Articles published in November, 2009

That's what See said: What goes around comes around

When I have to make a decision I always ask myself one question before anything else: is this going to give me bad karma? If there is something to fear besides fear itself, it would be bad karma. It’s like revenge sought out by God. For you atheists out there, it’s like getting vengeance on…

Touring Asia, Obama has town hall in China

President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall style event with Chinese youths at the Museum of Science and Technology in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 16. Obama spoke extensively about the importance of the freedom of speech and of the free flow of information.

Business Corner: Get out and shop – Black Friday during a recession

In the midst of the Great Recession retailers are already rolling out deals for Black Friday, the blockbuster shopping day after Thanksgiving. Every year thousands of shoppers line up outside of the nation’s largest retailers in the wee hours of the morning hoping to snag an LCD TV for $399 or navigation system for $99. …

Zipcar provides students with community car

John Carroll University may see a car sharing program come to campus. The program is still in the initial stages of development, but junior Student Union Senator Juanita Padilla is working with Campus Safety Services and the junior class senate to bring the idea to fruition. “It was just an idea I had to help…

‘New Moon’ sets a love triangle to die for

Brooding blood suckers? That’s so passé. Edward Cullen may find some competition as a new “Twilight” heartthrob makes his debut when “New Moon” comes to theaters Friday, Nov. 20. Audiences around the world have been preparing for this moment in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga since they finished the second novel in its series. Distraught teen…

MAXimum Exposure: MMMBop yourself, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Alright Kappa Kappa Gamma, that’s enough. If I hear the song “MMMBop” one more time I’m going to throw a plate full of sub-par food through a cafeteria window, and guess what? I’m sending you the bill. Here’s why: what you’re doing should be illegal—it sounds like extortion to me. In the real world, if…

City, JCU still at an impasse

The Shaker Heights City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 9 to extend the interim city zoning ordinance which restricts student occupation in apartment buildings owned by John Carroll University within the city. The ordinance, which was originally passed last August, is extended for an additional 90 days. The City wants to cap student capacity in…

Wrestling team to benefit from new facility

A brand-new training venue provides the John Carroll University wrestling team a new home as they kick off the 2009-10 season. The Blue Streaks now have a state of the art facility to improve and hone their skills. The renovation occurred in the space formerly known as the gym annex. The space is now named…

‘The Blind Side’ moves beyond the sports field to please

People only dream of stories like the one told in “The Blind Side.” They’re usually fictional stories. They’re passed down as myths for generations. Yet, only in the wildest dreams would such a story be true. The story of Baltimore Raven’s offensive linemen Michael Oher, played by Quiton Aaron, illustrates mankind’s ability to step out…

‘The Wal-Mart Effect’ author addresses JCU students

Charles Fishman was working at a relatively new business magazine, “Fast Company,” when an idea for a new story came up. “We had never written about Walmart and at that point, it seemed to be a huge gap in our journalism,” he said. “We thought we shouldn’t consider ourselves a serious business magazine if we…

The Carroll News names Sheridan new EIC

Junior Katie Sheridan was elected as the new editor in chief of The Carroll News on Nov. 12. Sheridan began writing for The Carroll News during her freshman year. She has previously served as an editor for the Features and Campus sections. Most recently Sheridan served as Managing Editor. Sheridan, a communications major and business…

JCU absent from Shaker council meeting

Last Monday night, at a Shaker Heights City Council meeting, the Council voted to extend an interim ordinance regarding student housing for another 90 days. The ordinance affects the apartment buildings that John Carroll University recently purchased on Fairmount Circle. Shaker Heights’ aim is to place a cap on the number of units being used…

Tim's Turn: One last go-around with ‘The Kid’

Of all the things that passed along the bottom ticker on ESPN last week, one thing in particular caught my eye: Ken Griffey Jr., who will celebrate his 40th birthday on Saturday, is returning to the Seattle Mariners for his 22nd season. It’s tough to believe that ‘The Kid’ is going to be 40, and…

Rent the Runway: your ticket to affordable couture

Top-of-the-line designer dresses are items most of us admire in the pages of Vogue.  We tear the pages out and hang them around our rooms, but we never imagine the possibility of wearing one. It seems as if our Cinderella story has found its fairy godmother through the minds of Harvard Business School graduates, Jennifer…

Football season ends in tough loss

The season for the John Carroll University football team ended Saturday when they traveled to Westerville, Ohio and lost to Otterbein College, 24-22. In a year that saw a half-dozen games come down to the final minute, this game would follow the trend. JCU scored on its opening drive giving the Blue Streaks an early…

JCU honors Jesuit martyrs

Twenty years ago on Nov. 16, at the University of Central America in El Salvador, six Jesuits, their housekeeper, and her daughter were dragged out of their home by Salvadoran military soldiers and assassinated. John Carroll University, along with other Jesuit institutes and even the United States and El Salvadorian government, are remembering these tragic…

New Web site user friendly

The John Carroll University community and prospective students can expect changes to the University Web site’s homepage that will modernize its appearance and simplify navigation around the site. John Carfagno, assistant vice president of integrated marketing and communication at JCU, said the updates to the homepage are the first part of a larger overhaul to…

South Korean troops on high alert after naval clash with North Korea

South Korean conservative activists shout slogans during a rally denouncing North Korea’s military in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 11, 2009. South Korea’s troops went on high alert after a brief naval confrontation with North Korea.

World Wide Web: I’m not the Pope

Has the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gone completely insane? Only a few weeks ago, it single-handedly almost derailed the entire health care reform movement. Using the House’s health care reform legislation as leverage, the bishops said that they would withdraw their support of it unless Congress tightened its restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions. And…

JCU basketball teams get their seasons started

Men The John Carroll University men’s basketball team survived its regular season opener Saturday in Michigan, defeating Olivet College 90-83. Sophomore point guard Corey Shontz cured any worries of a second year slump, scoring a career-high 28 points, including 6-7 from behind the arc. “He carried us offensively,” said senior guard Brian Dandrea. “We’re still…

Letter to the Editor: Fall conspiracy?

I thought the John Carroll administration said they don’t sweep things under the rug. From what I’ve seen recently, they most definitely do.  Literally. Fall has always been my favorite season. Besides the much needed break from the scorching heat and uncomfortable humidity in non-air-conditioned dorms, there’s just something unexplainable about the earthy colors and…

OurView: Spicing up my life one birthday at a time

Back in September I signed up to write the staff commentary this week because today, Thursday, Nov. 19 is my birthday and I thought everyone should know. However, I also have something else to bring to your attention. Thus, in an effort to multitask I have come up with the following commentary. Please enjoy. It’s…

That's what See said: Don’t wake the sleeping giant

There’s a legend at John Carroll. He roams among us, and whether he’s conscious or not, he should be appreciated. He is the notorious napper (or Rob C. as I’ll be referring to him for the rest of this column), and he serves the JCU community in many ways I’m sure you never recognized. In…

Sher It Like It Is: Debating the best event to come

The time is coming. My 21st birthday and Thanksgiving are less than two weeks away, but the excitement associated with those events fails in comparison to what comes in December. No, I’m not referring to Christmas or New Year’s Eve, I’m talking about … the end of debate. I know our professor, Brent, will read…

Career Corner: Quality and quantity both important for resumes

Some may argue that most of what you learn in college comes from outside the classroom. Being involved in student organizations creates opportunities and experiences that will follow you well beyond graduation. With over 90 organizations on campus, and several off campus, the opportunities for students to get involved are ample. Whether it is the…