Articles by Rachel Distler

Comedian W. Kamau Bell visits JCU

Within the past year, John Carroll University has focused on increasing diversity and overall awareness of the issue. Martin Luther King, Jr. is often considered both a role model and inspiration for ending racism and promoting equality in America. Each year, the JCU community recognizes the ideals set forth by MLK in a community celebration.…

A new chapter for JCU student union

  Another era has arrived as JCU welcomes a new executive board and senate members to the John Carroll University Student Union. On Thursday, Jan. 15, the LSC Conference Room was filled with those in support of those being inducted, including students, faculty, staff and proud friends and family.   The evening began with a…

Campus committee promotes paperless initiative

  As technology develops and learning styles change, universities are beginning to adapt in order to stay up-to-date. John Carroll University has recently undergone multiple changes recently to try and update our style. This “facelift” is just the beginning for JCU.   John Carroll students and faculty have begun adapting JCU culture to become more…

‘Pain & Gain’ delivers a whirlwind of emotions

“Unfortunately, this is a true story.” This is how the new Michael Bay movie, “Pain & Gain” begins. Body builders, money launderers, murderers and more are featured in Bay’s new film. Throughout the entire movie, it is important to keep reminding yourself that everything you are seeing actually happened. The film begins telling the story…

‘Carroll Got Talent’ is coming soon to an auditorium near you

Beta Theta Pi’s 2013 “Carroll’s Got Talent” is sure to blow the previous year’s out of the water. The Beta brothers are excited to showcase John Carroll’s talent, along with raising money for a charity. “Carroll’s Got Talent” is taking place Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Kulas Auditorium. Similar to previous years, acts…

A dark twist to Hansel and Gretel

“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” initially caught my attention as a potentially horrible monster film. I was proven wrong. We all know the childhood story of “Hansel and Gretel.” A brother and sister get sent into the woods. Inevitably, the kids get lost and end up at a house made of candy. Sweet, right? Anyways,…

2013: New year, new you

Almost every single list of New Year’s resolutions includes something along these lines: “Get in shape.” Easier said than done. WebMD.com listed the “Top 6 Exercise Excuses and How to Beat Them.” 1.  “I don’t have time.” On a college campus, this is most likely the biggest excuse. We have classes, jobs, friends and then…

Two familiar products with a new twist

thin the technological world, and this semester is no different. It kicked off with the introduction of the new iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iPhone 5. Each one of those new products was available for pre-order on Sept. 14. According to Apple.com, the new iPods are both thinner editions, and the iPod Nano was pronounced…

JCU showcases talent

Last Thursday night, all different styles of music were traveling out of The Underground. John Carroll’s campus ministry and department of liturgical music and musical arts sponsored an open mic night in order to share music around campus and let people know that the music department is present. Students packed into any space they could…