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Reif: How do we measure health in Cleveland?

Jordan Reif, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

Cleveland is overwhelmingly known for its healthcare sector. The Cleveland Clinic (CC) and University Hospitals (UH) are playing a never-ending chess game as they sprawl across the city and suburbs. Yet...

Protest at Wade Lagoon unites those who fight for justice.

Reif: Protest provided hope that was nowhere to be found in the debate

Jordan Reif, Opinion Editor October 2, 2020

There was something incredibly poetic about the setting of Tuesday’s Presidential Debate Protest for Black Lives and Climate Justice. Looking upon the crowd from Wade Lagoon, in front of all the organizers,...

Costs of treatment at highly-rated hospitals like the Cleveland Clinic have continued to go up through the years. How can we make these healthcare options more accessible for all?

Reif: Healthcare: We do not get what we pay for

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist April 5, 2019

The U.S. has some of the best health care specialists in the world and has undoubtedly made remarkable advances in treating chronic diseases. The 21st century has ushered in the use of stem cells to replace...

Reif: What have we become?

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist March 22, 2019

What has our country become? Born on the backs of slaves, raised on the sustinence of genocide as the Native population was swept away, blind to Jewish refugees seeking asylum during World War II,...

Reif: Injustice in Palestine is injustice for all

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist February 22, 2019

On Feb. 10, Ilhan Omar, a Democratic freshman representative from Minnesota and notably the first Somali-American in Congress, responded to a tweet asking her who she thought was paying American politicians...

Reif: Our return to 1939

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist February 8, 2019

“First, they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Communist Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist…” By...

Reif: Safe injection sites, syringe exchange programs should be more prominent

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist January 25, 2019

Life expectancy has historically been used as an indicator of a population’s health and development. While the United States has consistently rested in the top quarter of all countries in this regard,...

Reif: Rapid transit: one ride toward saving our world

Jordan Reif, Staff Columnist October 12, 2018

The Trump administration’s very own 500-page environmental impact study determined that climate change, while still a “Chinese hoax,” will lead to a 4 C (7 F) global temperature increase within this...

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