Op/Ed

Gotta give em’ hope

I don’t know about you, but I’m really, really, going to miss President Obama. In my first ever presidential election that I could participate in, I cast my ballot to re-elect him. On that fateful morning of November 8th in 2012, I threw on my formal school uniform (there was mass that day) and trussed…

Consider the job candidate

Two weeks ago, I wrote about my time stranded in Gotera, El Salvador, emphasizing the importance of persistence. And as I continue to near the end of my time as a college student and approach that formidable world of “real adults,” I am noticing just how important it is to be persistent, whether you are…

Baseball is family

From the start of April, through the summer and into October, baseball rules my life. It is everything I do and everything I care about for seven months out of the year, and it has been that way for as long as I can remember. Baseball has been the way I spend time with friends…

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…

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…

So long, and thanks for all the fish

  I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been contemplating what I would write in this final column since I was put on staff as a freshman. Four years of consideration has gone into these words, yet there’s still so much beyond this column that I want to say.   Over time, I’ve noticed…

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…

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,…

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…

Officials charged in water crisis

    Two state officials and a local official have been brought up on charges in the face of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., according to CNN. Water treatment plant employee Mike Glasgow and Michigan Department of Enviromental Quality workers, Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby, could all face prison time if they are convicted of…

Your vote is your voice

  As a country, the United States is fundamentally about freedom – freedom to speak our minds, freedom from tyrannical rule, and even the freedom to choose our own leaders. In the 2014 midterm election, voter turnout was 36.4%. That was the worst turnout in the U.S. since World War II. This begs the question:…

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…