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Graduation Flag “Passport Policy” Targets Diasporic and Arab Students

Zeena Fuleihan

April 19, 2018

As a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon, Macalester counts me in its internationalism statistics. On the “About Macalester” webpage, Macalester boasts that 25% of students are citizens of another country and 88...

Dismembering the Entrepreneurial Dream

Erin Lynch

April 12, 2018

I am writing to you all, on the threshold of my graduation from Macalester, about something that affects all of us, a culture and a world we’ve inherited. I come to you from the throes of paralyzing fear for many futures: fo...

Re-revolutionize Springfest

Emmet Hollingshead

March 29, 2018

Two years ago, at the 2015 International Round Table, I had the opportunity to speak briefly with Chris Ward ’76. Mr. Ward is currently an executive at the consulting firm AECOM, based in New York City, but his background in...

The Cambridge Analytica Wake-up Call

Emmet Hollingshead

March 22, 2018

One of history’s great ironies is that the powerful individuals who warn us about national or even global conspiracies are often operating conspiracies themselves. So it is that over the weekend The Guardian and The New York T...

Macalester is not OK

Hannah Gray

March 9, 2018

Macalester, someone from our community isn’t here anymore. Have you recognized that? Tragedy hit our campus two weeks ago. Matias Sosa-Wheelock died. When things like this happen, people respond by crying and weeping. They sa...

A Portion of Pan-Africanism in “Black Panther”

Nteranya Arnold Sanginga

March 9, 2018

Black Panther is a movie to be reckoned with. It carries its own controversies and debate, as any movie will and good movies should. Some people are of the opinion that the mashup of cultural clothing and the presence of particular ch...

Changing the Way We Discuss Sexuality

Morgan Doherty

March 2, 2018

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 ba...

Your Name Next to Mine: Confronting a Zionist Feminism


February 23, 2018

This time last year, excitement from the Women’s March popularized the International Women’s Strike in the U.S. The strike aimed to challenge the sexual, physical and economic exploitation of women worldwide. Movements su...

Macalester students drive campus sustainability

The Mac Weekly

February 16, 2018

By Molly Flerlage, Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Lydia Sulik [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Students have long formed the backbone of sustainability efforts at Macalester through student organiz...

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