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Democalypse 2016: You can’t always get what you want

The Mac Weekly

September 8, 2016

With November 8 fast approaching and the 2016 election kicking into high gear, you can sense the excitement not only on campus but across the country. Two candidates have been selected in a fiercely fought primary season and vo...

Trump & Sanders: Why I don’t support either end of the spectrum

March 4, 2016

American politics in 2016 makes me want to cry. As a moderate conservative, I become more frightened every day that my party will be represented by Donald Trump. Even just a few years ago, I loved the caricature of Donald Tr...

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...

New FAC and PB chairs and class reps elected, one member resigns

February 12, 2016

This Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8 and 9, were election days for the Program Board (PB) Chair, the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) Chair, the Class of 2017 representative and the Class of 2016 representative. There was a total of...

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...

Rick Beckel for MCSG President

April 3, 2014

Over the past four years, I have had the pleasure of working with countless student leaders on and off campus and have been inspired by the insatiable desire of students to make this campus a better place for everyone. As I re...

Ortman ’86 could challenge Franken: Mac grad may secure GOP nomination in August

February 28, 2014

Macalester’s legacy could reach the U.S. Senate this November. Minnesota State Senator Julianne Ortman ’86 is taking on Washington, bringing her Macalester values to the national level. These values may surprise Macaleste...

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