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Community gathers in remembrance

Celia Heudebourg

February 23, 2018

Just after 11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, the Macalester community received an email from President Brian Rosenberg with the news that Matias “Tea” Sosa-Wheelock, member of the class of 2020, had suddenly died. A memorial service on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Weyerhaeuser Chapel offered more than 100 students...

The Limits of the White Institution

The Mac Weekly

January 26, 2018

By Henry Aoki [email protected] The Nov. 16 walk-in, like most Macalester protests, was burdened by a cloak of fatigue. Cynicism echoed around the campus — emerging, even, in the walk-in’s speakers. What was the point of it al...

Talking about swastikas and anti-Semitism

Emmet Hollingshead

November 30, 2017

On Nov. 16, at the invitation of the awesome Jewish (Mara Steinitz and Maxine Freedman) and Muslim (Tasneem Issa) student organizers, I spoke to those of us who gathered as members of the Macalester community to object to recent (a...

The Village Idiot

Emmet Hollingshead

November 17, 2017

Over the past few weeks, Macalester security has found swastikas and anti-Arab hate speech around campus. These were found in residence halls as well as in an academic building, leading to the belief that the person or persons wh...

Proposed line 3 pipeline springs activists into action

Lindsay Weber

October 5, 2017

“Pipelines spill, tar sands kill” read one sign from the Hold the Line March to Stop Line 3 on Sept. 28, as activists marched to the state capitol to protest the construction of a new tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota. Several environme...

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