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Opinion

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…

Opinion

In defense of the offensive

By Jacob Hill As most Mac students know, Facebook has recently become the preferred forum for Macalester dialogue. Between the resurgence of Mac Confessions and the Meatless Mondays controversy, social media has housed more open political discourse than my poli sci class during the last few months. Earlier this week, one of these arguments began…

Features

Pro-Trump post on class Facebook page incites controversy

At 12:53 a.m. last Thursday morning, Hunter Barrington ’20 posted in the Macalester Class of 2020 Facebook group. The post began, “I am a Trump voter.” Eight hours later, it had more than 40 comments. Injected into the landscape of a deeply raw and emotional campus in the wake of Donald Trump’s election not 24…

Now for The Mane Event: Horseman Revealed
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Now for The Mane Event: Horseman Revealed

The Mac Weekly recently sat down with the one and only Dewey “Horsewithnoname” Bunnell for his grand reveal. Well, first things first: could you state your name? My name is Evan Myers [’14]. Why haven’t you revealed your identity in the past? I don’t know. I thought the sense of mystery to go along with…

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Community forum discusses impact of Mac Confessions

About 25 people attended the forum, which was put on by the Race, Sex, and Work in the Global Economy class. “I’m jealous of all the students who can simply travel the world every summer while I’m stuck at home working 60 hours a week to almost afford tuition.” This recent post on Facebook page…