Opinion

Opinion

A call for true democracy: The administration and MCSG

My friend and colleague, Adinah Zilton, was forced to resign as Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) Chair about two weeks ago. She “resigned” (was kicked out) because of her poor academic performance last semester while going through an unhealthy relationship. In last week’s The Mac Weekly, Adinah wrote a stunning op-ed regarding her forced resignation from…

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Complexities of commemorating a tragedy like 9/11

“Seventy-one percent of the poll-taking Americans believe that intervention in Syria would not be justified in the current situation,” news channels drone on. “Hundreds gather in Minneapolis protesting,” people all over the city inform each other. How is it that the suggestion of military action still stands? It seems absolutely preposterous to me that a…

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Zimmerman from legal lens

The trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman drew a considerable amount of attention for something that simply was not a factor: race. Before looking at this issue of race, let’s lay out the basics of the second-degree murder charge that was brought against Zimmerman. Second degree murder is, by Florida’s definition, the unlawful killing of…

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My love for Macalester, and you

Okay, I’ll admit it. I never planned on actually attending Mac. To be honest, I only applied because of the name. Applying to “Macalester” added a sense of – refinement – to the long list of colleges to which I applied. Although I won’t recommend my misguided strategy to any high school seniors searching for…

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How we talk about hook-up culture, integrity and women

Recently there has been much discussion of the phenomenon commonly referred to as “hook-up culture” on college campuses. There seems to be a great disparity in the levels of condemnation placed upon men and women is these dialogues, however, one which singles women out as making poor moral decisions whilst men’s behavior is bypassed as…

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