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News

Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

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 definitely a culture shock,” Garcia said. “[Macalester] felt kind of turgid in the classroom and in…

Letters from Carrigan, Sports

In Defense of the Conservative Athlete

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 party as threatening to the United States. Political polarization is described in the same way as natural…

Opinion

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

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 course, it makes sense to surround yourself with rhetoric from and news about your preferred candidate. I myself would love…

Opinion

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

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 for the Republicans narrowly defeating Donald Trump and Marco Rubio by…