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Miles: 1936 and 2016: Not so different after all

Danny Miles, Columnist

December 2, 2016

The 2016 presidential election is behind us, and now that a few weeks have passed, the country will able to reflect and analyze what exactly just happened. If any word can describe this election cycle, it would probably be “chaotic,” and I have a feeling that historians decades from now will still be ...

Spartans for Hillary members champion campus voter registration

Members from Spartans for Hillary are promoting voter registration everywhere on campus. Their campaign will last until noon on October 11, the last day to register in Ohio.

Sarah Parr, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

With one of the most controversial presidential elections in history coming up in less than two months, getting young people to register to vote is at the forefront of many people’s minds. Paying special attention to registering students and, really, anyone on campus, to vote, is one of the prim...

Campaigning for Clinton, actor Adam Scott made appearance on campus

Adam Scott is speaking in front of audience from CWRU and the Cleveland community.

Samhitha Cinthala, Contributing Reporter

September 30, 2016

If you’ve seen “Parks and Recreation,” you most definitely will know the calzone-loving politician and former Pawnee city manager, Ben Wyatt, played by actor Adam Scott. But what you might not know is how similar Scott and Wyatt are in reality, as both are mature and oriented towards their comm...

Chakraborty: Make an educated vote

Ankita Chakraborty, Columnist

September 30, 2016

As I scrolled down my newsfeed on Facebook today, I saw an alarming post. Now I usually choose to isolate myself from heated political debates over social media, restraining my inner keyboard warrior when I see a post extolling Trump’s virtues. However this person stated that they would be voting for t...

Economics Professors join students to watch the first presidential debate

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

In typical Case Western Reserve University fashion, Monday night’s presidential debate watch party at Leutner Commons began with a technical difficulty. From a missing VGA cord to a green display, and then to a lack of audio, it felt like the odds were against us. Luckily, in typical CWRU fashion, the st...

Paving New Political pathways

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2016

In the weeks before the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the presidency was losing steam. But even as it became more and more apparent that Sanders was not going to receive the Democratic nomination for president, his supporters continued to fight for him and ...

Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein continues her campaign trail in Cleveland

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2016

As voter satisfaction with both the Democratic and Republican nominees for President plummets to its lowest point in two decades, Ohioans may be interested to know that the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein will be continuing her grassroots campaign for the presidency this Friday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m., in ...

Miles: Yes, it’s another article about Trump

Daniel Miles, Columnist

August 20, 2016

It's not like I enjoy writing about Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. Yes, he's an endless source of hilarity. Yes, he's also a stinging reminder of the fact that the American political process has gone completely insane. Yes, you could write books—and I'm sure many people are—illustra...

Cleveland remains insecure about RNC security

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

April 8, 2016

The 2016 Republican National Convention is just months away, and many different offices, businesses and individuals are busy gearing up. Cleveland remains insecure about event security Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis recently told that he is “very, very concerned” about how be...

Town halls let Clevelanders get to know Democratic candidates

The two town halls were intended for voters to hear from candidates in a more intimate context than a typical campaign event. “It was just informational and they wanted it to be peaceful and helpful for everyone that was there,

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 18, 2016

With just a few days notice, Bernie Sanders came to Cleveland for a small town hall event on the Saturday before Spring Break. The next Saturday, Hillary Clinton followed suit. Many CWRU students, staff and faculty got their hands on the highly in-demand tickets through the Social Justice Institute (SJI)...

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