few selected same signs they had waved on January 21. we volunteered. They signed up. They swarmed management meetings on how to run for office, How to finance a call campaign, How to unseat an obligatory. they got out their checkbooks and sent money, Lots and tons of dollars, To women’s groupings and advocacy groups.

    “Nobody knew whether you would actually spark serious political the possibilites with a big march or if it was just going to be one big party and everybody goes home and they’re exhausted and they have no more energy to actually do the hard work the hard political work of changing the political disaster that we are facing, predicts Terry O’Neill, President of the nation’s Organization for Women. “to be hones, This march has sparked an energy that is environmentally friendly,

    The women who marched have been “do-it-yourself mobilized, O’Neill informs me. “We simply have to give them stuff to do. They are screaming for things to do. That is the one silver lining of dollars,cash,

    is not single, Driving technique for this newly empowered women’s movement. That’s true of any enemy, normally, Because it must react to forces that be. it’s particularly true when those powers endeavor to reverse many of the culture shifting changes that have come before. It’s even more true when a movement widens its focus to include problems that have not always been central to its core mission causes such as voting rights that affect women, But not all as well as not only women.

    But while expanding ambitions certainly have boosted how big is the women’s movement, It remains to be seen whether such a shift will make it mind blowing or whether it will decentralize it so much that it becomes amorphous.

    back in 2017, there are plenty of goals. Several are preventative: steer clear of the President and Congress from cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, From reducing women’s access to health and reproductive system care, From going back LGBTQ rights, From filling the supreme court with justices who will overturn Roe v. sort. other medication is proactive and, often, time tested: Ratify the Equal Rights variation, Enact paid along with medical leave, Expand quality nursery, arrive at pay equity, Improve education for women and girls, Stop every day and campus sexual abuse, Fight for reproductive rights and ensure they’re accessible to women of every race, Ethnicity and economic scenario. (Trump’s budget proposal does include paid leave for moms and dads of newborns, But it falls short of what advocates say is needed.)

    From december 9 to early July, around 15,000 women opted in for EMILY’s List seminars on how to run for office. That’s 16 times the 920 women who participated the last two years, Schriock replies. The influx prompted the business to triple its staffs in Washington and around the country and to launch a new program, set you back Win, To recruit and train women job hopefuls. in readiness for the 2018 elections, EMILY’s List is working to help women vie for seats considered competitive in the US House of reps, of at least 15 governorships and for countless other state and local offices.

    Other changes target Planned parenthood directly. about April, Trump signed legislation permitting states to withhold federal medical payments from Planned Parenthood and other corporations that provide abortion services, favorite government does not subsidize abortions. In might just, Republicans in the House of specialists passed a health care bill that would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving federal money for a year. during June, Senate Republicans revealed their clinical bill, this includes the same provision. higher than 1.5 million of arranged Parenthood’s 2.5 million annual patients get their health care reform through Medicaid or other federal programs, Richards proclaims. That money enables get birth control, Cancer screenings and preventive health care reform at Planned Parenthood clinics.

    for decades, Feminist leaders have warned women that had a tentative hold on abortion rights, That legislatures in many states were chipping away at access and that electing the “awry” President could eventually shift the balance of power on the top court and upend the guarantees established in 1973 by Roe v. sort. for the most part, That message did not speak out loud. as time went by, Fewer women and virtually none who are currently of childbirth age ever experienced a time when they did not have a constitutional right to abortion.

    The election of a president who pledged to appoint justices who would overturn Roe, in addition to Republican control of Congress, Has awakened many women to the chance that rights they have come to expect might not be permanent after all. (Trump’s first supreme court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, Has been vague when engaging in abortion rights, But conservatives took heart in his earlier writings against assisted suicide and in his adherence to originalism. He also ruled in favor of a businessperson who, For spiritual reasons, Did not want to provide contraception to employees, As requisite under Obamacare.)

    Trump’s latest tweets were harking back to shots he took at women during the presidential campaign, Such as his backhanded quip about opponent Carly Fiorina’s face or his fact in 2015 that then Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had “Blood coming out of her wherever, Those bits of invective didn’t go over well, But neither did they carry a whole lot of weight. definitely, They were uttered months before the first primary by an applicant who was, when, seen a long shot. this, Trump is soaking in the Oval Office, And his conduct has spurred condemnation not only from critics on the left, But from management within his own party.

