Carlow takes steps to keep students safe

By Bri Griffith In light of recent tragedies, including a number of mass shootings on college campuses nationwide, talking about safety at Carlow seems not only relevant, but also necessary. How safe do students feel on Carlow’s campus, and how prepared are we as a university for life-threatening situations? Sean Johnson, Chief of Police at Carlow University, discussed safety at Carlow, and provided valuable information everybody should be aware of. CPR & Self-defense Trainings CPR and self-defense trainings are offered every month, for both students and faculty. Anybody can check the board on the wall next to the Public Safety … Continue reading Carlow takes steps to keep students safe

University athletics are in a growth spurt

By Jake Holmes The debut of Carlow men’s and women’s golf squads, along with men’s soccer, is approaching, and the Carlow athletics department is beginning to prepare for fall 2016. The next several months will not only be the beginning of the expansion of the athletics department at Carlow, but the beginning of the university’s expansion in general. “The addition of sports is increasing enrollment, which is helping follow the Carlow’s strategic plan,” said Athletic Director George Sliman. A part of this strategic plan is to increase enrollment. This plan will be in effect from 2014-2019. “With seven sports and … Continue reading University athletics are in a growth spurt

Going Beyond Feminism

By Bri Griffith If your activism isn’t intersectional, it isn’t activism But, what exactly does that mean? What does it mean to be intersectional, and why is it important? Intersectionality: A word that acts as a symbol; a way to describe how different types of discrimination react. The Intersectionality Theory is the study of how different power structures interact in the lives of minorities, specifically black women. Kimberlé Crenshaw, a distinguished professor of law who splits her time between UCLA and Columbia School of Law, came up with the Intersectionality Theory, and named it in the 1980s. She has this … Continue reading Going Beyond Feminism

Franny’s to Frank’s: An Ongoing Transition

By Cory Taggart With the opening of the University Commons came a change to the dining habits of Carlow students: the Frank B. Fuhrer Café. The EDUDine website for the location states that “[t]his new location features upscale ala carte deli sandwiches, wraps, salads and much more. We are proudly serving Starbucks Signature Coffee drinks.” At first, much of the student population seemed to be in favor of this new dining location, a nice addition to Tiernan Cafeteria and Franny’s Cafe. There was just one problem: Frank’s was replacing Franny’s, and was serving a different menu. How would the students … Continue reading Franny’s to Frank’s: An Ongoing Transition

At Carlow, Women Rule and Men, Well, They Rule in Smaller Numbers

By Amber Hardy and Jake Holmes For years the women of Carlow have ruled the campus with their overwhelming numbers compared with the men. However, we serve to shed some light on the men on campus . While women are still in the majority at Carlow at 89 percent, the amount of men has increased, currently at 11 percent. Still, men have their place here. They have taken over the 10th and half of the fourth floors at Frances Ward Hall. There is varsity men’s basketball and men’s cross country. College is an experience, and the men of Carlow just … Continue reading At Carlow, Women Rule and Men, Well, They Rule in Smaller Numbers

White-Washed Feminism, Intersectionality, & Matt McGorry

By Erika Kellerman In 2015, it is common to hear the word “feminism.” But what is feminism? By definition, feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men — but it goes further than that. First and foremost, feminism has nothing to do with men.  What feminism does is hold men accountable for their actions. It also helps men with breaking down the “men are masculine, men can’t cry; they can’t be sensitive” stereotypes. Feminism, in a nutshell, fights for our girls in the U.S. and the rest of the world. … Continue reading White-Washed Feminism, Intersectionality, & Matt McGorry

Memories of Meaner

By Alonta Pitts and Bri Griffith Students share some of their favorite moments from Chris Meaner’s time at  Carlow University: “During orientation week, party on the green, we didn’t have soft pretzels. We went to three different Giant Eagles to buy 75 boxes of soft pretzels, and no one ate them. Who else would be that dedicated to their students?” –Michaela Buzzard, junior “One time we were in his office, and it was late, and we were talking about me being in charge of dodgeball. I was a freshman. He told me he was ordering Chinese food, and he asked … Continue reading Memories of Meaner

Meaner Had a Major Impact on Carlow Students

By Alonta Pitts and Bri Griffith Chris Meaner is a Pittsburgh native whose path lead him from Minadeo Elementary to the University of Pittsburgh to the hilltop of Carlow University. Meaner was not just the director of campus life; he was someone who changed the environment of Carlow University. He created numerous organizations and opportunities for students to find their own path. Meaner encouraged students to think outside the box and reflect on the things they learn. In the eight years he worked at Carlow, he worked to make sure that students had the opportunity to feel like they were … Continue reading Meaner Had a Major Impact on Carlow Students

WeBuyBlack.com, a Different Way to Shop

By Bria Nicole Richardson How often do you support black businesses? When it comes to shopping for the things we need we tend to go to the places that are the most convenient. That isn’t really a bad thing, but for black people sometimes the most convenient thing isn’t the best thing for our hair, skin or even our personal style. As a person of color we have to sometimes shop differently. And who knows better about the things a person of color needs than a person of color? The website “We Buy Black” has more than 1,500 products to … Continue reading WeBuyBlack.com, a Different Way to Shop

Love Him or Hate Him, Trump Has Our Attention

“Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy. I was a really good student at the best school in the country. The reason I have a little doubt, just a little, is because he grew up and nobody knew him.” –Donald Trump, on why he thought President Obama wasn’t born in the United States. By Bria Nicole Richardson There are many quotes from Donald Trump, Republican candidate for president, that make you laugh, shake your head or stop and listen. Whether you agree or disagree with him, you’re listening. People tend to forget that Trump is a reality TV … Continue reading Love Him or Hate Him, Trump Has Our Attention

Opinion: In Defense of Math

By Emily Shawgo Math. The word likely evokes some kind of emotion in most who hear it.  Arguably one of the most hated school subjects, math is the subject of great controversy.  On one hand, experts view math as the “M” of the STEM fields widely growing in popularity and importance.  On the other hand, students at all levels question the relevance of and need for continuing math education. In the new Carlow Compass curriculum, math is no longer a requirement – instead, it is part of a category that includes all sciences and psychology of which students are required … Continue reading Opinion: In Defense of Math

Boots, Scarves, and Sweaters, Oh My!

By Sherri Brunner Winter season is fast approaching and sweaters, big jackets and earmuffs will be coming back out. This calls for some fashion tips on how to spice up your old wardrobe. Now go grab that old sweater from the back of your closet and let’s turn it from drab to fab with just a few easy steps. The first step is to find a sweater. My sweater is a red and big, probably coming down to about my mid-thigh. It is not the prettiest sweater and also very plain and boring. The color of maroon isn’t much of … Continue reading Boots, Scarves, and Sweaters, Oh My!