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A path at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes near JCU.

Walking with Mary Oliver

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor November 18, 2020

At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have settled after a night of rain. I dip my cupped hands. I drink a long time. It tastes like stone, leaves, fire. It falls cold into my body, waking the bones....

Voters cast their ballots as they conduct their civic duty. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Blue wave? Not quite.

Dave Meredith, Staff Reporter November 11, 2020

For months, the mainstream media and pollsters claimed the nation would witness a blue Democratic wave on Nov. 3. According to these polls and predictions, the nation would oust President Donald Trump...

Haunted House

Reflections from a haunted house

Laken Kincaid, Staff Reporter November 11, 2020

I have always considered my job to be one of the best a person can have. In fact, I get told this often when I am working, in this case, means terrifying little girls with pigtails and horrifying burly,...

Editorial: We apologize to the LGBTQIA+ community

The Carroll News Staff November 9, 2020

Note: We recognize that this is long overdue. The reason we released the apology now is because the leadership of the paper has changed and the current staff felt it was necessary. Additionally, we did...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

A Biden Administration must not continue Democrats’ tendency to take black voters for granted

Josie Schuman, Managing Editor November 6, 2020

“Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection,” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote to describe white moderates in his “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” Many members of the African...

Photos of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google/Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from 2018-2020 (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, LM Otero, Jens Meyer)

The Case Against Social Media — Part 2

How tech companies are threatening our democracy
Jack Giba, Staff Reporter November 6, 2020

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part series on Social Media. Read the first part here. “As long as social media companies profit from outrage, confusion, addiction and depression,...

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington (AP Photo/Evan Vucci).

Trump may be gone, but Trumpism is here to stay

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor November 5, 2020

As the country sits on pins and needles, simultaneously counting to 270, countless questions remain. The largest question, looming over all conversation about the election, is who will occupy the White...

People vote at a polling place on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

I was a poll worker in Pennsylvania – a crucial battleground

Sophia Maltese, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2020

Election Day was chaos. Election Day was worse than I expected.  On Nov. 3, I was a poll worker in a rural county in Pennsylvania. Not only was I a newbie at the job, but it was my first time voting...

Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Pope Francis has blamed “this lady COVID” for forcing him to keep his distance from the faithful during his general audience, which was far smaller than usual amid soaring coronavirus infections in Italy. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Women should be priests

Sophia Maltese, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2020

For centuries, the Catholic Church has prohibited women from fully participating in the faith based on controlling patriarchal tradition and gendered power dynamics.  In 16th century England, in the...

A conversation with my local police department

A conversation with my local police department

Nora McKee, Guest Columnist October 30, 2020

An open letter to my community, as well as to the Northern Regional Police Department. If you love someone, you must make them conscious of the things they cannot or do not see. It goes without saying...

David Byrne Rides His Bicycle. By Claudio Olivares Medina via The Creative Commons

American utopia and realistic optimism

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor October 28, 2020

I’m still not so sure if it was musical theater or a film or a concert —or maybe something else entirely. But David Byrne’s “American Utopia” was profoundly moving. Featuring music from Byrne’s...

AP Photo by Elise Amendola / Illustration By The Carroll News

Democracy. For real.

What's wrong with American democracy today?
TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor October 23, 2020

  We’re all familiar with that kid (or, apparently, U.S. Sen. Mike Lee?) in our high school civics class who so courteously reminds us that “actually, America isn’t a democracy. It’s a...

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