Articles published in February, 2010

Name That Toon!: 2-25-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “Started off local but thanks to all the haters I know G4 pilots on a first name basis.”…

Compromise is brokered between JCU, Shaker

John Carroll University and Shaker Heights have come to an agreement regarding the apartments owned by JCU in the City.

Women’s basketball team drops two with playoffs nearing

Most teams strive to pick up momentum in their final games of the season before heading into post-season play. 
The John Carroll University women’s basketball team looked for a chance at a fresh start as they opened the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament last night after a difficult home stretch to end the regular season.
Three…

Our reviewers critique the latest Scorsese/DiCaprio film, ‘Shutter Island’

What was supposed to be Martin Scorsese’s newest masterpiece was nothing more than a predictable film with a B-list-esque storyline.
“Shutter Island,” released on Feb. 19, seemed more like a compilation of the films “Gothika,” “The Green Mile” and the “Blue Lagoon” (minus the love story) than a candidate for the 2011 Academy Awards.
However,…

World Wide Web: We are all jelly doughnuts

To show solidarity with West Germany against the Soviet threat during the Cold War, the United States declared that “We are all Berliners” (or jelly doughnuts, depending on your translation of President Kennedy’s German). To show solidarity with the United States after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the French declared that “We are all Americans.” …

West Loop Shuttle shut down for now

The West Loop Shuttle has been discontinued for the rest of the semester. Introduced in the spring of 2009, the shuttle ran on Fridays from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. The West Loop Shuttle destinations included Coventry, Little Italy and University Circle. It closed due to a…

The CN’s exclusive interview with Seth Meyers

‘SNL’ head writer Seth Meyers was at JCU last week, two members of The CN sat down with him to discuss staying up to date on the news, Weekend Update and just how funny Amy Poehler really is.

Recycling at JCU work in progress

Recycling and sustainability have once again come into question at John Carroll University. Lack of communication by the administration has caused some confusion among students, FSA and cleaning crews. We feel that there needs to be better organization and more effective communication by all involved to get recycling and sustainability at JCU on the right…

STLF pays it forward

Three years ago, a John Carroll student from Students Today, Leaders Forever found a unique way to offer community service across the country. One day, as senior Bill Breon was searching the Internet for ways to do service, he came across the Pay It Forward Tour, which originated at the University of Minnesota.  Since then,…

That's what See said: Ballin’ on a budget (the go broke remix)

This isn’t the Business Corner, but I am going to talk about financial stuff this week.
For those of you who have been following me since the beginning of my CN career, you might remember that about two years ago I wrote a column titled “Ballin’ on a Budget (BOB)” in which I gave advice…

Chapstick: Under pressure

In 1981 Queen and David Bowie recorded “Under Pressure.” Or if you were born in the ‘90s, you know it as the original song that Vanilla Ice ripped off for “Ice Ice Baby.”
Anyway, although it isn’t my favorite Queen song (that title goes to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” duh) I have had quite a strong connection…

Senator steps down, slams ways of Congress

Democrats are in shock after Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh announced last Monday that he would not seek re-election for a third term in office. The centrist Democrat is not retiring because of a lack of popularity. In fact, he had won his prior two elections with over 60 percent of the vote and was poised…

Immersion trips popular option for spring break

Consistent with the Jesuit identity of John Carroll, the Campus Ministry department and Center for Service and Social Action offer immersion experiences for students over spring break. There will be seven opportunities offered over the break in locations across the eastern United States including Wheeling, W.Va., Camden, N.J., Chicago, Ill., Immokalee, Fla., Louisville, Ky. and…

Brokaw named keynote speaker for JCU commencement

Tom Brokaw will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 commencement ceremony.

Student Union goes forward with some initiatives, abandons others

Students aren’t going to see a DVD rental kiosk on campus, but they might see more transportation options, automated external defibrillators, and more improvements in The Underground.
This past fall, Reel Qwik DVDs, a company located in Painesville made a presentation to Student Union about the rental kiosk.
Since the original presentation, the project has…

Obama meets with Dalai Lama

President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Feb. 18. The decision to meet with the Dalai Lama further aggravated American tensions with China, which is already upset over a $6 billion U.S. arms deal with Taiwan.
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, is viewed by China as a dangerous figure who…

Respond, react, recycle

John Carroll University will announce its Sustainability Committee this week, according to Jonathan Smith, vice president and executive assistant to the president.
“Carol Dietz, associate vice president of facilities, has agreed to chair the committee and other members agreed, in the fall, to serve. Most of the pieces and parts for the committee are in…

BBC host admits to taking part in suicide

Ray Gosling, a documentary maker for the BBC, made a chilling confession during a narration for a documentary about death and dying. Gosling drifted away from the script and said, “I killed someone once.” That person was Gosling’s terminally ill partner who was dying of HIV/AIDS.
Gosling revealed that he asked the doctor to leave…

Do the Loop no more

Shortly after celebrating its one-year anniversary, the West Loop Shuttle has given its last ride.
The West Loop Shuttle was introduced in the 2009 spring semester, in addition to the already existent East Loop Shuttle. The Office of Residence Life and the Student Union teamed up to organize a weekend shuttle service to allow students…

Schott Dining Hall hopes to reduce students’ food waste

Aramark, John Carroll University’s dining service, has updated its waste management this semester.
The use of Rosby Resource Recycling, a food waste recycling service, has aided in Aramark’s improvement.
The program provides containers to fill with waste, which they pick-up and compost into organic products.
Rosby accepts items such as produce, meat, dairy, cardboard and…

Tim's Turn: Farewell, for now, Z

Let’s take a quick jog down memory lane, back to June of 1996. 
My hometown Cleveland Cavaliers have two picks in the first round of the NBA Draft this year, having acquired the Washington Bullets’ first round selection in exchange for Mark Price. The Cavs are in rebuilding mode, but they own both the 12th…

Sher It Like It Is: World Snooze

Our world news editor, Sean Webster, takes a lot of flak from our staff, but with good reason. He is responsible for a section of the newspaper that receives little attention and always has the potential to be outdated.
 We affectionately refer to Webster as our “world snooze” editor and joke that no one reads…

Arrivederci John Carroll, Ciao Italia

While some students will be looking forward to returning home for spring break, some will be heading very far away from home. In this case, “far” means across the Atlantic Ocean. 
Students in Santa Casciani’s Italian humanism and the Renaissance class are traveling to Italy over spring break. They left yesterday from Cleveland for Arezzo,…

OurView: The art of being a player (and lying while you’re at it)

They say that patience is a virtue.  Amongst other important traits to grasp is monogamy, or at least the concept of being an honest person.
I’m going to start off by saying that I’m not targeting any one gender specifically—it’s understandable that players and liars come from both the male and female categories.
According to…

SU unclear on constitutionality of LGBT resolution

Freshman Student Union Senator William Cook compiled a list of constitutional violations the SU committed last week when passing a resolution voicing SU’s support of the inclusion of sexual orientation in JCU’s nondiscrimination policy.
Cook said the resolution, which was submitted at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, violated a bylaw of the constitution that…