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McGowan's Manifesto: It’s mourning in America

I wish I knew how to start this. I wish I could say how I’ve made my peace, that time will go on, that the people had their say. Hopefully, someday, I’ll get there. Right now, I am deeply, utterly, hurt and disappointed. I am not going to hold back for the sake of salvaging…

Columns: Democralypse Now!

The horror! The horror! On Monday night we were subjected to the first presidential debate between the Republican candidate Donald J. Trump and the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. I hadn’t decided if I was going to vote in the election or not, or what I was going to do when faced with the ballot come…

Saluan's Scribbles: On Creativity

    I’ve always found comfort in creating. It is truly amazing what the human mind is capable of.   When I was younger, my Mom always told me “life is about the experiences, not the possessions.” I’ve spent countless hours creating scenarios in my head. I’ve thought about the big picture scenarios-how would my…

The Gebhardt Collection: Skittles for Trump

    So, like many social science majors throughout the United States, I have been spending a lot of time recently studying for the September administration of the LSAT. Accordingly, hours and hours of logical reasoning games have made my brain hypersensitive to a bad argument—which is why, I think, that I have been so…

McGowan's Manifesto: Taking a Knee for Terance

    Last Friday, the sleepy evening- sun hung gently in the Tulsa, Oklahoma sky as Terence Crutcher left his music appreciation class at Tulsa Community College.   It’s hard to know what Crutcher was thinking about in the minutes before police sent a bullet through his lung for asking for help.   Maybe his…

Boler Business: Understanding the income gap between urban and rural areas

  The latest Census Bureau data released early this month on income and poverty shows the first significant growth in average household incomes in almost a decade.   The Census Bureau calculated the percent change in real median household income between 2014 and 2015 in principal cities, suburbs and rural areas.   This growth is…

Global Business: Pittsburgh gets Uber technical

    Everybody feels awkward when they have to make small talk with their Uber driver, but thanks to new advancements out of Uber’s Pittsburgh facility, this feeling will soon be a thing of the past.  Earlier this month, the technology startup out of San Francisco released its new fleet of self driving cars.  This…

Here's the Thing: Here’s the thing

  Growing up, I greatly admired my older brother Andrew and tried to be like him in every way. This led to following his reading interests and I found myself down a rabbit hole learning about the Civil War. Despite changing my main historical focus and interest as I became older and more independent minded,…

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…

Joe's Journal: Is it all over?

It is over; it is all over. It is Thursday, Sept. 22, the Chicago Bears are 0-2 and I have given up all hope. At least I think I have. Every year I go into the new NFL season with the highest hopes for the hometown Bears. I have honestly convinced my fickle mind that…

Columns: The degrading state of our nation’s infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave America a D+ rating in regards of the nation’s infrastructure, mentioning dilapidated roadways, insufficient waterways and a pressing need for modernization.   The group estimates $3.6 trillion would need to be invested into U.S. infrastructure by 2020 just to raise the country’s support systems to acceptable levels.  …

The Gebhardt Collection: Podcasts make perfect

Like many students at John Carroll (and in just about every university nationwide), I love learning foreign languages.   I mean I love it fiercely. I can’t get enough. I have minors in Spanish and French, and this year, I started taking classes in Arabic. If I could, I would study every language that the…

OurView: Orthodoxy in the east

    Friends, Roman Catholics, countrymen, lend me your eyes! Pope Francis has stirred up many around the world with his comments on different subjects. People have been quick to claim that Pope Francis has liberalized the Catholic Church and, in their eyes, softened the austere and non-inclusive stances of the Church.   This isn’t…

McGowan's Manifesto: I willed it thus

There are seldom pet-peeves that are more pronounced in my life than people who don’t honor their past.   I’m a bit of Nietzsche fan (please don’t stop reading), and in his work, he talks a lot about your past being a constant part of your present. Although I am probably murdering this interpretation because…

The Gebhardt Collection: To condemn a comic

  Most are familiar with the rudimentary characteristics of any legitimate, liberal democracy—freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion (or the freedom from religion, if you’re French), etc. Those qualities are what make a liberal regime and are basic human rights that governments in North America and Europe believe ought to be…

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…

OurView: Defense of the republic

  When I was younger, my first exposure to politics was hearing news about President George W. Bush’s election and the controversy surrounding the Electoral College. At the time, I did not understand the nature or purpose of the Electoral College. If we live in a democracy, why don’t we just directly elect the President?…

McGowan's Manifesto: Dear scared white student

  Dear scared white student: Let me introduce myself. My name is Mary Frances McGowan, and I, like the students who you so callously called murderers, thieves and encouraged to “go back over the wall,” hail from an immigrant background.   I know that it is hard to comprehend, scared white student. My complexion, with…

Columns: Katelyn signing off

  Here we are, readers. The final Katelyn’s Candor column. The end of the road.   Well, kind of. I’ll be continuing my political rantings on a Medium page, so look that up. In addition, all of the graduating seniors have farewell columns in the final issue of the year, so you’ve got that to…

McGowan's Manifesto: Yes, it’s another Manresa column

  There are rare moments in one’s life when you are so filled with love that all other elements seem to repel from your being.   Monday is generally not a friend of mine. Especially a day like the one we all shared this week, with dark, perilous storm clouds swelling in the sky. On…

OurView: Let’s get serious

    I originally did not want to write about sports having a larger impact on society. I wanted to write about something different, but I just could not bring myself to it.   Call it a flaw as a sports journalist or call it whatever you want, but at the end of the day…

The Gebhardt Collection: A worthy wall

  I do not typically jump on the bandwagon of any collegiate social statements or protests, much less at a smaller, generally harmonious campuses like John Carroll’s. While some movements are commendable (such as those that have helped been social levelers in racial matters), some, like Oxford’s “Rhodes Must Fall” campaign, I find hackneyed— just…

OurView: For the love of the game

As editor of the World News section and a Political Science major, most of my days are full of bad news. Currently, Donald Trump is leading in the polls, a report shows that there is corruption of massive proportions on the global scale, and not a day goes by where I don’t hear about a…

McGowan's Manifesto: Rejoice and love yourself today

In high school, my day would begin a little something like this.   Lady Gaga blared from my alarm clock at  6 a.m., and all at once, insecurity wrapped around my ankles like serpents. Grabbing a bundled up uniform kilt in the corner of my room, I would begin to formulate a highly detailed plan…

Madeline's Montage: Forever an STP Tiger

I begged my parents to send me to public school for years–they never budged.   I’m from a moderately small city in Michigan, and my high school was surrounded by dominating public schools, all of which offered more classes, more sports teams and more clubs.   For a long time, I was completely consumed by…