Articles published in January, 2010

Name That Toon!: 1-28-10

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “I’m in the room, it’s a typical Tuesday night”…

OurView: When it comes to late night TV: The Chin wins

Before May 29 of last year, I loved sitting in front of the tube after a long day of school and intense homework to watch a certain talk show host with an abnormally long chin. 
His monologues, normally filled with political rumblings and events involving Hillary Clinton, were hysterical. My favorite segment, “Headliners,” showed people’s…

Residence Life explains housing process

When buying or renting a living space, people take into account many different factors. These factors could include the layout of the space, their neighbors and location. 
The same could be said of students choosing their living spaces for next year. JCU students will begin this process very soon, according to Marie Perri, housing coordinator…

JCU grant focuses on mental, spiritual health of students

ceived a $100,000 grant from the Xavier-Nichols Foundation, a local family-run foundation.
According to Vice President of Student Affairs Mark McCarthy, the Foundation met with the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., president of JCU, before the beginning of the semester, wishing to give money to the University.
“[The foundation] came to JCU interested in helping and…

Donations increase despite economy

During a time of thoughtful spending, John Carroll University alumni are showing that giving back to their alma mater has great value.
Jim McDonough, a 1955 JCU alumnus, and his wife, Jacque, gifted $1 million to the University last month. The donation will be used for the President’s Opportunity Fund, which allots money to be…

‘Gossip’s’ Lively launches a trend

Blake Lively seems to be all the rage right now. She’s famous, beautiful, stylish and has a pair of legs that seem to extend for miles.   
However, the one thing this Gossip Girl has that nearly every girl seems to want is her gorgeous, golden hair. 
Comparably popular to “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle, known…

Sher It Like It Is: Joining “Hope for Haiti Now”

Two semesters at John Carroll University, the gestation period of an elephant, the decomposition of Styrofoam, and the average amount of time a college graduate has spent drinking instead of studying; all these are events that lasted longer than Conan O’Brien’s time hosting “The Tonight Show.”
But this column, much like NBC, is not dedicated…

JCU Alumni donate millions

Jim McDonough, John Carroll University class of 1955, and his wife, Jacque, donated $1 million to the The President’s Opportunity Fund, which allows the Rev. Robert Niehoff S.J. to allocate the donations to various programs around campus, including academics, service organizations and other major projects. Another donation came from an anonymous donor who is bequeathing…

Give your lashes a lift with Latisse

If you’ve always dreamed of having longer, fuller, darker eyelashes that rival your favorite celebrities’ then the prescription treatment, Latisse, may be the solution. Latisse is an FDA approved, once-a-day treatment that has been designed to help lashes grow.   
According to The New York Times, Allergan, the company that has created Latisse, originally used the…

Tim's Turn: It’s been a long road back

We often joke, especially those of us from Cleveland and Buffalo, that we have endured more than anyone should ever have to. We are referring to what we consider to be catastrophes. They even have names: The Drive. The Fumble. Game Seven. Wide Right. Hull in the crease. 
We call them catastrophes, but really they’re…

A divided Supreme Court rules against restricting campaign contributions

In an effort to extend the First Amendment right of freedom of speech to business organizations, the Supreme Court decided against the government’s ability to restrict a corporation’s campaign contributions for elections. 
While many in support of this decision view it as a rightful extension of freedom of speech that had been denied for decades,…

Men’s hoops team returns to winning ways

A lot has happened with the John Carroll University men’s basketball team since the students finished their finals and headed home for the holidays. JCU’s 23-game regular season win streak was snapped.  They suffered their first home loss since Feb. 13 of 2008.  And that No. 2 ranking now applies to their standing in the…

‘Spider-Man 4’ scrapped, reboot in the works

Sony Pictures has recently dropped one of the superhero genre’s most lucrative film franchises, Spider-Man. 
Sony Pictures officially announced on Jan. 11, that the studio was pulling out of its plans to make “Spider-Man 4,” along with firing most of the original cast and crew from the previous films.
According to Sony, audiences will see…

Chapstick: The art of aging

As a second semester senior, I’m starting to feel the effects of my age. I am stiff when I wake up in the morning, I forget everything, and I walk around campus complaining about how “things were different in my day.” 
I’m really getting freaked out by the fact that suddenly I’m relating better with…

That's what See said: Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground

I don’t know exactly what happened to the world since the end of last semester, but it seems everyone lost their moral compass and decided it would be cool to walk around with their pants around their ankles. From television, to professional sports, to those who don’t have belts, nobody was safe from being caught…

JCU responds to the Haiti quake

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti puts the most recent death toll estimate at more than 150,000 people with many more still trapped under the rubble. The disaster destroyed most of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, and the damage to the seaport has hindered the ability to deliver aid. The event has stimulated a relief…

Students find alternatives to high-priced text books

With new classes comes the task of purchasing new textbooks. As prices at the JCU bookstore soar, more and more students are choosing to purchase their books online or share them with friends to save their college funds. 
 “I spent nearly $500 on my textbooks this semester at the bookstore. It’s the biggest rip-off in…

World Wide Web: Better days for democracy

Democracy has seen better days. According to Freedom House, an organization that publishes an annual report on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, global declines outweighed gains in freedom in 2009 for the fourth year in a row.
Its report listed declines in freedom for 40 countries, representing the longest continuous period…

Winter Break round-up

WRESTLING
 The John Carroll University wrestling team had a busy Winter Break, first traveling to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to compete in the 2009 Citrus Open, hosted by Cardinal Gibbons High School. 
The Blue Streaks, paced by senior Ben Adams, finished fourth out of the twelve competing teams. Adams won the 184-pound bracket in convincing fashion,…

Upperclassmen dorms in review

JCU’s eight residence halls each have their own characteristics. Each also have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the many different preferences of the students. 
Bernet Hall, according to the Office of Residence Life, is the most sought-after residence hall on campus. This is because it has a bathroom and living area in each apartment-style suite.…

JCU joins Haiti relief effort

On Jan. 12 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the small island nation of Haiti. Devastation shocked the world as 150,000 people were pronounced dead.
That same day John Carroll University alumnus Michael Henry arrived in Haiti to begin HIV and AIDS work with the faith-based organization Cross International. As Projects Officer, Henry was focused on…

Good times continue for JCU women’s basketball team

Fans satisfied too as scoring outburst provides Chipotle

Living Simply

As the new semester floods students with assignments, reports and papers, one thing that most students look forward to is filling out their housing plans for the next year.
Although freshmen are mainly confined to the dorms, many sophomores, juniors and seniors take part in a wide variety of housing options.  Among these options is…

In upset victory, Brown wins Massachusetts seat

Several weeks ago, Republican Senatorial candidate Scott Brown was a little known Massachusetts state senator facing an uphill battle in an overwhelmingly Democratic state. 
However, with his stunning victory on Jan. 18, Brown has burst onto the national political scene. The impact of his election victory extends beyond the borders of Massachusetts, as Brown has…

Student Union inaugurates 88th president

Junior Amanda Papa was inaugurated as the 88th Student Union President on Thursday, Jan. 21. 
Outgoing President Matt Hiznay wished Papa success for the next year. He said, “I have full faith and confidence [in Papa].” 
After the Presidential Oath was administered, Papa took the podium for her inaugural address. 
Papa plans to lead the…