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Sophia Malteses Senior Column: A scrapbook of quotes from my undergraduate English courses

Sophia Maltese’s Senior Column: A scrapbook of quotes from my undergraduate English courses

Sophia Maltese, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

What is your quest? My British Literature professor posed this question to our class during my freshman year. It felt like a taunt. Most of the students were there to fulfill a requirement, not consider...

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Senior Column: Living a “Thoreau” life at John Carroll

Josie Schuman, Managing Editor May 7, 2021

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, to discover that...

Kyle Kelly sits at the CSPAN news desk in Washington D.C.

Kyle Kelly’s Senior Column: A look back on four memorable years

Kyle Kelly, Sports Editor May 6, 2021

There is nothing I love more than telling a good story. So here are a few of them. My decision to come to John Carroll University was much easier than the one after I arrived here. I had a short...

A swan swimming at sunset.

My swan song

Carrie Buchanan, Faculty Adviser May 5, 2021

As I step down from my role as faculty adviser to The Carroll News, the editors have graciously allowed me to write a column (not usually a faculty privilege in this news outlet) looking back over my three...

President Joe Biden addresses Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

President Joe Biden’s plans for gun control

Elle Weber, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

School lockdowns have been a part of our lives since elementary school. With gun control being a major issue in the wake of recent mass shootings, it’s important to know our current president’s stance...

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...

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