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How can people break out of creative blocks and create a more positive outlook? It seems like a little bit of self-examination and time can help.

Balance or Extremity

Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor February 11, 2021

While some people consider life to be a metaphorical roller coaster, I see it as more of a plateau with a hill every now and then.  Sometimes I think this perspective comes from my zodiac sign....

This months playlist is full of feel-good beats and trickling lyrical romance. Its folk-rock with a touch of pop. Sit back and enjoy this loved-up playlist.

February curated playlist

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor February 11, 2021

Why are the majority of the songs about love? Maybe because the feeling of love is one of the most instinctual, raw emotions people feel. Love can be messy, it can keep you up at night, it can be the most...

Get ready, Lady Whistledown has announced a season two is in the works. The stories of the Bridgerton children will continue with Anthony.

“Bridgerton” is still a smashing success

Nasya Stevenson, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

This Netflix show became a big, ravishing hit across countless nations. Based on the best selling romance novel series by author Julia Quinn,“Bridgerton” is Jane Austen’s eloquent, love-obsessed...

AJ Modernist gold hoops with pink ginkgo design (pictured above).

Our top eclectic Etsy shops

Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor February 4, 2021

A less time-consuming and straight-to-your-doorstep version of thrifting does exist. Etsy is an online marketplace that connects the world’s sellers of homemade and curated goods to those who enjoy...

College prepares young adults for careers, but does it prepare us for other important tasks we will face?

Adulting goes beyond college degrees

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor February 4, 2021

One hundred and eight days until graduation. I feel an actual unsettling, almost unbearable, itch to get my shit together. How do I have nearly 18 years of education under my belt, and I feel like...

Lounge wear has moved its way up the fashion food chain and become an every day staple.

Top 5 slouchy street wear brands

Kaitlin Ryan, Social Media Editor January 29, 2021

The pandemic has created deep and semi-permanent impacts on our popular culture. Today’s fashion trends are highly influenced by social media with a focus on DIY clothing hacks  (remember bleaching...

Lombardo Student Center is home to the many working parts of the university. It is where students eat, work out, purchase textbooks and is full of various offices. The Carroll News, ResLife, JCU PD and WJCU are all neighbors in the student center. Do you know where those are all located?

Day in the life of a freshman

Sydni Bratthauar, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

I visited John Carroll University in November 2019, before COVID-19 hit the United States.When I could finally move in after a semester of remote learning, I was nervous about how different my first year...

Keeping in touch has gotten me through the last year. Reaching out sometimes feels so difficult, but the payoff is worth it.

Vitality of human connection

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor January 28, 2021

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of college seniors have had their final year — or the in-person aspect of it — cut short. We naively thought the virus was only going to affect our school...

You might want to write these down. You might catch on quick. Either way, this John Carroll slang will get you looking real slick.

JCU vocab everyone needs to know

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor January 28, 2021

Knowing the lingo of your college campus is a vital part of making this new place your home away from home. John Carroll slang is like a language of its own. To help with the transition, here are the top...

Skin care is everything and most recently, a certain rock roller has been used as a top skincare tool. Use this idea that mixes hand painted crafts and skincare routines into the perfect gift.

Pun-derful homemade gifts for giving season

Corinne McDevitt, Staff Reporter December 11, 2020

Christmas time is fast approaching, and the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift has begun. If you are anything like me, you love searching for and making gifts. In the words of my personal hero Leslie...

Sometimes despite the success and all the big wins, people cant even applaud themselves.

Feeling like an impostor

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor December 10, 2020

I have always been perplexed by the human mind and how each individual is intrinsically different from the next. Recently, I read up on the Enneagram personality test, a model of the human psyche that...

This month, Campus Editor Rachel Scully has compiled the perfect playlist for the upcoming holiday and week off for John Carroll students and staff. While the holiday is going to look a bit different this year, the warm mood, good food and music tunes should remain the same.

November curated playlist

Rachel Scully, Campus Editor November 21, 2020

In need of a November playlist but aren’t sure how to feel as the socially distanced holidays approach? The Carroll News has you covered! Check out this month’s folk playlist for some super warm vibes:   “Without...

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