Brandon Schmuck

Class of 2017


  • Tragedy won't stop space revolution

    Oct. 31 marked a tragic day in privatized space travel when Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, a suborbital spaceplane designed for space tourism, crashed as the result of an in-flight breakup and killed one pilot. However, this tragedy will have little to no effect on the growing success of the privatized space industry, nor should it.

    Forum | November 10, 2014
  • Apple Pay will keep credit hackers at bay

    In a world where millions of users’ information can be compromised in a matter of seconds, it is hard to believe that Americans still continue to stand by their half-century-old magnetic stripe cards. This outdated technology, in which users must reveal their full name, credit card payment number, and security code, as well as other sensitive information, has seen tens of millions of security comp...

    Forum | October 27, 2014
  • Windows 10 makes up for past flops

    Microsoft has always been a risk taker with its products, often releasing them to the market before they have been properly readied.

    Forum | October 6, 2014
  • Patients must be put before profits

    “Don’t leave me here.” These are the words of a dying 91-year-old man named Joseph Andrey, featured in a recent article in The New York Times, who was forced by the American healthcare system to remain in a nursing home, despite the fact that he wished to return home and spe...

    Forum | September 29, 2014
  • iPhone unveil proves Apple still a leader

    Last week, Apple held its annual iPhone unveiling event in one of its most symbolic venues: the Flint Center for the Performing Arts. This location is where both the original Macintosh and the iMac, which brought forth Apple’s rebirth, were unveiled. As Apple took the stage, many wondered — after nearly three years without Steve Jobs — would its return to this venue mark yet another rebirth or, in...

    Forum | September 15, 2014