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Barrett: The ugly truth about the Electoral College

Eva Barrett, Columnist December 2, 2016

The past three weeks since the general election have highlighted a few fundamental and ugly truths about American politics. The first of these ugly truths is that the Electoral College is an obsolete,...

Petition calls for university protection of undocumented Latinx population

Petition calls for university protection of undocumented Latinx population

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter December 2, 2016

The bitterly-contested, vitriolic presidential election of 2016 has brought a hyperfocus on social issues that have had profound influence on the nation. One of them—specifically the question of illegal...

Nguyen: “Post Trump Protests”

Phuong Nguyen, Columnist December 2, 2016

Even though the election occurred almost a month ago, it still incites anger, fear and shock from people as if it was yesterday. People not only in America, but around the world, fear what is coming in...

Parts of the Spirit Wall were previously painted with Trump/Pence and Make America Great Again.

Contentious election continues division on campus

Henry Bendon, Contributing Reporter December 2, 2016

The aftermath of the 2016 presidential election has included riots, vigils, mass protest and social media movements. By many accounts, America remains even more divided after the election then it did in...

Learning to listen after the election

Sarah Taekman, Columnist November 18, 2016

Here it is: another election rant among millions. I’m sure you’ve already heard every election opinion under the sun in the past weeks. I’ve seen people feel jubilant and feel heartbroken. There...

Patel: The new presidency meets social media

Riddhi Patel, Columnist November 18, 2016

President Trump. It takes a while to sink in, or even accept. Personally, the news still has not even hit me yet. But it has been the hot topic all over my Facebook and Twitter timelines. People I have...

After the election result came out on Tuesday, Nov. 8, students shared mixed reactions about the impact a Trump presidency will have on their daily lives, and on the future of the country.

Trump victory leaves CWRU pensive

Chris Gittings, Staff Reporter November 11, 2016

“None of us want to wake up Wednesday morning and wish we’d done more,” said Hillary Clinton during the final rally of her campaign, held at Independence Mall in Philadelphia on Monday evening. But...

Editorial: Get out and vote

November 4, 2016

After three presidential debates and seemingly never ending coverage, November has finally arrived. The political cycle has spun us out and exhausted most of us. Out of the typhoon, we’ve been given...

Vote Everywhere ambassadors encourage early voting

Mia Huang, Contributing Reporter October 28, 2016

Early voting for the 2016 general election has started here in Ohio. The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) and other volunteers are providing support and guidance for students to make early...

Response to Trump on “locker room banter”

October 14, 2016

When I was about seven years old, my mother wanted her maiden name back. My father respected her and fully supported her choice. She was a coal-miner's daughter from Southern Ohio—Pleasant City—and...

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