Arts & Life

Orthorexia: An eating disorder for being too healthy

 
Many people suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, obsessing over the quantity of food intake. Recently, mental health experts and medical studies have confirmed there is a new type of eating disorder caused by the obsession of food quality – orthorexia nervosa.
 
The term “orthorexia” is not new, however.
 
In…

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…

‘The Loving Story’ : America’s civil rights struggle for equality: Grasselli Library presented civil rights film series during Black History Month

 
 
“The wheels of justice grind slowly.” These were the words spoken by American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Bernard Cohen to Mildred Loving during her appeal to have her marriage to Richard Loving validated by the state of Virginia from 1964-1967.
 
At the time, the law in Virginia prohibited interracial marriage, including the…

‘The Last Five Years’ tells a realistic love story through song

 
For all you theater lovers, the recent film rendition of Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last Five Years” was difficult to come by – particularly if you were anxiously waiting for the film to be released in theaters.
 
The film, starring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan and Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, was only released…

Urban Outfitters item sparks controversy again

Urban Outfitters has done it again. The company has managed to create and sell another controversial item.
 
The company is selling a gray and white striped tapestry containing several pink triangles. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a press release on Feb. 9, 2015, stating the tapestry is “eerily reminiscent” of the clothing homosexual male…

Ohio City welcomes sixth annual Brite Winter festival

In a season where the bitter cold deters people from partaking in outdoor activities, the Ohio City Brite Winter festival invites Clevelanders to celebrate the arctic chill. The outdoor festivities take place this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 4-11 p.m. in Ohio City’s Market District.
 
In the sixth year of this annual winter event, Clevelanders…

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…

Actors from ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ talk about the making of the sequel

 
The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with actors Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry from “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.”
 
The sequel picks up where the first film left off. When Lou (Rob Corddry) becomes the “Father of the Internet,” he is unexpectedly shot. Jacob (Clark Duke)…

SUPB’s Snowflake Swirl Dance deemed a success

 
John Carroll University’s SUPB hosted its annual Snowflake Swirl dance on Friday, Feb. 6 for approximately 200 JCU students.
 
The LSC Conference Room was decorated by SUPB’s staff — tables lined the outside edges of the room, and each table had light blue tablecloths with tiny white lanterns holding tea lights.
 
Each…

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.”…

Lee set to publish ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel

 
A sequel to a classic piece of literature will hit bookshelves in the near future.
 
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the publishing company, HarperCollins, announced that Nelle Harper Lee, most commonly known by her literary name, Harper Lee, will release a sequel to her critically acclaimed novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
 
The new…

‘Pippin’ brings magic to PlayhouseSquare

To say that the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Pippin” is magical would be an understatement. This electrifying musical combines color, acrobatics and the captivating essence of live theater all in one show.
 
The original 1972 production of “Pippin,” directed by Bob Fosse and written by Roger Hirson with music and…

Spring 2015 most wearable fashions

 
Every year, when designers debut their spring or fall collections, women anxiously scroll through their Twitter feeds or flip through Vogue magazine, eyeing the latest fashions. Fashion obsessions in the past over jeggings, riding boots and jean jackets will now focus on bright colors, bold patterns and even military green. Expect to see JCU…

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…

Holliday becomes largest plus-size model to sign major contract

After years of stick-thin models monopolizing the fashion industry, it appears the standards are changing.
 
On Jan. 22, U.K.-based Milk Model Management announced a new partnership with plus-size model Tess Holliday. The Los Angeles-based model is the first of her size to be signed by a major modeling agency.
 
For most of her…

Emma Watson to portray Disney princess, Belle live

Recently, Disney has been transforming its cartoon classics into live-action motion pictures. On Monday, Jan. 26, former Harry Potter star Emma Watson announced on Facebook that she will be portraying another leading lady bookworm. Watson has signed on to bring Belle, the Disney princess, to life in the new live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast.”…

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…

Harry Potter novels now with illustrations

Harry Potter fans can rejoice. Bloomsbury Publishing and Scholastic Corporation are set to release a new illustrated version based on the books. The new edition will hit shelves on Oct. 6, 2015, with color artwork by award-winning illustrator, Jim Kay.
 
The Harry Potter series, which was released in 1997, has always been considered children’s…

Creators of ‘Glee’ and ‘American Horror Story’ collaborate to create ‘Scream Queens’

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Dante DiLorieto, co-creators of the television hit series “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” will serve as executive producers of a new television series called “Scream Queens.”
 
Fox has confirmed that the show’s star-studded cast will include “Glee” leading actress Lea Michele, “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, Oscar nominee Abigail…

‘Women’s Lives Yesterday and Today V’ at JCU

As the semester kicks off, various academic departments at John Carroll University have already scheduled multiple lectures on campus.
 
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will host two lectures this week  on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 29 to launch its spring 2015 lecture series “Women’s Lives Yesterday and Today V.”
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Tiffany’s engagement ad features same-sex couple

Tiffany & Co. is kicking off the New Year in a big way. For the first time ever, the company featured a same-sex couple in its spring engagement campaign. The high-end jeweler’s new ad campaign features the tag line “Will You,” with seven black and white images of couples.
 
However, an image of a…

SUPB hosts ‘Cupcake Wars’

Some might say that cupcakes, competition and friends are the key ingredients for a successful evening of fun. SUPB’s recent event, Cupcake Wars, held on Thursday, Jan. 15, had all these ingredients and more.
 
The event took place in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center Atrium. Tables were covered with sweet treats so students could…

The Carroll News participates in call with talent from ‘Project Almanac’

The Carroll News participated in a conference call with actors Johnny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Same Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Ginny Gardner on their experience working on Paramount Pictures’ “Project Almanac.”
 
“Project Almanac” follows a group of high school friends as they create a time machine and use it to undo the past while causing…

Fall Out Boy returns with an ‘American beauty’

4/5 Streaks
 
In 2013, Fall Out Boy made a triumphant return to music with a new pop sound in the album “Save Rock and Roll.” After two years, including a headlining tour with Paramore and winning “Band of the Year” at the inaugural AltPress Music Awards Show, Fall Out Boy has found the perfect…

Sweet Carrollines set the tone in the Underground

 
 
Friends and families gathered in the Underground of the Lombardo Student Center on Friday, Dec. 5 to support John Carroll University’s female a cappella group, the Sweet Carrollines, for its biannual concert.
 
With crowds occupying the seating half an hour before the concert began, the Underground quickly became a packed house.
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