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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosts RiverCentre rally
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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosts RiverCentre rally

On Tuesday afternoon, hordes of eager Macalester students sporting Bernie Sanders gear filled several Metro transit buses as they headed to hear the presidential candidate give a speech at the RiverCentre in downtown Saint Paul. The students joined over 15,000 other supporters, who packed into the RiverCentre and an “overflow room” for a chance to…

Lectures Coordination Board brings Ezra Klein to campus
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Lectures Coordination Board brings Ezra Klein to campus

Lectures Coordination Board brought its first big-name speaker to campus last Sunday, Nov. 9, when political blogger Ezra Klein spoke in Kagin. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of vox.com, Klein rose to fame through his work at the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, which focuses on health care and budget policy. He addressed a moderately-full Hill Ballroom in a…

Hillary Clinton campaigns for Franken, Dayton at DFL rally
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Hillary Clinton campaigns for Franken, Dayton at DFL rally

A crowd of nearly 2,000 people packed the Leonard Center Field House on Oct. 23 for a Get Out the Vote rally in support of Minnesota Democrats up for reelection this fall. The rally was headlined by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. A plethora of Minnesota politicians spoke before Clinton, reiterating the importance…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Wellness 5k taking signups, “Pour a Shot” on Thursday A number of Health and Wellness events are taking place this week, including a group run to the Mississippi River and back on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. The group will meet outside of Dupre on Summit Avenue. For those looking for more…

Internships in the Interim
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Internships in the Interim

Macalester students are well-known for their civic engagement. Each year, 250 of us complete an internship, while even more seek out jobs, fellowships, and volunteering opportunities throughout the world. Our long summer breaks are an especially popular time to get involved. With the academic year just getting started, the question “what did you do this…

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Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken to speak in Kagin

Joining an already esteemed list of speakers on campus this year, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken will speak at Macalester on March 29. The event will take place in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin and doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Macalester College Democrats and the DFL worked together to bring the…

Protests across Turkey hit home for Macalester students
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Protests across Turkey hit home for Macalester students

Kai Wilson ’14, a Political Science major and the current President of MCSG, never planned to study in Turkey, a secular democracy in the Middle East. “I thought Turkey was a desert, I had no clue,” he said. “I went in with open eyes.” Wilson found much of what he expected in Istanbul: a great…

Proposed tax to support public transit
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Proposed tax to support public transit

View full-size PDF of image On top of the 6.875 percent sales tax all Minnesotans pay every time they make a purchase, residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota and Washington Counties pay an additional .25 percent in sales tax which goes directly towards funding public transportation in the region. The money helps maintain public bus…

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