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To celebrate the end of a stressful semester, Arts & Life Editor Kaitlin Ryan curated a playlist with optimist tones and uplifting vibes. Let the credits roll and hit play!

Spring semester finale playlist

Kaitlin Ryan, Arts & Life Editor May 7, 2021

To celebrate the mighty highs and lows of the spring semester, let this playlist serve as your victory lap through finals week. It has been a stressful time for everyone, so some cheerful beats and chanting...

Staff Reporter Elle Weber reviews some of her favorite new snacks from Trader Joe's. The Trader Joe's in Eton on Chagrin Blvd. is a short drive from campus.

Quirkiest and tastiest Trader Joe’s products

Elle Weber, Staff Reporter May 7, 2021

As finals creep up on us, sometimes snacks can help to relieve stress. With a Trader Joe's near campus, I took the difficult and hazardous job of taste testing five of their large variety of snacks....

This week in Kaitlin's Column, Kaitlin talks about her college career drawing to a close and how The Carroll News has been a constant throughout her experience.

Full circle endings

Kaitlin Ryan, Arts & Life Editor May 6, 2021

Endings are inherently sad. Even when you are ready for a particular era to end, it is still bittersweet to watch it come to a close.  I will be graduating at the end of the Fall 2021 semester,...

Oscars red carpet fashion review

Nasya Stevenson, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Several actors and actresses went for gold by dressing like the Oscar award itself as they made their grand entrance on the red carpet Sunday, April 25, for the 2021 Academy Awards. Some appearances...

One of my favorite ways to meet new people is by reaching out to friends of friends.

How I choose to integrate more social back into my daily life

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor April 29, 2021

It is safe to say that the last year has socially stunted us all. The world took a pandemic pause and so did our social lives. While this pause was needed to protect ourselves, friends and family from...

Netflix's newest adapted fantasy series released

Netflix’s newest adapted fantasy series released

Corinne McDevitt, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

Book-lovers and fantasy fans, it is finally here! April 23 marked the release of the Netflix series “Shadow and Bone” based on Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling book series. The show transports viewers...

This sign is on the wall of Kaitlin's house serves as a good reminder to be motivated and stay on track.

Fighting the Sunday scaries

Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor April 29, 2021

We have all been there: waking up on a Sunday morning with a feeling of impending doom, your chest thumping heavily with the thought of soon-to-be late assignments and your next alarm clock. You would...

The practice of self-care goes beyond letting yourself put on a face mask at the end of the night. It has everything to do with taking care of your body and prioritizing your mental health.

Since when did “self-care” become such a buzzword?

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor April 22, 2021

As a person who is always busy and has several projects stacked up, I am often toldI need to initiate more self-care in my life. People suggest I put on a face mask before bed, take a nap and eat food...

Kaitlin Ryan's notebook (pictured above) displays wear and tear, with frayed, curled edges as it serves many purposes to her throughout the day.

The life of a Type B college student

Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor April 22, 2021

I wrote about personality types a few weeks ago, and I stressed that we are not one set of defining characteristics. We are the collection of experiences, genetics and quirks — these compose our...

Get ready to spend your weekends outside this spring. Here are five things you can look forward to doing outside in the coming weeks.

Five activities to get outside with your friends this spring

Corinne McDevitt, Staff Reporter April 22, 2021

Spring is arguably the most beautiful time in nature, unless you have allergies — then it is basically hell on earth. Regardless, spring has finally arrived and with it comes warmer weather and a call...

With many itching to start traveling again, take these five tips into consideration when planning your next adventure.

Five tips on smart travel for college students

Makayla Kampas, The Carroll News April 16, 2021

In the middle of spring break season and as summer approaches, students are itching to get out of their local area, but this does not come without risk. Although John Carroll University has announced...

The name Operation Varsity Blues was dubbed by the FBI as the perfect investigation title when covering their high-profile college admissions scandal.

How a college student feels about the college admission scandal

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor April 15, 2021

Created by the filmmakers behind the infamous “Fyre” documentary about the epic failure of Billy McFarland’s Fyre festival, the new documentary “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions...

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