Articles published in February, 2007

QUANTA making splash, gaining reputation

The chants of “QUANTA RULES," and “DRUM SOLO!!!" still permeated the crowd long after QUANTA left the stage. Blessid Union of Souls was about to start their show, yet the crowd still wanted more from the trio of John Carroll seniors.

Parkhurst ready to face challengers for JCU dining

Campus dining next year could mean more food options, with high quality ingredients, more student-friendly meal plan options and longer retail dining hours.

Washington law aims to support gay marriage

Proponents of same sex marriage have introduced an initiative that will require heterosexual couples to have kids within three years or have their marriages annulled, according to The Associated Press.

Inspiration: Dear John Mayer

Dear John Mayer: The release of your latest song, “Waiting On the World to Change," has left me with a burning question: What exactly are you “waiting for?"

“Hannibal Rising” Doesn’t rise to expectations

The return of Hannibal the Cannibal was inevitable. (Ha-Ha!) What intends to be an epic prequel to the trilogy of “The Silence of the Lambs," “Hannibal," and “Red Dragon" only turns out to be a sad excuse to build upon the franchise.

You're wrong, I'm Rafferty: Theme parties of epic proportion

The age old question of whether or not to live on campus inevitably comes up this time of year. We could go on for hours about the pros and cons of both, but there is one indisputable advantage to getting a house – the sweet parties you can throw.

Support Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be at John Carroll University on April 22 and 23. This is the first of what will hopefully become an annual event and it is a great opportunity to raise awareness and money for research and programs for the Cancer Society. The first week to sign up to create a team to participate in the relay is here. Make the Relay for Life a success!

Rural colleges plan to urbanize

Colleges in rural areas, such as Hendrix College, located in Conway, Arkansas, are seeking a new edge. Hendrix College sits in a rural country area which is surrounded by unused land.

Waiting for the “right guy”

I have a confession to make. In my entire 19 years of existence, I have never had a real relationship. The last time I came close to one was back in 7th grade, when I went out with a boy for about five minutes. How glorious those five minutes were in my life.

JCU ready to relay against cancer

For sophomore Amanda Jakubec, bringing Relay for Life to campus is more than just a way to raise money, it is a way for her to honor the person who meant the most to her.

Math Dept. hit hard by buy outs

Eleven of the 35 eligible John Carroll University faculty members have accepted voluntary early retirement packages. The number is consistent with what administrators had originally predicted when the packages were first offered.

Bush to send more aid abroad

President Bush is planning to ask Congress for $14.6 Billion in aid to go to Afghanistan. The primary goal of this money would be to help beef up the Afghan security forces before the annual spring uprising of the Taliban.

Women’s basketball looks to end season on high note

A season full of ups and downs continued for John Carroll University’s Women’s Basketball Team this Saturday, as it lost to Ohio Northern 64-55.

X-Games showcase world best extreme athletes

There is only one place where you can find more than 250 of the worlds most extreme athletes competing for what to some shines brighter than an Olympic gold metal in their sport. This, of course, is the Winter X Games.

One man’s memory of Super Bowl coach

It was sometime prior to my freshman year at John Carroll (1986-87) that Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren, moved into my neighborhood. In 1984, he had become the youngest defensive coordinator in the NFL, and was essentially asked to do wonders with a team in transition from its Super Bowl years of the mid to late 1970’s.

Terry's Talkin': Here’s the deal: Valentine’s Day

Now, I know what you might be thinking, “Valentine’s Day is just another day that Americans have commercialized." You are right, it is. Let’s make this Valentine’s Day count. Forget about the gifts and the glamour. Consider the true meaning of the day.

Not too cool for school

Frigid temperatures are not enough to cancel class
Jack Frost was nipping at more than just toes this week as students braved sub-zero temperatures on their cold journey to class. Monday saw a low of -4 degrees, with the wind chill making it feel like -12.

Big road win sparks Streaks

With two weeks to go in the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season, little has been decided. One thing is for certain, the OAC tournament will be very competitive to say the least.

CN ready for new website

The Carroll News and WJCU are moving towards the wave of the future, together. Starting this weekend, the radio stations Web site,, will have a link to The Carroll News’ new site to begin what has been called a media conglomerate.

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Severe weather rips through Florida

Last Friday, numerous tornadoes touched down just north of Orlando, killing dozens of unsuspecting residents in a matter of minutes.

Vagina Monologues

Tomorrow the production of “The Vagina Monologues" will begin at John Carroll University. Due to the university’s religious affiliation, the production has always caused a great deal of controversy.

Gibbons yet to miss a beat

To think one of the most impressive streaks in John Carroll University basketball history came down to a coin flip. Senior Jessica Gibbons has played in all 98 games of her JCU career. However, Gibbons was torn in her choice of colleges. So torn that her decision came down to a coin flip.

What keeps you up at night?

Sleep. Many college students do it out of necessity, some during class lectures and others put it aside to cram for tests or finish last-minute papers. Some students even do it for fun, sleeping during their free time or napping recreationally. It shows up under “Activities" and “Interests" in thousands of Facebook profiles.

Changes for SUPB

In recent years, the Student Union Programming Board (SUPB) has heard complaints that its choices didn’t really reflect the desires of most students. The current SUPB deserves credit for a number of decisions that were made to meet the needs of students.