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A forest, sky and sun transitioning into the gloaming.

Walking to Night Cricket City

TJ Lindstrom, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2021

If you should know one thing about me, it’s that I am a walker. I go on a walk at least once every day, sometimes twice, often for hours.  Walking allows me to clear my mind; to reset. I’ve also...

A white rhinocerous in South Africa.

Giba’s Claim: What’s worth caring about?

Jack Giba, Opinion Editor September 28, 2021

Earlier in class this week, my professor brought up a somber photo of themselves with the last two white northern rhinos left in the world: Najin and Fatu (on World Rhino Day nonetheless). The efforts...

The Oxford comma, also known as the series comma, is used before and in a list. To Logan Colmans disappointment, the comma is not used by most newspapers, including The Carroll News.

Why I love the Oxford comma

Logan Colman, The Carroll News September 27, 2021

Although I tend to consider myself a very open-minded person, there is one topic that I refuse to change my view on: the Oxford comma. I recently attended The Carroll News’ first meeting, and I was...

In this May 3, 2021 file photo, a man holds his vaccination reminder card after having received his first shot at a pop-up vaccination site.

Head-to-Head: JCU should not have a COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Thomas Frazier and Anthony Tarescavage September 27, 2021

Editor's note: This opinion column is part of a faculty head-to-head series. Read the opposing perspective from Jim Lissemore and Medora W. Barnes, co-coordinators of the Program in Population and Public...

This Sept. 21, 2021 file photo shows vials of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in Jackson, Miss.

Head-to-Head: JCU should have a COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Jim Lissemore and Medora W. Barnes September 27, 2021

Editor's note: The opinion column is part of a faculty head-to-head series. Read the opposing perspective from Thomas Frazier and Anthony Tarescavage, faculty in the Psychology Department.   We...

Like putting together a puzzle, writing stories is about creating a picture.

Why we tell stories

TJ Lindstrom, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2021

Before anything else, human beings are storytellers. Long before farming and bronze tools, before even writing and math, and millennia before the atom bomb, we invented stories — still our most powerful...

Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, boards a C-17 cargo plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan as the final American service member to depart Afghanistan. (US Army/Master Sgt. Alexander Burnett)

Afghanistan: How America fell to the “Graveyard of Empires”

Patrick Kane, World News Editor September 17, 2021

President Joe Biden announced in April his intention to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Though...

How a flower grows and changes. (Edward Howell VI, Unsplash)

How can we as humans change?

Nick Sack, Managing Editor September 16, 2021

Lately, I’ve been thinking about personal change. Physically speaking, the human body fully replaces itself (or at least most of itself), around every seven years.  However, mental change is a...

Rodriguez at Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden Aug. 9, 2013. (Kim Metso, Wikimedia Commons)

Giba’s Claim: Sixto Rodriguez is superior to Bob Dylan

Jack Giba, Opinion Editor September 16, 2021

I’m sure you know the name Bob Dylan. But maybe this is the first time you’re hearing of the legendary Sixto Rodriguez, whose music, I’d say, is superior to Dylan’s. Rodriguez is the true embodiment...

Why I talk back to professors

Eric Fogle, Staff Reporter May 9, 2021

I rarely raise my hand before I speak in class. Few of my professors, if any, would say that my participation in class is disruptive or disrespectful. I’ll often ask follow-up questions or ask the teacher...

Rachel Scullys Senior Column: So many memories

Rachel Scully’s Senior Column: So many memories

Rachel Scully, Campus Editor May 7, 2021

If I'm being honest with you, I don't want to write this column. I don't know what to write. What can I talk about? It felt like there was so little time. Losing part of my last two years at JCU made me...

Ella’s final editorial, giving thanks to the people and unwritten story that shaped her into who she is today.

Ella Schuellerman’s Senior Column: Unexpected people and unwritten chapters

Ella Schuellerman, Arts & Life Editor May 7, 2021

June 16, 2017. It was the last day of my freshman orientation. I was nervous to attend a morning church service all on my own. My parents left that morning and I wouldn’t see them until later that...

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