Articles by Ashley Matzenbach

Humor and vulgarity take to the screen in ‘Bad Grandpa’

Remember sitting through all three “Jackass” movies, hiding behind your fingertips, cringing at all of the gruesome, death-defying stunts? Well, Johnny Knoxville is at it again, bringing just as much repulsion and guilty fascination to the big screen. The movie, “Bad Grandpa,” is about an 86-year-old man taking his grandson on a cross-country road trip.…

Drag queens set to take campus by storm

Take a minute and imagine John Carroll University’s campus 10, even 20, years ago: different hairstyles and music, some different teachers, same Jesuit goals and values. However, could you imagine a drag show being held on campus a decade ago? Yet, through the hard work of Allies (the LGBTQ group at JCU), and particularly senior…

PlayhouseSquare presents opportunities for a Broadway getaway

“Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today.  I want to be a part of it …” Whoa there, hold on a second, Frank! With the start of a new semester, the diligent students of John Carroll University have no time for anything other than hitting the books to impress their new teachers. However, when it’s…

Ready, set…study!

Students of John Carroll, the time is upon you. No amount of denial or procrastination will change the fact that finals are next week. The reward: a month filled with steamy mugs of hot chocolate and endless Christmas movie marathons. That is, if you are left standing on Dec. 14. Do not fret … finals…

John Carroll’s fall play: so funny it will kill you

The tricks and treats of Halloween may be over, but John Carroll has one last boo left in it before you have to stash your costumes and candy away until next year. Starting this weekend on Friday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 3, and continuing the weekend after from Friday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov.…

A suitor for a new suit

What do James Bond and Barney Stinson have in common? First, they both have overzealous extracurricular activities; and second, it would surely be an apocalyptic sign if either were seen without a suit on. One might even suggest that the two are connected. The modern suit that we all know well has been around for…

Health care or disease care?

With the presidential election in the very near future, the topic of health care has been put through the ringer on both political sides, each claiming it is the other’s fault that our system has become so faulty. Not to step on any politically charged toes, but let’s attempt to look at the issue in…