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A Statement on Labor at Macalester College

The Mac Weekly

February 8, 2018

The following is a statement composed by MacPIRG (Macalester Public Interest Research Group) students and delivered to Vice Presidents of Finance at Macalester, Patricia Langer and David Wheaton. It outlines the larger goals ...

The Trump Administration, One Year Later

Matthew Raskob

January 25, 2018

One year after Donald Trump took the oath of office, a popular take among the savviest members of the chattering classes is that the Trump administration is in disarray, historically unpopular and unaccomplished. This assessmen...

The Limits of the White Institution

The Mac Weekly

January 25, 2018

By Henry Aoki [email protected] The Nov. 16 walk-in, like most Macalester protests, was burdened by a cloak of fatigue. Cynicism echoed around the campus — emerging, even, in the walk-in’s speakers. What was the point of it al...

An open letter to the Macalester administration

The Mac Weekly

November 30, 2017

Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a letter distributed on Macalester’s campus earlier this week. Other students have contributed, but do not feel comfortable being acknowledged as co-writers. by Santiago Padrón, Adriana Sa...

Talking about swastikas and anti-Semitism

Emmet Hollingshead

November 30, 2017

On Nov. 16, at the invitation of the awesome Jewish (Mara Steinitz and Maxine Freedman) and Muslim (Tasneem Issa) student organizers, I spoke to those of us who gathered as members of the Macalester community to object to recent (a...

Comic: Max the Cat

Comic: Max the Cat

November 30, 2017

The Village Idiot

Emmet Hollingshead

November 16, 2017

Over the past few weeks, Macalester security has found swastikas and anti-Arab hate speech around campus. These were found in residence halls as well as in an academic building, leading to the belief that the person or persons wh...

The culture around sports and abuse must change

Morgan Doherty

November 16, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 9, I was at the gym around 10:00 p.m, spinning away on the stationary bike and passively watching Sports Center when a story about Ezekiel Elliott caught my eye. Being a born and bred New York Giants fan, I ...

Open letter regarding racist graffiti at Macalester

The Mac Weekly

November 10, 2017

Editor’s note: The following letter was created by visiting professor Althea Sircar of the Political Science Department on Nov. 4. The Mac Weekly has agreed to publish the letter and the signatures to the letter as of print ...

Whither the modern anti-nuclear movement?

Matthew Raskob

October 19, 2017

The Nobel Committee’s decision to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) presents a felicitous opportunity for us to consider anew the problem of nuclear weapons. Wh...

The racist legacy of Edward D. Neill

The Mac Weekly

October 19, 2017

Twice in recent weeks have we been informed through the Mac Daily that swastikas had been found in Neill Hall. Twice in recent weeks, this announcement has been accompanied by the claim, “Actions and behaviors such as this are...

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