Articles by Abbey Christopher

Danie’s Day celebrates the memory of Danielle Rose

Saturday, April 13, children from The Upside of Downs organization participated in Danie’s Day in the IM Gym. Danie’s Day gave children with Downs Syndrome and their parents and siblings a chance to interact with college students, doing various fun activities such as playing corn hole, dancing, bowling and hula hooping. Many different student and…

JCU makes changes down to the core

One of the most important parts of John Carroll University’s academic requirements is the core curriculum. Many students and faculty members have different opinions about it, but the core curriculum is in place to encourage critical thinking and give students an opportunity to learn about many different subjects, according to the JCU website. However, in…

JCU welcomes new women & gender studies program

John Carroll University recently announced that a new program, women’s and gender studies, will become available beginning this semester. This program will replace the concentration in perspectives on sex and gender, which is currently being phased out of the curriculum, according to Katherine Gatto, director of the women’s and gender studies program and professor in…

Discussions in progress about a tobacco-free campus

Since the Royal College of Physicians in Great Britain first released a report about health risks associated with tobacco in 1962, many laws have been passed to reduce or eliminate the amount of tobacco in public places, such as restaurants, places of employment and schools. Since 1995, John Carroll University has enforced a “smoke-free campus”…

New Homecoming format earns student approval

Several changes were made to Homecoming weekend this year; the two main differences were that parents’ weekend was combined with Homecoming weekend, and the Homecoming dance happened on Friday night instead of Saturday night. According to junior Patti Vera, a member of the SUPB Homecoming planning committee, “All of our expectations for the dance and…

JCTV-4 revives variety show to bolster participation

The Klein Television Studio in the O’Malley Center will be a busy place at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights this semester. As part of JCTV-4’s new fall programming lineup, there will be an addition to the organizational structure of the JCU television club: a format news variety show. Every week before taping, students review scripts,…

Violations aplenty in first weekend back on campus

Since returning to campus two weeks ago, many rumors have been circulating about crime during the first weekend and policy violations that took place in the residence halls, particularly Murphy Hall. While Murphy is notoriously the “party dorm,” there seem to be more rumors about the first weekend than usual. Senior Emmett Morton, a resident…