Articles by Katie Sheridan

Sher It Like It Is: T-Pain or pop?

Lent began yesterday and I’ve been struggling with what I want to sacrifice this year. I’m sure by now it comes as no surprise that I’m Catholic, so you could assume that every year I give up something for 40 days, and that would be true. Before I start though, did you know Lent is…

Students Protest

Students at JCU have taken a stand against discrimination

Sher It Like It Is: Hug or handshake?

I am not a very affectionate person. If you approach me to give me a hug, I’ll gladly return the favor, but it is a rare occasion for me to initiate the embrace.  This presents quite the predicament in Mass each week. For those of you who don’t know, in the Catholic Church we exchange…

PostSecret keeps its lips sealed

“Unrecognized evidence, from forgotten journeys, unknowingly rediscovered.” This phrase began a phenomenon known to the world as PostSecret.  In Jan. 2003, an ordinary man named Frank Warren took a trip to Paris, France. There he bought three “Little Prince” postcards. After a vivid dream which included the postcards, he was inspired to begin a different…

Sher It Like It Is: Joining “Hope for Haiti Now”

Two semesters at John Carroll University, the gestation period of an elephant, the decomposition of Styrofoam, and the average amount of time a college graduate has spent drinking instead of studying; all these are events that lasted longer than Conan O’Brien’s time hosting “The Tonight Show.” But this column, much like NBC, is not dedicated…

Sher It Like It Is: Debating the best event to come

The time is coming. My 21st birthday and Thanksgiving are less than two weeks away, but the excitement associated with those events fails in comparison to what comes in December. No, I’m not referring to Christmas or New Year’s Eve, I’m talking about … the end of debate. I know our professor, Brent, will read…

Timeless TV Shows

Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch could be attributed with teaching most of America’s children their ABCs. The characters from “Sesame Street” have entertained children since 1969 and this Tuesday the show celebrates its 40th anniversary in nearly 120 countries. According to Time Magazine, the concept began when Lloyd Morrissett, a Carnegie Foundation…

Sher It Like It Is: With age comes responsibilities

As every year passes I become more and more like an adult. Those with common sense would say, “duh,” while those who know me based just on appearances would beg to differ. I look 16 on a good day. But, the truth is, like it or not, I’m on my way to adulthood. This year…

Sher It Like It Is: In the business

As tensions run high and sleep runs low, we know we’re in for another long night in The Carroll News room. I’ve already heard the “that’s what she said” joke at least a dozen times tonight, and I’m sure “I’m on a Boat” and “Ice Cream Paint Shop” will blast through this small room soon, probably simultaneously.

Sher It Like It Is: I play to win

I play to win.  It is a little-known fact about me, but when I genuinely put all my effort into something my competitive side takes over and I want to dominate.  That’s probably why I’ve never really liked sports and my family is leery to play cards with me.  In sports my 5-foot-2-inch, 100-something frame…

29 proposed changes for increased revenues and reduced costs

A “graduation guarantee,” wage cuts and increased class sizes are among 29 proposals that University officials presented to faculty and administrators this week to help John Carroll University combat the economic recession.

Salary Cuts

John Carroll University’s proposed cuts to faculty salaries will affect more than just the professors who receive a pay check. A decreased salary could tempt qualified faculty to search for more lucractive positions at other schools, and retaining less faculty on staff means larger class sizes.

Acclaimed director comes to Cleveland

Julie Taymor, the acclaimed director of Broadway’s “The Lion King,” directed a film that Robert Ebert called, “a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical.”