Articles published in March, 2007

A challenge to fight for a cure

As many people know, John Carroll University will host its first Relay For Life ever on April 21 and April 22. This event exists to raise money to help find a cure for a deadly disease –– cancer. Thanks to the tireless efforts of seniors Joel Mullner and Pat Kelly, the JCU community will finally get its first chance to make a difference.

Central 9/11 leader confesses to attacks

Former Al-Qaeda big-wig Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to planning the September 11 attacks. Aside from the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also claimed responsibility for the planning, financing and training of others for terrorist attacks ranging from the 1993 attack at the World Trade Center to the attempt by would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid to blow a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes.

Alcohol and soldiers don’t mix in Iraq

American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have reverted to alcohol and drugs as a way to deal with the stress of being in a combat zone. Alcohol- and drug-related charges were involved in 240 of the 665 Army criminal prosecutions of soldiers. These 240 cases resulted in convictions, according to records obtained by The New York Times through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Tennis hopeful for OAC repeat

John Carroll University’s men’s and women’s tennis seasons almost didn’t begin. Both teams make an annual trip over spring break to warm up for the upcoming season. This year was different because four days before the trip the teams had no coach.

Ratner still on a mission

This is the beginning of Michael Ratner’s quest for justice. In an interview with him, he said growing up in Cleveland he wanted to be an archeologist. He even took his children on a dig to Crete two years ago. Now he is the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, an accomplished author and public speaker, and an advocate for people everywhere.

What about the average Joe?

While a new financial aid strategy is making John Carroll University more affordable for low-income students, the middle class won’t be left in the cold.

You're wrong, I'm Rafferty: Assigning JCU majors an RPI

There has, for some time now, been debate as to what JCU’s most difficult major is. I will attempt to end this debate. JCU’s most difficult major is communications, hands down.

Terry's Talkin': Immerse Yourself

“It was a life changing experience.” That is how I answered questions upon returning from my immersion trip over Spring Break. The same way I answered questions when I returned home from New Orleans in December.

Lacrosse earns first victory of the season

John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team overcame below freezing temperatures, snow, and a pesky University of Akron team Friday to earn their first win of the season.

Rappers inducted at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Despite its name, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been inducting non-rock and rollers since its inception in 1986. People from “the Godfather of Soul,” James Brown, to folk musician Bob Dylan are counted among the Hall of Fame’s many inductees. The Hall of Fame’s first inductees included Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. And this year, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will join the list of venerable music inductees.

Protest on Quad marks four years of Iraq war

As the U.S.-led war in Iraq hit its four year mark this week, members of the John Carroll community staged a peaceful protest and vigil on the university’s quadrangle.

The Why? Files: All of the other families on the block felt a little bad for the Pattersons

A moral decision on sex

John Carroll University has made the moral decision to not provide contraceptives in its student health center. They never have been available and they probably never will be. This is because JCU is a Jesuit institution. Therefore, the university follows the practices of the Catholic Church. An article that explains this elsewhere in The Carroll News makes it apparent that a continuing discussion of the pros and cons of birth control and the various methods of disease prevention is needed on campus.

Sudexho prison link?

The Parkhurst dining contract will soon end and JCU is starting to examine competing food service companies to determine which is best suited to meet our needs. One of these companies is Sodexho. There has been a huge concern raised with Sodexho in recent years. The concern is that they invest in and support the global prison industry.

Sorority kicked off DePauw

The Delta Zeta Chapter at DePauw University has stirred up national controversy with the eviction of several members earlier this year, all of whom were overweight or minorities.

Walking towards a cure

Sophomore Natalie Saville can remember as a small child listening to her mom, Nancy, sing in the choir at their local church. But when she was in the 6th grade something happened that halted her mom’s passion —she developed lung cancer.

Women take on big roles in JCU play

The John Carroll University Department of Communications and Theatre Arts will be performing “The Heidi Chronicles,” in Kulas Auditorium opening March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Saravá: sophistication with great taste

In the taste of Shaker Square, Sergio’s Saravá is nothing short of top shelf dining. A mile long wine list, valet parking and a full one hundred seat patio are just a few of the things that distinguish the Brazilian restaurant from the normal Cleveland scene.

International and local films shine in movie festival

Over the last few decades the event has come a long way. This year there are over 120 films and 110 short subjects, from nearly 60 different countries. The 31st annual Cleveland International Film Festival began on March 15 and will run through March 25 at Tower City Cinemas.

Softball breaks even in Orlando tournament

Spring break brought Blue Streak softball to Kissimmee, Florida to participate in the Division III bracket of the annual Rebel Games. The team played a total of 10 games splitting their record in half at 5-5, a decent beginning for an up and coming squad.

Premonition: suspenseful thriller too puzzling

Who wouldn’t want to see into the future? There have been lots of movies where characters get a flash of what their life will be like if they continue living as they have. That’s what happens to Sandra Bullock in her latest movie “Premonition.”

JCU ‘Celebrates’ its academics

Picture someone eating nothing but carrots or cabbage and working out for six hours a day. No, this isn’t the latest crash diet of Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff. This was the lifestyle of Thomas Holbrook, a Wisconsin psychiatrist, who became obsessed with not becoming fat when he injured his knee, according to

Throwing it all away

Picture someone eating nothing but carrots or cabbage and working out for six hours a day. No, this isn’t the latest crash diet of Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff. This was the lifestyle of Thomas Holbrook, a Wisconsin psychiatrist, who became obsessed with not becoming fat when he injured his knee, according to

JCU baseball off to a strong start

John Carroll University’s baseball team will rely on both experience and youth as it begins the 2007 campaign. In 2006, the Blue Streaks went 21-17, 8-10 in the Ohio Athletic Conference as it tied for fifth with Capital and Muskingum.

Sophomores must stay on campus

Next year’s freshmen class, the class of 2011, will not have an opportunity to live off campus their sophomore year.