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This sign is on the wall of Kaitlins 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 Ryans 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...

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

Ready for the Rennaisance

Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor April 15, 2021

I have said it before, and I will say it again: I am an intensely nostalgic person.  I often get lost reminiscing about listening to John Mayer’s “Continuum” during the summer of 2007. I long...

Some brands have made the change to start showing real bodies and beauty in their campaigns and products.

Are brands finally ditching Photoshop and showcasing true bodies?

Corinne McDevitt, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021

The fashion industry can be a wonderful world of creativity, expression and style. Unfortunately, it can also be a place of misleading images, dangerous ideals and exclusion. The fashion industry has long...

This month, Arts & Life Editor Ella Schuellerman compiled an upbeat and spunky playlist that is ready to brighten anyones day.

April curated playlist

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor April 1, 2021

Listen up, get up and start moving! Spring is back, and it’s packing a refreshing punch. It’s safe to say that everyone is feeling the surge of energy and optimism as the days get warmer and the nights...

Krispy Kreme is offering free donuts to customers who show their vaccination card.

Companies offering COVID-19 vaccination incentives in Cleveland

Corinne McDevitt, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

Some say that the best things in life are free. Free food tastes better, free things suddenly become things we absolutely want and need. We can all agree that getting things for free is a great feeling....

Does anyone else get a weird feeling when they head back to their hometown? To me, it feels like my town is frozen in time and I keep getting older.

Why does my hometown feel different after going to college?

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor March 31, 2021

High school was filled with unique memories. During my sophomore year, I used to tally, in my planner, the number of times a particular girl wore a puffer vest to school. I spent my junior year learning...

What does it mean to be a woman this year? What ways can we celebrate ourselves and other women year round?

What it’s like to be a woman

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor March 25, 2021

Women’s History Month is supposed to be the one month out of the year where the world celebrates women for their social, economic, cultural, political and personal achievements. The thing is, this...

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