Articles by Grace Kaucic

Goodness Gracious: Beauty in the eyes of the beholder

A couple of weeks ago, our lovely managing editor for The Carroll News, Ryllie Danylko, wrote a fantastic column called “20 signs you’re a 20 something who’s sick of being told how to be a 20 something.” If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly suggest you go digging through your old issues or browse…

Goodness Gracious: Time for a modern Joan of Arc

Some time ago, my dad handed me a book by Mark Twain and told me that it was hands down one of the most inspiring books he had ever read. Apparently, it had even moved him to tears when he was sitting in an airport, which, if you know anything about my dad or have…

Columns: Cheesy column #35

We all dream. In one way or another, every single person dreams. Some people dream much more than others, during the day as well as during the night. I recently saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which, without spoiling the entire movie, is about a man who spends almost his entire existence daydreaming about…

Goodness Gracious: For the love of giving thanks, part two

About a week ago, I was wasting time on Pinterest and stumbled onto this quote about Christmas that said, “Being an American Christian means celebrating the birth of a Jewish savior by receiving gifts beneath a Pagan tree from an obese, German trespasser.” At first read, I thought this quote was really funny because it’s…

Goodness Gracious: For the love of giving thanks

I consider myself a pretty easy-going person, and there are not a lot of things that really get under my skin. However, there is a special holiday coming up, and with that special holiday comes another special day in which dreams come true for thousands of Americans. Those dreams mainly consist of buying beautiful new…

Goodness Gracious: Live what you love

Thanksgiving break is in two weeks. That means that when we come back, we have less than a month left in the semester. Everybody just let that sink in for a quick second. I know this saying is so cliché and overused, but time literally does fly by. I still haven’t processed the fact that…

Goodness Gracious: House and home

I have been living in my cute little duplex on Warrensville for almost four months now, and a common topic of conversation is how I like living off campus this year. I think most people intend that question just to be a starter for small talk and don’t actually realize what a complex issue that…

Goodness Gracious: That park in the south

My parents have always talked about how when they were growing up, they only had three channels available on television, and of those three channels there were only a few shows to watch. Nowadays, the number of shows you can choose to watch on any given day is endless. This is a dangerous thing when…

Goodness Gracious: La vie en rose

Guess what, everybody? Midterms are coming up! You know what that means, right? Say hello to the next couple of weeks from hell, because you are about to get slammed with exams, papers, projects and whatever else you can think of. Thank God, right? Because it’s not like any of us already have enough on…

Goodness Gracious: Title blocked

Washington Redskins. Government shutdown. New music. The “Breaking Bad” finale (which I have not seen yet but already know the ending to, thanks to the spoilers sitting behind me in class who just had to describe it in vivid detail). I don’t know what to write about. Anyone who has ever experimented with creative writing…

Goodness Gracious: Recruitment requests

Greek life. Seeing those words in anybody’s opinion column is usually enough to make someone immediately stop reading and throw away the newspaper, because the piece almost always goes one way or the other. You either absolutely love it or you think it’s absolutely stupid. But please, people, before you throw down my column in…

Graciously Gaffney: Can’t stop? Won’t stop?

I hate celebrity gossip. Seriously, I don’t care about what Kate Upton eats or how much money Brad Pitt makes or what Kim Kardashian looks like when she cries. This is unfortunate for me, though, because celebrity gossip is pretty much unavoidable these days. Everytime I hop on Facebook or Twitter or even turn on…

Goodness Gracious: Welcome to Club Exclusive

Hey, what’s up? How’s it going? Can I help you find anything? I can’t tell you how many times I said those three phrases in the past three months. I got my first retail job this summer, which would’ve been really cool and fun, had it not been at a place I like to call…

OurView: The year according to Zipp

Hello, John Carroll. Now I know what you’re all thinking.  Zak, I thought you were a photographer, what are you doing writing?  Well, I asked myself that when I volunteered to write this column.  I came to the conclusion that I have no idea.  But I digress.  Everyone remembers their freshman year in college because…

Goodness Gracious: So long! Farewell!

Man, does time fly or what? I truly cannot believe that my second year at John Carroll will be wrapping up within this next week. Even more so, I can’t believe that many of my dear friends will be graduating from this lovely university and moving on to the world beyond. It’s hard for me…

Goodness Gracious: Mistakes shmistakes

  I like to write uplifting columns. God knows that there aren’t enough positive messages going around in the world right now, and especially after the events at the Boston Marathon on Monday, I feel this is the time to spread some love around. On a quick side note, I offer my most sincere prayers…

Goodness Gracious: Twitter twatter

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 – the day my life changed forever. The day I finally stopped resisting the peer pressure from my friends and family and jumped on the Twitter train. It’s super exciting, right? I mean, I always get super excited whenever I find new outlets for procrastination. Plus, now I can use hashtags…

Beyond the comfort zone

New Year’s resolutions Ń they’ve crossed everyone’s mind at some point this past month. I’m definitely a loyal participant in drawing up a list of resolutions on the last day of December, and mine are usually something along the lines of drinking more milk, hitting the gym everyday, not procrastinating, being nice to my sisters,…

OurView: I’ll think of a title later…

It’s 3:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, and I’m pouring my third cup of coffee and bumping Kanye West on my iPod to try to keep my energy level up as I power through this article that’s due the next morning. I’ve been “working” on this article for a solid three hours now, and by…

Honoring JCU legend Tony DeCarlo

As if the events laid out for Homecoming weekend weren’t already exciting enough, John Carroll University added to the buzz this past Saturday by recognizing honorary guest Tony DeCarlo, the namesake of the University’s DeCarlo Varsity Center. This former all-star Blue Streak coach and athletic director returned to JCU before the big game against Marietta…

Streaking the vote: Campaign urges students to get involved in election

As everyone should be fully aware of by now, the 2012 presidential election is coming up very soon, sooner than  most people are probably comfortable with. For a college student, the time needed to fully research candidates for office can appear incredibly daunting in consideration of all other obligations, particularly academics and extracurricular activities. To…

‘Fall’ into fashion this season

From the colors and the layers, to the mixers and the matchers, to the warmth of the jackets in the chill of the September air, fall fashion is coming around again. Whatever your style, start prepping your fall fashion sense, and pack away your flip flops and swimsuits, because autumn wear is back again. Certain…