Home, News / November 8, 2018 Voter turnout up at Macalester

Almost two years to the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Americans took to the polls in one of the most critical elections in recent times. The results they delivered on the federal level were mixed: Democrats won the popular vote by a substantial margin and easily reclaimed control of...

Home, News / November 8, 2018 DFL celebrates in St. Paul

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) celebrated statewide victories Tuesday night in the Grand River Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul. DFLers gathered to watch the election returns and hear several of their candidates make victory speeches. Throughout the night, party-goers crowded around televisions broadcasting MSNBC’s coverage around the hall, cheering on congressional candidates...

Features, Home / November 8, 2018 Macalester’s parental leave policy changes are more generous

“It was complicated,” Provost Karine Moe responded when asked about the parental leave policy at Macalester. She said the policy was, “outdated,” and was ready to be, “better for parents, better for kids.” So, when the Faculty Advisory Council asked Moe to look into changing it, she began working with Employment Services. Then, in spring...

Home, News / November 1, 2018 Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead

On the morning of Oct. 27, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and started shooting. The gunman, who believed the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) to be responsible for bringing “invaders in that kill our people” and reportedly told an officer that he wanted all...

Arts, Home / November 1, 2018 Be the Cowboy tour: Mitski wants your love, but doesn’t need it

“Be the cowboy you wish to see in the world.” This is the motto that indie-pop artist Mitski has adopted for her newest album, aptly titled Be the Cowboy, released this August through Dead Oceans. The twist on the popular saying came to Mitski as she watched another singer perform with remarkable flair that she...

Features, Home / November 1, 2018 Evangelical leaders hit the road for the Common Good

In the lead up to midterm elections, a caravan of evangelical religious leaders are traveling around the country calling for a bold change in congressional representation: for Americans to vote Republicans out of Congress. The bus tour is led by Vote Common Good, an organization using religious and political activism to call for a more...

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Fossil Free Mac proposes divestment to SRC
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Fossil Free Mac proposes divestment to SRC

On Wednesday Jan. 31, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) presented their latest fossil fuel divestment proposal to to the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC). The SRC was supposed to hear FFM’s presentation last fall, but due to scheduling conflicts, was unable to convene before winter break. The proposal presented on Wednesday calls on Macalester to divest the…

Keillor harassed Mac student in 2012, college standing by bookstore
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Keillor harassed Mac student in 2012, college standing by bookstore

Former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor wrote a sexually charged limerick about a Macalester student on the whiteboard behind the counter at his bookstore, Common Good Books, in 2012, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News reported last Tuesday. Despite this, Macalester has no plans to end its business relationship with the 75-year-old Minnesota-native. Keillor’s…

Grammy winner Kimbra opens up
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Grammy winner Kimbra opens up

By Xavier Xin To Kimbra, music has always felt like “a calling.” “My parents put me around music a lot and I was really into writing full songs and recording them on cassette tapes,” she recalls. “I also did a lot of musicals back then. I started guitar at 12 and that was when I…

BØRNS performs sold-out show at Palace Theatre
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BØRNS performs sold-out show at Palace Theatre

Playing his sold-out show at St. Paul’s historic Palace Theatre — which was built just over a hundred years ago as a vaudeville theatre in the heart of the city, and was recently renovated into a concert venue — Garrett Borns of the indie pop sensation BØRNS paused his lively set to reflect. “If these…

Grandview Review: The Post explores Pentagon Papers reporting
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Grandview Review: The Post explores Pentagon Papers reporting

Steven Spielberg revisits the 1971 leaking of the Pentagon Papers — classified documents detailing the extent of clandestine US activity in the ongoing Vietnam War — in this tense political drama. Battle lines are drawn between government and press as the Washington Post decides whether to publish the Papers in the face of legal and…

Changing Our Culture: Men Can and Must Do Better
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Changing Our Culture: Men Can and Must Do Better

The #MeToo era is momentous. Many courageous people, the vast majority of them women, have come forward with stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment. They have been believed more than ever before. The consequences for the perpetrators, almost always powerful and prominent men, have been larger and swifter than ever before. Victims now have…

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