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Redirecting the conversation: Advocating responsible porn consumption

October 24, 2014

In last week’s Bringing Sexy Mac!, Anthony Granai advocated for open conversation and dismantling of the stigma surrounding pornography. I was very frustrated with the piece, and voiced that to Will, who I asked to co-author th...

A call for understanding in original op-eds

March 28, 2014

Here’s the thing about reading some of the opinions in this section: it’s easy to get really fired up. When I read Ben Shields’ piece, “How idealogues have ruined the Democratic Party” in the last issue of The Mac We...

Joining the dialogue on “More Than Words”

March 28, 2014

Towards the end of February, Jeff Garcia penned an opinion piece rightfully criticizing the so-called “More Than Words” campaign, pointing out that it favors demonizing seemingly harmless words while ignoring their context an...

A call for understanding in op-ed responses

March 14, 2014

I like reading the opinion section. People with busy schedules and little sleep find a topic worth writing about, and then people respond with their own op-ed when the topic resonates with their values—like the MCSG layoffs la...

Responding to Jeff Garcia on the “More Than Words” campaign

March 7, 2014

In an opinion editorial published last week, Jeff Garcia ’14 criticized Macalester’s “More Than Words” campaign. Garcia asserts that the campaign is a form of censorship, failing to realize that the intent is not to pr...

Memo to KWOC from David Wheaton and Kate Walker

April 26, 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...

KWOC’s response

April 26, 2013

Issue In response to community concern about foreclosure and community reinvestment activity, the students of KWOC are currently requesting Macalester sever its ties with Wells Fargo. Response Macalester’s relationship with Wells Fargo is actually quite limited, ...

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