Ruth Scherr Copy Manager

Class of 2018


  • Advice for Awkward People

    Dear Ruth,

    Spring Break is only one week away!

    Pillbox | March 6, 2017
  • Media must award innovation, not fall back on safe choices

    There is a problem with the Oscars. It is not that so-and-so should have won this, or someone shouldn’t have won that, or even that the idea of a ceremony where one piece of art is ranked above all the rest is fundamentally flawed because the worth of art is entirely subjective and depends upon the person experiencing that art. The real problem with the Oscars stems from their branding.

    Forum | March 6, 2017
  • Advice for Awkward People

    Dear Ruth,
    With each weekend comes yet another challenge. It’s the time when college students ditch responsibilities, forget that annoying Monday night deadline, coordinate Ubers, and head out.

    Pillbox | February 20, 2017
  • Advice for Awkward People

    Dear Shanley and Rachel,

    Hello. So The CIT Ball is coming up this week, and I’m super pumped to go. So the thing is, I know that the guy usually asks the girl… But I was so excited about the ball that I thought that maybe I should be the one to ask a guy. In a panic with only a week until the ball, I decided to ask one of my close guy friends. I guess I may have made TOO big of a deal about it...

    Pillbox | February 13, 2017
  • Dr. Strange’s whitewashing sadly not so strange, still damaging

    In the weeks before its release, Marvel’s new movie Doctor Strange generated controversy and confusion surrounding its choice to cast Tilda Swinton, a white actress, in the role of The Ancient One, a character who was a Tibetan monk in the original comic series. Many people saw this casting choice as taking the role away from an actor of Asian descent and whitewashing the character.

    Forum | November 14, 2016