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The Quad at JCU, snowless.

The “new normal” is coming…slowly

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor March 6, 2021

It feels like spring again. In any other year, I’d be sad to see the snow melt so early, sad to see that pristine white give way to a muddy mess. But this year is different. For the first time, I’m...

The Oxford comma. Illustration by The Carroll News

My campaign for the Oxford comma

Nora McKee, The Carroll News March 4, 2021

We’ve all learned about the importance of commas since the beginning of our grammar education. The classic example of “Let’s eat, Grandma!” as opposed to “Let’s eat Grandma!” has surely been...

Cartoon courtesy of Corinne McDevitt ’23

To reopen or not to reopen: thoughts from a student teacher

Josie Schuman, Managing Editor March 3, 2021

Reopening schools has been a contentious issue with varied responses across the nation. President Joe Biden came into office ambitiously hoping to reopen all schools within his first 100 days. According...

Photo by Sophia Maltese

The random Wednesday off isn’t enough

Sophia Maltese, Editor in Chief March 2, 2021

In an email to faculty, Provost Steve Herbert said, “Our mental health professionals and student life colleagues are seeing notable signs of increased stress and anxiety amongst our students.” As a...

Let’s talk about black holes

Sophia Maltese, Editor in Chief March 2, 2021

Black holes are a scientific mystery. They are the remnants of dying stars that collapse in on themselves. The gravitational pull of this center is so strong that not even light can escape it, forming...

The United States Senate in 1850. Image from the United States Senate

Progressive taxes are theft

Dave Meredith, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

Over the years, I have concluded that some people simply refuse to fully comprehend the reality of governmental taxation and spending. These individuals don’t seem to realize that the government is spending...

Justin Timberlake on Beale St. (Creative Commons)

It’s time to call out Justin Timberlake

Sophia Maltese, Editor in Chief February 12, 2021

The phrase “Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction” always struck me as wrong. At the end of her 2004 Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake, he reached across her chest and pulled at her outfit,...

Brandywine Falls in the summer, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

A silent campus and a frozen waterfall

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor February 10, 2021

Life on campus this year has felt undeniably different from the last. The buildings are still here, so are many of the same people, but something feels different.  There is no bumping into a friend...

The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It’s okay to escape every now and then

Josie Schuman, Managing Editor February 9, 2021

A neon Sin City-scape, shiny black Cadallic, masked choir, underground maze and bandaged-faced backup dancers. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the Weeknd did not disappoint, delivering a spectacular performance...

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What We Can Learn from World Central Kitchen

Natalia Pozuelo-Arbide February 5, 2021

World Central Kitchen (WCK) and Chef, José Andrés, have become famous across the world, as celebrities are joining the cause to support the non-profit, NGO organization. Andrés and his wife, Patricia,...

An empty hallway in the quarantine dorm.

Dispatch from Dolan Hall: what it was like in on-campus quarantine

Eric Fogle, Guest Columnist February 5, 2021

I was quarantined in Dolan Hall at the start of the semester. When I tell people about this experience, their first question is whether I had COVID-19. Though I was in close contact with someone tested...

Abraham Lincoln Statue. Image from The Architect of the Capitol (

No, We Shouldn’t Tear Down That Statue

Dave Meredith, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

Had you been white living in the American South before abolition, what would your position have been on the institution of slavery? Princeton University Professor Robert P. George sometimes poses this...

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