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Opinion

Dear Class of 2016

As your current, previous, and future MCSG class representatives for the 2013-2014 academic year, we are writing to address many questions you might have about the current status of your elected representatives. We have sensed a lot of confusion about the number of special elections that have been held, and would like to clear up…

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Mixed reaction amongst students to Take Back MCSG Week

Last week’s Take Back MCSG events were met with mixed responses from the student body and representatives of Macalester College Student Government. “We had mixed results,” Vice President Rothin Datta ’16 said. “I think the week did well. The events that mattered—the root beer floats with representatives and chill with executives outside—went really well.” Both…

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…

MCSG aims to build campus connections with “Take Back MCSG Week”
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MCSG aims to build campus connections with “Take Back MCSG Week”

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) representatives reached out to the student body to improve accessibility this week under the title “Take Back MCSG Week”. The legislative body created Take Back MCSG Week to provide students a way to “learn more about their student government and…to take a more active and informed role in MCSG,” Rep….

Bansal emerges as potential leader on campus
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Bansal emerges as potential leader on campus

Ask anyone who knows Pradyut Bansal ‘17–and there are many who do, as he was elected an MCSG Freshman Representative with 45.6 percent of the vote in September–and they’ll tell you he seems to be everywhere. “He’s the person that is in six places at once at all times,” said Sally French ’17, a close…

Washington wins FAC chair special election
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Washington wins FAC chair special election

With 303 out of the 572 total votes, the student body elected Ellen Washington ’14 to the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) chair in the second special election of the semester. “I’m excited that the FAC is finally back on track,” Washington said. Washington won over two other candidates, Bassem El-Remesh ’16 and Benas Klastaitis ’15….

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This Week in MCSG

The Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) Legislative Body (LB) meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The following is a summary of what took place at this week’s meeting, provided by the Student Services and Relations Committee. Financial Affairs Committee Allocations Approved Europa’s budget of $2,640, which will fund a screening of the Cannes Film Festival,…

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FAC Chair Zilton forced to resign

The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) of MCSG reviews budgets from student organizations and is charged with managing the student activity fee. As the new semester begins, its own management is in a state of flux. Adinah Zilton ’14, the current FAC Chair, was recently forced to resign from her position. An election process to fill…

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MCSG grapples with additional allocations in second LB meeting

From meal plans to political student orgs, student government representatives handled a broad array of issues at MCSG’s second meeting of the year. The thorny issue of how to handle additional allocations for student orgs that failed to budget last semester drew significant attention. The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) has had to make many additional…

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MCSG executives vote to discontinue ice rink, reallocate funds

The MCSG Executive Board voted Sunday night 4-1 to permanently close the ice rink on campus and reallocate funds dedicated to it. Student Body President Patrick Snyder ‘13 announced the decision in an email to the school on Tuesday. “While we value the serious hard work many individuals have put in to help create and…

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