Articles by Kathryn Finneran

Trump wins in South Carolina GOP primary

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were named the winners in the respective Democratic Nevada caucus and Republican South Carolina primary on Saturday, Feb. 20.   Trump and Clinton won the popular vote in the respective states that night. Clinton won 52.6 percent of the Democratic vote, whereas Trump won 32.5 percent, of the Republican vote,…

The CN interviews duo band, “Shane & Emily” at JCU performance

  The Carroll News interviewed “Shane & Emily,” the fun and quirky band duo, at their John Carroll University concert performance on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.   CN: How did you guys meet and how did you start making music together?   Shane Anderson: We met at open mic! How perfect is that?   Emily…

HRC on SNL

    This past week, Saturday Night Live featured Kate McKinnon playing democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton playing a bartender named Val. “Clinton” and Val discussed the candidate’s support of gay marriage and disapproval of the Keystone XL pipeline, mocking how long it took the real-life Clinton to announce her opinion on these…

Shutdown 2.0

      When I was in eighth grade, my teacher, Mr. Fowler, would ask the class, “If pro and con are opposites, what is the opposite of progress?” Congress. Even now, I still giggle a little bit at that very classic dad-joke. Despite his humorous intentions, Mr. Fowler had a point.   In 1948,…

Fiorina wins the second Republican primary debate

      CNN hosted the second of the Republican Presidential Primary debates on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 at the Reagan Library in California. The main debate, which started at 5 p.m. PST, featured the top 11 candidates who were leading in the polls. The trailing four candidates were in a separate debate that started early…

Rick Perry: the first candidate to drop out of the presidential race

  Rick Perry became the first candidate to drop out of the 2016 presidential race as of Friday, Sept. 11. The former Texas governor stated, “We have a tremendous field – the best in a generation – so I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, and as long as we listen to…

Lynch confirmed as Attorney General

  After 161 days of waiting, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch  on Thursday, April 23, as the first female African American Attorney General, in a 56 to 43 vote. Every Democratic and Independent senator, a total of 46 senators, as well as ten Republican senators voted for Lynch.   Despite this long wait, the 55-year-old…

A family searching for peace

  Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two pressure cooker bombs that killed three people and injured hundreds. The brothers turned a day in Boston that is celebrated with joy, Marathon Monday, into a day of horror that…

Nine hundred feared dead after migrant ship capsizes

  On Sunday, April 19, between 500 and 950 people were feared to have died on a sinking boat traveling  from Libya to Italy. The migrant ship capsized just off the coast of Lampedusa, the largest island of the Italian Pelagie Islands. As the boat sank, the passengers rushed to the side of the ship…

Don’t forget to be awesome

  I have always been a big fan of learning. Now, on one hand, I am well aware of the nerdiness of that statement. In fact, some of you might not even believe me. I think it comes from the fact that I love to read, but I think more of it comes from the…

South Carolina man killed by police officer

    On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott, 50, was shot eight times while running away from police Officer Michael Slager, 33. Five of the eight shots hit Scott in the back, buttocks and ear. The shooting in North Charleston, South Carolina has caused another uproar about another death of an African American man at…

PlayhouseSquare’s Ohio Theatre lobby to be restored

PlayhouseSquare announced on Saturday, March 14 the Ohio Theatre Lobby will undergo restoration thanks to a $3 million donation by the George Gund Foundation. This donation will allow the Ohio Theatre Lobby to be restored to its original 1921 architecture, which was destroyed by a fire.   After a fire on July 4, 1964, the…

Political science students visit City Club of Cleveland

  Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, Supreme Court aficionado, member of Phi Beta Kappa, Yale Law School lecturer, and “New York Times” Journalist; Linda Greenhouse has earned all of these titles, and more. On Friday, March 20th, Greenhouse spoke at the Cleveland City Club about the past ten years of the Roberts Court, or the Supreme…

OurView: Pale yellow and navy blue

  The world is full of labels. Now, this isn’t some preachy “don’t put me in a box for I am an individual!” type of statement. But rather, just a simple observation.   I have been called a woman, daughter, sister (and sister-in-law), friend, peer, tall, nice, pretty, independent, annoying, overly-chatty, intense and weird. Some…

France launches de-radicalization program

  In light of the attacks last month against Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical magazine in France, the country is implementing a de-radicalization program in many of its prisons.   Two of the terrorists from the deadly assault last month were previously in Fleury-Mérogis prison, the largest correctional institution in Europe. Another terrorist, Amedy Couliblay,…

Keystone pipeline bill to be delivered to Obama

  Following its passage in the Senate, the Keystone XL pipeline bill passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 11, by a 270-152 vote. President Barack Obama has stated on several occasions that he will veto the bill, according to the BBC.   Although the bill will likely be vetoed, many congressional members…

Ohio City welcomes sixth annual Brite Winter festival

In a season where the bitter cold deters people from partaking in outdoor activities, the Ohio City Brite Winter festival invites Clevelanders to celebrate the arctic chill. The outdoor festivities take place this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 4-11 p.m. in Ohio City’s Market District.   In the sixth year of this annual winter event, Clevelanders…

Lee set to publish ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel

  A sequel to a classic piece of literature will hit bookshelves in the near future.   On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the publishing company, HarperCollins, announced that Nelle Harper Lee, most commonly known by her literary name, Harper Lee, will release a sequel to her critically acclaimed novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”   The new…

SCOTUS to rule on lethal injection drug

  The Supreme Court of the United States  ruled to stay the executions of three convicted murderers in Oklahoma on Wednesday, Jan. 28.   The executions of Richard Glossip, John Grant and Benjamin Cole have been postponed as a result of pending deliberations surrounding the three-drug mix used in lethal injections. It is in question…