Tag: 2016 election

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Election blurbs

Two weeks ago Tuesday, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. The following day was a fairly extraordinary one for this school. Trump’s victory was for many, though certainly not everyone, a devastating, heartbreaking event. Below are several personal stories from Mac Weekly staff members in the aftermath of the election. Abe Asher…

Opinion

Hey white people: we’ve got work to do

Immediately following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election last week, I, like many of you, found myself asking a lot of questions: “What do I do now? What do any of us do now?” I knew a route forward had to exist, but at that moment I couldn’t see it. I couldn’t escape the…

Opinion

How liberals led Trump to victory

Nineteen months ago, in April 2015, I drove up to New England College, a local university back in my home state of New Hampshire, to attend one of Donald Trump’s first rallies. I went for two reasons: half to cover the event as a reporter for the local newspaper, half to see the spectacle of…

Signs of Solidarity
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Signs of Solidarity

Several art installations appeared on campus calling for responses in the aftermath of the presidential election. Students contributed messages of solidarity to the displays in front of Bigelow Hall and on Bateman Plaza. Photos by Emma Carray ’20. Several art installations appeared on campus calling for responses in the aftermath of the presidential election. Students...
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Pro-Trump post on class Facebook page incites controversy

At 12:53 a.m. last Thursday morning, Hunter Barrington ’20 posted in the Macalester Class of 2020 Facebook group. The post began, “I am a Trump voter.” Eight hours later, it had more than 40 comments. Injected into the landscape of a deeply raw and emotional campus in the wake of Donald Trump’s election not 24…

Opinion

The 2016 election: I caught the cold

On November 9th, 2016, America woke up to the aftermath of one of the most historic and unbelieveable elections in its political history. Donald J. Trump, assuming he did sleep for at least a few hours, woke up with a sense of relief and pride. And I, an international student majoring in Political Science and…

Campus comes together over election efforts and results
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Campus comes together over election efforts and results

Dean of Students DeMethra LaSha Bradley leads a voting parade on Election Day. Photo by Shireen Zaineb ’20. Months of frenzied election coverage culminated Tuesday as voters finally headed to the polls. Campus was abuzz with Election Day excitement. Students wore buttons, shirts and even face paint to class along with their “I Voted” stickers….

Opinion

Elephant in the room: No one’s fault but her own

“It was in Spain that my generation learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why so many, the world over, feel the Spanish drama as a personal tragedy.” -Albert Camus…

Opinion

Powerful together: the need to rebuild Macalester’s left

The members of the Macalester community who supported Hillary Clinton did so for all the best reasons. She promised a more inclusive America and a political-legal system that encouraged it. After watching my home of Philadelphia endure hate crime after hate crime, it certainly appealed to me. Media predictions of an easy victory calmed my…

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The Mac Weekly wants your election opinions

Our campus on Wednesday felt different. Tuesday night’s election results surprised much of the Macalester community. Regardless of how you processed the results, the coming administration marks a palpable change. This change will be felt in the spaces we share, as well as in the other communities we are each a part of. Since Tuesday,…

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