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Blast from the Past: September 21, 1939

Welcome, Frosh By means of this “get acquainted with Macalester” issue of The Mac Weekly we wish to extend a hearty welcome to each member of the Class of 1943. We hope that your induction into every phase of campus life and activity will be complete and pleasant. You need have no hesitation as to…

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Social Host Ordinance extended

The city of St. Paul has expanded the Social Host Ordinance and Zero Adult Provider (ZAP) program, leading to increased enforcement and greater penalties for violations. The law and the ZAP program have a zero tolerance policy for underage consumption. The law, which went into effect in December of 2009, is designed to hold hosts,…

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Confusion on KWOC internships

Many students on probation after participation in the Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) protests last semester claim that the Macalester web page “Questions and Answers About the KWOC Protests at Macalester” misrepresents the consequences of their involvement. Last week, The Mac Weekly cited the webpage, stating that “none of the students involved in the…

Protests across Turkey hit home for Macalester students
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Protests across Turkey hit home for Macalester students

Kai Wilson ’14, a Political Science major and the current President of MCSG, never planned to study in Turkey, a secular democracy in the Middle East. “I thought Turkey was a desert, I had no clue,” he said. “I went in with open eyes.” Wilson found much of what he expected in Istanbul: a great…

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New Minnesota law promotes safety in underage drinking cases

Underage drinkers in Minnesota can no longer be charged with a crime if they attempt to seek medical help as part of a new medical amnesty law which went into effect Aug. 1. The bill, which passed through the legislature and was signed into law in late May, effectively provides protections to underage drinkers that…

Coleman speaks to MacDems
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Coleman speaks to MacDems

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman addresses the intro meeting for MacDems. Coleman, who is running for a third term, spoke about policy issues facing St. Paul and urged youth involvement in politics. Photo by Jiayin Qu.
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Special elections replace MCSG representatives on probation

Editor’s note: Joe Klein is an associate news editor at The Mac Weekly. He was not involved with the production of this story. The sophomore class elected two new MCSG representatives after two representative-elects were suspended due to participation in one of Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC)’s direct action campaigns. Following KWOC’s blockade of…

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FAC Chair Zilton forced to resign

The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) of MCSG reviews budgets from student organizations and is charged with managing the student activity fee. As the new semester begins, its own management is in a state of flux. Adinah Zilton ’14, the current FAC Chair, was recently forced to resign from her position. An election process to fill…

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Mac, Wells Fargo expand terms of use

Members of Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) are preparing for another semester of on-campus activism, but this summer Macalester and fellow ACTC colleges signed a document with Wells Fargo that will improve financial terms if each school continues to use the bank’s purchasing cards. “We participated in the discussions of the terms in good…

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco addresses a packed Kagin
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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco addresses a packed Kagin

Richard Blanco addressed the Macalester community this Wednesday in a packed Hill Ballroom at opening convocation, an event made all the more memorable as the audience watched the poet receive his first honorary degree. An accomplished poet, writer, engineer and public figure who served as the Inaugural Poet to welcome in President Obama’s second term,…

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