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Make capitalists frightened again

Matthew Raskob

February 14, 2019

To paraphrase Gerald Ford, the state of the world is not good. Oxfam announced last week that the 26 richest people in the world own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population - about 3.8 billion people. Carbon di...

Washington needs to hold corporate polluters accountable

Jared Jageler

February 7, 2019

President Trump’s decison to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords marked a depressing change of attitude in the rising young generation: a loss of hope. Climate change is arguably the most important issue to students, but th...

Tipping is Corrupt: Why We Should Abolish the Subminimum Wage

Sophia Sahm

December 7, 2018

Only seven U.S. states require employers to pay tipped employees full state minimum wage. Minnesota is one of them. Now it is time for 43 other U.S. states to follow Minnesota’s lead and enact legislation to abolish wage in...

Is President Brian Rosenberg Rich? A Brief Investigation

The Mac Weekly

December 6, 2018

Anna Schmitz '14 My phone lit up this morning with dozens of Whatsapp notifications as I sat in a work meeting and attempted to concentrate. When I left the meeting, I immediately checked my phone and saw that it was a group cha...

A Different Sort of Politics

Ryan Perez

November 29, 2018

Political turmoil. A nation divided. Protests of historic size. These descriptives resonate in 2018, but I am describing 1968, the year when progressive leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated an...

Letter to the Editor: Health and Wellness Center

Denise Ward

November 29, 2018

The Hamre Center is pleased that The Mac Weekly is striving to keep the Macalester community updated on Hamre Center initiatives related to mental health. There is one important correction to the information published in the 11...

Together we rise: on intersectionality and solidarity with Palestine

The Mac Weekly

November 15, 2018

By MacSUPER Intersectionality (noun): “The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage” (Ox...

After midterm elections, climate fight becomes more urgent

Fossil Free Mac

November 8, 2018

In the Tuesday midterm elections, Democrats gained control of the US House and Republicans strengthened their majority in the Senate. It remains to be seen what this new balance of power will mean for U.S. climate policy over th...

The time has come: Macalester must go test-optional

Lindsay Weber

November 8, 2018

To test or not to test? Mac is currently deliberating a proposed admissions policy to make standardized test scores an optional component of a student application. Back in March 2017, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) pa...

Macalester’s failure at recognizing intersectionality in mental health

Zain Mahmood

November 8, 2018

Macalester has seen an increase in hate crimes on campus of late. There were at least 11 swastikas discovered in fall 2017, two in the spring of 2018 and four in the fall of 2018. Swastikas were also found in previous years, an...

Why did you become a Senator?

Morgan Doherty

October 11, 2018

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...

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