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The News That Keeps Us Onward On

The Carroll News

The News That Keeps Us Onward On

The Carroll News

A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, early Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington.
Roe v. Wade is dead. That's kind of a problem.
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • May 5, 2022
On May 2, a true rarity in U.S. politics took place: a Supreme Court decision was leaked. As reported, Politico was able to get their hands on a draft of a majority opinion by extreme conservative Justice Samuel
The view from the observation tower in the Lake Erie Bluffs.
How Climate Change is Affecting the Birds You See
Patrick Noonan, The Carroll News • May 7, 2022

Atop the hill at the Lake Erie Bluffs, you can see the lake stretch on for miles lit up from the sun falling beneath its waves in the horizon....

Republican Senate candidate JD Vance speaks to his supporters during an election night watch party, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Cincinnati. He will face Rep. Tim Ryan in November.
Ohio holds primary elections
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • May 4, 2022
A draft of a majority opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito (above) leaked, revealing that the Supreme Court intends to revoke Roe v. Wade.
Opinion draft leaked: SCOTUS strikes down Roe v. Wade
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • May 2, 2022

BREAKING: According to a draft of the majority opinion leaked to Politico, the Supreme Court has voted to strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which protects a woman’s choice as to whether or not to have an abortion.  The opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito who was joined by Justices...

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Supporters of French President Emmanuel Macron celebrate reports of his victory Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Paris.
French President Emmanuel Macron fends off far-right challenger
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • April 27, 2022

In recent weeks, even amongst the chaos and confusion of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, global attention has been on France as they prepared for their latest presidential election. In 2017, first-time candidate Emmanuel Macron and his centrist En Marche! party secured a decisive victory over far-right...

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Wave of anti-LGBTQ+ bills sweep across state legislatures
Wave of anti-LGBTQ+ bills sweep across state legislatures
Maia Echols, Staff Reporter • April 13, 2022

Multiple states across the country are instituting new laws that some consider being harmful to the LGBTQ+ community. Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced to the United States in 2022 alone.  In Ohio, a bill was recently introduced that appears to be the state's version of Florida’s...

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Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson meets with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
Senate confirms Jackson for SCOTUS
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • April 13, 2022

On Feb. 25, President Joe Biden nominated D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. After speaking with members of the Senate and an unorthodox series of confirmation hearings, Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court, becoming...

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What you need to know for Tax Day
What you need to know for Tax Day
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • April 12, 2022

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” And truer words have never been spoken. Every year in mid-spring, the U.S. federal and each state government requires the vast majority of its citizens to file their income tax returns to determine whether...

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InfoWars host and noted far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks at an InfoWars event. Jones is being sued for his role in the false theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting was a staged false flag operation.
Radio conspiracy theorist Alex Jones held in contempt of court
Maia Echols, Staff Reporter • April 7, 2022

On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Six years later, in 2018, Alex Jones, a right-wing talk show host, claimed that the shooting was staged, using fake child actors. Jones is now facing numerous lawsuits from the...

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A Ukrainian soldier celebrates in a check point in Bucha, in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 2, 2022.
War in Ukraine continues
Maia Echols, Staff Reporter • April 7, 2022

In the ongoing Russian war, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of placing landmines during their retreat from Ukrainian land –– a violation of international law. Ukrainians are trying their best to flee from the city of Mariupol, but the International...

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis displays the signed Parental Rights in Education, aka the Dont Say Gay bill, flanked by elementary school students during a news conference on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Classical Preparatory school in Shady Hills.
The irony behind Ron DeSantis’ Don’t Say Gay bill
Laken Kincaid, Campus Editor • April 7, 2022

On Mar. 28, 2022, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill into law. Despite the outrage in Florida and other states in the nation leading up to the imposition of the new law, DeSantis still approved the bill starting a new reign of bigotry in Florida. Arguments have...

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Shontel Brown serves as the U.S. representative for Ohios 11th district where John Carroll resides.
Humans of JCU: Shontel Brown
Aiden Keenan, Photo Editor • March 31, 2022

Sworn in as the Representative for the Ohio 11th Congressional District on Nov. 4, 2021, Rep. Shontel Brown has been representing University Heights — and, therefore, John Carroll — in Congress for just over 100 days. In that time, she has enjoyed meeting colleagues and constituents, working with...

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine enters the chambers of the Ohio House of Representatives before delivering his State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Governor DeWine sits on the Ohio Redistricting Committee.
Tensions continue over new Ohio congressional map
Colin Moorhead II, Staff Reporter • March 30, 2022

Over the past couple of months, the Ohio legislature has grappled with the Ohio Supreme Court over the issue of new redistricting maps. The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected three different maps made by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. This commission has proposed new maps that favor Republicans over...

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Refugees from the Ukraine wait in a tent for further transport after they arrived at the main train station in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
U.S. to accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees
Maia Echols, Staff Reporter • March 30, 2022

Since the beginning of the Russian war on Ukraine, millions of refugees have fled the country to nearby nations, causing the United States to announce the acceptance of up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees.  In the first two weeks of March, only seven refugees have been accepted to the United States. On...

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Senate votes to end Daylight Savings
Senate votes to end Daylight Savings
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • March 23, 2022

The U.S. Senate voted on March 15 to effectively eliminate daylight savings time. The bill, championed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, is meant not only to save American’s the trouble of readjusting their sleep schedules but to increase public well-being as well. Daylight savings time, though often...

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Legal marijuana being grown in Colorado.
Marijuana shouldn't be illegal. Here's why.
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • March 17, 2022

Have you ever smoked marijuana?  I know that's a bit of a loaded question, but more and more people seem to be answering “yes”. As of 2021, approximately 49% of American adults have at least tried marijuana, an all-time high (pun intended). With numbers that high, you’d think marijuana was...

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Officers found guilty in connection to death of George Floyd
Officers found guilty in connection to death of George Floyd
Maia Echols, Staff Reporter • March 16, 2022

George Floyd’s name will go down in history as the impetus for the widespread Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. He was killed by four police officers in Minneapolis after a clerk in a convenience store called the police on Floyd for using a counterfeit $20 bill. The four officers that killed...

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks after President Joe Biden announced Jackson as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Cross Hall of the White House, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, in Washington.
Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson for SCOTUS
Patrick Kane, World News Editor • March 2, 2022

On Jan. 27, Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, first appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, announced his intention to retire. At that moment, President Joe Biden faced his first major foray into judicial politics during his term. During the 2020 campaign, Biden promised that he would appoint...

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