Articles by Brooke Hollowell

Sweet Melissa doors finally open for business

  Sweet Melissa finally opened its doors to John Carroll University students and local residents after postponing opening day from November to March 23. This destination for refreshing mimosas, stacked sandwiches and mouthwatering desserts has taken over North Parke Grille on John Carroll Boulevard.   Sweet Melissa’s other location is in Rocky River, Ohio. All…

From the heart: DIY Valentine’s Day gifts

  Is there any holiday that causes more stress than Valentine’s Day? The pressure to come up with a decadent and romantic gift is expensive, especially for college students. Instead of overpriced flowers, candy and an hour-long wait for an expensive meal, here are a few ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special without breaking…

A sneak peek of America’s favorite pastime: Super Bowl commercial watching

Every year, two lucky cities get to watch their teams compete for the Lombardi Trophy in front of a worldwide audience. Yet, many people watching could care less about who wins. It’s true; they are there for the guacamole – and for the commercials. It’s tradition that commercials play a large role in the Super…

Get in the holiday spirit with annual Christmas Carroll Eve concert

As everyone is frantically running to different stores to buy last minute Christmas gifts  and cramming in last-minute studying before finals, the perfect way to de-stress before heading home is to take a break and soak up some JCU holiday spirit at Christmas Carroll Eve. The event will take place in the D.J. Lombardo Student…

Fifty shades of controversy

The best-selling erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E.L. James, is now being turned into a major motion picture. Universal Studios hired Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti to produce the film. Worldwide sales of the novel have reached over 70 million copies and Universal bought the rights to the movie for close to…

The quest for caffeine: Cleveland style

In today’s fast-paced world, coffee and higher education practically go hand-in-hand. College students are notorious coffee addicts, which is understandable considering the significant increase in schoolwork from high school to college. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of a caffeine boost to help you through your 18 credit hours, part-time job and multiple extracurricular…

Your guide to college chic on a budget

Decorating your dorm room, apartment or house on a budget is a great way to bond with your roommate(s) and to create a stylish, comfortable space that will be a major hang out spot for you and your friends. Most college students do not have a lot of extra money to spare, so, you may…

Kelly Clarkson rocks crowd at Beachwood mall

When Kelly Clarkson became the first “American Idol” in 2002, there was no way of knowing if this singing phenomenon was fleeting or the start of something bigger and more permanent. After 10-plus years, Clarkson has won multiple Grammys, sold millions of albums and released her first greatest hits CD. With that said, it is…

Warm up with a cup!

It’s a Wednesday night, and the wind chill is -12 outside. All you really want to do is screen Netflix for the next three hours and burrow into your bed with a cup of anything warm, calming and tasty. Okay, so maybe you have loads of homework to do and sprawling on your bed with…