The Mac Weekly

The Cambridge Analytica Wake-up Call

Emmet Hollingshead

March 22, 2018

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 T...

Three-way race for MCSG president

Hannah Catlin

February 15, 2018

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...

Inside the voting booth at Mac Plymouth on Election Day. Photo by Kory Suzuki ’21.

Students take to the polls

November 10, 2017

MCSG’s low voter turnout reflects disconnect, lack of representation

March 10, 2017

In the 2017 Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) elections, only 750 of the roughly 2,000 members of the Macalester student body voted for a candidate for MCSG president. 164 members of the rising senior class (of just un...

From populist revolt to plutocratic triumph

January 27, 2017

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, ra...

Responses to Trump’s win

Hamzah Yaacob

November 18, 2016

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 no...

How liberals led Trump to victory

November 18, 2016

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...

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