Articles published in January, 2012

Spring concert extravaganza

This semester,  the Student Union Programming Board is taking a new approach to the annual Spring Concert. Instead of having a singular concert on campus, there will be a series of concerts at different locations around Cleveland. This is a great idea and improvement on the past. In the past, the Spring Concert has not…

Dining diversity

JCU Dining has made several changes to the campus food services this semester. Efforts have been made to improve food quality and freshness while increasing the variety of options. In Schott Dining Hall, a new bakery and dessert station has been added and an additional baker hired. This will increase the variety of desserts available…

The Bayer Necessities: Beard thoughts

As the cold winter winds blow across the lake and chap our frostbitten faces, I am comforted by one thing – my beard. At first I wasn’t really a big fan, but I must admit, it’s growing on me. (Get it?) Anyway, I have received a lot of feedback on this new addition to my…

OurView: Moderately profane

So here we go again, another election with an open field of candidates. For one side, the choice is pretty clear, the Democrats will nominate President Barack Obama.  Then there will be the Republicans, who are obviously the opposition party and must select a candidate to their liking.  Once this process is complete, the Republican…

Cooney Meets World: The memory and lessons of JoePa

I am not a member of the Penn State family, but I grew up in Pennsylvania so I have some idea of what the school and its football team mean to people who live there. I’m also a Penn State fan, to some extent. Joe Paterno was someone I admired because of his longevity at…

Alumni Corner: Alumna Bridget Fitzgerald

Chicago-area alumnus Bill Burke may have said it best: “You can take alumni from 1957 through 2014 and they talk like they have known each other for years.” Attending my first “12 Blue Streaks for Dinner” event in Chicago sponsored by the JCU Student Alumni Association was a true example of this. We walked into…

Graciously Gaffney: Now what?

I realized a couple of things over Winter Break. First, I realized this is my last semester of college (hopefully ever). It’s not as though I haven’t known for some time the Spring 2012 semester would be my final semester or that I will be graduating in May. It became much less abstract and much…

Columns: Back to the present

There is a lot in the world that sucks. Quite often this stuff can get us down. Maybe your leg just broke, your grades could be bad or perhaps you’re sad about Iran enriching uranium. In both cases, it is understandable to wonder why these things happen. Why did you jump off that roof? Why…

Stay cool with winter fashions

As the temperature begins to fall, the peak of fashion begins to rise. No more should you trudge across campus in an outfit reminiscent of the winter apparel “A Christmas Story’s” Randy was smothered in. Instead, bundle up in something equally as warm as it is fashionable. Although the new year is a time to…

SUPB unveils new concert series

Student Union Programming Board decided the same old, same old needed to be spiced up a bit. Instead of bringing a big-name artist to campus for the annual Spring Concert, SUPB’s executive board has created the Carroll Spring Series, an on-campus and off-campus string of concerts. “We decided to change it up,” said Cassie Pacer,…

Student Union inaugurates new executive board, lays out new vision for the 2012 academic year

In a fully packed Jardine Room on Thursday, Jan. 19, students, faculty, administrators and family members all gathered to celebrate the inauguration of a new Student Union Executive Board. For the 2012 year, the board will consist of Greg Petsche as the Student Union president and Steven Palmieri as the executive vice president. After being…

Midseason TV schedule looks promising

Finally, reruns are over. All your favorite shows are back with brand new episodes. But premiering with them are plenty of brand new midseason shows. These five are the most anticipated of the bunch. House of Lies (Showtime) Sundays at 10 p.m. Showtime’s new half-hour comedy is centered on a consulting firm that tricks corporate…

JCU blitzes publicity with a broader marketing plan

A commercial for the University featuring several JCU students and alumni aired in Pittsburgh during the NFL’s NFC Divisional Playoffs on the local Fox affiliate, WPGH-TV. According to Tonya Strong-Charles, director of media relations & communications, it was a good deal for the University to buy air time that was still available during the game.…

‘Shame’ review: A different kind of addiction

When it comes to the subject of sex addiction, our culture has taken an attitude of humorous deniability. Movies like “Blades of Glory” use the condition as a punchline, while news of Tiger Woods confessing that he has a sex addiction are met with slews of laughter and lines like “Not a bad condition to…

JCU Dining rolls out new menu choices, services

Along with a new schedule of classes, students now have fresh additions to the menu in Schott Dining Hall and the Inn Between. Before last semester ended, General Manager for JCU Dining Tyson Dubay listed goals he had. Over break, Dubay said that they were able to complete everything they set out to do and…