Articles by Abigail Rings

Turkey and U.S. join forces against Islamic State group

  The United States and Turkey signed a pact Thursday, Feb. 19 to train and arm Syrian rebels to take on Islamic State group militants, according to The Associated Press.   The New York Post reported that the two countries have been in talks for a few months about such a deal. According to The…

Balance of power in question after Saudi Arabian king dies

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, died on Friday, Jan. 23 at age 90, according to The Washington Post. The king had been admitted to a Riyadh hospital on Dec. 31 due to a lung infection.   According to The New York Times, the royal family moved quickly after Abdullah’s death to…

Obama tightens cyber laws after hacks

  Recent hacks on both Sony Pictures and the Pentagon’s official Twitter and YouTube accounts have led President Obama to call for tighter legislation regarding cyber security in the United States.   According to The Washington Post, this marks the government’s latest attempts at stopping the increasing number of cyber attacks on America’s corporations and…

DNA findings question Tudor lineage

After two years of research, the bones found in a Leicester, England parking lot were determined to be those of the missing King Richard III. However, the bigger surprise is that the DNA analysis casts an uncertain light on the legitimacy to the throne of his descendants.   The bones were found in August 2012…

Woodward and Bernstein say farewell

  We knew this day was going to come. The day when the great Woodward (Jackie) and Bernstein (Abby) of The Carroll News would be sitting next to each other working on the campus section for the last time.   We have learned a lot in the past year. How to work together, how to…

Higher Learning Commission visits campus

  Every 10 years, colleges and universities face a period of accreditation evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. 2014 was John Carroll University’s year to be visited by the task force.   The Commission evaluated JCU from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 and met with faculty, staff, JCU’s President Rev. Robert Niehoff S.J. and diverse…

Students assaulted on Cabbie D party bus

Last Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m., the John Carroll University community received a security alert from Brian Hurd, assistant director of the JCU Police Department, concerning an incident of assault and harassment that occurred on Dec. 21, 2013 on Cabbie D party bus, a common method of transportation for JCU students going out on…

Who let the wolves out?

As part of the John Carroll University seal, wolves have always been a large part of the JCU identity. Live wolves at football games and an on-campus bar called the Wolf and Pot are just some of the ways that the wolf was an integral part of the JCU tradition in years past. The seal…

Religion integral part of the hook-up culture for some students

The hook-up culture has become such a large topic of conversation in universities that it has been called into question what other parts of students’ lives are impacted by it. Because JCU is religiously affiliated, students’ religion also impacts the hook-up culture to different degrees. Fifty-five percent of respondents to the CN’s nonscientific survey said…

Did you hook up last night?: The Carroll News takes a look at JCU’s hook-up culture: Part One

“Did you hook up last night?” This question has been sweeping across college campuses and has started to define the image of a generation. The definitions and effects of the hook-up culture are creeping into daily conversation. Recently, that same conversation came to John Carroll University through a recent event called “Hooked Up” that was…

Who ya gonna call? JCU’s Boo-Streaks take on paranormal research

John Carroll University’s campus is about to get spooky. A paranormal research organization was recently approved by junior Steve Henderson, vice president of student organizations and Lisa Ramsey, director of student activities,  as a student organization, and they have started meeting and discussing which haunted locations they are going to start investigating in December. “A…

On-campus accident increases pedestrian and driver alertness

On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 9, a vehicle struck a student on campus while traveling towards the east wing of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. The student driver had not quite reached the Bohannon Lot when the accident occurred. “We do not know exactly where that happened, what part of the roadway,…

Getting to know Andy Costigan

Five years ago, Andy Costigan could be found in the Student Union office,  and now you can find him up the ramp in room 31 in the Campus Ministry hallway. Costigan, a graduate of the John Carroll University class of 2008, returned to JCU after five years to take over as a campus minister and…

OurView: In defense of writing

Whenever I tell people I am an English major, the first thing everyone says is, “Oh … so what are you going to do with that?” Then, I find myself becoming extra frustrated when I mention that I write for The Carroll News and get, “But newspapers are dead.” In this fast-paced and instant society…

Robbery shakes John Carroll community

Last Wednesday, Sept. 4, the John Carroll University community received a disturbing email detailing a robbery that happened close to campus. A JCU student was robbed at gunpoint on the corner of South Belvoir Boulevard and Silsby Road  while walking home Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. Needless to say, the crime raised many questions about…

Relay For Life comes to a close on campus

The committee in charge of Relay For Life decided that this year would be the last time the event takes place on campus. Their decision has come as the result of an in-depth evaluation of the event and the impact it has on the John Carroll University community. Relay For Life has been hosted at…

Trend watch: Do cords go with every outfit?

With graduation quickly approaching, some students have raised questions about some of the traditions that John Carroll University’s Commencement entails. One of these questions is the reasoning behind who gets to wear honor cords at graduation. Each graduate wears a cap and gown and is given a medal or cord depending on their membership in…

The Carroll News sits down with Walker Jacobs

The Carroll News: Why did you create the internship and is it going to be an annual program? Walker Jacobs: That is certainty our intention. This is our first year, so hopefully it will be a great experience for us and it will be a great experience for the student involved. We created the program…

Alumnus Walker Jacobs spearheads new internship opportunity

John Carroll University students have a new opportunity this year, as Turner Digital is offering a 10-week, paid summer internship through the company’s Manhattan offices for a current JCU sophomore or junior. The winning candidate of the Turner Digital internship, junior Lisa Perry, was notified of her acceptance on April 22. “I opened the email…

John Carroll’s Relay for Life fights for more birthdays

Last Saturday, April 20, John Carroll University hosted its seventh annual Relay for Life. The 12-hour event focused on raising money for cancer research and increasing awareness about the disease and what can be done to defeat it. This year, Relay was held in the Varsity Gym due to inclement weather that forced the event…

OurView: “The cat is in the refrigerator again.”

“The cat is in the refrigerator again.” So my roommate and I have this cat. He lives with us in our dorm room in Hamlin Hall and he is quite angsty. He constantly messes up our room, makes weird noises at night and is just a general pain in the butt. On the other hand,…

2013 Beaudry Award winner: John Jackson

What was your reaction after you learned that you had won?  I was feeling a lot of different emotions. I was surprised, happy, thankful and honored all at the same time. It is still sinking in a bit. What are your plans for after graduation? I will be entering the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance…

Flats East Bank Project gives students more entertainment options

Cleveland has begun a complete overhaul of entertainment facilities and places to go in the last two years. After the approval of the casino, medical mart and convention center, new building projects are appearing everywhere. One of these projects is the plan to rebuild the Flats East Bank area, so it can become its own…

The Plain Dealer cuts staff and delivery services

With the rise of the Internet, print media has been struggling more and more to compete with the instant gratification that online news and information sources offer. It seems that almost no city has been untouched, including Cleveland. The company that owns The Plain Dealer, Advance Publications, has been making cuts to its newspapers across…

The Carroll News takes home 9 SPJ awards

Each year, the Society of Professional Journalists hosts regional conferences across the country for professional and student journalists, journalism educators and public relations practitioners across the country. The Carroll News is part of Region 4, including Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and the western part of Pennsylvania. The CN is in the category of small schools.…