Articles published in October, 2009

MAXimum Exposure: My president is a Nobel Prize-winner?

A Nobel Peace Prize is an extraordinary thing—something that celebrates work that shines hope for a more peaceful tomorrow in a world that is far too burdened with pain and suffering. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in 2009.  It seems to me that the Nobel Committee decided not to award Obama’s accomplishments towards peace (which…

Changes are coming to improve student e-mail

ITS is working to change student e-mail server to Gmail; time frame still undetermined
The Information Technology Services (ITS) department is refreshing its plans regarding student e-mail, planning to make several improvements. Chief Information Officer of ITS, Mike Bestul, said plans are in the works to switch from the current Mirapoint server to Gmail. In a press release shared at the Oct. 6 Student Union meeting, ITS stated the…

That's what See said: Let me take you to flight school

There are three essentials for a guy before he goes out: clean underwear, an Ace bandage and a wingman. Clean underwear is the most obvious, the Ace bandage is the most open-ended, but the wingman is the most important of the three. It’s a man’s best friend when trying to get to know young ladies.…

‘The City Club’ makes inaugural campus visit to JCU

The City Club, a forum for debate and discussion, is partnering with John Carroll University for its inaugural City Club on Campus.  According to the City Club of Cleveland Web site, City Club on Campus is a “new outreach initiative with colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio focused on informing, educating and inspiring the younger…

Obama debates options on troop level

U.S. Army soldiers from 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, are seen here patrolling the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province on Sept. 28. President Barack Obama has vowed not to decrease the U.S. troop level in Afghanistan, but remains uncertain as to whether or not he will increase the number, as many military officials…

World Wide Web: The Middle East arms race

In Obama’s speech to the Muslim World in Egypt this past summer, he spoke about how a nuclear Iran could trigger “a nuclear arms race in the Middle East that could lead this region and the world down a hugely dangerous path.” But here’s the unfortunate truth: the Middle East nuclear arms race has already…

JCU Sports: Weekly Round-Up

Women’s Soccer      The John Carroll University women’s soccer team could be headed back in the right direction after posting three straight wins this week in Ohio Athletic Conference play.      After losing their previous four matches, JCU returned home for a two-game home stand seeking an offensive spark as OAC play heats up.      They opened the…

JCU bookstore makes a move

The John Carroll University bookstore may be relocating and expanding as a part of the University’s Master Plan. When the Master Plan was first developed, the University brought in a nationally recognized consulting firm, Sasaki, to interview faculty, staff and students to determine how to best enhance JCU’s campus. The firm explored different ways to…

New University Heights charter is topic for debate

Ten proposed changes discussed, debated
On Monday, Oct. 12, the first of three debates leading up to the Nov. 3 University Heights’ elections took place at John Carroll University. The debate last Monday night, held in the Jardine Room, was concerning possible changes to University Heights’ Charter.  There are ten proposed changes that will appear on the ballot in November,…

Blue Streaks shutout Marietta

Defense and special teams lead the way in 22-0 slaughter
The annual homecoming game for John Carroll University was a memorable one as the Blue Streaks were able to knock off Marietta College in a dominating 22-0 performance. Coming off of their most deflating loss of the season, JCU was able to regain their focus and put away an opponent in what was a must-win…

JCU brings movie to the stage

"Little Shop of Horrors" comes to JCU
John Carroll Theatre presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ as the fall performance for the community.

Tim's Turn: Enjoy this one

As we approach the start of another NBA season, people start to toss around the question “Which team has what it takes this year?” However, with this being the last year LeBron James is under contract in Cleveland, the question that seems to be asked most is “Will he stay or will he go?” I…

Business Corner: College grads need to go above and beyond

With 263,000 jobs cut in September and the unemployment rate hovering at 9.8 percent, the prospects of finding a job after graduation proves to be a sobering prospect for the class of 2010. The economy is slowly starting to show signs of life, but employers are squeezing the most they can out of their current…

Guys, smooth or not, don’t say this

Commentary In light of our Homecoming experiences, we decided that the John Carroll male community should be educated on what not to say to members of the opposite sex. In college, we find ourselves in situations that can result in a successful social night, or a complete failure. More often than not, it ends in…

OurView: ‘Schoolgirl’ documentary gives new perspective

In January 2009, the Taliban forced all schools for girls in Swat Valley, Pakistan to close. Adam B. Ellick’s documentary, “A Schoolgirl’s Odyssey,” follows one 12-year-old Pakistani girl, Mallala, and her family as they face invasion of the Taliban in Swat and flee for safety, leaving behind dreams, possessions and their livelihoods.  It is both…

Bookstore considering a move

The JCU bookstore could be changing locations as part of the University’s Master Plan. The new location would be on Fairmount Circle where the CVS Pharmacy used to be. The Carroll News is opposed to this move because it will be inconvenient for students, and it does not improve the campus or community. The reasoning…

Sher It Like It Is: With age comes responsibilities

As every year passes I become more and more like an adult. Those with common sense would say, “duh,” while those who know me based just on appearances would beg to differ. I look 16 on a good day. But, the truth is, like it or not, I’m on my way to adulthood. This year…

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize for ambitious foreign policy agenda

President Barack Obama, seen here giving a speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University in Egypt on June 4, won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 9 for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and multilateral cooperation. President Barack Obama can now add the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to his list of career…

JCU 22-0

JCU’s Blue Streaks shut out Marietta during the annual homecoming game.

JCU needs to care more

This past Monday, the first of three debates leading up to the Nov. 3 elections was held at JCU. The debate concerned changes to University Heights’ Charter.  Dora Pruce, director of government and community relations at JCU, reported that approximately 75 people attended the debate. Most of them were UH residents, and few were students.…

Football team drops tough one on the road

A week removed from a tough win on the road over Heidelberg College, the John Carroll University football team made costly mistakes that ultimately led to their loss against Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College, 24-16. After driving 62 yards on their opening possession, JCU’s offense stalled at the 11-yard line of Wilmington. A missed…

Soccer teams fall in conference openers

It was a tough week for the John Carroll University soccer program as both the men’s and women’s teams opened up Ohio Athletic Conference play with losses to the Capital University Crusaders. The women lost 1-0 Friday at Capital and the men lost Saturday afternoon’s contest 4-0 at Shula Stadium. The women’s team also fell…

Sky is the limit for ‘New York, I Love You’

Upcoming film looks to provides a fresh-style of film with plenty of A-list actors to bolster the box office
It seems like the glorious days of cinema have slowly begun to diminish, with only a handful of truly great films coming out every few years.  The upcoming romantic drama “New York, I Love You,” which will be widely-released on Oct. 16, is one of them.  A film that has been called  “great” by some…

JCU is back on the air

Channel 4 will be showing John Carroll’s own programming on campus.

JCU Faculty on Facebook

Facebook has become a popular means of communication for people all over the world. The phenomenon that was originally just for college students when it premiered in 2004, has since grown to be one of the most used social networks, now including everyone from junior high to those in the workforce. There are over 300…