Articles by Nicholas Sciarappa

Columns: Senior column

Some of you may know that I was a finalist to become the Millor Orator. Ken Clar will receive that opportunity, and frankly, I cannot think of a better person to represent the class. But in this opportunity, I’d like to share a shortened version of my speech: 1200 words to 500 for this column.…

Did you hurt?

I heard my high school gym teacher screaming in my ear, “Pain is good, Sciarappa!” as I ran (limped) laps around the track. I was making my way through my 20-minute run test, an infamous test taken by everyone at my high school. It was the worst. In order to demonstrate how much I hated…

Speaker redefines ‘following’ the Catholic church

Catholic theologian and University of Dayton professor Vincent Miller visited the Donahue Auditorium in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to pose two questions: Does new media technology help you be in communication with others, and does it form you? He confessed that he did not know the answer to…

Columns: Precious real estate

Maybe you dunked yours in a toilet. Maybe you fed yours to a dog. Maybe yours got run over by a car, drowned in a washing machine or was trampled by a stampede of freshmen girls running to catch Cabby D on a Thursday night. The possibilities are endless, but what is certain is that,…

An atheist and a Catholic: Modeling a form of peaceful dialogue

The Donahue Auditorium in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology was filled beyond capacity on Tuesday, Sept. 24 with students, faculty and community members who came to see Edward Hahnenberg, Breen chair in Catholic theology at John Carroll University, and Chris Stedman, assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University. The two men came together to…

Sciarappa Says: So there’s this girl…

Alright, John Carroll University, I have to get something off of my chest. No, it’s not the three manly chest hairs I finally grew this year (aww yeah). It’s an emotional problem, and I need your help, JCU. You see, there is this girl who I like a whole lot. As a single man, I’ve…

OurView: Please drink responsibly

Before you read this article and if you are of age, you should throw back a few shots. I mean it. Heck, I just did! I mean, why not? Ladies, pick up your favorite sweet, syrupy fruit-flavored Vodka and down it. Men, go get your classiest Natural Light lager and drink it like you were…

OurView: I am: the evil RA

At the crack of dawn I am awake, ready to pounce on a single mistake. I prowl the halls like a sly fox, ready to key into any room that I even suspect to have an extension cord. Oh yes, residents of John Carroll University, I am the evil RA, and I am out to…

John Allen kicks off Vatican II conference at JCU

Fifty years ago today, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with a speech that promoted both the updating and renewal in the Roman Catholic Church. Many theologians, sociologists, and historians say that the calling of the Council helped make the Catholic Church a more global institution. The Council produced 16 documents, commenting on…

Columns: A portrait of the author as a young man

I feel as though I should introduce myself. My name is Nicholas Sciarappa, and I am so very good looking. I play the drums for Carly Rae Jepson, I am a world renowned calligraphy artist and I’m Bobby Flay’s sous chef at his world famous Las Vegas restaurant, Mesa Grill. I have voted for every…