Articles published in February, 2010

Men’s hoops wins OAC … again

With many students getting ready for Spring Break, thus concluding the winter season, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team hopes to have the winter carry on for a few more weeks. The team has begun its quest in hopes for a second consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference  Tournament Championship.   After clinching a share of the…

Program lacks experience, but Blue Streak men and women both fare well at OAC Championships

The John Carroll University swimming and diving program wrapped up their season on Saturday, concluding it with a strong showing at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. Ever since Matt Lenhart took over as coach of the Blue Streaks program in 1986, his teams have always performed well on the biggest stage. Lenhart has captured…

Students taking the traditional spring break

While others at JCU are preparing for an organized trip, some students have made plans of their own. Senior Caitlin Gorie and a few of her friends are some of the vacationers that will be on a cruise during spring break.  “[My friends] Bailey, Mary and I were in the Boler lab one day talking…

Celebrities take on the catwalk

Many celebrities are taking a break from the big screen and radio to take part in an industry full of artistic ability and creativeness. That industry, is fashion. Stars such as Justin Timberlake and Emma Watson are jumping on the fashion bandwagon to bring their personal and stylish trends to a store near us. Some…

Young Blue Streaks wrestling team places fourth at OAC tournament

The John Carroll University wrestling team went into the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship meet at Mount Union College with high hopes. They wouldn’t leave disappointed.  Despite having only one individual winner, the Blue Streaks were able to finish a solid fourth out of the six teams competing Heidelberg University, using first place finishes from three…

Angels and Airwaves: “LOVE”

Amidst rumors that Angels & Airwaves (AVA) was disbanding upon Blink-182’s reunion, Tom DeLonge, AVA’s guitarist and vocalist, posted in a blog on Modlife, “Angels and Airwaves is never going to go away.” Well, they’re back. AVA, which formed in 2005 after Blink-182 went on hiatus, released their third studio album, “LOVE” on Valentine’s Day…

BEDROC gives hip-hop a new name

This rap/R&B duo with JCU ties is getting people's attention.

Seth Meyers, ‘SNL’ comedian, to perform at Carroll

Born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire, Seth Meyers has been on “Saturday Night Live” for over seven years, and has had key roles in memorable Digital Shorts such as “Doppelganger,” and Natalie Portman’s interview in which she revealed herself as a rapper. Meyers has made a memorable Anderson Cooper, Ryan Seacrest and John Kerry,…

Track improves at All-Ohio Meet

By Gene Natale The John Carroll University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein College on Feb. 13. Senior RK Glover led the way for the Blue Streaks, placing second in the triple jump. With his performance, Glover became the lone Blue Streak to earn All-Ohio honors. His…

Will Call: We are the Blue Streak nation

There are few things these days that bring people together. Divided for all sorts of reasons, a common interest among an entire nation is rare. It’s just the way things work. But one event in particular that defies those boundaries is the Olympics.  It is an anomaly so spectacular that it brings red and blue,…

Women’s basketball looking to host home game in first round of OAC Tournament

With the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament quickly approaching, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team appears to have the pieces of the puzzle coming together to compete for a conference championship. On Feb. 10, school history was made in the Blue Streaks 69-66 victory over the Otterbein College Cardinals inside the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center.…

World Wide Web: Cold War II?

After two decades of global supremacy, the United States’ role as the world’s only superpower is about to be challenged. China – with a nuclear arsenal, the world’s largest standing army and the second largest economy – has the potential to create the same type of bipolar power structure that existed between the Soviet Union…

Hariri vows to support Hezbollah

After years of turmoil, the tension between Israel and Lebanon has once again heightened with the announcement by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri that his government will support Hezbollah – a Lebanese political organization which both Israel and the United States consider a terrorist group –  should violence transpire.  This declaration came days before the…

Sher It Like It Is: T-Pain or pop?

Lent began yesterday and I’ve been struggling with what I want to sacrifice this year. I’m sure by now it comes as no surprise that I’m Catholic, so you could assume that every year I give up something for 40 days, and that would be true. Before I start though, did you know Lent is…

Recycling confusion

Lack of communication among John Carroll University students, administration and faculty and staff could be to blame for the University’s negative sustainability reputation. Last fall, JCU received an overall grade of D+ from greenreport.org. JCU entered a contract with Landmark Disposal, based in Medina, for waste removal and recycling management in September of 2007. The…

For Kirbus and DiSanto, playing together is nothing new

JCU seniors Rudy Kirbus and T.J. DiSanto have been teammates since sixth grade.

SU and LGBT must rethink methods

Student Union The Student Union acted too quickly and under duress in passing Resolution R-1-SP10, a resolution regarding support of LGBT rights. The resolution that called for the inclusion of sexual orientation in the school’s non-discrimination policy was voted on and passed in the Feb. 16 Student Union meeting. One clause stated that “students have…

Snow piles up on JCU campus

Ten inches of snow, eight hours until Monday classes start, and only six men to make it all possible.  As the snow continues to fall in the frigid Cleveland area, the John Carroll University facilities department’s grounds crew is constantly at work making sure the sidewalks and parking lots are clear for students and teachers.…

Business Corner: The anatomy of a lost sale

It’s 11:50 a.m. and you have yet to eat breakfast. After sitting through two consecutive lectures, all you really want is a bagel and a coffee, yet the line at Einstein’s extends beyond the newspaper stand.  Surely, there is not enough time to get your fuel for the day and make it to class in…

That's what See said: Better late than never … right?

I'm sure I'll think of something better to write about as soon as this gets sent to the printer.

Men’s basketball hitting its stride

Men’s basketball on track to host the conference tournament for the second consecutive season, hoping for same results

Compromise proving elusive for ‘jobs’ bill

With unemployment at the high percentage rate of 9.7 percent, Democrats and Republicans alike have made job creation the top priority on Capitol Hill. Yet there still remains severe disagreements between the parties as to how to best address this ever growing problem. This split between the two parties became even more evident this past…

Mixed feelings about LGBT methods

Student Union gets involved in the LGBT controversy by voting on a resolution to support the inclusion of sexual orientation in the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

Name That Toon!: Spring Concert Edition of Name That Toon!

Spring Concert performer revealed in 'Name That Toon!'

OurView: Praise for recording artists who sing to improve reality

MTV broke down and faced its reality last week when it officially dropped “music television” from its logo. It should come as no surprise, considering MTV lost touch with its original focus on music as reality television became increasingly popular. Over time, “The Situation” and his GTL routine replaced Carson Daly and “TRL.” In the…