Articles by Noelle Saluan

Saluan's Scribbles: On Creativity

    I’ve always found comfort in creating. It is truly amazing what the human mind is capable of.   When I was younger, my Mom always told me “life is about the experiences, not the possessions.” I’ve spent countless hours creating scenarios in my head. I’ve thought about the big picture scenarios-how would my…

Through the looking glass

    As individuals, we are deeply influenced by what mass media deems as acceptable and unacceptable, whether it be dietary trends, fashion do’s and don’ts or body image goals. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), body image is defined as how you perceive yourself when you look in the mirror, how you…

OurView: An Open Letter: Thank You

    I hope you are having the best of days, I truly mean it. Taking every moment for what its fully worth is hard sometimes–we generally tend to overlook the tiny things in life that matter. However, for once I stopped rushing through the days and took a moment to really take in what…

OurView: Snapshots on the wall

    Lately, I have been thinking about my life. What I want to do when I graduate college, where I would like to end up and who I would like to have with me through it all. Time after time, I feel as if I have been bombarded with questions of intrigue, only to…

OurView: An open letter to my ex-sport

The perfectly groomed green grass stretches out far and wide. Chalky white lines hold a barrier to the field, confining play after play. A goal kick soars through the air, untouched by all players, only to be thrown back into the chaotic play that the final score will depend upon. Soccer, the beautiful game, here…

OurView: Ballin’ with the mission in mind

  The majority of John Carroll University students have never been in jail. However, when the doors of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center (CCJDC) slam shut behind a courageous, strong willed and faith filled group of John Carroll University students this week, that assumption will have been completely forgotten.   Michael Gong and Ned…

Noelle's Corner: An open letter to my mom

Dear Mom,   One day, I looked in the mirror, curious of why I am the person I am today. I thought about my personality and my mannerisms, realizing they are so similar to yours.   I looked at the way I dress and my facial structure that uncannily resembles so much of you. Slowly…

OurView: Falling into Change

By now, the brilliantly hued autumn leaves have started to fall from the trees, crackling under our shoes as we rush to make it to class just on time. The air has a brisk, yet refreshing welcome as we switch out our tank tops and shorts for jeans and cozy sweaters.   Change is quite…