Articles by Carly Cundiff

Believe it: Donald J. Trump to be 45th U.S. president

History was made in the early hours of Nov. 9 when it was announced that American voters elected Donald J. Trump the next President of the United States, bringing a long, hard- fought election cycle to a dramatic end. Trump edged out his opponent, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in an electoral victory of 279-228, according…

What is the perfect pair?

What is a perfect pair? A direct definition would be a combination of two designs that complement each other in the best way possible. Each pair brings out unique characteristics of each design. When it comes to the way I pair, I often like to do a simple light and dark contrast. Obviously, this will…

How C.C. Sees It: Short Skirts and V Neck Shirts

  Okay friends, it’s that time of the week again! Time for your very own Carroll News Managing Editor to get on her soapbox! This weeks issue? Judging women based on their clothing. So, let’s strap in!   The summer after my freshman year of college, I worked at a museum in my hometown. The…

The woman I want to be

    I am not the woman that you can see in old movies from the 50s and 60s. I am also not the woman that the feminist in me says I should strive to be. Let me explain.   I will never be a housewife. When I picture my life in 10 or 15 years,…

How C.C. Sees It: A kid at heart

  Hi there. My name is Carly, and on the outside, I look like any other 20-year-old basic white girl. I go to school at a university, drink way too many chai tea lattes and am a little bit more than slightly obsessed with my favorite red lipstick.   However, on the inside, I would…

Puerto Rico debt crisis looms

  Puerto Rico has no clear path forward after a plan stalled in the United States Congress to help with the crippling debt that the U.S. territory is currently facing, according to Reuters.   Puerto Rico is currently looking at a May 1 deadline to repay about $422 million to Government Development Bank bankholders. In…

Patrick Vecellio receives Beaudry Award

Senior Patrick Vecellio received the Beaudry Award on Sunday, April 10. The Beaudry Award is awarded to a graduating senior who was voted on by his or her class that best exemplifies leadership, commitment to Christian values, academic achievement and service to the John Carroll and greater Cleveland community.   “It was a surreal moment…

2016 Commencement Speaker announced

    John Carroll University announced on Tuesday, April 5 that Beth Mooney, chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp, will serve as the 2016 Commencement Speaker at graduation on May 22.  Mooney will also receive an honorary doctorate degree at the ceremony.   Mooney has been chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp since…

Tuition increases 3.5 percent for next year

  In a letter sent to students dated Feb. 11, the John Carroll University Board of Directors announced a 3.5 percent increase in tuition to $37,190, effective for the 2016-2017 school year. This represents a change of $42 per credit hour for full-time students.   “There is no one reason that drives the tuition price…

Security Update: JCUPD responds to security threat

JCUPD has responded to a note containing a bomb threat, found at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14 in Grasselli Library.   The note said, “There is a bomb at John Carroll,” and was found in a desk by a library staffer.   The staff notified JCUPD, who then, along with the University Heights Police…

Shula chair discusses masculinity

  University of Oregon Professor and current Shula chair of philosophy at John Carroll University Bonnie Mann delivered a speech entitled, “Sovereign Masculinity: The War on Terror, Mass Shootings, and the Trump Campaign” on Thursday, Feb. 16. She spoke to about 150 faculty and students in the Donahue Auditorium.   Mann holds a Ph.D from…

John Carroll ranked number four in Ohio for earning potential

  John Carroll University ranked fourth out of 20 Ohio schools in terms of earning potential, according to a study done by Cleveland.com.   The results, derived from the U.S. Department of Education annual collegiate scorecard and a Georgetown University study,  focuses on student earnings 10 years after beginning their studies. It does not factor…

Mental health speaker tells her story to JCU community

  Author and activist Alyse Schacter spoke to a group of about 100 John Carroll students on Tuesday, Feb. 16 regarding mental illness and the issues surrounding it.   Originally from Canada, 25-year-old Schacter has been traveling around Canada and the United States, speaking to groups about her struggle with mental illness. To date, she…

Brian Hurd hired as JCUPD’s new police chief

  Former assistant director of the John Carroll University Police Department Brian Hurd accepted the position of JCUPD Police Chief on Monday, Feb. 8. He will begin his tenure on March 1, 2016.   Hurd has served as assistant director of JCUPD since 2008, where he managed compliance reports, created the department’s operations manuals and…

OurView: Here’s to the next 20 years

    Last week, I turned 20. I know in the grand scheme of things, 20 years isn’t exactly a huge deal. But it got me thinking and, like the Jesuits say, reflecting, a lot about how far I have come with my life.   Five-year-old Carly loved to draw and listen to music. If…

Obama proposes 10 dollar oil tax

  President Barack Obama is set to reveal a plan that would provide for a 21st century clean energy transportation system, according to Politico. This comes as Obama is preparing to deliver a new federal budget to Congress next week.   The proposal, which would be phased in over a five year span and apply…

Three percent

  The Iowa Caucus has come and gone. All of the debates, town hall meetings and news coverage have finally reached the moment it has been leading up toward. If you are a political junkie like me, then you probably have noticed several themes that have run through almost all the debates, like gun control,…

Deadly Earthquake in Nepal kills over 5,000

    The death toll of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25 reached 5,000. The earthquake also injured approximately 9,000. Multiple aftershocks, including a massive one measuring 6.7 one the Richter scale, hampered humanitarian efforts, according to The New York Times.   The earthquake caused heavy casualties in the densely…

Where there is darkness, there is also light

I have been a reporter for the Carroll News for one year now, and as this is the last issue of the year, I wanted to take some time to do something that John Carroll loves to do: reflect.   The first article I wrote for the Carroll News was about Michael Brown and Ferguson,…

Islamic state group admits role in Afghanistan bombing that killed 35

  The Islamic State group claimed credit for an attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan that killed 35 people on Saturday, April 18. This was the first attack by the militant group in that country, according to Time Magazine. The attack occurred outside a bank in the eastern Nangarhar province and wounded 100 others.   The bomber…

Jury finds Boston Bomber guilty; awaits death penalty decision

  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty of all 30 counts against him in the April 15, 2013 twin bombings at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts. The attack killed three people and injured 260 others. It is the worst terror attack on American soil since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. 17 of the 30…

Islamic State group admits involvement in Tunisia terror plot

  The Islamic State group has taken responsibility in an online audio recording for the deadly attack in Tunisia that ended the lives of  23 people, including two gunmen, and injured many more, according to The New York Times. Tourists from other countries who came to visit the famed National Bordo Museum were the majority…

What is really important

    When you turn on your computer and bring up a soft-news site like Yahoo, what is the first “news” story that you see? For me, the story that is flashing on the screen as I write this article screams “Celebs without makeup” and begs me to watch a six-minute video where photos of…

Drug resistant ‘superbug’ could infect nearly 200 people

    An 18-year-old student currently hospitalized as a result of the “superbug” outbreak originating at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is suing the makers of the medal instruments linked to the epidemic, according to NBC.   Contaminated endoscopes, manufactured by Olympus Corporation of the Americas, were used in nearly 200 procedures at…

Obama plans continued action against Islamic State

    As many as 25 Islamic State group fighters were killed on Friday, Feb. 13 when they stormed an Iraqi military base in the highly-contested Anbar province, according to NBC.   American troops were stationed at the base, but were on the opposite side of the base during the attack. No Iraqi troops were killed.…