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Trump’s unclear stance on Syria: CRSA’s response

The Mac Weekly

April 21, 2017

By the Committee for Refugee Student Access On April 4, a chemical attack was carried out in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, killing upwards of 70 civilians. The U.S. was quick to blame Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad, and, just a day la...

What is Aleppo? A war crime

October 20, 2016

When Gary Johnson committed his infamous “What’s Aleppo?” gaffe, MSNBC commentator Mike Barnicle berated the Libertarian candidate for presidency by reminding him that Aleppo was, “the epicenter of the refugee crisis.” Of...

CISPOS takes on the Syrian refugee issue

April 8, 2016

On Sunday, April 3, Macalester United Plymouth Church hosted a fundraiser for the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), held by the grassroots organization Committee in Solidarity with the People of Syria, or Minnesota CISPOS. Ac...

On terrorism: My perspective as an American living and working in the Middle East

December 4, 2015

When I explain I live and work in the Middle East, people often believe I’m foolish, brave even, for risking my personal security. Yes, Kuwait borders Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and is quite close to Iran. So I can see, from an...

Ask the CC

Ask the CC

November 20, 2015

Complexities of commemorating a tragedy like 9/11

September 27, 2013

“Seventy-one percent of the poll-taking Americans believe that intervention in Syria would not be justified in the current situation,” news channels drone on. “Hundreds gather in Minneapolis protesting,” people all ov...

Disagreement with both MacGOP & Dems: In support of intervention in Syria

September 20, 2013

I am an Obama Liberal who supports American intervention in Syria, albeit with some reservations. As such, I wish to offer the interventionist approach that I feel has been missing amidst the pleas of non-intervention echoed by...

Both Macalester parties plead: Put America on the path to peace

September 13, 2013

America is on the road to war. Will you do anything about it? We will. Leaders on both the left and right side of politics here at Macalester are coming together to oppose American intervention in Syria. We oppose this war becau...

Mac left and right join to oppose Syrian intervention

September 13, 2013

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 thi...

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