Articles by Rachel Szuch

Such and Szuch: A final request

Last week a fellow graduating CN staffer asked me how I planned to handle my final column. At the time, I really hadn’t had a chance to consider a topic. So, as I sat down to write, I looked outside at the crisp, bright snow melting as it hit the ground. It made me remember…

JCU responds to tragedy, provides

In response to recent campus deaths, John Carroll University has taken steps toward helping students, faculty and staff to enhance their knowledge about suicide risks, warning signs and counseling resources, as well as helping those coping with losses. “Our mission as a Jesuit Catholic university calls for each of us to care for one another,”…

Such and Szuch: Win a girl over and keep her around

There are thousands of adorable ways for a guy to convince a girl to fall for him. But, for each one of those instances, there’s also a way to make sure that chick never speaks to you again. So, for the fellas, here are a few things you should consider when you start dating someone…

Such and Szuch: Well-played, Mr. Letterman

I’m sure that everyone has heard about the David Letterman scandal that was made public last week. If you haven’t, well apparently you live in your own little world where you never leave the house and lack access to a television or computer with Internet access. So, for those of you who do in fact…

Such and Szuch: Make a difference in U.H.

Reading The Plain Dealer on Sunday, I came across an article that said a majority of Ohio voters would vote in favor of casinos, according to a newspaper poll.  So, I started to write my column this week about Issue 3 and the fact that it’s a bad idea to encourage something that could bring…

JCU mourns last weekend’s losses

Professor’s son passes away in ATV accident
The 15-year-old son of a John Carroll University faculty member died in an ATV accident this past weekend.

Such and Szuch: Your actions are your own

With the first week of classes comes many things: schedule changes, parking mayhem, the constant repetition of the phrase, “how was your summer,” and of course … the freshmen. It never fails to amaze me how much the incoming JCU classes stick out each year, like red socks in a basket full of white laundry.…

Such and Szuch: Forget sleep – it’s college, sleep is over-rated

A friend of mine always says, “You’ll sleep when you’re dead.” And he’s right; life is too short to spend all of your time in bed, when there are more important things to do. But, sometimes you reach a point where you’re just so tired that simple tasks seem like the biggest endeavors you’ll ever face. I’ve reached that point.

Such and Szuch: The Twitter challenge: Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN

If you’ve tweeted lately, you may know that Ashton Kutcher recently challenged CNN Breaking News to a popularity contest on the ever-growing social media site, Twitter. The site has become increasingly popular with 14 million users and counting.

The historic Tremont neighborhood features art, culture and more

With historical churches, Victorian homes, dozens of art galleries, trendy restaurants and swanky bars, Tremont has become a Cleveland hotspot. The neighborhood’s rich history led the way for the cultivation of Cleveland’s very own art nook. The area is known for its many galleries, featuring a diverse collection of art from both local and national artists.

Such and Szuch: Paying for pain and suffering in style: the curse of the high heel

One could argue that the key here is to purchase a pair of high heels that are stylish yet comfortable, but I would have to contend that such a shoe doesn’t exist. The words high heel and comfort simply don’t mix.

33rd Cleveland International Film Festival features more than 300 films

With 143 feature films and 174 shorts playing over the course of ten days, the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival is everything a movie lover could ask for.

Such and Szuch: Cobalt for Sale!

I have decided that my car is bad luck. I’m not sure what I did, but apparently my possessed, little Cobalt decided it hates me. I generally don’t believe in luck, but after a total of five accidents in the past 15 months, I do. That’s right, it isn’t a typo – five accidents.

‘The Heartbreak Kid’ is a disappointment

The Farrelly Brothers, creators of the 1998 hit “Something About Mary,” have teamed up with funny man Ben Stiller again to bring us another raunchy comedy. “The Heartbreak Kid” stars Stiller as Eddie Cantrow, a bachelor in his mid-forty’s who has a serious commitment issue.

Morton’s–the best steak anywhere

Established in 1978, Morton’s Steakhouse, truly is “the best steak anywhere,” as their menu reads. It isn’t hard to see why Morton’s is an international chain with locations everywhere from Ohio to Singapore and Hong Kong. Located at the avenue of Tower City Center on West Second Street, it’s roughly a 20-minute drive from campus.…

GuitarMania 2007

GuitarMania is a public art project that raises money for United Way of Greater Cleveland as well as many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum education programs in a fun and interesting way. Standing approximately nine feet tall, over 50 Fender Stratocaster guitars have been sponsored by different corporations, organizations and individuals, to…

Chronic stress can cause weight gain

Chronic stress can cause the body to create a certain hormone that contributes to a person’s weight gain.

New gastropub offers elegance

The Ballentine Gastropub is a new dining experience worth trying. Located on Erie St. in downtown Willoughby it is a little over a 20 minute drive from campus. Though the distance may be inconvenient, Ballentine’s atmosphere, food and drinks are a good excuse for a Saturday night trip to Willoughby.

Producer of hit show, “24” comes home to Carroll

Q: How did you get your job in Hollywood? A: I didn’t really know anyone, so I had to be persistent. I would read different publications everyday, like Daily Variety and Entertainment Reporter, and just kept calling. I actually went as far as knocking on the doors of Paramount Pictures. Q: What is it like…

Mind and body exercises to de-stress and energize before finals

With final exams quickly approaching, it seems as though the stress just keeps coming. Final projects, papers and tests are all weighing heavily on our minds as we try to get through the rest of the semester.

International and local films shine in movie festival

Over the last few decades the event has come a long way. This year there are over 120 films and 110 short subjects, from nearly 60 different countries. The 31st annual Cleveland International Film Festival began on March 15 and will run through March 25 at Tower City Cinemas.

Movies to catch over spring break

For those of you who are looking for a movie to catch over spring break, here are a few promising titles. Opening the week of March 5 are “300,” “The Ex,” “The Namesake,” “Nomad: The Warrior” and “Beyond the Gates.”