Articles published in March, 2009

You're wrong, I'm Rafferty: Clear the gym to support the Streaks

It is a real shame JCU students don’t do a better job supporting their athletic teams. It is an even bigger shame that when we try to, we can’t get into the game.

OurView: On March 17, Luck of the Irish isn’t just for the Irish

Every person has a favorite holiday. Some like Thanksgiving, some like Christmas. Others cannot wait for Easter or Passover. Many college students would rank a certain holiday that we just celebrated as their favorite.

29 proposed changes for increased revenues and reduced costs

A “graduation guarantee,” wage cuts and increased class sizes are among 29 proposals that University officials presented to faculty and administrators this week to help John Carroll University combat the economic recession.

Deadly shootings leave many mourning

Tragedy befell the Albertville Secondary School in Winnenden, Germany last Wednesday, when a masked intruder entered and went on a shooting rampage. The incident, which left 16 dead and many others injured, was similar to the Columbine High School shooting that took place in Colorado ten years ago.

That's what See said: The Conundrum of the 4 Seasons

One of my favorite things about college compared to high school is how early the Spring Semester ends. Getting out a month earlier than I did in high school is awesome. I do, however, have an issue with it being called the “Spring” Semester when almost half of it occurs during winter.

Rome is Zurning: Supporting the troops

Over Spring Break, I had the opportunity to do absolutely nothing. However, after an intense and forgetful night with a visiting roommate and friend in downtown Erie, Pa., I watched the movie “In the Valley of Elah” for the second time. If you have not seen this movie, I recommend you do.

33rd Cleveland International Film Festival features more than 300 films

With 143 feature films and 174 shorts playing over the course of ten days, the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival is everything a movie lover could ask for.

Magical season comes to an end

The John Carroll University men’s basketball team’s historic season came to a bittersweet end Friday night. The Blue Streaks fell to Guilford College 78-73 before a sold-out DeCarlo Varsity Center in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

SAF lets 12 JCU students attend White Privilege Conference

John Carroll University junior James Rudyk heard about a conference that would raise diversity awareness on campus and felt it was important for JCU to attend. He approached the administration and for the second year in a row, JCU students will be attending the White Privilege Conference in Memphis, Tenn. on April 1- 4.

JCU Baseball Preview 2009

After coming up a game short of qualifying for the four-team Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament last season, it’s clear the John Carroll University baseball team has every intention of qualifying for this year’s tournament.

Segel and Rudd show the love in new ‘bromance’

Most guys will at some point in their lifetime be faced with the decision of choosing a best man. What if you don’t have a best friend? This is the case for Peter Klaven, played by Paul Rudd, in the upcoming bromantic comedy “I Love You, Man.”

“One Acts” directors promise laughs and intensity

With unexpected twists, creative plots and inventive themes, it’s almost impossible to come up with a reason not to see “The Marinello One Acts,” opening in the Marinello Little Theatre tonight.

Dragged away

The John Carroll University-sponsored Drag Show event set for Feb. 19 was postponed this year due to conflicts with Ignatian Heritage Week. The Office of Student Activities instructed the Student Union Programming Board to postpone the event due to the controversial nature of a drag show being held at a Jesuit institution during a spiritual week.

Concert ticket sales move online

Tickets for John Carroll University’s annual Spring Concert will be sold online this year, a change implemented in an effort to accommodate the schedules and needs of more students.

JCU Softball Preview 2009

Last year, head coach Erin Kingsbury’s team ended the season with a 17-21 record. This year, with a month and a half left in the season, the team is already over halfway to matching their 2008 win total.

Carbon Monoxide Scare at Carroll-sponsored tournament

High levels of carbon monoxide in the Gilmour Academy Ice Arena led to about 100 people being transported to area hospitals Saturday night during the John Carroll University-hosted Division I American Collegiate Hockey Association men’s national collegiate hockey championship.

The night life on weeknights

College students are notorious for staying up late trying to balance their busy schedules. It seems like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done and find time for sleep.

Pools cause real ‘Madness’

No, I do not want to get in on your bracket. The NCAA Tournament is the time of year when college basketball teams realize their “one shining moment” before thrilled fans and the students lucky enough to skip class to see their team survive and advance. Sadly, though, this event doesn’t only bring out the Cinderella’s, but also those people who depreciate all of the games and make you wish you never even saw a bracket before.

JCU wins over wall

The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas ruled in favor of John Carroll University on March 2 in a lawsuit filed over a wall between a JCU-owned property and the property owned by the Fairmount Condo Association on 20201 North Park Blvd in Shaker Heights.

NCAA game sold out

As the John Carroll University men’s basketball team continued their run into the NCAA Division III basketball tournament, excitement around campus started to build. The excitement was so great that Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations Jane Evans said she was overwhelmed by the amount of ticket requests.

Salary Cuts

John Carroll University’s proposed cuts to faculty salaries will affect more than just the professors who receive a pay check. A decreased salary could tempt qualified faculty to search for more lucractive positions at other schools, and retaining less faculty on staff means larger class sizes.

New album goes up in flames

The only thing worse than listening to the 40-minute Flowers in Flames self titled album was sitting through an 8 a.m. class the morning after St. Patrick’s Day, and that’s being generous.

Such and Szuch: Cobalt for Sale!

I have decided that my car is bad luck. I’m not sure what I did, but apparently my possessed, little Cobalt decided it hates me. I generally don’t believe in luck, but after a total of five accidents in the past 15 months, I do. That’s right, it isn’t a typo – five accidents.