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Rudoff: Trump continues to find rules to break

Trump broke every rule imaginable in the 2020 presidential debate, even the basic rules of conversation.

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor

October 9, 2020

After the first presidential debate, commentators were struggling to find the words to capture what they just saw. The hour-and-a-half ordeal tested the patience—and sanity—of practically all who watched it, except for Chris Wallace, who saw his career vaulted back into relevance thanks to his te...

Rudoff: An administration of dunces

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

March 2, 2018

The turbulence of the Trump administration has lost its ability to surprise. When the early uncoverings of the Mueller investigation were made, it certainly made a ripple in both the political and media landscapes. The early charges against campaign officials such as George Papadopoulos, Rick Gates...

Rudoff: Getting used to your home away from home

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

January 19, 2018

Going home for my first extended break was, for lack of a better term, weird. After spending four months completely immersed in Case Western Reserve University’s campus, it was odd to suddenly go back to living in Columbus, a place I had known as home for nearly nine years prior. The fact that break...

Rudoff: Proposed tax system hurts graduate students

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

December 1, 2017

It is not a secret that college graduates and graduate students are poor. The pursuit of higher education is expensive, and the payoff of a master’s degree or Ph.D. is rarely immediate. These students typically have other jobs, and rely heavily on grants and other nontaxable sources of income that...

Rudoff: Stop putting off Dreamer legislation

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

October 27, 2017

On Thursday, Oct. 12 President Trump announced that he would extend the March 5th deadline for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expiration if Congress failed to act by then. This comes just over a month into the countdown, only 40 days after declaring on Twitter that “Congress now...

Rudoff: Focus is our key to success

Jackson Rudoff, Columnist

September 22, 2017

As The Observer recently reported, there has been some controversy with the most recent Class Officer Collective (COC) elections. First-year student Connor Zhu sent an email to President Barbara Snyder and two higher representatives of the COC claiming that the election could have been hacked. He intr...

Case in Point’s final concert hits both high and low notes

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2015

Acapella group Case In Point’s final concert on Dec. 5 started off at a high note with the opening notes of “Eet.” With a lovely melody and accompanying harmonies, soloist Kate Mieth had a powerful voice that really drew in the audiences’ attention. Yet right after this lovely song came “Rockstar,”...

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