Brandon Schmuck

Class of 2017


  • Stop-and-frisk threatens minority citizens' rights

    On Jan. 7, African-American 16-year-old and straight-A student Darrin Manning became a victim of Philadelphia’s stop-and-frisk policy and police brutality.

    Forum | February 2, 2014
  • MPAA must place innovation above unnecessary interrogation

    “They wanted to know who I am, where I live, where I work, how much I’m making, how many computers I have at home, why am I recording the movie, who am I going to give the recording to, why don’t I just give up the guy up the chain, ’cause they are not interested in me. Over and over and over again.”

    Forum | January 27, 2014
  • Movement toward medical cannabis legalization a positive step for PA

    While the United States has historically taken a somewhat totalitarian approach to drugs — what many call the War on Drugs — this inflexibility is beginning to change.

    Forum | January 20, 2014
  • Loan bubble may burst

    According to the Institute for College Access and Success Project on Student Debt, college students who borrow loans will graduate with about $26,600 of debt. According to Gordon Wadsworth, author of The College Trap, college tuition has increased over 2.5 times the rate of inflation since 1985. Clearly, America has a problem with tuition price increases an...

    Forum | November 25, 2013
  • Colleges shouldn’t find students on Facebook

    According to a 2013 CareerBuilder survey, 39 percent of companies use social networks to screen potential candidates, up from 37 percent last year. Because companies are increasingly using social media websites to determine who to hire, it makes sense that colleg...

    Forum | November 18, 2013