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Students and staff rally for Muslim political empowerment

Hannah Catlin

February 9, 2018

On the afternoon of Feb. 1, a small group of Macalester students and staff drove 20 minutes south of campus to attend “Dignity in Our Democracy: A Solidarity Rally and Phonebank” in Bloomington. The event was organized as a resp...

Johnson leads GOP race

Rebecca Edwards

February 8, 2018

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a commanding victory in Tuesday night’s gubernatorial straw poll at Minnesota’s GOP caucuses, taking just under 50 percent of votes cast across the state. Following Johnson...

Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

Abe Asher

October 20, 2017

When Jeff Garcia ’14 arrived at Macalester as a first-year in the fall of 2010, he was unimpressed with the political culture he found. “Coming in as a lower middle class, working class guy from New York, it was definitel...

Odd one out: Macalester conservatives share their viewpoints

February 26, 2016

Macalester College has a reputation for being one of the most liberal colleges in the nation. Within the Macalester community, conservatives act as a political minority. Often times, the ideological differences between the tw...

Democalypse 2016: Chaos reigns supreme

February 26, 2016

The 2016 election is unlike any we have seen in recent memory with one word accurately encapsulating the whole circus: chaos. The Republicans have been in disarray since a crushing defeat in 2012 and haven’t been able to co...

Democalypse 2016: Final Thoughts

December 4, 2015

Political bias is alive and well and is one of the many reasons that drove me to write in The Mac Weekly from a conservative viewpoint. A few weeks ago at the second democratic debate I heard two comments that were absolutely as...

Democalypse 2016: CNN’s GOP debate

September 25, 2015

I’d like to start out this edition by thanking the Macalester community for the overwhelmingly supportive response to my first article. I didn’t expect such a positive reception, especially from my Democratic peers and I...

Democalypse 2016: A Mac Conservative’s take on 2016

September 11, 2015

Republicans at Macalester: we are a rare breed but we do exist. Personally, the overwhelming number of politically left ideologies played a key factor in my choice of Mac for higher education. I enjoy challenging my beliefs an...

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