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“When the heck is The Carroll News coming out?” Spring 2020 Print Schedule

December 12, 2019

As we study for finals and look forward to a fresh semester, we wanted to share our spring print schedule. We try to release a print issue bi-weekly. However, our schedule often conflicts with breaks in the academic calendar. Be ...

Spain on the Brain: Reflecting on my Semester Abroad

Josie Schuman, Op/Ed Editor

December 12, 2019

Saying goodbye was more difficult than I anticipated. We stood at the entrance to airport security. Naturally my mom was fine, but my dad’s eyes were welling up with tears. My younger sister and I did the whole “We love each...

The Current Democratic Candidates Won’t Beat Trump

Sophia Maltese, Managing Editor

December 12, 2019

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is the only Democrat that can beat President Donald Trump. Besides her obvious experience with, or next to, the presidency, she has a command of public attention, would likely be able to raise...

Poetry Speaks to the Arab-American Experience

Maria Kesic, Guest Columnist

December 12, 2019

If laughter is medicine, Marwa Helal’s poems are some strong antibiotics.  John Carroll’s English and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Departments co-hosted the Egyptian-born, American-raised poet Marwa Helal on Monday...

Editorial: The Role of the Media in the Impeachment Inquiry

November 21, 2019

Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified in the House impeachment inquiry on Friday, Nov. 15. According to NBC News, President Donald Trump tweeted the following during the trial: “Everywhere Marie Yovanov...

Too Many People Are In College

Sophia Maltese, Managing Editor

November 21, 2019

As a lover of learning and someone who believes that everyone should find pleasure in knowledge, it is difficult for me to accept the fact that not all students appreciate the privelege of a college education. I have often observe...

A Mixed Tradition: Japan’s Unique Spiritual and Religious Practices

Collin Derrig, Guest Columnist

November 21, 2019

Last spring, I studied abroad in Japan at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka. While there, I immersed myself in Japanese culture and religious tradition, which included taking the class “Religion in Japan” and participating...

To Raise or Not to Raise My Hand

Kathleen Mackey, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

There are the students that are actively engaged in class, anxiously raising their hands every five minutes, and there are the students that merely want to exist as a fly on the wall. I’ve been both of them. Every class environm...

What to Know as a First Generation College Student

Jamellah Craven, Guest Columnist

November 14, 2019

1. Always go to class. You never know when your professor might give extra points for attendance, review for a test or offer advice for an assignment. Sometimes the professor won’t say anything about the attendance for classes, so ...

Editorial: Wrongful Convictions in Cuyahoga County

November 14, 2019

According to, 33 Ohio residents were exonerated at least 10 years after being wrongly convicted and unjustly locked behind bars, half of which took place in Cuyahoga County. These innocent men and women have collectivel...

Jabbering with Josie: Shook at Shaker School Board Meeting: The Struggles of Journalists

November 14, 2019

Do you trust your newspapers? Radio stations? Broadcast news? Social media outlets? I wouldn’t be surprised if you said no. Americans’ trust in the news media has decreased in recent years. According to a Gallup survey from S...

The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

Michael Sweet

October 17, 2019

On Dec. 6, 2018, the state of Tennessee executed death row inmate David Earl Miller by electrocution. Miller, who had been on death row since 1981, was convicted of the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Lee Standifer. Miller...

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