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Elections must adapt to COVID-19

Elections must adapt to COVID-19
Charles Solomon April 18, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic whose rapid global spread is virtually unheard of, we must adapt how we live our lives to fight the spread of COVID-19. Many aspects of society must, and have, changed...

Changes to standardized testing during COVID-19

Changes to standardized testing during COVID-19
Mori Ono and Charles Solomon March 21, 2020

UPDATE April 17: The College Board has canceled the June SAT administration. They will be adding a September test date, with early priority given for fall SATs to students who have not had a chance to...

The 2019 coronavirus

The 2019 coronavirus
Charles Solomon and Ben Cooper February 10, 2020

As of Feb. 9, 2020, the 2019 coronavirus epidemic has reached new heights. Approximately 903 people have died, and there are over 40,000 confirmed cases worldwide. The virus expanded out of a cluster...

The conservative dilemma

Graphic by Sophie Fetter
Charles Solomon December 10, 2019

Donald Trump was never supposed to be president. Most pollsters expected him to lose, albeit narrowly, to Hillary Clinton. In fact, Trump was never even supposed to make it to the general election....

“The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss

Charles Solomon May 20, 2019

At first glance, “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss is just another one of many similar fantasy novel, with a familiar setting in some middle-ages type world and a main character with magical...

“Far From the Tree” by Robin Benway

Charles Solomon May 19, 2019

Opening “Far from the Tree” by Robin Benway, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Seeing the story was about three kids who had been separated almost at birth, I guessed it was some sort of heartwarming...

Break the Ban

Break the Ban
Charles Solomon May 4, 2018

On April 26, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of the latest iteration of President Trump's notorious travel ban. This ban is a series of executive orders that seeks to constrain the entry...

Parents or Panthers?

Parents or Panthers?
Charles Solomon April 26, 2018

What do rocks and rivers have to do with racism and equal rights struggles in the heart of Chicago? That was the first thing that came to mind while reading “The Rock and the River” by Kekla Magoon,...

A Senior’s Perspective on Mock Trial

A Senior's Perspective on Mock Trial
Charles Solomon February 19, 2018

Grace Jensen doesn't plan on becoming a lawyer. Her career plans lie in a very different area: She wants to become a journalist, and write full time. “I think that being an attorney might break...

Changing Course from Calculations to Cinema

Changing Course from Calculations to Cinema
Charles Solomon January 30, 2018

Hugh Cohen never imagined he could make films. He did, however, love watching them, and had for years. “And love turned into an academic career,” Cohen said. Cohen has lived in Michigan for his...

Free Speech or Unlawful Speech?

Free Speech or Unlawful Speech?
Charles Solomon December 12, 2017

   When you search the name Richard Spencer on Google, 109,000,000 results pop up instantly. The top four hits are all news outlets or major websites naming him a white supremacist. The fifth hit is...

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