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Miles: Voters didn’t beat around Bush, he’s out

Danny Miles

February 26, 2016

The South Carolina primaries on the evening of Feb. 20 marked the end of the road for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who announced that he was dropping out of the race. Another one bites the dust, as they say, but this particular dropout from the Republican primaries is a special one....

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...

Ohio’s constitutional amendment voting results

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

November 6, 2015

Redistricting redone Issue 1, approved with 77.7 percent of the vote, is a new state constitution amendment that created an Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission consisting of seven numbers: the governor, the state auditor, the secretary of state, someone appointed by the speaker of the House of ...

Letters of intent to run for USG positions due March 31

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 27, 2015

If you’re interested in running for a position in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), you’re in luck. Letters of intent will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on March 31. All of the positions are up for grabs, ranging from representative to president. Most of the positions, except for president...

Couldn’t beat the odds

MIchael Wager

Mark Patteson, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

When Michael Wager decided to run as the Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm elections, he thought that he had a serious chance to win. He described Ohio’s 14th district as the least gerrymandered and most competitive in the country. His Republican opponent, Dave...

Letter to the editor

Bryn Mota

November 14, 2014

To the editor: I applaud Kassie Stewart’s advocacy of healthy lifestyles for Case Western Reserve University students and, ultimately, alumni who experience the benefits of fitness while enrolled here. Unfortunately, her column last week, "Finance over fitness," suggests solutions unlikely to a...

Ohio’s election turnout may be the lowest in state’s history

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 14, 2014

Preliminary numbers show that Ohio’s voter turnout in the Nov. 4 midterm elections may be the state’s lowest ever, with only 3.15 million votes reported statewide, around 36.2 percent of eligible voters. The big draw in this election was the gubernatorial race, between incumbent Republican John...

Cleveland voters say no to traffic cameras

Traffic Cameras

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014

The voters of Cleveland have spoken: they want the traffic cameras removed. With drivers frequently complaining about the inaccuracy of the cameras, 77 percent of Cleveland voters voted yes on Issue 35 at the Nov. 4 midterm election, meaning that Cleveland will remove all traffic cameras, effective...

Ohio’s early voting period shortened

Voting Period Shortened

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014

Democrats and Republicans are clashing over a recent Supreme Court of Ohio ruling which shortened the early voting period for this year’s midterm election by seven days. In the past, voters have always had the opportunity to go to the polls more than a month prior to the early Nov. election. This...

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