Erin Murphy talks representative politics at Pi Sigma Alpha event
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Erin Murphy talks representative politics at Pi Sigma Alpha event

Macalester students and faculty gathered in John B. Davis Lecture Hall on Thursday, March 7, for a Women in Politics panel featuring former State Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL). The event was organized by the Political Science Honors Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Murphy, who served as the Minnesota House Majority Leader from 2013–2015 and ran in…

“Run As You Are,” VoteRunLead advises female candidates
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“Run As You Are,” VoteRunLead advises female candidates

As she addressed the crowd assembled in downtown Minneapolis for the Electing More Women event, Executive Director of FairVote Minnesota Jeanne Massey smiled. “What a wonderful group of mostly women,” she said. The gathering — which included remarks from Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, a keynote address from VoteRunLead’s founder and CEO Erin Vilardi and a…

When are we going to take women’s sports seriously?
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When are we going to take women’s sports seriously?

Over the weekend of January 26, the National Hockey League (NHL) put on their annual All-Star Weekend. Given that I am an avid hockey fan, I kept tabs on the process all weekend as we transitioned into a new semester. My thoughts on the NHL All-Star game are varied and complex and contain complaints for…

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Why did you become a Senator?

Why did you become a United States Senator, Joe Manchin? The question may sound aggressive, but I’m genuinely curious. What drew you to run for Senate in 2010, and again now? Was it, as your official website suggests, to do what is best “for West Virginia and the nation?” Or perhaps you wanted to come…

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Changing the Way We Discuss Sexuality

There is a harsh and potentially harmful false equivalency that plagues the legal discourse around the pending Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission; “you wouldn’t ask a Jewish baker to bake a Nazi cake, so a religious man should not be forced to bake a cake for a gay couple.”…

After 61 years, St. Clair Broiler burns out
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After 61 years, St. Clair Broiler burns out

After 61 years of serving burgers, malts, fries, and more to the Macalester community and Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, the St. Clair Broiler will be closing its doors on Saturday, Sept. 30. The St. Clair Broiler – known as “The Broiler” – became one of the first in the Twin Cities to serve charbroiled hamburgers in 1956,…