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Batman versus the counterpunch

October 17, 2013

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, Ra...

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

October 17, 2013

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 ed...

Angry counter-punch: understanding rules and pursuing freedom

October 10, 2013

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 up...

Macalester alumni extend an invitation to KWOC students

September 19, 2013

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,...

Confusion on KWOC internships

September 19, 2013

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 th...

Special elections replace MCSG representatives on probation

September 19, 2013

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...

Mac, Wells Fargo expand terms of use

September 12, 2013

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...

Are you as moral as a 7th grader?

May 2, 2013

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 th...

KWOC deserves respect for putting activism into practice

May 2, 2013

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 Br...

Having worked at Wells Fargo

May 2, 2013

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 of...

Memo to KWOC from David Wheaton and Kate Walker

April 25, 2013

The following memo, sent to students of KWOC on Monday, April 22, 2013, explains the administrative decision to maintain Macalester’s current banking relationship Wells Fargo. Issue In response to community concern about forecl...

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