Articles published in September, 2007

What would it take to close down JCU?

The time has come for John Carroll University to re-evaluate what emergency procedures are currently in place. Specifically, how to academically proceed if there were to be some sort of emergency in which the campus would need to be shut down for more than a few days.

Volleyball stumbles entering OAC schedule

When last year’s Blue Streak Women’s volleyball team hit the court against Ohio Northern to kick off their OAC schedule, they were comprised mostly of freshmen and sophomores. There was only one junior and three seniors to provide leadership. This year they will open their OAC schedule with a group of seasoned veterans.

Small piece of Hungary makes big impact at JCU

In its mission statement, John Carroll University strives to help students “excel in learning, leadership and service in the region and in the world.” Zoltán Bugnyár, a master’s student in communications management, is a prime example of fulfilling this goal.

One day of ceasefire and nonviolence

Friday was the International Day of Peace. This is a day of nonviolence, when the entire world should cease fire. There were many events that took place all over the world including vigils, meditations, prayers and peace walks.

Dart named director of development

Thomas Dart has been named the new Director of Development in the division of University advancement. He is now responsible for managing the university’s fundraising which includes corporate, foundation and planned giving along with alumni donations, research and the well endowed annual fund.

Its OK to be a conservative on a college campus

Let’s have a little fun and get controversial shall we -- I want to talk conservatism, and how it is OK to be a proud conservative on a college campus.

Racism plagues town in La.

Tensions have been erupting over the past few weeks over a high school fight in Jena, Louisiana that made its way into court, the conflict over which many argue has put racial turmoil again into the limelight in the United States.

Mahmoud comes to America

Making his third trip to the United States in as many years, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touched down in the country amid a wash of controversy.

Men’s golf starts hot with back to back wins

The John Carroll University golf team is off to a fiery start this fall, taking first place in two of their three tournaments and picking up speed halfway through their season.

‘Good Luck Chuck’ may cause upchucking

One word to describe this movie- raunchy. But this should be the least of your worries, unless you’d be interesting in watching a movie that is so repulsive, you’d swear sex off for days, or even weeks.

Former anchor Dan Rather sues CBS for $70 million in damages

Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit against his former employer, CBS.

Einstein Bros. has big success early

Einstein Bros. Bagels, which opened August 30, has already done 72-75 percent better than the Garden Café did last year, according to Xavier Flores, director of Aramark’s John Carroll University Dining.

$6 million in gifts given to JCU

Through the donations of several alumni, John Carroll University is able to provide assistance and more opportunities for current JCU students.

‘Don’t tase me, bro’

What was expected to be a routine question and answer session after a John Kerry speech, resulted in the tasering and arrest of one University of Florida student.

Lacrosse comeback falls short

The John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team opened their fall season with a heartbreaking loss at Kent State University this past weekend. The short numbers that JCU traveled with came back to hurt the Blue Streaks later in the game.

Five minutes with Gary Owen

"Everybody always told me I was funny. I knew I wanted to be a comedian because in junior high I was watching a stand up show and there was a commercial called, 'I’ve fallen and I can’t get up' where this old lady fell down. I told a joke about that commercial and that weekend a comic did about the same joke. I thought, 'Wait a minute, I’m thinking along the same wave lengths as this guy. I can do this.'"

Acclaimed director comes to Cleveland

Julie Taymor, the acclaimed director of Broadway’s “The Lion King,” directed a film that Robert Ebert called, “a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical.”

Graduate returns to make impact on and off the field

It is a rare occurrence to return to your alma mater to coach after your playing days. Dejan Mladenovic, a 2006 graduate of John Carroll University, was lucky enough to return as the men’s soccer graduate assistant.

Turnovers prove costly for football

The John Carroll University football team went on the road for their toughest test of the season to date this past weekend. The Blue Streaks headed to Ada, Ohio to face the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears.

You're wrong, I'm Rafferty: How to score heavenly points

When my mind drifts during the Homily, which on occasion it has, I often wonder what heaven is like. Mainly, I wonder about its acceptance policy. If heaven is like Harvard, I think I’m screwed. I’m crossing my fingers that the pearly gates has more of a state school acceptance policy. I know its affordable and I think my SAT scores are good enough.

Lo Castro's Lowdown: The proposterous nature of polygamy

esus Christ had many wives and dozens of children. At least, according to a religious sect based in Salt Lake City, Utah called the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).

Pro sports concerns

The actions of professional athletes off the field have always seemed to be a reason of public concern. In the past several months, the integrity of pro sports has been damaged.

Energy efficiency

For the first time, John Carroll University is finally taking the proper step in creating a more eco-friendly atmosphere. With an initiative being spear-headed by biology professors Miles M. Coburn and Sandra Buckles, the program aims to change the University’s current energy policies.

Hillary Clinton gives back $850,000 in tainted campaign contributions

New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is immersed in a financial scandal. Sen. Clinton will return $850,000 in campaign contributions raised by a major fund-raiser who has come under federal investigation on multiple fronts, reports The Wall Street Journal.

GuitarMania 2007

GuitarMania is a public art project that raises money for United Way of Greater Cleveland as well as many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum education programs in a fun and interesting way. Standing approximately nine feet tall, over 50 Fender Stratocaster guitars have been sponsored by different corporations, organizations and individuals, to…