Articles published in February, 2016

Apple’s response to FBI demands after San Bernardino shooting

  On Dec. 2, 2015, a married couple opened fire on their coworker’s holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. In this attack 14 individuals lost their lives and upwards of 20 others were wounded. The attackers were cornered by the authorities and died in a gun battle.   This event…

Netflix welcomes a “Fuller House” to television original series

Netflix will air the pilot episode for the new spin-off series, “Fuller House” on Feb. 26, based on the original show “Full House” that aired from Sept. 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995.   “Full House” is a nostalgic, family-friendly  series that aired on network television for eight seasons. Re-runs of all 192 episodes still…

Yinzer turned Clevelander creates stunning artwork of West Side Market

Dane Horvath, an artist, designer, and blogger from Pittsburgh, created her blog in 2010 based on Pittsburgh’s history, architecture and art scene entitled “Steeltown Anthem.” Horvath, who is primarily an artist, showcases her work by way of her blog.   Horvath has recently moved to Cleveland and wants to focus her posts on both Cleveland…

Boler Business : seven major income tax changes in 2016

    Tax time is nearly upon us again, and 2016 will bring some tax changes you need to know about before you complete the required tax forms this year.   By learning about them before the new year is already a quarter of the way done, and before making a payment, it would be…

Fandango purchases Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster

      Ticket-selling service Fandango, owned by cable giant Comcast Corporations, is diversifying its online movie offerings agreeing to acquire the digital movie businesses Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes from Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. Entertainment.   This agreement will be bringing two Hollywood studios together online. Comcast bought Fandango in 2007, while Warner Bros.…

AAA presents fashion show through the ages

  The African American Alliance (AAA) presented the organization’s first fashion show, “Evolution of Black Fashion,” on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the Dolan Science Center atrium. The show featured organization members as models and emphasized how black fashion evolved through the ages in America, beginning in the 20s and continuing in the present. The event…

Shula chair discusses masculinity

  University of Oregon Professor and current Shula chair of philosophy at John Carroll University Bonnie Mann delivered a speech entitled, “Sovereign Masculinity: The War on Terror, Mass Shootings, and the Trump Campaign” on Thursday, Feb. 16. She spoke to about 150 faculty and students in the Donahue Auditorium.   Mann holds a Ph.D from…

Panel discusses role of media in body image

Guess who said: “I wish I looked like Cindy Crawford?”   Surprisingly, Cindy Crawford said it.   In this quote, supermodel Crawford is stating how much the media photoshops and enhances photos to make women look as sexy and appealing as possible. For many years, the media has focused on women’s appearances. The media decides…

Trump wins in South Carolina GOP primary

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were named the winners in the respective Democratic Nevada caucus and Republican South Carolina primary on Saturday, Feb. 20.   Trump and Clinton won the popular vote in the respective states that night. Clinton won 52.6 percent of the Democratic vote, whereas Trump won 32.5 percent, of the Republican vote,…

T-Mobile boosts sales and expects growth in 2016

  The third largest wireless provider in the United States, T-Mobile, has posted stellar number in the fourth quarter of 2015 according to Bloomberg.   T-Mobile’s accomplishments in 2015 were quite remarkable in a market that is overfull with wireless provider companies. Its fourth quarter earnings, released Wednesday, Feb 17, beat initial projections.   In…

Calling for both sides

    On Thursday, Feb. 16, John Carroll University brought in Bonnie Mann, a professor from the University of Oregon, to give a guest lecture on the philosophical phenomenon she calls, “Sovereign Masculinity.” She describes this as “the need to prove one’s masculinity, or manliness.” The presentation, “Sovereign Masculinity: The War on Terror, Mass Shootings…

The Gebhardt Collection: A call for broader political conversation

    As I was in the newsroom this week, I looked over what the Campus section had written, as usual, and I saw the article that talked about the on-campus lecture called “Sovereign Masculinity: The War on Terror, Mass Shootings, and the Trump Campaign.”   Now, if you read my column on a somewhat…

Importance of being informed

    I’ve always been a bit addicted to the news. I’ve been watching Meet the Press for as long as I can remember, and early Sunday mornings as a small child were always spent sitting on my dad’s lap reading the newspaper with him and stealing sips of his bitter black coffee.   I…

Madeline's Montage: Long live the weekend

  There’s something special about 68 degrees.   Looking back, I’m sure we can all remember a time or two when we argued about the “perfect temperature.” Throughout my grade school years, I proposed arguments against the chilly winter and boiling summer months. The perfect temperature in my book was always 68 degrees, because at…

McGowan's Manifesto: The politics of prayer

As the sun sifted through the church’s stained glass window, the rays refused to comfort my shoulders with warmth.   It was reconciliation day at school, and as I shifted in my chair as the priest looked upon me with disappointed eyes, all I could was cry.   Between tears, I attempted to explain the…

OurView: Snapshots on the wall

    Lately, I have been thinking about my life. What I want to do when I graduate college, where I would like to end up and who I would like to have with me through it all. Time after time, I feel as if I have been bombarded with questions of intrigue, only to…

Getting excited for MLS

I know the NBA and NHL are headed down the final stretch, and trust me, I’m excited as could be, but I’ve got my eyes set on the MLS.   The Major League Soccer season kicks off on March 6 with a replay of the MLS Cup last season. The Columbus Crew will face off…

Blue Streaks handle Fighting Muskies, rally past Crusaders

    A frustrating late season 3-game losing streak nearly spoiled 21 straight wins for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team.   Then, senior Simon Kucharewicz took control.   Guided by a double-double by the Midpark High School graduate, the Blue Streaks ended the regular season with a 99-76 victory over Muskingum University on…

Broken records highlight long weekend

The three-day Ohio Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships produced a third place overall finish for the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team.   The University of Akron’s Onacek Natatorium was the venue for the 2016 OAC Championships that featured seven different programs from around the conference.   On Thursday, Feb. 18, JCU…

JCU’s season comes to an end with first round loss

On Saturday, Feb. 20, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team was on a high after beating Muskingum University in the final seconds on a jumper by sophomore Shmoo Pryor.   With the win over Muskingum in the squad’s final regular season game, JCU earned the right to host a first round game in the…

JCU ends season with second place finish

The John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team traveled to Akron, Ohio to compete for three days at the Ohio Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend. A second place finish for the team and a first place recognition as the OAC Women’s Coaching Staff of the Year for head coach Mark Fino…

Bombings kill 28 in Turkish capital

A car bomb was detonated in the city center of Ankara, the Turkish capital, on Wednesday Feb. 17, during rush hour. According to The New York Times, 28 people were killed and roughly 60 were injured in the attack. The attack targeted a military convoy as they passed through the city’s administrative district, which is…

Campaign and chill

No matter what your political leanings are, we can all agree that this election has been unique. Some of us are bursting with excitement with some of the candidates in the running, while others are scared at the prospect of a particular candidate becoming the next president of the United States. No matter what your…

President Obama to visit Cuba

President Obama is poised to become the first sitting United States president to visit Cuba since 1928. After Obama announced the trip on Twitter, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes posted details about the trip on his Medium.com profile. It says Obama will be in Cuba on March 21 and 22 to meet with Cuban…

JCU bounces back with close win over Marietta

  After scoring just nine points in the first quarter, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team battled back on Saturday, Feb. 13 to outscore Marietta University by 10 points over the final three quarters, going on to earn a 57-56 victory over the Pioneers.   Marietta dictated the scoring early, hitting back-to-back three-pointers to…