Articles by Nina Garcia-Wasnich

Salvation Army uses popular dress to raise awareness about domestic violence

  White and gold. Black and blue. The world was divided into these two groups when a multicolored controversial dress went viral earlier this month. The debate captured the attention of social media users and news outlets. One organization took advantage of the popularity to advocate an issue.   The Salvation Army South Africa created…

‘The Loving Story’ : America’s civil rights struggle for equality: Grasselli Library presented civil rights film series during Black History Month

    “The wheels of justice grind slowly.” These were the words spoken by American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Bernard Cohen to Mildred Loving during her appeal to have her marriage to Richard Loving validated by the state of Virginia from 1964-1967.   At the time, the law in Virginia prohibited interracial marriage, including the…

Urban Outfitters item sparks controversy again

Urban Outfitters has done it again. The company has managed to create and sell another controversial item.   The company is selling a gray and white striped tapestry containing several pink triangles. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a press release on Feb. 9, 2015, stating the tapestry is “eerily reminiscent” of the clothing homosexual male…

‘Women’s Lives Yesterday and Today V’ at JCU

As the semester kicks off, various academic departments at John Carroll University have already scheduled multiple lectures on campus.   The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will host two lectures this week  on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 29 to launch its spring 2015 lecture series “Women’s Lives Yesterday and Today V.”  …

Why should I go to this sophomore checkup thing?

  Nina Garcia-Wasnich   Sophomore students received more than just tuition bills in the mail this summer. They also got postcards reminding them about their “checkup,” sent from John Carroll’s Center for Career Services. These checkups are now a part of an annual fall semester program. Entering the sixth year of the program, sophomore checkups…