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The Cambridge Analytica Wake-up Call

One of history’s great ironies is that the powerful individuals who warn us about national or even global conspiracies are often operating conspiracies themselves. So it is that over the weekend The Guardian and The New York Times reported the extent to which Steve Bannon led an effort to manipulate votes through secret Facebook data…

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Three-way race for MCSG president

When Macalester students place their votes for a new MCSG president on Monday, Feb. 19, they’ll be faced with three choices: Andy Han ’19, Malik Mays ’19, or, Jed Buchholz ’19. The candidates, all rising seniors, have been engaging in an intense, week-long campaign. All have reached out to students in the community, hung flyers…

Mac students help make Carter mayor
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Mac students help make Carter mayor

With the support of a number of Macalester students, staff and faculty, 38-year-old Melvin Carter III was elected the first African American mayor in the history of St. Paul on Tuesday night. Carter won what was expected to be a close race by a resounding margin. Nearly 51 percent of St. Paul voters ranked Carter…

Students take to the polls
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Students take to the polls

Macalester students headed across the street to Macalester Plymouth United Church on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to cast their votes in the St. Paul mayoral election. Of those students who voted, many found the process relatively easy. “A decent amount of people told me if you lived on campus you could vote,” Jessie Lu, ’21, originally…

Macalester hosts St. Paul mayoral forum
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Macalester hosts St. Paul mayoral forum

Just over a month away from the election of St. Paul’s fifty-fourth mayor, seven of the candidates for the position came to Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD) on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 3 for the college’s second mayoral forum of the year. The leading contenders – Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party members Melvin…

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From populist revolt to plutocratic triumph

No political observer of American politics would dare dispute that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was a unique phenomenon. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of his atypical candidacy was its unabashed bigotry, racism and xenophobia. Any narrative of the election that does not take into account Trump’s consistent appeals to the worst angels of human…

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Responses to Trump’s win

Donald Trump’s victory in last week’s presidential election has elicited reactions from many campus communities. His campaign opened a Pandora’s box of divisive rhetoric aimed at people of color (POC) and religious minorities not used in mainstream politics in recent memory. This rhetoric, which alienated these communities, was widely predicted to cost him the election….

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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…

Campus comes together over election efforts and results
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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….

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