Articles by Mary Ellen Riley

Texting and driving now a primary offense in University Heights

While technology is becoming increasingly vital to everyday life, it has also cost many lives due to vehicular accidents. University Heights is taking action by making texting while driving a primary offense in the city as of Aug. 13, 2013. According to University Heights police chief Steve Hammett, the law states, “No person shall use…

Verb Ballet leaps on to campus

With the end of the school year coming, there seem to be countless things on your “to-do before leaving John Carroll” list. Well, here is another addition that should definitely be placed towards the top of that list: Verb Ballet’s performance at JCU. Verb Ballet is a contemporary dance company stationed right near JCU in…

YouthAbility rocks the Marinello Little Theatre

There was a feeling of excitement in the air as the Marinello Little Theatre overflowed with YouthAbility members racing around in tie-dye shirts. They prepped for their performance while proud parents and caregivers posed for pictures and found their seats in the front rows of the small theatre on Tuesday, April 16. It was clear…

‘Spring Breakers’ makes a splash

Where can you find four fresh-faced, college-aged girls trekking to Florida for the ultimate spring break, and James Franco portrayed as a drug-dealing rapper? The newest hit flick, “Spring Breakers,” written and directed by Harmony Korine, has all of this and more. Yes, more. “Spring Breakers” sheds light on the real spring break, not the…

One act series is ready to impress

Don’t wait until Friday to start your fun-filled weekend. Grab a coffee from The Cubby and head over to Marinello Little Theatre, located in the Lombardo Student Center, down the hall from the Office of Student Activities. John Carroll University’s Little Theatre Society, Alpha Psi Omega, will be performing three plays this Thursday, Friday and…

February fashion forecast

Try gazing out on the Quad on any given day of the school week, and what will you see? Black North Faces, jeans, Ugg boots, Timberlands, sweatpants, yoga pants, leggings and more North Face jackets. Yes, the variation is lacking, but who wants to dress up when they have to trudge through the snow for…

Warm up with a cup!

It’s a Wednesday night, and the wind chill is -12 outside. All you really want to do is screen Netflix for the next three hours and burrow into your bed with a cup of anything warm, calming and tasty. Okay, so maybe you have loads of homework to do and sprawling on your bed with…