Brandon Schmuck

Class of 2017


  • New CEO can make Blackberry bold again

    Is there any hope for a company that went from owning half of the cellular device market to less than four percent in just four years? That’s the question revolving around Blackberry Limited, the maker of a line of cellphones that was once essential to many business people. In a Nov. 4 [press release](

    Forum | November 11, 2013
  • Surveillance shows need for reform within NSA

    Because of the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency (NSA), it came as no surprise when Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing that the United States has been spying on 35 world leaders, many of which are close American allies.

    Forum | November 4, 2013
  • Apple’s new method: Revolution by evolution

    Shareholders and critics alike have claimed that Apple has lost its innovative spirit since the death of Steve Jobs. However, based on this month’s product keynote — where many products, most notably the iPad Air, were revealed — these claims are anything but true. While Apple has failed to release a new product category since the iPad in 2010, it...

    Forum | October 28, 2013
  • It’s a shutdown, not a showdown

    “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting,” said a national park service ranger who was disturbed by instructions received from a boss, according to The Atlantic Wire. The United States has strictly enforced the closure of its national park s...

    Forum | October 14, 2013
  • Apple’s scanner could exploit citizens’ privacy

    Since its debut, news companies have praised the iPhone 5s and one of its newest features: the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. In its review of the device, tech blog SlashGear describes the scanner as “the first biometrics system that actually stands a chance of succeeding in the mass market.”

    Forum | October 7, 2013