Articles by Dan May

Pike county slaying kills eight family members

  Eight people were found dead, shot execution style in Piketon, Ohio on Friday, April, 22.  CNN reported that the bodies were found at four different locations. In a list of names released by Cleveland.com, all of the victims were a part of the Rhoden family, ranging from a 44-year-old man to a 16-year-old boy. …

North Carolina passes controversial law

  The state of North Carolina passed a law blocking anti-discrimination laws on the local level.  Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, that requires everyone to use the bathroom of their born biological sex and gives the state priority over the passage of anti-discrimination laws.  After signing…

North Korea fires missiles into sea

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles Thursday, March 10 around 5:20 a.m. Korea Time.  Each missile traveled about 310 miles from the country’s north shore into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula.  According to NBC News, the missiles are believed to be Scud-type missiles.   This is the third sort of test the country…

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…

“Deadpool”: an unconventional twist on your average superhero film

The superhero: a paragon for all that is good in the world, who fights evil for the right reasons, and does so with extraordinary abilities.   Then, there’s “Deadpool.”   The well-known “Merc with a Mouth” got his own movie treatment this year after a highly criticized depiction in the 2009 film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”…

Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton win in Iowa caucus

      The first primary elections of the 2016 presidential election are over. Senator Ted Cruz from Texas won the Republican ticket, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just barely pulled out the win against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, for the Democratic Party. Clinton only won the caucus by four delegates, according to…

Senate fails to pass vote pausing refugees

  The United States Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday. Jan. 20 regarding further screening requirements for Iraqi and Syrian refugees.  The proposal would have put more background checks in place and would have required individual sign-offs from three high-ranking federal officials before any refugee from Syria or Iraq could come to the United…

‘All Time Low’ releases their sixth album, ‘Future Hearts’

  Last year, “All Time Low” won the inaugural Skully Award for “Song of the Year” from the Alternative Press Music Awards Show.  To follow their most recent accomplishment, the band decided to release their first album in three years.  “Future Hearts” has the overall pop-punk sound “All Time Low” fans know and love, but…

Fall Out Boy returns with an ‘American beauty’

4/5 Streaks   In 2013, Fall Out Boy made a triumphant return to music with a new pop sound in the album “Save Rock and Roll.” After two years, including a headlining tour with Paramore and winning “Band of the Year” at the inaugural AltPress Music Awards Show, Fall Out Boy has found the perfect…

Nintendo 3DS releases newest Pokémon video game

After 20 years of multiple video game releases, a long running anime show and many spinoff versions of the original video game, Pokémon is arguably one of the biggest gaming franchises in history. The recently released 3DS “Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Versions” marks the anniversary edition of the original “Ruby and Sapphire Versions.”  …

Music turns gray with Slipknot’s newest album

  As the end of October draws near, the anticipation for Halloween heightens. There are few bands that capture the terror, shock and creepiness of Halloween outside of Slipknot, the heavy metal seven person band from Des Moines, Iowa.   The group lost its founding bassist Paul Gray in 2010 to an accidental morphine  overdose,…

‘American Idiot’ takes the stage

  By the end of September, Green Day’s critically acclaimed, award-winning album, “American Idiot,” will be ten years old.   The album is the basis for the musical of the same name.   The show follows the story of Johnny, played by Jared Nepute – the self-described “Jesus of Suburbia.”   He and his friends,…

The true leader of the Avengers rises

The Captain now has a movie to match his leadership. The newest Avengers’ movie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” conveys a strong story and features political commentary on liberty throughout the movie.   The movie focuses on the external and internal conflict that Captain America and Rogers go through after the events of “The Avengers.”…

JCU students get a jump start on med school

John Carroll University prides itself on its successful job placement rate after graduation, and JCU’s Medical School Early Acceptance programs that partner with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ohio students contribute to this high success rate. The program helps both prospective high school…