Articles by Jennifer Holton

Potential VPs line up to be Romney’s No. 2

Eleven months into his bid for the White House, Mitt Romney is no longer getting questions concerning President Obama’s health care plan. This week, the million-dollar question for the GOP candidate seems to be “who wants to be vice president,” and there seem to be many takers. While vice presidential hopefuls of the past seem…

New shopping center to open near campus this fall

Come the fall semester, JCU students and surrounding residents will have a new stomping ground to satisfy their restaurant and retail cravings. Cedar Center North, the plaza located off of Cedar Road, west of Warrensville Center Road, is currently undergoing a renovation that includes almost a dozen new restaurant and retail stores. The “Cedar Center…

OurView: My life in lights

As a political science minor and with a love for broadcast journalism, I’ve come to know Washington, D.C. as a political junkie’s Hollywood. When I arrived in D.C. a month ago for my internship with C-SPAN, I knew spotting House Speaker John Boehner or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in person would have been like…

Columns: Creative Mr. Claus

Another year of decking the halls, hanging stockings and sipping eggnog means that it’s Christmastime; the time to start making your wish list and go shopping for items on the lists of others. Maybe it’s my lack of creativity in buying Christmas presents, but in my opinion, something has got to change this year. The…

The Jenn is mightier: ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’ resolution

Ladies, drop the Einstein’s bagels and pick up a celery stick, CBS’ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is now less than three weeks away, which means the heavy workout sessions begin right about now. Only kidding. The much-anticipated bra and panties runway show premieres on Tuesday Nov. 28, and needless to say, it’s going to have…

JCU international business program offers new opportunities

One of the newest programs to John Carroll’s curriculum will have your resumé screaming “molto bene!” to prospective employers. The new official major, called international business with languages and cultures (IBLC), has been developing over the past three years within the Italian major and the Boler School of Business with the help of Italian professors…

Columns: A squirmish Cain forebodes weakness

If anything can be learned from the Herman Cain campaign thus far, it is that a potential presidential nominee should not ignorantly question the ethics of a journalist. Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, is now a presidential frontrunner for the GOP 2012 race, but has come under fire in the past week; allegations of…

Columns: You came, you ‘mounted,’ you failed

The action verb “to mount” has several meanings. One meaning defines the verb as follows: “to fix securely to a support.” To use it in a sentence, one could say, “The mechanic mounted the engine in my car.” To use the verb in a sexual context, mounting means “to climb onto a male or female…

The Jenn is mightier: Apple CEO must ripen creative skills quickly, or else

He was the man in the black turtleneck who turned a bitten apple into a multi-national icon. Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has passed, leaving techies and others around the world mourning not only his death, but the future of modern technology without such a visionary. Intellectual comparisons of Jobs to Thomas Edison…

Columns: I learned it from Twitter

There are two ways in which I view social media. First, as a tool that will greatly enhance society, and second, as a stream of poison that continuously informs us of what is happening around the world while simultaneously disconnecting us from it. For me, it seems as if Twitter has fulfilled the latter. The…

Student Union suffers quicksilver senators and exec. board members

Conflicting schedules, off-campus opportunities and inconsistent beliefs of the Student Union’s purpose, among other reasons, has caused the official student government organization to lose five senators and two executive board members this semester. As the semester began, Student Union was without a vice president for communications after junior Trenton Oczypok transferred from John Carroll. Junior…

Columns: Money well spent

For me, column brainstorming relies heavily on browsing news headlines to spark an idea, or remembering what things had angered me in the past week. Well, nothing that angered me was worth writing, and the most interesting headline I read was a report on the unfortunate death of the late Ted Kennedy’s daughter, Kara Kennedy.…

Cable headaches

ITS says issues regarding recent campus digital TV upgrade will be fixed soon

John Carroll students memorialize 9/11

The Rodman terrace stood quiet Sunday, Sept. 11, surrounded by 2,977 American flags and the sounds of “America the Beautiful.”

The Jenn is mightier: Gourmet grilled goodness

An old saying notes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I say it’s important to fall in love with your own cooking first. When most kids are receiving six packs from their parents for their 21st birthday, my “Happy Birthday” wrapping paper unveiled a recipe box with dozens of…

Celebs and JCU organization support 9/11 charity

The Hollywood Hills are alive with support for the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A national public service announcement campaign entitled “I will (pay tribute)” commenced this past August, featuring relatives of 9/11 victims and survivors of the attacks. The PSA shows celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson, Mariska Hargitay, Ali Larter,…

Columns: A national shame

There are few people who cannot recall exactly where they were on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 when they heard a plane had crashed into the first World Trade Center tower. The memory of what they were doing at the exact moment is still fresh in almost every person’s mind, just as it was when our…

The Jenn is mightier: Wishful thinking could become a reality!

You know how children have that one movie that as a child, they watch over and over again? For me, that movie was “A Little Princess.”  I loved how Sara Crewe went almost literally from rags to riches. (In her case, from riches to rags then back to riches).  At the end of the film,…

The Jenn is mightier: My brother, Justin Bieber

Growing up, my little brother Kevin was the “little terror” of the family. While he could have been a sweetheart at times, my family does have the home videos to prove Kevin could have been the poster child for the “terrible twos.” For every year he’s been alive, I’m sure I could tell three funny…

OurView: The necessity of fallibility

Gen. George Patton, the famous World War II U.S. military general,  was said to have offered words of wisdom to others in his well-known quote that asked, “If man does his best, what else is there?” Patton’s words are something I think about quite often before going in to take a grueling exam. While it…

SOBB control bill back on the table

After further discussion at the Student Union meeting this past Tuesday, the proposal concerning the modification to the Student Organization Budget Board (SOBB) has been pushed back another week. This week, former VP of Business Affairs and current junior Senator Michael Fox proposed an amendment to the motion called the “sunset clause” that was discussed.…

Buy & Benefit: Designers create items for a worthy cause

During what has become one of Japan’s darkest hours, the fashion industry has come forward to lend a generous hand. Among the various Good Samaritan acts and continuous relief efforts that have taken place in recent weeks since Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, countless fashion labels have taken the initiative to design products that benefit the…

Beqaj offers clear path for job-seekers to find happiness

For graduating seniors, the question they start hearing around Winter Break from everyone is, “So what will you be doing after school?” Students’ immediate reaction is usually a scratching of the head as they feel the weight of the “real world” pressing on their shoulders and the ominous realization of graduation quickly becomes the elephant…

Britney hits us baby one more time

On March 29, pop-sensation Britney Spears will be releasing her seventh studio album, “Femme Fatale.” As a follow-up to 2008’s “Circus,” Spears’ new album is compiled of 12 tracks on the normal edition, and 16 on the deluxe version. The first single, “Hold It Against Me” was released on Jan. 10, after being leaked online…

A Phiner Bistro masters the art of healthy food and hospitality

While a restaurant with the philosophy of instilling happiness in its customers doesn’t seem like the ideal recipe for success to many, A Phiner Bistro has the perfect elements to give other small restaurant owners a run for their money. Owner Phiner Dike (pronounced feena deekay) places just as much emphasis on her customers as…