Articles by Katherine Oltmanns

CN participates in call with cast from “Barbershop: The Next Cut”

The Carroll News participated in a phone interview with Ice Cube and Anthony Anderson, in addition to both local and college newspaper editors and reporters, for the Warner Brothers film, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” premiering Friday, April 15.   Q: Is the community bond in this film inspired by any recent political movements, such as…

Meet the cast of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with Lily James, Matt Smith; Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth, the cast of the comedy horror film “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” based on the 2009 novel by Seth Grahame-Smith that parodies “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.   Q: How surprised were you when you heard…

Meet the women behind the film “Suffragette”

The Carroll News participated in an interview with director, Sarah Gavron; screenwriter, Abi Morgan; producers, Alison Owen and Faye Ward; and the great granddaughter of Meryl Streep’s character, Helen Pankurst from the film “Suffragette.” The Focus Feature film, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter and Meryl Streep, depicts the British women’s suffrage movement of the late…

[Insert goodbye title here]

After all the deadlines, articles and columns I endured over the last year, I’ve made it to my last issue of The Carroll News. I don’t know what a goodbye column entails, but I am grateful that I’m writing one at all.   Although a lot of people pick up the school paper every week,…

Cleveland’s 2014 Winterfest

  Manhattan is not the only city that puts on a show to kick off the holiday season. On Saturday, Nov. 29, Huntington Bank will be hosting Cleveland’s Winterfest in the PlayhouseSquare District. The day will consist of dozens of family-friendly activities to get people in the holiday spirit. Local artisans will have their creations…

Take care

Besides living off campus, being a junior is not always awesome.   I love delving into my major and minor. But I underestimated how intense 300 and 400-level classes could be. I noticed I’m not the only one, either.   I scroll through Twitter all the time.   And every day, I see several tweets…

Right to my core

    I don’t think I’ll ever understand the core curriculum requirements.   I get the point of it. And I think it’s a good thing that schools want their students to be well-rounded and not purely dedicated to one specific, or general, subject.   But I think that colleges, including this one, take it…

A league of our own

    I had a difficult time picking the right college. When I finally decided on John Carroll University, it was a huge weight off of my shoulders, as I’m sure it was for everyone else. I couldn’t wait to move into my very first home away from home.   One thing I was nervous…

To do it for the vine or nah

  Some social media apps have had a good run. A lot die out, too.   There was Formspring, which no one will remember until they read this. Facebook is now for  parents and old high school classmates with kids.   Twitter has maintained a steady presence. So has Snapchat. Instagram is basic, but awesome.…

Drugstore makeup is a drug

This column is devoted to girls who know what’s good for them, who sometimes enjoy being vain and buy more makeup than they will ever need. I wrote this for us.   There are days where I get really bored, so I decide to go shopping. I also shop when I’m in a bad mood.…

JCU Autism Speaks walks for their cause

    Most students use Sunday mornings to relax. But on Sunday, Sept. 14, 19 John Carroll students met in the Belvoir parking lot at 8 a.m. to head downtown for the Walk for Autism Speaks at Progressive Field.   The walk was a fundraiser for autism research that included games, food, t-shirts, music and…

Onward on for the summer

May is always a bittersweet time of year.   The gross part of spring is fading away, summer is fast approaching and school lets out for the next three months.   But school is letting out for the next three months.   In middle school, the end of the school year represented something so much…

March of Dimes launches JCU awareness, walk begins

    March of Dimes is continuing to let its presence known at John Carroll University with flyers posted all around campus. This non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting full-term, healthy pregnancies.   It is also dedicated to providing both support and information to those who need it, such as families, or simply people who…

I’ve been chopped

  When I wrote my column last week, I mentioned how happy I was I wouldn’t have to depend on the caf for food once I live off campus next year.   This idea by itself could bring any college kid to tears.   Tears of joy.   No more drinks that have unidentifiable floating…

March of Dimes spreads awareness at JCU

  As of this semester, John Carroll University is teaming up with March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy, full-term pregnancies.   JCU will be posting flyers on Friday, April 4 to raise awareness for the mission of March of Dimes.   But here’s where the JCU community gets to be proactive:…

Sophomore slump. Kind of…

Welcome to my very first column.   As the new Arts & Life editor, it is part of my job to come up with a weekly column idea that pertains to either the arts or to life. And as tempting as it is to write a couple hundred words on a painting none of you…

Spring play changes pace for JCU theatre

“Witty, melancholy and moving” – these are the words sophomore Abbey Vogel used to describe the Tim Russert Department of Communications and Theatre Arts’ spring play “The Glass Menagerie.”   Unlike recent shows at JCU, Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” incorporates themes that are dark and can be difficult to deal with.   Vogel, who…

‘Vikings’ actors chat with The Carroll News

    “Vikings” tells the story of legendary warrior Ragnar Lothbrok and the people who surrounded him. The Carroll News spoke with Katheryn Winnick, who plays Ragnar’s wife, Lagertha, and Clive Standen, who portrays Ragnar’s brother, Rollo. Season two of “Vikings” premieres Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. Catch up on episodes from season one…

The quest for good reads around town: The Carroll News gives you the best locally owned bookstores in the Cleveland area

In the era of Kindles and iPads, students need not forget about where those digital reads were first sold – bookstores. Fortunately, there are quite a few that are well within reach of John Carroll University’s campus.   One of these stores is on Larchmere Boulevard in Shaker Heights, which is about a 10 minute…

OurView: Four signs Cinderella was on methamphetamines

  Once upon a time, there was a blonde who fell in love. She had no friends and her stepfamily treated her like the dust she swept for free. But because she had no life, she had all this time on her hands to do whatever she pleased.   “Cinderella” was one of my personal…

Student “cooks up” event

  On Saturday, Feb. 8, small groups of John Carroll students braved the Cleveland winter weather to the Dolan Center for Science & Technology for senior Kasey Foley’s senior capstone project for the Leadership Scholars Program, “Dorm Room Chef.”   The event was sponsored by Late Night at Carroll and Peer Health Advocates.   Foley…

Weems’ ‘Conversation’ aims to boost dialogue at JCU

On Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., the D.J. Lombardo Student Center’s Marinello Little Theatre will welcome a new play to its stage. Former JCU education professor Mary Weems’ “A Conversation After A Funeral” is about Anne Frank and Emmett Till, two iconic historical figures, speaking after Till’s funeral about contemporary issues of injustice.  …

A sneak peek of America’s favorite pastime: Super Bowl commercial watching

Every year, two lucky cities get to watch their teams compete for the Lombardi Trophy in front of a worldwide audience. Yet, many people watching could care less about who wins. It’s true; they are there for the guacamole – and for the commercials. It’s tradition that commercials play a large role in the Super…

Oscar nominations raise anticipation

The turn of the New Year can only mean one thing: red carpet season. The People’s Choice Awards were just a few weeks ago, followed by the Golden Globes and The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. Movie critics and fanatics are now marking their calendars for the Academy Awards, which air on ABC on March 2.…