Articles by Abbey Vogel

New U.S. drone strike provisions in the works

A recent report published by the United States Department of Justice’s watchdog affiliate documented the spending of over $3 million on drone attacks or reconnaissance missions by the FBI. As a result of this report, the U.S. Department of Justice is calling for immediate regulations to be put in place. Though the use of drones…

Obama’s approval ratings hold steady despite Syria crisis

The issue of Syria has consumed national media attention and has incited intense political debate on both sides of the aisle, but a summary of President Obama’s approval ratings and recent polling information reveals a surprising lack of interest in foreign affairs among the American electorate. President Obama was elected to the presidency in 2008,…

Chemical attacks leave the West divided on Syria

On Thursday, Sept. 6, a summit to discuss economic issues between 20 countries was convened in St. Petersburg, Russia. However, the proceedings quickly become overshadowed by the increasingly violent civil war in Syria. President Obama established a Red Line early on in the Syrian conflict, stating that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian…

Syria responds to serious chemical warfare allegations

The conflict between rebels and the government in Syria became more violent during this past week, when allegations of chemical warfare were raised by international intelligence agencies. BBC World News reported on April 26 that Syrian citizens were admitted to local hospitals after exhibiting symptoms of a gaseous chemical attack. Subsequent investigations revealed that the…

Protests erupt in Venezuela over election

Last Sunday, April 13, in the first elections since the reign of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan citizens elected a socialist president into office. The long campaign process culminated in the defeat of right-wing candidate Henrique Capriles by socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro. According to BBC World News, Maduro won the election by a razor-thin margin of 1.8…

Budget proposal brings issue with both parties

On Wednesday, April 10, President Barack Obama released his annual budget proposal, generating a great deal of political dialogue. In an article published on April 13, The New York Times revealed that the budget includes some cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Though this concession has moved national budget negotiations forward significantly upon Capitol Hill,…

North Korea steps up nuclear threats

In the last two weeks, the tension between North Korea and its global enemies has mounted with alarming speed. Following an illegal nuclear test by the country on Feb. 2, the United Nations enforced harsh sanctions, leaving North Korean military personnel embittered. According to BBC World News, one of North Korea’s propaganda websites posted statements…

Meteorite strikes Russia, injures hundreds of residents

A quiet morning was disrupted when a meteor crashed to Earth’s surface in Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:20 a.m. The meteor fragments hurt 1,200 people, but left 46 in critical condition, according to BBC World News. Officials say that there was one large meteor that entered Earth’s atmosphere and fragmented, during…

Explosion rocks Mexico City

On Thursday, Jan. 31, an explosion occurred through the streets of central Mexico City, in the headquarters of the oil company PEMEX. BBC World News has reported 33 people dead and 121 injured in the sudden explosion, which came without warning or motive. Rescuers searched all night for survivors in the rubble of the building…

Debt ceiling battle continues into 2013

On Friday, Jan. 18 the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to vote on raising the country’s debt ceiling for another three months. This plan is meant to give Congress the chance to negotiate a more viable budget plan, according to The New York Times. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the debt ceiling is…

Student’s art featured on campus

Many people say that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, if this is true, what would a work of art created by a one-of-a-kind darkroom process be worth? John Carroll senior Ben Hauser answers this question in his unique photography exhibit. Hauser titled his exhibit: “An Alchemist’s Light: One-of-a-Kind Darkroom Prints,” and it…

The tastiest bites around town

It’s not always easy for college students to eat great food. Yet, there are many great options that surround us in the city of University Heights. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town, a nice quiet dinner with your parents or just a unique dining experience, you can find it right in John…

Inspection records address students’ claims of food contamination

In response to student outcry after the Aramark story that ran two issues ago, The Carroll News requested health inspection reports for John Carroll University Dining and Schott Dining Hall from the past year. Two standard inspection reports dated April 17, 2012 and Sept. 26, 2012, detailing five total health code violations seen upon routine…

MOCA adds to Cleveland’s renowned artistic center

Many view Cleveland as a city that is past its heyday. However, despite its struggling sports teams and small number of skyscrapers, Cleveland is a city that is vibrant with artistic relevance.  Indeed, the Cleveland Orchestra is ranked seventh in the world by Gramophone magazine, and PlayhouseSquare is the second-largest theater district in the United…

On-campus food services ruffling students’ feathers

Freshman Natalie Wetzel was shocked to find a piece of plastic in her Asian style dish in Schott Dining Hall last Thursday, Oct. 4. “I pushed the plate away and immediately lost my appetite. I didn’t eat anything else that night. It was gross,” Wetzel said. This incident is not the first of a series…