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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

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….


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,…


Confronting the deplorable: A look at media sensationalism

A political firestorm was ignited last Friday night. At an LGBT fundraiser in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton remarked that “half of Trump’s supporters” could be put “into what I call the basket of deplorables.” These people, she asserted, are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic” and she excoriated Donald Trump, the…


Simply voting third party won’t change our democracy

We have one candidate running for president in this election with a surprising lack of foreign policy expertise and another who could be arrested. No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Last week, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received a question during a television interview about the situation in the city of Aleppo,…

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