Articles published in November, 2009

MAXimum Exposure: For the kids who freak out about an A-

I have to say, I love taking honors classes. Not for the academic rigor, not always for the material — for the other people in the class. Honors students tend to epitomize those students who are absolutely obsessed with their grades. For me, watching their faces as a professor hands back papers or tests is…

OurView: I’ve got a heck of a resume, and this is going on it

So many people ask me these days, “Craig, what do you want to do when you graduate?” First off, I can see right through your weak attempt to make friends with me just so when I become famous you can live off of my earnings. Secondly, all the things I’m good at aren’t actual jobs.…

Extending Shula Stadium’s bedtime

With a newly elected mayor in University Heights, John Carroll University and the City have an opportunity to establish an open line of communication and renegotiate some of the policies from the past administration. In particular the University is working with the City to revise the restrictions imposed on Shula Stadium. The current rules restrict…

JCU must be careful with budget cuts

Despite the economy’s recent improvement, John Carroll University still predicts there will need to be budget cuts over the next two years. When deciding where to make these cuts, it is important to stay away from academic programs. JCU is primarily a tuition-driven institution, and enrollment was low this past year. One of the keys…

World Wide Web: Death to the death penalty?

Recent events in the news have been chilling enough to send a shiver down the spine of Stephen King. The police found 11 bodies in Anthony Sowell’s house on the east side of Cleveland. The majority of the bodies were found buried in the ground with ties around their necks. Two of them were found…

With House vote, Democrats closer to passing health insurance reform

After months of lobbying for reform, liberal Democrats and the White House achieved a much needed victory on Saturday by delivering on a top domestic priority. In a late night vote, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3962 Affordable Health Care for America Act by a tally of 220-215. Recently the debate surrounding…

Lone gunman kills 13 in rampage at Fort Hood

The Fort Hood Army post in Killeen, Texas underwent a horrific scene of violence on Nov. 5, claiming the lives of thirteen and wounding over two dozen more.  Fort Hood, the largest United States base in the U.S., operates like a city with a daytime population ranging around 80,000. Many of the 40,000 troops stationed…

SIFE brings help to African orphans

The John Carroll University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter has made a name for itself through past successes in fundraising and national competitions.  This fall, the fundraising team has been working to raise money for their partner, the African Children’s Ministries, which in turn provide funds for orphanages in Zaire. The African Children’s Ministries…

Fall Sports Round-Up

The John Carroll University men’s soccer team entered the 2009 season with high expectations. They returned many of their starters from last season and were looking to improve on their record of 9-6-3 last season. The boys got off to a hot start and found themselves ranked no. 24 in the nation eight games into…

JCU suffers heartbreaking loss

It is often said that it’s not how you start, but how you finish. The John Carroll University football team had to learn that the hard way Saturday as they surrendered a score on the last play of the game to fall to the Muskies of Muskingum College, 34-31. With unseasonably warm weather conditions on…

Women’s basketball team hopes experience pays off

After finishing the 2008-2009 season with a winning record of 15-11, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team is looking to kick it up a notch in the 2009-2010 campaign. The Blue Streaks are picked to finish fifth in the Ohio Athletic Conference Coaches Poll, just below Mount Union. Head coach Kristie Maravalli returns three…

National poll ranks men’s basketball team second in the country

Expectations. Experience.  A first-team preseason All-American.  A national ranking.  A championship to defend.  None of these things were a factor last season for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team.  That team made it to the Sweet 16 and set a school record of 21 straight wins.  Now it’s time for the defending Ohio Athletic…

‘The Box’ stars give The CN an inside look

“The Box,” which opened in theaters last Friday, stars Cameron Diaz (right) and James Marsden (left) and was directed by Richard Kelly (“Donnie Darko”). The three joined together to answer some questions about the making of the movie, preparing for the movie and some bloopers that occurred while shooting the film. Cameron Diaz Q: What…

‘The Box’ turns out square

The director and writer of “Donnie Darko,” Richard Kelly, didn’t live up to his own standards as he took on the challenge of the latest sci-fi thriller, “The Box.” The first third of the film seems to confirm that the audience is watching a very original suspense thriller that is based on easy-to-follow principles. That…

Preparing for the future

During these hard economic times, finding a job or internship has never been more difficult. However, there are things everyone can do to stand out from the competition. A new concept that is becoming increasingly popular is the idea of personal branding. In the same way that companies try to market and sell their brands,…

Timeless TV Shows

Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch could be attributed with teaching most of America’s children their ABCs. The characters from “Sesame Street” have entertained children since 1969 and this Tuesday the show celebrates its 40th anniversary in nearly 120 countries. According to Time Magazine, the concept began when Lloyd Morrissett, a Carnegie Foundation…

Former JCU president passes away

Former John Carroll University president, The Rev. Thomas P. O’Malley, passed away on Wednesday Nov. 4, in Boston of an apparent heart attack. O’Malley, the namesake of JCU’s O’Malley Center, led John Carroll from 1980 through 1988. Jacqueline Schmidt, a JCU communications professor worked here throughout O’Malley’s time with the University. She remembers the late…

JCU responds to tragedy, provides

In response to recent campus deaths, John Carroll University has taken steps toward helping students, faculty and staff to enhance their knowledge about suicide risks, warning signs and counseling resources, as well as helping those coping with losses. “Our mission as a Jesuit Catholic university calls for each of us to care for one another,”…

Students, faculty clean Health Center out of H1N1 vaccine

The John Carroll University Health Center will be receiving a new installment of H1N1 nasal sprays as soon as next week. The Health Center already used the first 200 H1N1 flu mist vaccines on 190 students and 10 faculty members. Unlike the seasonal flu vaccine, which the JCU Health Center purchases each year, the H1N1…

JCU, UH hope for a clean slate

For the first time in 32 years, University Heights has elected a new mayor. Former Councilwoman Susan Infeld beat Councilman Frank Consolo and former Councilman Steven Bennett in the mayoral contest during the Nov. 3 elections. The change in leadership creates an opportunity to mend the seemingly polarized relationship between University Heights and John Carroll…

Students speak: Papa is elected president

The John Carroll University student body elected junior Amanda Papa as Student Union President with a 53 percent majority in the Student Union Executive Board run-off election on Nov. 9 and 10. Papa and sophomore Jack Kirwin ran against each other in a run-off election after none of the three original candidates, Papa, Kirwin or…