Articles published in July, 2012

Barnes & Noble stock surges due to Microsoft’s investment

In a world where iPads, Kindles and all kinds of different e-readers are becoming more prevalent, Microsoft has decided to boost the likes of Barnes & Noble’s Nook product. Microsoft is investing $605 million into the product in hopes of becoming a more competitive player in the market. In return for their capital, Microsoft is…

The Wall Street Journal: Market volatility hurting hedge funds

There are many different financial instruments that are available for accredited investors to utilize in the hopes of gaining returns.  One of these alternative investments is called a hedge fund. These actively managed funds have many different strategies, including “taking advantage of events” and “negating the impact and risk of general market movements.” However, The…

GE looks to the ‘land down under’

As General Electric continues to grow, the company is finding that China may not be the treasure chest they once assumed it would be. Recently, the company has turned its attention to Australia. When you look at the growth the company has made in the “outback” it is clear why. Australia, a country with a…

Generation overload

What are we doing right now? How are we feeling? What are we going to do with our lives? These are all questions that I put forth to my generation of Americans. As you may remember, you were the focus of my writings last week. Well, I must tell you that I am a little…

Violence in Syria continues

Violence in Syria has been the prevalent theme throughout the Arab world since late 2011 and has continued to escalate to alarming terms through 2012. In the month of April alone, the death toll has risen to disturbing numbers and the country stands on the precipice of a civil war. The fighting that started almost…

Potential VPs line up to be Romney’s No. 2

Eleven months into his bid for the White House, Mitt Romney is no longer getting questions concerning President Obama’s health care plan. This week, the million-dollar question for the GOP candidate seems to be “who wants to be vice president,” and there seem to be many takers. While vice presidential hopefuls of the past seem…

Local artist starts textile business, creates own line

Local textile artist Rebecca Levine spent four years in design school after college and even interned with Nicole Miller in New York City. When she was exposed to textile design, she found her passion and decided she wanted to do it herself. She now has her own line, R. Levine, based right here in Cleveland.…

Train’s new album breaks barriers

Train’s new album, titled “California 37,” showcases musical risks the band takes which will astound many fans. This is Train’s seventh album, following “Save Me, San Francisco,” which certified Gold in 2009. The pop/rock trio band has many popular hits such as “Drops of Jupiter,” “Marry Me,” “Hey, Soul Sister” and their breakout hit “Meet…

Fashion favorites for the beach

With just a short week until the end of the school year to go, it’s time to start packing up the rain boots and North Faces and pulling out the flip flops and beachwear. Whether you’re jetting away to a beach in Hawaii, driving up to the Cleveland shore or just lounging by your community…

Scammer email threatens student privacy

A week ago, the JCU community received an email from the Information Technology Services Department with the words “WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!” in red ink.  The reason for that email is that two weeks ago, two students responded to an email that strongly resembled an email from JCU and gave out personal information. Since the incident,…

JCU’s entrepreneurship minor opens doors for several students

If you’re from Northeast Ohio, chances are you have seen or used one of the 500 businesses owned or operated by JCU graduates. Several of the 195 students in JCU’s entrepreneurship minor program are looking to add to this legacy by starting their own businesses right out of college. Only three years after its creation,…

‘C-Fest’ takes campus by storm

As students prepared for a weekend packed full of great music, the first-ever Carroll Fest came to campus. The festivities kicked off on Friday evening around 5 p.m., with Charlie Mosbrook, followed by several other bands, including Unknown for Now, The Beauregards and The Alibi. Junior Evan Bellan, the drummer for The Beauregards, was thrilled…