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Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention
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Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention

by Hannah Catlin and Margaret Moran Hundreds of Democratic-Farmer-Labor party (DFL) delegates from precincts across West St. Paul crowded into the Central High School’s gymnasium last Sunday, March 25, for the 2018 DFL Senate District 64 Convention. District conventions offer delegates – all of whom were elected at smaller precinct caucuses in February – the…

Opinion

The Democratic party lost its soul, then lost America

The modern Democratic Party died as it lived, oblivious to the signs of trouble around it. The majority of Democrats supported Hillary Clinton’s nomination, the embodiment of the establishment, despite ominous signs of her unpopularity and a rising populist tide. A bevy of self-assured strategists and operatives dismissed tightening poll numbers. David Plouffe, the brilliant…

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…

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Franken campaigns for Clinton at Mac

Almost 200 Macalester students filed into the John B. Davis (JBD) Lecture Hall in the basement of the Campus Center on Monday night, as Minnesota Senator Al Franken visited Macalester for the first time since 2014. Franken came to stump for Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and take questions from Macalester students. The event, which…

First presidential debate screening draws excited crowd
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First presidential debate screening draws excited crowd

John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD) was packed full on Monday September 28, where MacDems hosted a screening for the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with a discussion afterwards led by Macalester political science professors Michael Zis and Patrick Schmidt. The crowd was full of people excited for the debate. “All…

Opinion

MTW actually a success

The “More Than Words” campaign is inspiring the very dialogue Mr. Garcia has criticized it for, evident not only by his response, but the conversations many of us have engaged in with one another because of its atypical approach. His evaluation of the campaign further demonstrates the necessary nature of this tactic in confronting the…

Opinion

“More Than Words” relevant regardless of upbringing

Nobody leaves college the same as when they stepped in. When debating whether the history or the intent of a word matters more, the purpose of the “More Than Words” campaign is lost. Jeff Garcia himself admitted that: “There is no doubt that Macalester’s latest awareness campaign has become a ubiquitous part of campus discourse,…