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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, yet perfect institution. The second ugly truth is that politicians on both sides of the aisle have co...

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 immigration—has raised concerns on the Case Western Reserve University campus. President-elect Dona...

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 the next four years and further. I must admit that the scenario of the new president-elect causes...

Contentious election continues division on campus

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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 the polarizing months leading up to Nov. 8. Case Western Reserve University is not immune to this wave of d...

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 have been celebrations and protests aplenty. People have told me that I’m either too worried or...

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 known since elementary school have been posting statuses and updates about the results, and what it ...

Trump victory leaves CWRU pensive

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.

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 on early Wednesday, millions of her supporters were thinking just that as election results continue...

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 the two major parties’ candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and third-party risers, Jill St...

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 voting experience as easy as possible. Instead of voting on election day, Nov. 8, voters can choose to ...

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 feminism mattered to her. At 13, just to make being a teenager even more fun, I hyphenated my own l...

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