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

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 and sought after. But schools and departments have been running into persistent barriers that have prevented them from truly prospering. Most…

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Make capitalists frightened again

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 dioxide emissions accelerated like a “speeding freight train” in 2018, as one researcher told…

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Washington needs to hold corporate polluters accountable

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 the news is increasingly morbid. It does not appear reform is coming any time soon. Every “damning new…

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When are we going to take women’s sports seriously?

Over the weekend of January 26, the National Hockey League (NHL) put on their annual All-Star Weekend. Given that I am an avid hockey fan, I kept tabs on the process all weekend as we transitioned into a new semester. My thoughts on the NHL All-Star game are varied and complex and contain complaints for…

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Is President Brian Rosenberg Rich? A Brief Investigation

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 chat with my four closest friends from my 2014 Mac graduating class. But…

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A Different Sort of Politics

Political turmoil. A nation divided. Protests of historic size. These descriptives resonate in 2018, but I am describing 1968, the year when progressive leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. To celebrate and reflect on that transformative year, the…

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Letter to the Editor: Health and Wellness Center

The Hamre Center is pleased that The Mac Weekly is striving to keep the Macalester community updated on Hamre Center initiatives related to mental health. There is one important correction to the information published in the 11/16/18 article and a few key points to add to it. The extended counseling hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and…

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Together we rise: on intersectionality and solidarity with Palestine

By MacSUPER Intersectionality (noun): “The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage” (Oxford Dictionary). What does intersectionality mean to you? Who does your version of ‘intersectionality’ represent and include? At Macalester, the concept of intersectional solidarity and justice is present…

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After midterm elections, climate fight becomes more urgent

In the Tuesday midterm elections, Democrats gained control of the US House and Republicans strengthened their majority in the Senate. It remains to be seen what this new balance of power will mean for U.S. climate policy over the next two years, but we are running out of time for decisive action. On October 3,…

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