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Miles: Trump’s deflections distract from Russia allegations

Miles: Trump’s deflections distract from Russia allegations
When will the tweeting stop?
March 24, 2017

In the early hours of March 4, President Donald J. Trump shocked the nation with claims that the Obama administration had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, via...

Miles: Remember those who defended the refugees

February 3, 2017

The events that have occurred over the first days of Donald Trump’s presidency have served a heaping portion of chaos and fear. As President Trump begins to fulfill his campaign promises, which critics...

Miles: Aggression in the 2016 election

November 11, 2016

Election season never comes without a certain amount of vitriol. Since the founding of the United States, our presidential elections have been filled to the brim with fire and hatred coming from all political...

Miles: No news today

How 24-hour news is bad for Americans
October 28, 2016

This election cycle has provided no shortage of news that’s fit to air. Each new day brings some new wonderful Trump-ism that can provide hours of new sound-bites, or some new scandal brought to light...

Miles: Lies

October 7, 2016

It’s time to stop this. Donald Trump being a serious contender for the President of the United States was an amusing idea when he announced his candidacy. It was hilarious when he was one of the last...

Miles: The state of our schools

September 23, 2016

It’s a common refrain on Facebook (for me, at least), from former classmates to disgruntled parents: “Our schools are failing us!” “We don’t learn anything important in school!” “Why didn’t...

Miles: Zen and the art of college

September 9, 2016

Clubs are an integral part of the college experience. They're a big part of why a lot of people go to college in the first place; in a sense, they're synonymous with the campus lifestyle. Class, clubs,...

Miles: No guns at CWRU, but choices don’t kill

A sign notifying CWRU affiliated individuals and visitors that firearms are not permitted in the Kelvin Smith Library.
The Salt Pile
April 7, 2016

A bill to grant universities the option of allowing concealed handguns on campus is currently being deliberated by the Ohio Senate. House Bill 48 passed the Ohio House of Representatives in November...

Miles: Catch a breath, take a day

Students studying in Kelvin Smith Library. To succeed, take care of yourself.
The Salt Pile
March 31, 2016

It's that time of the semester again: Spring break has been over for a little while, and that fresh burst of energy has all but dissipated. The professors are gearing up for the next round of exams...

Miles: Sanders, not stifled, burns forward

March 17, 2016

On the night of March 8, thousands of political spectators across the country were left with mouths agape when Bernie Sanders (49.8 percent) won the Michigan Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton (48.3...

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