Articles by Jillian Dunn

OurView: Lenten sacrifice doesn’t go my way

One of the songs Frank Sinatra is most remembered for singing is “My Way.” A reflective tune that recalls a man’s life, and through all the ups and downs he says, “I did it my way.” Apparently Frank had something wrong when it comes to choosing a Lenten sacrifice. When I was home for spring…

The Feast of Christmas is alive at JCU thanks to Kelly

New book written by faculty details the history of how people have celebrated Christmas from the fourth century until now

B.D. Wong discusses America’s struggle with diversity

“Law and Order SVU” star covers issues of race and sexual orientation

JCU hosts the Asperger’s Symposium: Lecture about Aspergers Syndrome within higher education

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, two out of every 10,000 children have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Boys are three to four times more likely than girls to have AS.  John Carroll is hosting first Asperger’s Symposium on Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The keynote speaker is Jane Thierfield…

OurView: eBay: I shop victoriously

This year I discovered that I have an addiction.  It is nothing illegal, so don’t worry, Mom, but it is serious. My studies, friends and conscience have all been affected, but I can’t help the good feeling I get from clicking a few buttons on the computer. I am talking about eBay. eBay was founded…

OurView: I’m all shook up: Simple workout or life metaphor?

My speech communication professor would have been disappointed as I approached the checkout counter at Target.  She warned me, “All those ‘too good to be true’ TV products use clever, persuasive speech techniques to get you to buy their junk!”  Even though this warning might have been true I couldn’t pass up the promise written…

New program First Thing’s First set in motion

First Thing’s First is a new program which challenges John Carroll University students to make mental health a top priority. The new initiative aims to provide opportunities that focus on physical, spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual wellness. First Thing’s First will reach out to JCU students, and will institutionalize self-care.   Evolving from a grant given…

Lawn Games, Tie Dying, and Bear Hugs… Oh my!

JCU gets wild for a cure

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet fills Dolan

Paul Muldoon’s quirky, mad-scientist appearance with large gray hair and glasses exemplifies his ability to formulate his own award-winning writing style. Last Thursday evening, the Northern Irish poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, Muldoon, spoke in Dolan Auditorium. “[He] has been called, by the [London] Times Literary Supplement, ‘the most important writer in English born after…

Seniors to Watch 2010 – Profiles

Jason Miller Hometown: Hicksville, Ohio Majors: Logistics, Marketing Awards Received at JCU: Boler School of Business 50th Anniversary Scholarship; Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics’ Outstanding Scholar; Dean’s List The key to success is determination, dedication, desire, goal setting, having a strong, supportive network of friends and family. Plans after JCU? I’m starting a Ph.D.…

OurView: Well done Mr. James Cameron, you’re a gentleman and an innovator

It used to look silly when I saw people walk out of a movie theater with these ridiculous looking cardboard glasses that boasted two different colored lenses. It was just awkward.  Now, as I ask for extra butter on my popcorn (you know we all do it). I see people leaving the theater from the…

Lil’ Sibs Weekend, All the Time

With Lil’ Sibs Weekend coming up, The Carroll News got to thinking: ‘What about all of the pairs of siblings that already attend John Carroll together? What’s in it for them?’ Well, we talked with a few of these pairs and found out what it’s like having Lil’ Sibs Weekend every weekend. Cedric and Jeanniece …

Immersion trips popular option for spring break

Consistent with the Jesuit identity of John Carroll, the Campus Ministry department and Center for Service and Social Action offer immersion experiences for students over spring break. There will be seven opportunities offered over the break in locations across the eastern United States including Wheeling, W.Va., Camden, N.J., Chicago, Ill., Immokalee, Fla., Louisville, Ky. and…

Home Sweet Carroll: Power Couples 2010

The Carroll News’ annual review of who’s who in the dating world. These couples were nominated by members of the John Carroll community. J.J. Kuczynski & Maria Westcott Maria, a junior, is a cheerleader and J.J., a senior, is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Bill Worms, who nominated the couple, said, “They are…

OurView: Baby are you down, down, down, down, HIKE!

It’s not a Jay Sean song and certainly not where your pants should be, according to Gen. Larry Platt. Outside of the music world, a down is known as the completion of a play in the sport of football.  As the New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday,…

Residence Life explains housing process

When buying or renting a living space, people take into account many different factors. These factors could include the layout of the space, their neighbors and location.  The same could be said of students choosing their living spaces for next year. JCU students will begin this process very soon, according to Marie Perri, housing coordinator…

Upperclassmen dorms in review

JCU’s eight residence halls each have their own characteristics. Each also have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the many different preferences of the students.  Bernet Hall, according to the Office of Residence Life, is the most sought-after residence hall on campus. This is because it has a bathroom and living area in each apartment-style suite.…

JCU honors Jesuit martyrs

Twenty years ago on Nov. 16, at the University of Central America in El Salvador, six Jesuits, their housekeeper, and her daughter were dragged out of their home by Salvadoran military soldiers and assassinated. John Carroll University, along with other Jesuit institutes and even the United States and El Salvadorian government, are remembering these tragic…

It’s not all xeroxing and memos

JCU students with unusual summer internships share their work experiences
While many students found themselves flipping burgers or washing cars to make some cash during the summer, others worked on movie sets, trained wild animals, taught children at nonprofits and preserved legends at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.