Mackenzie Hawkins
Staff Reporter
Mackenzie is the editor in chief and president of the Managing Board of 2022. She previously covered City Hall for the News, including the 2019 mayoral race and New Haven's early pandemic response. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a junior in Trumbull College studying ethics, politics and economics.
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Yale students turned away at the polls

106 of New Haven’s Ward 1 residents cast a ballot in Tuesday’s Democratic primary — 18 for incumbent Mayor Toni Harp and 88 for challenger […]

Attack ads featured in contentious mayoral primary

On Tuesday, a contentious mayoral contest ended in a decisive primary victory for challenger Justin Elicker, who is set to replace three-term incumbent Toni Harp […]

Elicker emerges victorious in mayoral primary

Former alder and nonprofit executive Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 won the Democratic primary race for mayor in a landslide on Tuesday, defeating three-term […]

Harp cites fiscal problems, touts administration in YPU forum

On Friday afternoon — just four days before Tuesday’s highly anticipated primary contest — Mayor Toni Harp addressed a crowd of 30 Yale students in […]

Mayoral candidates spar in Sudler Hall

Less than two weeks out from the city’s most contentious primary election in at least six years, hundreds of people filled Sudler Recital Hall on […]

Ward 1 election heads toward primary

With the Ward 1 alder campaign in full swing, Democratic candidate Eli Sabin ’22 is running on a platform of alleviating poverty in New Haven […]

Protesters demand that Yale keep its promises

A crowd of roughly 250 marched across Yale’s campus in protest of the University’s response to last week’s shooting of Stephanie Washington and Paul Witherspoon […]

Activists demand policing reform at Hamden council meeting

The Hamden Legislative Council originally scheduled a regular budget meeting on Monday. But following last week’s shooting involving a Hamden police officer and a Yale […]

No More Names, BMU discuss police brutality

Now, students at Yale and other universities across the country are uniting under a common goal: no more names.

Gravity: “A Far Cry” Review

The group was A Far Cry, in name and from expectations. On Tuesday, three-time Grammy-nominated and self-conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry presented “Gravity,” an […]

Nelson Pinos, family host photo exhibition at sanctuary church

Facing deportation orders, Nelson Pinos has lived in sanctuary at the First and Summerfield United Methodist Church on the New Haven Green for over 500 […]