Articles by Morgan Osheka

From Pittsburgh to Cleveland, with love

I’m a Pittsburgh native and I’m sure proud of it. There’s nothing like being in love with your hometown and feeling so connected to a city that holds such profound meaning. When I have the chance to share my city with an out-of-towner, you can guarantee we’ll make the trek across the renowned Roberto Clemente…

CN speaks with Alice Through the Looking Glass director James Bobin

The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with James Bobin, director of Walt Disney’s sequel, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” produced by Tim Burton based on characters written by Lewis Carroll.   Q: Will the film be a continuation of the first film’s original story line in “Alice in Wonderland?”   James Bobin:…

JCU crew connects philosophy to horses in “A Horse for Alhazen”

  Part-time JCU philosophy professor, Christina Rawls, along with a crew of student volunteers created an original documentary entitled, “A Horse for Alhazen,” which incorporates elements of philosophy that connect to behaviors and communication of horses and the history of filmmaking.   Being Rawls’ second documentary made alongside JCU students, “A Horse for Alhazen” will…

Stars of “Everybody Wants Some” talk to CN

The Carroll News talked with Tyler Hoechlin, Will Brittain and Blake Jenner, actors from Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused”  spiritual sequel 1980s comedy, “Everybody Wants Some,” premiering April 22, 2016. “Everybody Wants Some” follows a group of baseball teammates as they experience the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood as friends.   Q: What were…

JCU Student Blog Spot: Love Gingersnaps

by Katie Hills, junior About: “Love Gingersnaps” features snapshots of food, courtesy of a ginger-haired girl obsessed with food. Katie’s blog entries, as Kate the Kollege Kid, highlight her favorite foods and obsessions with a conversational tone. Rather than posting wordy, multi-paragraph posts, Katie uses tons of mouthwatering pictures to tell her stories. From her…

JCU welcomes London actors for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performance

  Once a year, John Carroll University welcomes a professor, poet, novelist, playwright and so on, usually international, as part of the Hopkins Fellow professorship, named after the nineteenth century Jesuit poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins.   This year, John Carroll University Department of English welcomes the five-member acting troupe “Actors from the London Stage”  (AFTLS)…

The Carroll News interviews Pine and Affleck for Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Finest Hours”

  Q: What drew you to this project?   Casey Affleck: It was filmed in Massachusetts. And I like what Disney’s doing. I felt like it was a movie that had a strong message and a good story and good characters. This one is particularly exciting but it also supports the characters and the core…

“Little Shop of Horrors”: A thrilling sensation

Cleveland Play House, celebrating its 100th season, presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” a twisted comedy musical about a man-eating plant named Audrey II.   Seymour, a nerdy floral clerk, comes across a peculiar and bizarre new plant that might just be his ticket to fame and fortune to get him out of the dumps of…

NBC’s “The Wiz” Live brought energy and magic in successful performance

After a series of lackluster live performances such as “The Sound of Music” in 2013, starring Carrie Underwood, and last year’s performance of “Peter Pan” starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, NBC brought “The Wiz” to life on Thursday, Dec. 3.   Surprisingly, NBC brought out all the stops and aired an unexpectedly, crowd pleasing…

A look at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

The 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will make its way through Manhattan with traditional balloons and floats, new arrivals, celebrity appearances and Broadway musical performances. Audiences can expect to hear performances from famous musicians including Andy Grammar, Daughtry, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, Rachel Platten, Pat Benatar, Mariah Carey, Questlove with the…

“Pan” Movie Review: Flopped in comparison to “Peter Pan” films

J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s novel, “Peter Pan” has been reimagined in “Pan,” the fantasy adventure film that explains the backstory of Peter and how he arrives in Neverland.   What is important to note is that, although “Pan” is a decent film on its own, it may not live up to expectations held by devoted…

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…

‘The Yes Men’ will visit JCU to speak of social justice through comedy

The John Carroll University political science department will continue The Suopis Lecture Series with its seventh public lecture, “Meaningful Mischief: Comedy and Activism with The Yes Men,” which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in Kulas auditorium.   In memory of JCU political science 1970 alum, Donald William Suopis, the series…

