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The Encounter Retreat Team gave these candles to everyone who went on the retreat. (Photo courtesy of Josie Schuman)

My thesis on joy

Josie Schuman, Managing Editor April 29, 2021

“Joy is different from happiness.”  Jurell Sison, the assistant director of campus ministry at JCU, shared this thought during the Encounter Retreat two weekends ago. He called it his thesis about...

Bruce McDougal watches flames consume his property on Dec. 3, 2020 as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif.

If you don’t think climate change is real, read this book

TJ Lindstrom, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2021

Kim Stanley Robinson’s expansive novel “The Ministry for the Future” presents a bold vision for both the future of earth and the future of the science fiction genre. Robinson blends fiction and nonfiction...

North Korean army officers visit the Mansu Hill on the occasion of the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of late leader Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, April 15, 2021.

A look inside North Korea’s personality cult

Sophia Maltese, Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2021

As an American, it is often easy to forget that the norms we have aren’t the norms of the world. Many countries still suffer from dictatorial rule, a lack of personal freedoms, a ruthless class system...

This Aug. 13, 2020 photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control.

Don’t watch Netflix’s next new show

Eric Fogle, The Carroll News April 22, 2021

Why is no one talking about “The Queen’s Gambit” anymore? What about the true crime documentary about “The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel”? These shows were both good, albeit different. The one...

In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference. Yellen on Monday, April 5, 2021, urged the adoption of a minimum global corporate income tax, an effort to offset any disadvantages that might arise from the Biden administration’s proposed increase in the U.S. corporate tax rate.

The tax that could fix global capitalism

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor April 16, 2021

Corporate taxation is under attack. As our economy becomes more globalized and digitized, it is easier than ever for corporations to dodge taxation. Tracking and accurately taxing the billions of digital...

Cartoon depicting a Senate filibuster by artist John T. McCutcheon, published in the Chicago Tribune, May 26, 1928. Image from the United States Senate

Should we drastically shrink the federal government?

Dave Meredith, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

In most election cycles, swing states are outnumbered by solid Democratic or Republican states. In the last presidential election, 42 states voted in favor of either Joe Biden or Donald Trump by a margin...

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Why you should practice classical music 

Sophia Maltese, Editor in Chief April 15, 2021

Many have long believed that classical music improves mathematical abilities. Sure, there are obvious mathematical benefits to learning how to read classical music. For example, each piece comes with a...

In this April 14, 2020, file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Cancel culture and conformity

Eric Fogle, The Carroll News April 2, 2021

Cancel culture exists to challenge influence, but its own influence cannot be challenged. Cancel culture destroys the very debate that brought forth its existence. As it stands, the direction of cancel...

Women pay theirs respects at a memorial in honor of the victims of the shootings in Atlanta, where eight people were killed the week before, during a candle vigil in Monterrey Park, Calif., late Saturday, March 27, 2021.

The model minority myth has always been deadly 

Josie Schuman, Managing Editor April 1, 2021

The Atlanta shooting has sparked nationwide “Stop Asian Hate” protests and rallies after Robert Aaron Long killed eight people at three spas, six of whom were Asian women. This tragedy has brought...

Head-to-head: John Carroll should not have a core curriculum

Head-to-head: John Carroll should not have a core curriculum

Eric Fogle, Guest Columnist March 26, 2021

        This column is part of a “Head-to-Head” series. Read the counterargument by TJ Lindstrom.  Core classes are the foundation of any education. From...

Head-to-Head: John Carroll should have a core curriculum

Head-to-Head: John Carroll should have a core curriculum

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor March 26, 2021

          This column is part of a “Head-to-Head” series. Read the counterargument by Eric Fogle.  Last semester, I took a course called History...

A make-shift memorial is seen outside a business where a multiple fatal shooting occurred on Tuesday, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Acworth, Ga.

Atlanta shooting yet another confrontation with America’s race problem

Patrick Kane, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

On March 16, a lone gunman took the lives of eight people in three different day spas throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Of the eight victims who tragically lost their lives, six were women of Asian...

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