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Attempting to get into medical school during the COVID-19 pandemic

Caroline Maltese, The Carroll News April 2, 2020

Throughout my time at John Carroll, I have aspired to work at the Cleveland Clinic. It has been a dream of mine since submitting my deposit on Celebration day in 2017. This year was going to be my year.  I...

A statement from PJHR about COVID-19 and a call to our mission

Dr. Philip Metres March 16, 2020

Dear Friends, Students, Colleagues, I’d like to share with you a brief word about this situation we find ourselves in because of the COVID-19 virus. I feel badly for everyone who had big plans...

Stop Calling Yourself a Socialist, Bernie Sanders. You’re Not.

TJ Lindstrom, Guest Columnist February 27, 2020

Ah, socialism. One of the more loaded terms in our contemporary political discourse. Yet, it seems a rather nebulous one. Its definition is difficult to pin down.  For those on the right, it is a boogeyman...

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How Loud Is Too Loud?

Editorial Staff February 27, 2020

The city of University Heights altered its noise policy for residents on Feb. 20 without sending a formal statement out to the community. Law enforcement officials will no longer issue warnings for noise...

The Mid-Semester Blues

Kathleen Mackey, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2020

It seems like just last week I was still trying to get used to writing “2020” instead of “2019.” Now, suddenly, we’re almost two months into the year. For college students, this means that the...

Politics at the Podium: Award Speeches as Political Platforms

Josie Schuman, Op/Ed Editor February 27, 2020

If you had five minutes to speak to the world, what would you say? As the awards show season comes to a close, I reflected on how many celebrities used their award acceptance speeches to comment on sociopolitical...

Not Worth the Puff of Air

Ella Schuellerman, Arts and Life Editor February 27, 2020

“Look at the tree and not the forest.” My mother has been saying that to me over text, over the phone and over FaceTime for the last few weeks, as I have become increasingly anxious of the unknown....

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Sports Don’t Matter

Sophia Maltese, Managing Editor February 13, 2020

In my mind, professional sports are equivalent to “The Bachelor.” They are a dramatic contest that viewers watch for the sake of distraction. And though we watch, though we crowd around small television...

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Yes, Sports Do Matter

Josie Schuman, Op/Ed Editor February 13, 2020

The score is 93-89. The Cavs are in the lead with 10.6 seconds left. My whole family is gathered around the TV. Picked-over buffalo chicken dip and Tostitos crumbs are scattered all over the coffee table...

Reflecting on the Ancient Art of Japanese Death Poetry

Collin Derrig, Guest Columnist February 13, 2020

Poetry is an element of Japanese culture that many are somewhat familiar with — haiku being by far the most prominent example of this. Plenty of grade schools incorporate the classic 5-7-5 syllable structure...

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I’m Addicted to Sugar, and You Probably Are Too

Nicolette Noce, Staff Reporter February 5, 2020

Sugar. It’s in almost everything we eat. We love it, and eating it brings us joy. Have you ever been mad eating a donut? What about licking an ice cream cone? I doubt it.  According to Sugar Science,...

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Living in the Present: Freedom in Missing Out

Josie Schuman, Op/Ed Editor January 30, 2020

Prom was one month away, which meant one thing — dress shopping! My aunt and I left for Beachwood Mall with high expectations and positive attitudes. After fueling ourselves with cinnamon pretzels and...

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