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In defense of Macalester’s two-year residency

Evan Meerscheidt

March 7, 2019

For most of my four years at Macalester, I have heard rumors about the college adopting a three-year residency. Last week’s The Mac Weekly article, “Will Macalester require a 3-year residency?” solidified those rumors. I ...

Washington needs to hold corporate polluters accountable

Jared Jageler

February 7, 2019

President Trump’s decison to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords marked a depressing change of attitude in the rising young generation: a loss of hope. Climate change is arguably the most important issue to students, but th...

Is President Brian Rosenberg Rich? A Brief Investigation

The Mac Weekly

December 6, 2018

Anna Schmitz '14 My phone lit up this morning with dozens of Whatsapp notifications as I sat in a work meeting and attempted to concentrate. When I left the meeting, I immediately checked my phone and saw that it was a group cha...

Why did you become a Senator?

Morgan Doherty

October 11, 2018

Why did you become a United States Senator, Joe Manchin? The question may sound aggressive, but I’m genuinely curious. What drew you to run for Senate in 2010, and again now? Was it, as your official website suggests, to do...

Re-revolutionize Springfest

Emmet Hollingshead

March 29, 2018

Two years ago, at the 2015 International Round Table, I had the opportunity to speak briefly with Chris Ward ’76. Mr. Ward is currently an executive at the consulting firm AECOM, based in New York City, but his background in...

A Defense of Patriotism

Sam Richmond

September 22, 2017

In the tense, convoluted and often outright absurd political world of today, certain terms have become separated from their actual meaning. In many circles, particularly at Macalester, it has become fashionable to detest the id...

Personal Gender Pronouns are a necessity, not a formality

September 12, 2014

Option A: “Let’s go around and say your name, your year, your major and where you’re from.” Option B: “Let’s go around and say your name, your pronouns, your year, your major and where you’re from.” These are the two opti...

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