Articles by Alyssa Giannirakis

Capitol shooter suffered from mental illness

In the midst of the government shutdown, Washington, D.C. was struck with disarray for the second time in three weeks when 34-year-old Miriam Carey sent police on a chase through the nation’s capital. Officers followed her black sedan down Constitution Avenue leading to the base of the Capitol building, where she was ultimately shot and…

Hearings bring many issues for nominees Brennan and Hagel

Chuck Hagel and John Brennan both dealt with tough senators and heavy questioning during their respective confirmation hearings. Defense Secretary-designate Hagel was questioned repeatedly in his eight-hour hearing on Jan. 31 about the Iraq war, Iran and Israel. According to a number of sources, including current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Hagel seemed unprepared when addressing…

Algerian hostage crisis ends in violence

The fatal hostage situation taking place in a small town in southeast Algeria came to an end on Saturday after four days of turmoil. The town of In Amenas, Algeria, located near the border of Libya, is home to a gas installation owned by BP and Algerian and Norwegian oil companies. This natural gas facility…

JCU state of the Union address

In continued celebration of John Carroll University’s 125th birthday celebration, the Student Union will host the State of the Union Address on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Donahue Auditorium in the Dolan Science Center. The evening will start at 7 p.m. with drinks and appetizers at a light reception, followed by the program starting around 7:30…

Grasselli Library turns 50

“This is not your mother’s or your grandmother’s library,” Jeanne Somers said as she welcomed visitors to Grasselli Library on Tuesday, Sept. 27. This fall, the library is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Somers, the library’s current director was proud to say that Grasselli is moving forward into the world of technology, merging print with digital…