Articles by Pakinam Moussa

Sunflower field in honor of “Prayers for Maria”

  Maria’s Field of Hope, a sunflower field dedicated to young Maria McNamara, has recently become a popular spot for visitors to go and enjoy the beautiful blooming flowers while supporting glioma research.   Young Maria McNamara was diagnosed with a brain illness known as diffused intrinsic pontine glioma on Apr. 1, 2006. According to…

“Artful” brings inexpensive studios to expand local art opportunity.

  Shannon Morris, a 42-year-old Cleveland native and lifelong artist hopes to bring a new art gallery, studio and retail store to Cleveland Heights.   According to The Heights Observer, Morris says, “The idea has always been in the back of my mind; the bottom line is that I want to provide affordable studio space…

Cleveland International Film Festival celebrates 40 years

    The 40th annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) began Wednesday, March 30 and will continue until Sunday, April 10. The festival, mainly taking place at Tower City Cinemas, will also showcase film presentations in other theaters across the Cleveland area.   The Cleveland International Film Festival, which started on April 13, 1977, showcased…

Yinzer turned Clevelander creates stunning artwork of West Side Market

Dane Horvath, an artist, designer, and blogger from Pittsburgh, created her blog in 2010 based on Pittsburgh’s history, architecture and art scene entitled “Steeltown Anthem.” Horvath, who is primarily an artist, showcases her work by way of her blog.   Horvath has recently moved to Cleveland and wants to focus her posts on both Cleveland…

Cleveland celebrates seventh annual Brite Winter Festival

The seventh annual Ohio City Brite Winter festival will hold its outdoor festivities in Ohio City’s Market District on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.   The Brite Winter Festival is a community celebration of the winter season. The event’s organizers strive to provide Cleveland residents with a low-cost festival that…

JCU celebrates another rocking Carroll Fest

  With cooperative weather and numerous volunteers, SUPB’s Carroll Fest took place in Keller Commons on Saturday, April 25.   Offering many activities and events for students to get involved, Carroll Fest provided entertainment throughout the evening. The entire event was free to students.   Among the freebies were merchandise including T-shirts and water bottles,…

‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ lets actors shine: Simplistic performance graces the Kulas stage in the spring production

“Dancing at Lughnasa,” showing at John Carroll University in Kulas Auditorium until March 29, is a play audiences will enjoy.   The play, by Brian Friel, is directed by Nathan Motta, the fifth artistic director at Dobama Theatre. There, he has directed acclaimed productions including “The Lyons” and “Time Stands Still.” Motta is a professional…

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…

Lost Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?” to be published

Don’t you wish your life was as colorful as Dr. Seuss’ book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” or as spontaneous as his classic, “The Cat in the Hat?”   Dr. Seuss’ next children’s book, “What Pet Should I Get?” will be released this summer on July 28, 2015, featuring characters from Seuss’ previous story “One…

Documentary explains education oppression in Iran

Interested in gaining a better understanding of the value of education in another country?   On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Chagrin Falls Public Library will screen the documentary “To Light a Candle: Education is not a Crime” at 6:45 p.m. A panel discussion with a former student and professor of the Bahá’í Institute for Higher…

McDonald’s advertises ‘Payments of Love’

Stuck alone on Valentine’s Day? Want to take your significant other on a date but have no money? Well, you don’t have to worry anymore.   McDonald’s is now offering a “Paying with Love” option for customers. Select customers don’t have to pay for their meals with money, but by simply saying, “I love you.”…

James creates game show with NBC

Have you ever dreamt of meeting your basketball idol and making money at the same time? You might be in luck. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Springhill Productions, led by James’ business partner, Maverick Carter, are currently in the pilot stage of creating a game show that is set to air on NBC. The…

SUPB hosts Food Network inspirated event ‘Chopped’

  SUPB once again held a Food Network inspired event. On Saturday, Jan. 23, SUPB’s event “Chopped” took over the Schott Dining Hall.   Sophomore Elizabeth Poston hosted the competition, while sophomore Steven Schmitz served as the emcee, entertaining the audience throughout the event with rounds of food trivia, mini competitions and dance-offs.   Judge…