Articles by Ellen Liebenguth

First presidential debate sparks student opinions

As it was arguably one of the most important events of the 2016 election season, the John Carroll University Debate Team held a viewing of the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Sept. 26. The event was held in the LSC Conference Room in the D.J. Lombardo…

Holocaust survivor tells story of “The Miracle of Life”

John Carroll University students marched on campus and held a memorial service for Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, April 18 in order to honor the victims of one of worst genocides in history. One victim, survivor Roman Frayman, came to share his own personal story of survival in a lecture titled “Miracle of Life.”  …

John Carroll alumna creates app for Clevelanders

  Every year at the Celebration of the incoming class, John Carroll University hosts a Legacy Breakfast to celebrate legacy families and alumni that have gone out into the world to become successful and prosperous individuals. One such alum that was in attendance was Lauren Kluth, class of 2013, who is the founder of a…

Hawaii native to voice newest Disney princess, Moana

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that its newest princess film “Moana,” a story about a Polynesian heroine, will be released in Nov. 2016.   “Moana” is set to take place two thousand years ago in the fictional world of Oceania. Moana, a spirited teenager, dreams of leaving her home to prove herself a formidable adventurer…

The Carroll News gets inside scoop for fall 2015 Dennis Lane and Marinello One Acts

    This October, The Dennis Lane Memorial One Act play series, performed in Marinello Little Theatre at John Carroll University, will hit the stage. The Carroll News had the opportunity to speak with Assistant Professor for the Tim Russert Department of Communications and Theatre Arts and Producing Director of Theatre, Keith Nagy and the…

New rule changes for Emmy awards

  The 67th annual Emmy awards, held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, paid tribute to the accomplishments of the best of television programming this year.   The host of this year’s awards was Andy Samberg, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” following in the footsteps of previous hosts such including…

OurView: Happy school year, John Carroll

Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Happy New Year! Or should I say, “Happy School Year!” Alarm clocks are ringing. Professors are lecturing. Students are drinking, I mean, studying. It is indeed that time of year again.   You know how on New Year’s Day, people always ask you what your resolutions are? Then they tell…

Panel discusses ‘Police Force and the Media:’ Society of Professional Journalists sponsors dialogue about national topic

    Police brutality: Two words that represent what continues to plague this nation with accusations, videos and stories of senseless violence and racism. At the Society of Professional Journalists’ “Police Force and the Media” program held Wednesday, April 22 at John Carroll University, these two words supplied the topic of the evening.   The…

PlayhouseSquare welcomes new 2015-2016 Broadway series

  The new Broadway line-up for Cleveland PlayhouseSquare was released at the 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway Series Launch Party on Tuesday, March 31. With Broadway series favorites including “Matilda,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” this season is bound to be a showstopper.…

Student Union forum addresses HLC notice: Provost, vice president of enrollment answer questions about JCU’s future

The John Carroll University Student Union held an open forum on Thursday, March 19, for the community’s questions regarding the accreditation of the University in future years. Provost and Academic Vice President Jeanne Colleran and Vice President of Enrollment Brian Williams led a discussion hoping to ease the minds of the undergraduate and graduate students…

Model Arab League wins highest award at regional conference

  The John Carroll University Model Arab League team secured an exceptional victory at the Ohio Valley Regional MAL Conference held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on Feb. 19. The student organization was honored with the highest award possible, named the 2015 “Outstanding Delegation,” for their representation of the United Arab Emirates.   Under…

Orthorexia: An eating disorder for being too healthy

  Many people suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, obsessing over the quantity of food intake. Recently, mental health experts and medical studies have confirmed there is a new type of eating disorder caused by the obsession of food quality – orthorexia nervosa.   The term “orthorexia” is not new, however.   In…

Panel discusses ‘The Natural Hair Movement’: JCU’s African American Alliance partners with local salon for Black History Month

During the month of February, John Carroll University’s African American Alliance is holding a series of events to celebrate Black History Month. On Monday, Feb. 9, a panel called “The Natural Hair Movement” discussed the negative connotation sometimes associated with African-Americans’ hair and to emphasize the beauty of staying true to one’s natural hair.  …

Emma Watson to portray Disney princess, Belle live

Recently, Disney has been transforming its cartoon classics into live-action motion pictures. On Monday, Jan. 26, former Harry Potter star Emma Watson announced on Facebook that she will be portraying another leading lady bookworm. Watson has signed on to bring Belle, the Disney princess, to life in the new live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast.”…

Creators of ‘Glee’ and ‘American Horror Story’ collaborate to create ‘Scream Queens’

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Dante DiLorieto, co-creators of the television hit series “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” will serve as executive producers of a new television series called “Scream Queens.”   Fox has confirmed that the show’s star-studded cast will include “Glee” leading actress Lea Michele, “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, Oscar nominee Abigail…

SUPB hosts ‘Cupcake Wars’

Some might say that cupcakes, competition and friends are the key ingredients for a successful evening of fun. SUPB’s recent event, Cupcake Wars, held on Thursday, Jan. 15, had all these ingredients and more.   The event took place in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center Atrium. Tables were covered with sweet treats so students could…

‘August Rush’ heads to Broadway

A new musical is coming to the Broadway stage. “August Rush,” based on the 2007 film starring Freddie Highmore and the late Robin Williams. Southpaw Entertainment and CJ E&M announced Nov. 25 that they will begin development in New York on Dec.  9-10. “August Rush” is a story about a boy named Evan Taylor, who…

Humans of John Carroll 11/20/2014

Barista, gamer, environmental enthusiast – these are just a few of the roles filled by sophomore Ese Osaghae at John Carroll University.   Osaghae came to JCU because he attended to a Jesuit high school and wanted another Jesuit experience.   “I enjoy the fact that I can say hello to everyone, and the small…

GoldieBlox creates new action figure doll, “Goldie”

      Many believe Barbie and knockoff brands such as Bratz and Monster High represent exaggerated versions of women. GoldieBlox, a toy manufacturing company, recently released an action figure named “Goldie” to challenge the values of Barbie, inspiring girls to be themselves.   GoldieBlox is a company founded by Stanford University engineering graduate Deborah…

Office of the Registrar implements waitlist policy

    It’s that time of year again: registration is here. To assist John Carroll University students in the process, the Office of the Registrar has compiled a new procedure called waitlisting, which will be available to all students on BannerWeb during the upcoming process.   Martha Hendren, the University registrar, spoke about this new…