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Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

Abe Asher

October 20, 2017

When Jeff Garcia ’14 arrived at Macalester as a first-year in the fall of 2010, he was unimpressed with the political culture he found. “Coming in as a lower middle class, working class guy from New York, it was definitel...

In Defense of the Conservative Athlete

The Mac Weekly

April 29, 2016

We currently live in a country that is more politically polarized than it has been in quite some time. According to The New York Times, 50 percent of liberals and 66 percent and conservatives, respectively, view the opposing pa...

Not “feeling the Bern:” Being a non-Bernie supporter at Mac

April 15, 2016

Macalester seems to have become saturated with supporters of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, from stickers and posters, to every other conversation in Café Mac, to multiple articles and mentions in The Mac Weekly, weekly. Of...

Democalypse 2016: The Iowa caucus and the flip of a coin

February 12, 2016

The first votes of the 2016 election have been cast by the citizens of Iowa, and we have two clear winners — except not at all. The much anticipated Iowa caucus was a tight race on both sides. Ted Cruz was declared the winner fo...

What’s the deal with caucuses and primaries? How they work and why everyone needs to rock the vote

February 12, 2016

With the New Hampshire primary approaching ­­­­­— and by the time this article is published, results will be in (Editor’s note: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won their perspective primaries) — it is important for yo...

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