Articles by Claire Olderman

OurView: The power of goodbye

God has blessed me with a lot in my life, but one thing I haven’t received enough of is closure. I loathe abrupt changes with little to no explanation. So, for the times that I haven’t received closure from those in my life, I want to make sure that in my final semester, in my…

Forget diamonds, chocolate is a girl’s new best friend

In society, women seem to constantly be watching their weight; both in order to look good, and to maintain a healthy diet. There are some foods that in moderation are OK and others that just seem to be bad no matter how little the intake is. In a recent study conducted at the National Institute…

Meet Cosmopolitan’s Ohio bachelor

Every year Cosmopolitan magazine holds its “Cosmo Bachelor of the Year” contest. In its November issue, the magazine features one bachelor from each of the 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and one takes the title of Cosmo “Bachelor of the Year” and a $10,000 prize. Last year, the winner was Cleveland and JCU alum Ryan…

Columns: Technological difficulties

I would be OK if texting was never invented. Same goes for Facebook. I believe those two advancements in technology, though not single-handedly, have furthered the destruction of our generation. I don’t mean to sound like a grandma here, but the reality is they both suck. Granted, I do have a Facebook, and I text…

Netflix divides and conquers

On Monday, Sept. 19, Netflix customers woke up to a personalized email that may have changed the company forever. “I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation,” were the opening words written by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Last July, the company announced their 60 percent price increase which proved upsetting to loyal customers. The company…

‘Footloose’ stars tell it all

The Carroll News: How is it dealing with all the pressure of remaking a beloved classic like “Footloose”? Julianne Hough: If I wasn’t confident, we wouldn’t be promoting this movie the way that we are.  I really am so proud and I think the people that saw the original are going to be impressed and…

Dancing with a JCU star

At the age of 23, Elizabeth Stark has accomplished a lot when it comes to dancing. As a John Carroll senior majoing in communications, she has a lot on her plate: including winning a ballroom dancing championship. Stark said she has been dancing for her entire life. She dances everything from ballet and tap to…

‘Jumping the Broom’ JCU style

The day a person gets engaged should be as close to perfect as possible. No one wants that special moment to be interrupted by a friend screaming for your attention during the very obvious big moment. No, that would not be ideal at all. Neither does anyone wants to marry into a family completely different…

New NFL clothing goes ‘baby’

In recent years, the term “going green” is a verb that has taken action in many aspects of life. Now it includes eco-friendly athletic clothing for babies. Fullback Ovie Mughelli of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons’ recently partnered with Origany, an organic clothing line that specializes in making clothes for babies and toddlers. “The Ovie Mughelli…

OurView: Be who you are

I have one last semester in college, where I’ll be spending my time enjoying four day weekends and three day weeks. Taking 21 credits this semester, I barely remember what it feels like to have time for myself. Between internships, interviews and an indescribably lousy ex-boyfriend, I’m ready to enjoy a new-found freedom. People tell…

Housing process goes online

John Carroll students are familiar with using online resources for academics, such as Blackboard, and for social networking sites like Facebook. Now, through the Office of Residence Life, students can complete the entire housing selection process online as well.    Although it was upgraded last spring, this is the first time that non-freshman residents will have…

Second time not the charm for Student Union SOBB bill

After further deliberation, Student Union again voted “no” to the proposed bill concerning the modification to the student organization budget board (SOBB). This bill was first proposed at the meeting following the executive board elections. On Nov. 30, the Student Union revisited the previously proposed amendment of moving the SOBB from the vice president for…

New gates limit access to campus

Contributing to John Carroll University’s continuous facelift is the addition of new posts and gates around campus. In the fall semester, students may have recognized new restrictions and openings that redirect the flow of traffic both in and out of the campus. Behind Rodman Hall and Bohannon Science Center, posts are now set up where…

Betas go national

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity at John Carroll University was installed as an official national chapter last weekend.  Previously, Beta Theta Pi was the only group of Greeks on campus that had yet to be recognized as an official chapter. They existed only as a colony, which is a fraternity or sorority that has just…

Printers no longer on hold

The printers on campus have experienced several glitches since the John Carroll University computer system was upgraded this summer from Windows XP to Windows 7, the newest version. One such glitch was the “printer on hold” message that some students got when trying to print. “I had several issues with printing. I thought I had…

East Asian Festival returns to JCU

Festival and The Orchid Ensemble showcases East Asian culture

John Carroll appeals UH’s motion regarding ROTC house

John Carroll University, which was hoping to transition one of its properties in University Heights from residential to ROTC offices, recently appealed the City’s motion allowing it to do so. It was certain City stipulations that made JCU reject the offer.  According to Dora Pruce, JCU’s director of government and community relations, the University was…

Carroll fans get crazy

President of the Carroll Crazies, senior Alicia Giannell, came to Jane Evans, the current adviser of the organization, with a plan. She was determined to create more JCU spirit.  “This is my senior year, and I have wanted to do this forever. This summer and the end of my junior year it finally happened,” said…

Promise of greener campus brings Coke on board

For the past decade, John Carroll University has served PepsiCo products throughout campus. Beginning this summer, JCU made the switch to products from The Coca-Cola Company, and many students may be wondering why the sudden change was made.  “The University’s exclusive 10-year beverage agreement with Pepsi recently expired. That agreement covered all [carbonated and non-carbonated]…

Campus buildings get a facelift

Not only is summer over, but so are some of the John Carroll University campus renovations. Hamlin Residence Hall received some of these renovations this summer. A student room, common area and bathroom, resident hall and SRA suite, now all ADA accessible, are modern and revived. A grand total of $225,000 was spent to update…

Students will soon have new wheels to get around town

Student group, City cooperate on a new program to provide students with free bikes for use Professor Miles Coburn’s legacy rides on as the student-run Environmental Issues Group will implement a bike program in his honor for the John Carroll University community in the fall of 2010.  “Our goal is to make John Carroll more…

New major, new opportunity

After becoming a minor only last fall, East Asian Studies will soon be offered as a major at John Carroll University starting in the fall of 2010.   Originally offered only as a concentration, EAS was approved as an official major by JCU faculty last week. “Student interest [in the program] has been growing steadily,” said…

Healthy living floors move beyond substance-free

John Carroll University will be offering a Healthy Living floor for the incoming freshman class next semester. Although still in the planning stages, the floor will be a more involved substance-free floor, replacing the existing substance-free floors. The Healthy Living floor will be available to those incoming freshmen, both male and female, who decide they…

Teach-in focuses on human rights in Central America

The InterReligious Task Force on Central America hosted its annual teach-in at John Carroll University in Dolan Science Center on Saturday, Feb. 6.  The teach-in attracts between 150 and 200 participants each year. The event provides participants with information, practical skills and resources to support social justice programming. Students and faculty from different parts of…