Rhapsody Blue and The Sweet Carrollines join forces at “A Cappella Combined Concert”

Family, friends and alumni gathered in the Dolan atrium on Wednesday, April 22 to watch the A Cappella Combined Concert, featuring Rhapsody Blue and The Sweet Carrollines, with special guests Streaks in Key.   The two hour long performance highlighted the a cappella talent at John Carroll University and wrapped up their musical season.  …

Greeks put on a show at JCU Greek Week Lip Sync

As the halls outside of Kulas auditorium filled to maximum capacity, forming a line that wrapped around the Administration building, the JCU community came together for a night of lively performances at the John Carroll University Greek Week Lip Sync 2015, held on Friday, April 17.   Despite the auditorium’s intense humidity, friends and family…

The Carroll News talks with musician and JCU alumnus, Sam Brenner

Sam Brenner, John Carroll University Class of 2009 alumnus, performed at SUPB’s Kindergarten Night on March 28, 2015 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center. The Carroll News interviewed the Buffalo native, who performed a medley of original songs and covers to entertain students throughout the night.   CN: How did you get started in your music…

JCU offers a full night of fun with ‘Carroll’s Got Talent’ and ‘Streak the Center’

JCU student organizations pulled out all the stops with a fun-filled Friday night, complete with hours of entertainment, food and talent competition.   Beta Theta Pi fraternity hosted “Carroll’s Got Talent” on March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Kulas Audtiorium. The event featured eight acts, ranging from singers, to dancers, to musicians. All proceeds…

Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ remake creates spellbinding cinema magic

  Many fans of the original Disney princess stories, such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, might agree these classics are better left untouched. However, with modern movie magic, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures transformed the original “Cinderella” cartoon into a live-action romantic fantasy film with thematic eloquence.   The film was released Friday, March…

‘The Last Five Years’ tells a realistic love story through song

  For all you theater lovers, the recent film rendition of Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last Five Years” was difficult to come by – particularly if you were anxiously waiting for the film to be released in theaters.   The film, starring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan and Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, was only released…

Actors from ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ talk about the making of the sequel

  The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with actors Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry from “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.”   The sequel picks up where the first film left off. When Lou (Rob Corddry) becomes the “Father of the Internet,” he is unexpectedly shot. Jacob (Clark Duke)…

‘Pippin’ brings magic to PlayhouseSquare

To say that the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Pippin” is magical would be an understatement. This electrifying musical combines color, acrobatics and the captivating essence of live theater all in one show.   The original 1972 production of “Pippin,” directed by Bob Fosse and written by Roger Hirson with music and…

Columns: Perry’s halftime performance didn’t make me roar

Overall feeling about Katy Perry’s performance for the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show: It wasn’t fabulous, but it wasn’t atrocious. Having high expectations for her performance, I didn’t think Perry really “wowed” audiences. I was expecting a pretty wild, extravagant Katy Perry show that would leave me saying, “Can we watch that again?” Instead,…

The Carroll News participates in call with talent from ‘Project Almanac’

The Carroll News participated in a conference call with actors Johnny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Same Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Ginny Gardner on their experience working on Paramount Pictures’ “Project Almanac.”   “Project Almanac” follows a group of high school friends as they create a time machine and use it to undo the past while causing…

Sweet Carrollines set the tone in the Underground

    Friends and families gathered in the Underground of the Lombardo Student Center on Friday, Dec. 5 to support John Carroll University’s female a cappella group, the Sweet Carrollines, for its biannual concert.   With crowds occupying the seating half an hour before the concert began, the Underground quickly became a packed house.  …

Cleveland’s royal impact

  Seemingly all of Cleveland anxiously huddled around televisions on Thursday, Oct. 30 in anxious anticipation to witness the return of Cavs player LeBron James.   Donning the Cavs uniform for a second time, James had quite the hyped homecoming.   Over 20,000 fans filled seats in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, including a few celebrities…