Author Joseph Roskos


Joseph Roskos is currently pursuing a MA degree in History at John Carroll University as a graduate assistant with the intention of eventually earning a doctorate. His academic interests revolve around the intersections of race, gender, and class in popular culture, particularly focusing on U.S. social and cultural history after World War II.

A Brief History On October 29, 1886, the first recorded use of ticker-tape was noted during the parade for the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Digging Deeper As a native of Northeast Ohio for my entire life (24 years and counting), to my knowledge the closest thing to a major celebration that the city has had in the past ten years was probably when the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in 2007.  Reams of flashy confetti rained down upon screaming fans in Quicken Loans Arena as the Cleveland Cavaliers were crowned champions…