Tag: mac dems

News

Thissen visits Mac Dems as caucuses draw near

As the Minnesota gubernatorial race approaches its first caucuses, The Macalester Democrats (Mac Dems) have started preparing for a long election season. On Thursday, Jan. 25, at their second meeting this semester, Mac Dems hosted State Rep. Paul Thissen (D-MN), a candidate running for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) nomination. At the open Q&A-style meeting, attendees had…

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken on campus
News

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken on campus

A line of students, staff and community members spilled out of Kagin and down the Grand Avenue sidewalk last Saturday to hear Minnesota Senator Al Franken and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren speak. “I was thrilled to enter Kagin and to see an absolutely packed room,” said Mac Dems co-chair Joe Klein ’16. “There was a…

Coleman speaks to MacDems
News

Coleman speaks to MacDems

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman addresses the intro meeting for MacDems. Coleman, who is running for a third term, spoke about policy issues facing St. Paul and urged youth involvement in politics. Photo by Jiayin Qu.
News

Mac left and right join to oppose Syrian intervention

Editor’s note: Managing editor Danny Surman and associate news editor Joe Klein are both involved in organizing this coalition through their roles in MacGOP and MacDems, respectively. They were not involved in the production of this article. In an impromptu meeting organized on the day it occurred, Macalester political activists from a variety of groups…

Students attend Planned Parenthood Good Friday ‘protest’
News

Students attend Planned Parenthood Good Friday ‘protest’

St. Thomas and Macalester were at least two of the colleges represented at last Friday’s anti-abortion rally and counter-rally at Planned Parenthood (PP) near Vandalia Street and University Avenue in St. Paul. Brian Gibson, the director of Pro-Life Ministries, said at the beginning of the protest that he expected 2,500-3,000 attendees. Jen Aulwes, communications director…