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History of Drag Shows on Campus

Ai-Chin Chen, Class of 2018

September 19, 2019

Dear Editor(s), With regards to the utmost issue at hand - removal of drag shows by university policy - I would like to point attention to university history under clerical presidency about the issue. Before former unive...

An open letter to President Michael Johnson

Erin Kelly, Class of 2019

September 12, 2019

Dr. Johnson,   It greatly pains me to hear of the cancellation of the annual drag show event sponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Allies over what essentially seems to boil down to the pacification of White Nationalists on campus....

Letter to the Editor

David Young, Adjunct Lecturer of English

April 11, 2019

I was not surprised by the putrid rhetoric in Declan Leary’s most recent column, but I feel the need to address two matters that he either chose not to acknowledge or of which he was unaware. The term “zine” has a long history...

Letter to the Editor

Kaley Capron, Class of 2021

April 11, 2019

Letter to the Editor In response to the piece, “Loud and Way too Proud”, I would like to start off by saying we have not been loud or proud enough when supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. As a Senator for the class of 202...

Letter to the Editor

Omar Meza, Class of 2018

April 11, 2019

Declan, In response to your most recent column, “Loud and Way Too Proud.” Let’s take a moment to shift our perspective just a little bit. I hope that isn’t too much of me to ask, I wouldn’t want to strain your mind...

Letter to the Editor

Mannie Brown, Class of 2019

April 11, 2019

On Tuesday March 26th, I had the opportunity to sit on a LGBTQ+ Speaker panel and share my experience as a Black, queer person at JCU. I was asked if I had faced any other discrimination toward my gay/queer identity other than...

Letter to the Editor

Wesley Olin, Class of 2019

March 28, 2019

In the centerfold of The Carroll News every week, the editorial staff prints a notice that urges readers to respond to their opinion pieces if they “disagree with any of the commentary in this section.” This notice is wha...

Letter to the Editor

Joseph Bialek

March 28, 2019

One of the most disturbing facts about our capitalist nation is the misappropriation of funds directed to the salaries of entertainers. Everyone should agree that the value an athlete, movie star, talk-show host, team-owner, et...

Letter to the Editor

Francis Boccuzzi, Graduate Student

February 13, 2019

At the center of the Catholic faith stands the concept of vocation. A vocation should be understood as a process of living and reflection leading to a life that God intends for us. This spans farther than the priesthood, and instead...

8 Theses on Abortion

Thomas Kegler, Class of 2021

February 13, 2019

Before I start these theses, I want to make one thing clear: as a man I have very little right to discuss the issue of abortion. The same is true for all men. Obviously, men still have a say in the debate especially those men...

Truth and Fiction

Thomas Kegler, Class of 2021

October 16, 2018

Before I start, I would like respond to Oliva Shackleton’s article from three weeks ago, which I was too busy previously to respond to. In the interest of space, I will summarize my refutation with two points. First, laws, including...

We are all born naked and the rest is drag

Michael Younes, Class of 2015

October 16, 2018

I recently read an op-ed piece entitled “Drag Queens and Jesuits,” written for the John Carroll University student publication. The article written by a current student expressed his dismay at what he felt were the seriously...

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