Senior letters: John Appeldorn

Learning to enjoy the process in a results-driven world I’ve never written one of these columns before. My experience with Op-Ed has largely been from a seat at the copy desk, with an eye of scrutiny and pen in hand. It is great to switch this up for one last time and share a few thoughts and reflections. We have all been there: a completed assignment ripped into nothingness by an inopportune and irreversible computer crash. Nothing to be done. One of the first anxieties that comes to my mind in one of these situations is how all that time, … Continue reading Senior letters: John Appeldorn

“Of Mice and Men” is touching and honest

By: John Appeldorn John Steinbeck’s written works, in their power and simplicity, often seem to beg for stage or screen adaptation. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company brought Steinbeck’s prose to life in its most recent production of “Of Mice and Men.” Under the direction of Drew Fracher, the cast and crew presented a careful and touching interpretation of Steinbeck’s novella, depicting well the struggle for family and future stability. “Of Mice and Men” tells the story of George Milton (Jeremy Dubin) and the cognitively disabled Lenny Small (Jim Hopkins), two migrant ranch workers who work their way from farm to farm across … Continue reading “Of Mice and Men” is touching and honest

Rio & the Ramblers grows in Cincinnati music scene

By: John Appeldorn Cincinnati’s music scene among other things is proficient at cultivating the young musical talent of the region. Rio & the Ramblers, a Cincinnati-based rock and roll band, is one of these groups continuing to carve out their place in the music scene. This summer the band has been busy working to promote their name and signature blend of blues and rock and roll. “This has been a great summer of successes,” Xavier senior and lead singer Rio Van Risseghem said. “We’ve been definitely breaking into the Cincinnati music scene, and played a lot of gigs (that got … Continue reading Rio & the Ramblers grows in Cincinnati music scene