Tag: kwoc

Opinion

Batman versus the counterpunch

As a Managing Editor who stays in the office late into layout every Wednesday night, I have the repeated pleasure of editing Richard Raya’s opinion pieces. They never lack in enthusiasm, both in content and style. Nevertheless, Raya and I come from very different intellectual backgrounds, and I feel compelled to chime into the debate…

Opinion

A counter-counter-punch: A response to a friend

My good friend Richard Raya has his latest opinion piece up on the Mac Weekly website right now about the removals of Adinah Zilton from the FAC chair position and the KWOC barricade probations. It’s a response to two previous editorials on this topic from Jeff Garcia and Josh Weiner. As usual, it’s packed with…

Opinion

Angry counter-punch: understanding rules and pursuing freedom

Recently, there have been op-eds concerning the unfair nature of administration action against certain students or certain groups of students, such as the forced resignation of FAC chair Adinah Zilton and the punishments levied upon members of KWOC for their infractions of student codes of conduct. These op-eds were written by students earnestly sharing their…

Opinion

Macalester alumni extend an invitation to KWOC students

We are alumni who have graduated from Macalester over the last half century, and we support students who are upholding the longstanding tradition of advocating for social change through campus activism at Macalester. As students, we participated in movements that brought about social change— for civil rights, human rights, peace and workers’ rights, to name…

News

Confusion on KWOC internships

Many students on probation after participation in the Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) protests last semester claim that the Macalester web page “Questions and Answers About the KWOC Protests at Macalester” misrepresents the consequences of their involvement. Last week, The Mac Weekly cited the webpage, stating that “none of the students involved in the…

News

Special elections replace MCSG representatives on probation

Editor’s note: Joe Klein is an associate news editor at The Mac Weekly. He was not involved with the production of this story. The sophomore class elected two new MCSG representatives after two representative-elects were suspended due to participation in one of Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC)’s direct action campaigns. Following KWOC’s blockade of…

News

Mac, Wells Fargo expand terms of use

Members of Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) are preparing for another semester of on-campus activism, but this summer Macalester and fellow ACTC colleges signed a document with Wells Fargo that will improve financial terms if each school continues to use the bank’s purchasing cards. “We participated in the discussions of the terms in good…

Opinion

Are you as moral as a 7th grader?

Since graduating last May, I have been working in my hometown of Oak Grove, MO as a full-time special education paraprofessional. My job consists mostly of reminding 7th graders about the difference between their, there and they’re. However, last week I had the unique opportunity to connect my student’s lesson on nonviolent protest to my…

Opinion

KWOC deserves respect for putting activism into practice

Last week, the Macalester community witnessed the culmination of KWOC’s yearlong campaign to demand that the administration move its p-card money from Wells Fargo to Sunrise Community Banks. As many of you already know, President Brian Rosenberg did not ‘cut the contract’ with Wells Fargo. I found this out while reporting on the rally held…

Opinion

Having worked at Wells Fargo

Dear Editor, The Mac Weekly: I was encouraged to hear of Mac students protesting Wells Fargo. Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus made news across the state. As a former employee in Wells Fargo’s Eagan foreclosure facility, I can offer a perspective of the bank’s misdeeds. I hope that my insights will encourage the student movement….

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