Articles published in October, 2009

JCU doesn’t make the grade

John Carroll has once again received a poor grade from greenreportcard.org. This year the University received a D+ as its overall grade, which is a slight improvement over last year’s grade of D. These grades are unacceptable, especially two years in a row. JCU must do better. The University’s grade was a composite of grades…

Student dies on campus

A student death occurred on campus last Sunday in Campion Hall. Sophomore Cody Gullette was found dead in his room by a friend. Gullette’s roommate was out of town, but when his friend entered his unlocked room, Gullette was unresponsive, according to Mark McCarthy, vice president for student affairs and Sherri Crahen, dean of students.…

WJCU receives local honor

John Carroll University’s radio station, WJCU, was recognized by Cleveland Scene Magazine in the Best of Cleveland 2009 awards. The radio station was named in the “Best Reasons to Turn on the Radio” category. Mitch Kapka was awarded “Best Tour Guide to the Ultimate Riff” for his WJCU show, Kick Out the Jams, which airs…

STLF holds fundraiser to go green

On Saturday Nov. 7, Students Today, Leaders Forever will be holding a fundraising event like John Carroll University has never seen. The first-ever cocktail party will be held in the Dolan Science Center. The event is complete with jazz music, by JCU’s own Jazz band and fancy hors d’oeuvres. The organization is holding the fundraiser…

World Wide Web: The pope’s latest policy

The Vatican has once again turned its infallible back on women and homosexuals. This time, the Catholic Church is making it easier for Anglicans to convert to Catholicism while still retaining many of their Anglican traditions. The aim of this move is to attract those who are uncomfortable with the Anglican Communion’s support of gay…

‘Vampire’s Assistant’ a bloody good time

Movies like “Twilight” have changed the perception of vampires to a more romantic style, but “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” took a much more refreshing approach. “The Vampire’s Assistant” revolves around an ordinary 16-year-old boy named Darren Shan (Chris Massoglia), who, when we first meet him, seems to be living a life that is…

JCU Sports: Weekly Round-Up

Men’s Soccer   Using a 2-0-2 stretch over their past four games, the John Carroll University men’s soccer team has moved themselves into fourth place in the conference standings. After last night’s contest against Baldwin-Wallace College, only Saturday’s showdown with Muskingum College remains on the regular season schedule. This past four-game stretch opened with back-to-back ties…

Afghan president agrees to runoff election in face of fraud allegations

Afghanistan made its first step towards re-establishing credibility to its government after President Hamid Karzai conceded the need for a runoff in the recently disputed presidential election. According to CNN, Karzai won the Aug. 20 election outright.  However, a subsequent recount of the votes by a U.N. panel of election monitors voided nearly one-third of…

JCU encourages participation

This month JCU has hosted several debates for the upcoming election in University Heights. Also, there will be a voting station on campus this Tuesday, Nov. 3 which will make it more convenient for students to vote. The Carroll News supports the initiative the University took to help students become informed and active in the…

JCU student mugged, assaulted

A John Carroll University student was walking home from the library on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at approximately midnight, when he was accosted and robbed. This is the second time this semester that a mugging has occurred at JCU. John Skomra, a senior, had left campus and crossed South Belvoir and continued down Washington Road. By…

MAXimum Exposure: Frank Consol-No for mayor of UH?

After watching the University Heights Mayoral debate, could I see Frank Consolo one day saying, “I guess a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities?” Yup. John Carroll, we have enough votes to sway this election, and I think it is our responsibility to future classes…

Vatican opens its doors to disaffected Anglicans

Since the 1980s, the Roman Catholic Church has allowed for individual Episcopal priests to become Catholic priests and remain married if they already were prior to the conversion. However, on Oct. 20, the Catholic Church, under the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI, issued an invitation for the large-scale conversion of Anglicans, who are the original…

There’s no debating JCU’s new program with youth

The members of the nationally competitive John Carroll University Debate Team felt it was important to share their wealth of knowledge with others. They recently started a program that teaches debate skills to young men, ages 15 to 19, at the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility. “We honestly believe that debate is the best educational…

JCU sustainability disappoints again

John Carroll University recently received an overall D+ grade for campus sustainability from greenreportcard.org. This is after receiving an overall D grade last year. Sustainability is defined by greenreportcard.org as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.” One of the major factors that…

JCU dominated by Ohio Northern

Last week, senior wide receiver Frank Ross set a school record for catches in a game with 17. This time they were on the receiving end of a historic day in their 35-14 loss against No. 20, Ohio Northern University, on Saturday afternoon in Ada, Ohio. It was a one-man-show as ONU junior running back…

Small budget movies make a killing

What do the films “Napoleon Dynamite,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and this month’s thriller “Paranormal Activity” have in common? Though the average theatergoer may find no commonalities between these three films, their one significant and similar feature is that all three are low-budget films that have surpassed box-office expectations. The shooting of “Paranormal Activity”…

Internet show promotes Cleveland

Cleveland may be struggling economically, but the city is receiving a revamped image for an upcoming Internet show. “Got City Game! Cleveland” is an Internet-only reality show in which three teams compete in multiple challenges around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Prizes include:  a years free lease at the Tremont Place Lofts, dinner and movie passes…

That's what See said: It’s like Christmas in October

Halloween is this weekend, and I feel that it’s my duty as a CN columnist to touch on the topic because, if I don’t, then how are we ever going to get some of you to write letters to the editor? Halloween is my favorite holiday to experience on campus. It’s got some stiff competition…

Budget is a team effort; goals set for the future

John Carroll University merged the town-hall style presentations of the finance division and enrollment division of the University. This year, Brian Williams, vice president for enrollment, and Richard Mausser, vice president for finance, presented information from their respective departments together. The goal was to signal how interdependent JCU’s projected operating budget is on enrollment because,…

Business Corner: Issue 3: Is it a good deal?

On Nov. 3, the state of Ohio will be voting to amend its constitution, where one of the hottest topics will be Issue 3. For those of you who are not aware, Issue 3 is a plan that will create four new casinos, which will be in the four largest cities in the state (Cleveland,…

University president discusses Election potential

Though its non-profit status prevents John Carroll University from endorsing a mayoral candidate, University President Rev. Robert Niehoff has a few expectations of the new city administration. The relationship between JCU and University Heights has been uncooperative in the past. With a new mayor in place for the first time in 32 years, Niehoff hopes…

Such and Szuch: Win a girl over and keep her around

There are thousands of adorable ways for a guy to convince a girl to fall for him. But, for each one of those instances, there’s also a way to make sure that chick never speaks to you again. So, for the fellas, here are a few things you should consider when you start dating someone…

Wikipedia: Proceed with caution

Every semester during syllabus week, many professors stress to their students not to cite Wikipedia as a source on any research paper. As tempting as it may be to use this site as a reference because of its ease and wealth of information, these teachers might be right. Wikipedia is a free, online encyclopedia that…

The Carroll News previews the 2009-10 NBA season

It’s finally that time again. The 2009-10 NBA season officially tipped off this week with much-awaited anticipation. There are several intriguing stories around the league. Right here in Cleveland, fans are captivated by  LeBron James’ free agent season and to see how much new arrival Shaquille O’Neal has left in the tank. A revamped Washington…

OurView: Take it from me, parents just don’t understand

People often joke about what people do to get their 15 minutes of fame – but this past week I saw a few stunts that went a bit too far. It’s one thing to embarrass yourself on one of those reality shows or do something so bizarre that it merits media coverage, but the new…