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The Cambridge Analytica Wake-up Call

Emmet Hollingshead

March 22, 2018

One of history’s great ironies is that the powerful individuals who warn us about national or even global conspiracies are often operating conspiracies themselves. So it is that over the weekend The Guardian and The New York T...

The Trump Administration, One Year Later

Matthew Raskob

January 26, 2018

One year after Donald Trump took the oath of office, a popular take among the savviest members of the chattering classes is that the Trump administration is in disarray, historically unpopular and unaccomplished. This assessmen...

Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

Abe Asher

October 20, 2017

When Jeff Garcia ’14 arrived at Macalester as a first-year in the fall of 2010, he was unimpressed with the political culture he found. “Coming in as a lower middle class, working class guy from New York, it was definitel...

Whither the modern anti-nuclear movement?

Matthew Raskob

October 20, 2017

The Nobel Committee’s decision to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) presents a felicitous opportunity for us to consider anew the problem of nuclear weapons. Wh...

Sports Editorial: Unity in the NFL? Only to protect the Shield

The Mac Weekly

October 5, 2017

by Justin Chen [email protected] Ever since Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest against American racism began, there has been tension between players and ownership in the NFL. With ownership fearing blowback from protests dur...

Ideological purity tests are short-sighted

Matt Steele

September 14, 2017

Lost in the bedlam of the current administration—and more broadly, the modern Republican party—is the fact that Democrats may be in more disarray yet. The strategy for 2018 at this point seems to be rudimentary: we are no...

President Rosenberg, administration respond to DACA announcement

Abe Asher

September 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: The Mac Weekly has a policy of providing anonymity when speaking out may cause harm to a student’s mental or physical health, or to a student’s academic standing. Due to the sensitive circumstances surrou...

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...

It happens here: anti-Semitism at Macalester

Alison Marks

March 31, 2017

As Easter approaches, Christian students may have a lot on their minds: church services, time with loved ones, or trips home to commemorate one of the most important holidays in their religion. As we all know, and celebrate, th...

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