COVID-19’s Effect on the Arts

Written by Caitlin McDonough COVID-19 has certainly had an impact on the visual arts at Carlow and the Carlow University Art Gallery just as it has for cultural organizations in the region and across the globe. – Amy Bowman-McElhone As we all know, we are living in uncertain times full of cancellations and closings of schools, businesses, stay-at-home orders, unemployment, and above all, fear and worry about our future. Businesses in certain areas across the U.S. are beginning to open up again, but facemasks, social distancing, and capacity limits seem to have become the new normal. Over 36 million Americans … Continue reading COVID-19’s Effect on the Arts

One Billion Rising

Written by: Miranda Depkon   In Feb. 2020, One Billion Rising campaigned to bring awareness to ending sexual and physical violence against women. On Valentine’s Day in 2012, the campaign started by people rising and dancing to get the public’s attention. Today, women all over the world are still faced with violence – One Billion Rising calls people to rise to end … Continue reading One Billion Rising

Black History Month: How it all Began

Written by: Maia Williams  Black History Month begins on Feb. 1 each year to honor several African Americans who have helped shape United States history. According to CNN, Carter G. Woodson, an African-American Historian, wrote black Americans into the nation’s history. He founded Negro History week in 1926 which later expanded to Black History Month in 1976.  Woodson was troubled by how history textbooks didn’t acknowledge America’s black population. He made it his duty to include black Americans into the nation’s history by establishing the Association for the study of Negro Life and History. He also founded the publication, The Journal of Negro History.  “Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to … Continue reading Black History Month: How it all Began

Around the World

Written by: Lana Al Doori Iraq: “Going to claim my rights” Iraqi protestors attest.    On Oct. 1 2019, mass demonstrations in Iraq were assembled against corruption, unemployment, outside interreferences (Iran in particular), and political quotas. During those two days 107 people were killed and 2458 people injured in Baghdad. According to BasNews, 23,545 people have been injured and more than 500 killed since Oct. 1. Demonstrations have been occurring periodically over time, but the October protests were different. It has completely turned into a revolution. The difference about this revolution is that it’s driven by the viewpoint of post-2003 generation.   Mada Masr news article “Forty Days of Revolution in Iraq” by Ahmed Youssef, propose that the demonstration is not lead by any religious or political officials. It’s also independent of any communal or ethnic group. It is guided by a conscious … Continue reading Around the World

Rodents in Tiernan

By Caitlin McDonough  After several news reports about the Allegheny County Health Department’s inspection of Tiernan Hall and the evidence of rodents in the kitchen surfaced over the last week, students are concerned about Carlow’s dining services.  The inspection report included at least 11 “high risk” violations regarding pest management and food storage issues, including fresh and old rodent droppings around storage racks and the dish washer. It also cited several walls that needed resealed to ensure no rodents get in and numerous (15+) fruit flies in multiple areas of the kitchen.   Although a video went around the university earlier in February of a mouse spotted in Tiernan, it was not … Continue reading Rodents in Tiernan