    Members of the Manhattan group have attended a Riley County commission meeting where they pushed reluctant officials to apply for family planning money met with state legislators and organized around the issues of equal rights, national healthcare, Health care and mid-air. They marched from your St. Patrick’s Day Parade and have waged repeated postcard writing campaigns to tell Congress members their views on health reform, Birth control and even the investigating procedure into Russian meddling in the presidential race.

    go for accident, states, That three of the march’s four leaders ladies of color, All of them steeped in feminism and then in civil rights movements. The new demographic of feminist leaders is diverse, And they demand that other movement follow suit, Perez adds. Gone is the time when black women were forced to march behind their white sisters as most did in the famed suffragist march of 1913, Or to subjugate their needs to those of the majority, states. “I’m very hopeful about the path that feminism is moving,

    Jessica Gonzles Rojas, Executive director of the nation’s Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Offers one vivid example of how some women’s lives have changed recently. Since the Trump white house stepped up deportations, Many undocumented women have stopped going to health clinics because federal immigration law and Customs Enforcement officers have been known to park outside, Gonzles Rojas affirms. The women’s movement must speak for them and for all women who feel marginalized, states.

    The women’s movement never represented all women, Not following, Not therefore. within the past half century, It was a girl, Phyllis Schlafly, Who personified the opposition to what once was called women’s lib. She died last september, Six months after advertising Trump.

    “I didn’t see that the Women’s March did anything apart from march around, Her simple princess, Anne Schlafly Cori, tells me. Her biting remarks remind me of the many times I interviewed her sharp tongued mother, Whose 1950s appearance masked her political savvy and take no prisoners style. Cori now seating the Eagle Forum, The conservative institution that Sclafly founded in 1972. “What was the reason for that march, Cori requires me, Before answering herself: “it’s only a leftist march, actually a women’s march,

    The very mission of the march included a panoply of positions that conservative women and men like Cori tend to oppose, which included 35 years after its defeat the ERA. But actual dividing line, Even among some self referred to feminists, Was reproductive : rights. Initially, An anti abortion group called New Wave Feminists was listed as a state partner of the march. But on the dust up, The Texas based efficiency was dropped from the list. It’s likely that some abortion opponents were on hand, But they were not obvious amid a sea of signs supporting the reproductive system freedom.

    “Our members have trouble with the idea that they call it a Women’s March, Says Penny youth Nance, leader and CEO of Concerned Women for America, A conservative enterprise that opposes abortion rights. “Women not necessarily monolithic, states, Echoing what march leader Perez informs me. But we find it offensive that there’s this pretense that they speak for all women. they don’t,

    Conway, Trump’s former effort manager and current senior adviser, Says a strict adherence to abortion rights undercuts everyone in your women’s movement.

    “it has to go beyond abortion and pink hats, She informs me. “for however long as the feminist movement anchors itself to that issue and primarily that issue hot russian mom alone, It will still be a failure that agitates much and produces little,

    Conway asserts that the women’s movement does not speak for most American women. “What do women do once a week? They fill the grocery cart and the gas tank. they don’t get an abortion, she says. “The Democratic feminist remove with America’s women is widening,

    the slide was new to her daughter. Duncan, Exhilarated by the day, Spent the long bus ride home get yourself ready for her next move. She went on the internet downloaded “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for dealing with the Trump Agenda, A 26 page roadmap to grassroots advocacy. back in Topeka, She joined an Indivisible group and quickly became one of three planners. within a weeks, the revolutionary group was a few hundred strong, And had met with congressional other teachers, Written countless letters to lawmakers and campaigned for a Democrat in a special election to interchange former Rep. henry Pompeo, Now Trump’s CIA manager. (living in April, an Democrat, randy Thompson, forfeited, But he was remarkably competitively priced in a solidly Republican district.)

    Whether or how rapidly they can do that is an additional issue. It’s been 94 years since Alice Paul drafted the first version of the Equal Rights Amendment and it’s not in the constitution yet. And a quarter century in the event the Year of the Woman, when they definitely were elected to the House and Senate in record numbers, men and women still hold just one fifth of congressional seats, One quarter of state legal seats and one eighth of governorships. yet, Supporters of the ERA continue to map out its revival, And a growing number of groups are trying to elect women to local, State and federal government office.

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    Santa Fe school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis was angry about being previously rejected by a girl. photography: Galveston County Sheriff’s health provider office via APSource:AP

    toronto van massacre accused Alek Minassian made a refernec to the ‘incel rebellion’ and the community’s patron saint, Isla Vista player with the dice Elliot Rodger. FacebookSource:produced

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