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Ohio holds primaries for national, local candidates

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 17, 2016

Ohio held its primary elections on Tues., Mar. 15, and alongside the presidential primaries several local and state offices were on the ballot: seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, in the Ohio state Senate and state House of Representatives, on the Ohio Supreme Court and in the Ohio...

Assmus: My New Year’s resolution is to become more politically aware

Abby Assmus

January 22, 2016

January is well under way, and most people are either doing well on their New Year's resolutions or have already given them up, if they made any at all. Instead of doing the clichéd eat healthy or exercise more goals, one resolution that everyone should consider is to pay attention to politics. It's...

Lehrer: Congress must stop trying to hurt Americans, but help them

Josh Lehrer

January 15, 2016

In case you didn’t see the news this past week, the Republican-led Congress—that is, both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives—passed a bill almost exclusively across party lines to defund Planned Parenthood for a year and to repeal most of the components of the Affordable Care...

Ankita Chakraborty: Are presidential elections losing respect?

Ankita Chakraborty

September 17, 2015

If you’ve watched the news or even glanced at trending topics recently, you would have noticed a headline along the lines of,“Kanye West declares he will be running for president in 2020.” This proclamation is usually accompanied by either comments of disbelief or the hashtag #Yeezy2020. To many...

Under a week to plan an event for thousands: the logistics of Hillary Clinton at CWRU

Under a week to plan an event for thousands: the logistics of Hillary Clinton at CWRU

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

September 3, 2015

Julie Rehm, vice president of government and foundation relations for Case Western Reserve University, couldn’t list all of the departments that were involved in planning for Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to campus, for fear that she would forget someone’s contribution. The Clinton campaign...

Clinton’s, Sanders’ plans address student loan debt

Clinton’s, Sanders’ plans address student loan debt

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Writer

September 3, 2015

With the student loan debt owed to the Federal government up to $1.2 trillion, it has surpassed the amount Americans owe in credit card debt and car loans. In an attempt to rid students of this burden, Hillary Clinton has proposed a $350 billion reform plan to make college more accessible to Americans...

Feeling the Bern

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Writer

August 27, 2015

With the 2016 Presidential election rapidly approaching and the primaries for said election already underway, students all over campus are picking themselves up, dusting off their “I Voted” sticker sheets and reminding themselves what it’s like to be politically active. A recent kick-off event...

Elect politicians who represent, not alienate, the American people

Josh Lehrer

August 20, 2015

As August began, many Case Western Reserve University students likely tried last ditch efforts to relax before the year began. But if you were busy swimming, you may have missed something that all CWRU students should have paid attention to: the Republican Party’s first Presidential Primary Debate. Cleveland...

Kiss at Republican debate goes viral thanks to sports

Kiss at Republican debate goes viral thanks to sports

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

August 20, 2015

Less than 15 minutes after kissing his boyfriend behind Chris Matthews in a live broadcast on MSNBC, Paul Nicastro got an excited text from a friend who’d seen the video online. Nicastro and Jimmy McGuire had gone to East 4th Street for dinner, not expecting that coverage of the Republican debates...

Kasich makes State of the State Address; Local Fox 8 anchor uses racial slur on air

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 27, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Kasich makes State of the State Address Gov. John Kasich delivered his fifth State of the State Address on Feb. 24, a speech modeled after the president’s annual State of the Union Address. In his talk, he focused on the economy; however, many wa...

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