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Ideological purity tests are short-sighted

Lost in the bedlam of the current administration—and more broadly, the modern Republican party—is the fact that Democrats may be in more disarray yet. The strategy for 2018 at this point seems to be rudimentary: we are not that guy. That strategy rests on the assumption that the American voter has learned from their mistake…

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Two Macalesters: why Mac needs more shared experiences

If you picked a random name of a Macalester student out of a hat, do you think you could have a conversation with them? What would you talk about? Macalester College is an institution that promotes diversity, a goal most — if not all — of us can get behind. Demographic diversity within the student…

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On entrepreneurship at Macalester and the library remodel

by Vivi Gregorich This article is in response to complaints that the Macalester Entrepreneurship Department’s expansion and relocation to the second floor of the library undermines the mission and identity of Macalester as an institution. Macalester’s identity as a liberal arts institution does not change the fact that the application of education, the development of…

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Trump’s unclear stance on Syria: CRSA’s response

By the Committee for Refugee Student Access On April 4, a chemical attack was carried out in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, killing upwards of 70 civilians. The U.S. was quick to blame Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad, and, just a day later, President Trump launched 59 tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat airbase in retaliation, the…

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In defense of the offensive

By Jacob Hill As most Mac students know, Facebook has recently become the preferred forum for Macalester dialogue. Between the resurgence of Mac Confessions and the Meatless Mondays controversy, social media has housed more open political discourse than my poli sci class during the last few months. Earlier this week, one of these arguments began…

Copenhagenize the Twin Cities
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Copenhagenize the Twin Cities

By Josh Koh It’s time for the Twin Cities to take a good hard look at its bicycle infrastructure and ask: “What type of bicycle city do we want to be?” Since having returned from a semester in Copenhagen, I have continued to explore the Twin Cities by bike and have found that our cities…

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Gender violence conversations require accurate assumptions

By Elizabeth Levi I went to the Jackson Katz event, held on April 6, because I was interested in how masculinity studies plays out on college campuses and in the world of feminism generally. I felt informed on the theory behind the importance of studying masculinity as a way to undo the “othering” of other…

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