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Dismembering the Entrepreneurial Dream

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: for my own, that of my friends and loved ones, for that of our…

#CuffingSeason: A Few Thoughts on My Arrest
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#CuffingSeason: A Few Thoughts on My Arrest

Minneapolis police arrested four protesters from IfNotNow outside the offices on the JCRC on Tuesday morning. – https://t.co/FfDqrec9HG pic.twitter.com/mtARHcNXMs — TC Jewfolk (@TCJewfolk) April 11, 2018 On Tuesday I was arrested as part of a protest with IfNotNow. IfNotNow is a mass popular movement seeking to end the American Jewish community’s support of the occupation….

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Re-revolutionize Springfest

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 includes some far more important accolades and accomplishments. Namely — in his sophomore year at Macalester…

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The Cambridge Analytica Wake-up Call

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 Times reported the extent to which Steve Bannon led an effort to manipulate votes through secret Facebook data…

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Macalester is not OK

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 say that it is so sad. That things should have been different. The large institution of Macalester comes to a grinding…

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A Portion of Pan-Africanism in “Black Panther”

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 characters was annoying. As an African, having grown both on and outside of the…

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Changing the Way We Discuss Sexuality

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 baker to bake a Nazi cake, so a religious man should not be forced to bake a cake for a gay couple.”…

Chocolate and the Conscious Consumer
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Chocolate and the Conscious Consumer

Now begins the great chocolate sale, the post-Valentine’s Day clearinghouse of confections from companies around the world. But have you considered the story behind the chocolate bar you’re about to buy? I have worked in the chocolate industry for eleven years; I am a chocolatier, but I am a very small part of the production…

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Your Name Next to Mine: Confronting a Zionist Feminism

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 such as Black Lives Matter, the struggle for rights of Indigenous nations, the demand for open borders and for immigrant rights and Justice…

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Macalester students drive campus sustainability

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 organizations, work study positions, student government, and academic projects. Their efforts lead to policy changes, projects and sustainability education. As the Sustainability Office turns 10 years old this winter, the Sustainability…

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