Brandon Schmuck

Class of 2017


  • Trump's "Great Wall" represents dead American Dream

    Every time I see the words, “Make America Great Again,” I imagine an enormous, medieval-style wall following the Rio Grande, complete with Trump Casinos at every mile. Immigration is an important topic this election season, which is made clear by the fact that the only position on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s website is immigration reform.

    Forum | August 31, 2015
  • Oklahoma marriage law is absurd

    Despite the fact that our nation continues to move closer to marriage equality and increased personal freedom, Oklahoma's House voted to pass one of the largest attacks yet on the LGBTQ community and nonreligious citizens.

    Forum | March 23, 2015
  • Low approval ratings are sign of free speech

    According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News polls, President Obama currently has an approval rating of around 50 percent. This is extremely close to the 49.4 percent approval rating of George W. Bush, following a consistent pattern with the approval rating of previous leaders. In comparison, CNN reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has a high approval rating of 86 percent. This wide ...

    Forum | March 1, 2015
  • R.I.P. free Capitalism

    Last Friday, Aereo, a service that promised to offer the free over-the-air television service that providers, media companies, and the government failed to provide, signed its death certificate with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While the company had a valid argument for its legality, it had no chance against mainstream media corporations. Like many innovative companies that have attempted to disrupt e...

    Forum | November 24, 2014
  • Prioritization fine if free, open Internet isn’t hurt

    Want to watch your favorite channel on YouTube? For a steal of only $4.99 a month, you can add the online video streaming package! Want to see results on Google pertaining to your favorite sports team? The all-access sports package can be accessed for an amazing $14.99 a month! While this sounds ridiculous, regulations are currently not in place to prevent this from happening.

    Forum | November 17, 2014