The Carroll News

Archbishop John Baptist Odama: Healing the Human Family

Maria Kesic, Guest Columnist

September 26, 2019

st starting to afflict the student body, but Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Uganda, who visited John Carroll on Sept. 10, argues that we have all been sick for much longer than just flu season.  Our illness? A lack of communion. The sympt...

Health care: A Right or a Privilege?

Michael Sweet, Guest Columnist

September 26, 2019

In 2008, Ohio resident Trina Batchel began to have complications during her pregnancy. Fearing that something was wrong, she sought help at her local clinic. However, because of an outstanding balance from a previous visit, Batchel...


Editorial Staff

September 26, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg made national headlines after her appearance at the United Nations Summit on Monday. Thunberg’s coveted position of national attention and admiration did not result...

The Senior Scaries

Kathleen Mackey, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

Welcome to another year of me attempting to eloquently express the swarming thoughts living inside my brain! *cracks knuckles* Let’s get into it.  Summer is a prime time to unwind, relax and worry less about responsibilitie...

The Demands of Love and Drag at John Carroll University

Dr. Walter Stepaneko, Guest Columnist

September 26, 2019

Many people in the John Carroll University community have expressed dissatisfaction with and disapproval of President Johnson’s recent decision to cancel the student drag show, a John Carroll tradition since 2007. I write this...

Stop dragging us down: How drag shows honor Jesuit values

Josie Schuman, Op/Ed Editor

September 26, 2019

As an anxious high school senior, I chose John Carroll because, after one visit, I knew the school valued community. I knew JCU wasn’t a place where you could easily get lost in the crowd, not just because it only takes 10 minutes...

Everything is Not What it Seems

Sean Cain, Guest Columnist

April 11, 2019

Let’s talk about homophobia, JCU. To quote the “Wizards of Waverly Place” theme song, “Everything is not what it seems.” Besides being from an iconic Disney TV show from our childhood, the song points out an interesting...

The Problems with American Voting

Dominic Gordon, Guest Columnist

April 11, 2019

I was in a discussion with a couple of members from a club on campus regarding the current dynamics of how they will select their next club president. I am friends with the candidates running, so I schemed to think of a way to...

A Statement for the John Carroll Community

April 11, 2019

As a student newspaper we encourage the free expression of ideas. However, the language and tone in some columns this past year have caused pain and insult to students and, for that, we apologize. As journalists, we hold ourselves...

Trump’s Unhinged Populism

Joseph Kukral, Op/Ed Editor

April 11, 2019

Throughout history, American politics has often suffered from a strain of populist radicalism. Fortunately, while it has existed, moderate and reasonable minds have been able to constrain it when it has appeared to be most dangerous....

The Ethical Dilemma Posed by Data Mining

Joseph Kukral, Op/Ed Editor

March 28, 2019

As technology continues to develop, companies are increasingly inclined to use it in sophisticated ways. The business practice of data mining and warehousing has become common as it has led to improvements in targeted marketing for...

Rejection Season

Kathleen Mackey, Managing Editor

March 28, 2019

“We appreciate your interest, but we have decided to proceed with different candidates.” This is one of the many variations of a commonly discouraging email that appears in young adults’ inboxes. Compiling your best por...

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