Articles by Rachel Vadaj

A preview: 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

For the past 88 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has entertained over 50 million viewers on television and nearly four million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan. A vast array of balloons, floats, marching bands, celebrities and Broadway performances will march, float, ride and perform down two and a half miles through New York…

An inside look at JCU fall theater

    Keith Nagy, assistant professor and managing director of theater at John Carroll University, has many opportunities planned for students to get involved in the theatre program on campus. Prior to coming to the John Carroll, Nagy has “always been in the Cleveland area theater community.” Nagy has been the director of production and…

Food, fun and giveaways

  John Carroll students who attended the SUPB sponsored Carroll Fest on Saturday, April 26 will remember the fun activities around the steps of D.J. Lombardo Student Center.   Walking down the steps of the Keller Commons, one may have felt like a kid in a candy store trying to decide where to go first.The…

Holocaust Remembrance Day observed at JCU: Jewish Foundation of Cleveland and Kol Israel honor victims at commemoration

  John Carroll University hosted a series of events for Holocaust Remembrance Day, which began the day before on Monday, April 28.   On April 27, the Jewish Foundation of Cleveland and Kol Israel invited the JCU community to a Yom Hashoah Commemoration.   The first event on Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday was the…

A Dance Ensemble party never killed nobody

  What do 26 dancers plus seven months of preparation equal?   Eighteen dance performances for one showcase brought to you by the John Carroll University Dance Ensemble.   The Dance Ensemble’s Annual Spring Showcase hits Kulas Auditorium on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.   This year’s president of Dance Ensemble,…

Renowned poet becomes temporary professor at JCU

How often can university students say they have taken a class by an award-winning English poet? John Carroll University students can.   This class is taught by Simon Armitage, the author of 13 mainstream published collections of poems, 21 works used in TV shows and films, three for theatre and 12 radio works.   He…

Behind the scenes of Streaks in Key

  Streaks in Key has set the tone for a cappella music-making at John Carroll University. Becoming the first student-run, co-ed a cappella group sets Streaks in Key apart from the familiar Rhapsody Blue and Sweet Carrollines. Yet it has been a while since the JCU community has seen Streaks in Key, which debuted back…

I’m a Lammily girl, in a Lammily world: ‘Average Barbie’ set to debut on the toy market

Move aside, Barbie, because there’s a new doll in town. Meet the new “average Barbie,” Lammily. Lammily was created to protest the impossible body measurements of Mattel’s Barbie; if Barbie were a real person, her proportions wouldn’t even allow her to stand up. For years, the iconic Barbie doll has been criticized for its disproportionate…

Snaps for “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at JCU

Omigod You Guys!” If you need a light-hearted pick-me-up to stay “Positive,” or a little motivation to focus on school work to get the career that is “What You Want,” the story of a vivacious and ambitious blonde is the perfect fix to make you feel “So Much Better.” Who might this bubbly, life-size Barbie…

B.J. Novak: After “Office” hours

As September came to an end, Homecoming Weekend began. After kicking off the new school year full of work in the classroom and on the field, SUPB wanted to bring in someone that knows how to have some fun in the work setting. His name is B.J. Novak, and he played Ryan on “The Office.”…