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Pay attention to Pete Buttigieg

Jared Jageler

April 11, 2019

The first votes of the 2020 presidential primaries are about 10 months away, early to stake out camps, but not too early to watch the field. There is one candidate that Mac students should pay attention to and learn how to pr...

In defense of Macalester’s two-year residency

Evan Meerscheidt

March 7, 2019

For most of my four years at Macalester, I have heard rumors about the college adopting a three-year residency. Last week’s The Mac Weekly article, “Will Macalester require a 3-year residency?” solidified those rumors. I ...

Time for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to publicly endorse the BDS campaign

Jewish Voices for Peace

February 28, 2019

Two weeks ago, Representative Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) tweets about Israel sparked a wildfire across the internet. Critics denounced her as anti-Semitic, while supporters of Palestinian human rights praised her for speaking out ag...

Why you think you don’t belong in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies courses and why you actually do

Lydia Simpson

February 21, 2019

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) has become increasingly popular in the last decade as the benefits of the courses such as critical thinking skills, social justice engagement and empowerment become more widely known an...

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...

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