Articles published in March, 2010

C.L.E. Clothing Co. helps Cleveland fans show their pride

Founded in 2008 by, as their tagline says, “two dudes with an idea and a mission,” C.L.E. Clothing can help people show pride in the “2-1-6.” Now, you can represent your city with these Cleveland-themed T-shirts that show love for the city in a whole new way. All of the T-shirts are made out of…

‘The Bounty Hunter’ fails to excite

Just when I thought Jennifer Aniston couldn’t top her last blockbuster hit “Love Happens,” along came “The Bounty Hunter.” Paired with Scottish sensation Gerard Butler (“300”), Aniston delivers another weak performance in her umpteenth attempt at a romantic comedy. At times, I struggle to decipher whether a duo has what professionals call “on-screen chemistry.” This…

Vitamins: Are they essential, or useless?

Americans spend over 6 billion dollars on vitamins every year, and about 40 percent take at least one vitamin daily to aid their bodies in functioning normally. “I’ve taken vitamins before, but I don’t take them now,” said freshman Gillian Ganley. “I don’t really know much about them.” Those that do understand the benefits of…

Sher It Like It Is: People are stupid

People are stupid. A 17-year-old in Kennewick, Wa. is one of those stupid people. Because he is underage, his name hasn’t been released, but to make this story easier to understand we’ll call him Smith. Smith is probably a lot like any other 17-year-old. He might enjoy video games, skateboarding, oh, and watching a little…

Political Voice: A victory for America

Over the past several months, I have had the privilege to have followed and reported on stories surrounding the issue of health care reform in this country. During this period of time, I have experienced moments of frustration, confusion and disappointment. This past Sunday, these feelings were finally substituted with happiness. I never thought surpassing…

That's what See said: Introducing the masculine mystique

In honor of women’s history month, I think it’s an appropriate time to talk about sexism. It’s been a problem for a long time in America, but now, in 2010, it’s really starting to get out of control. Women are being shown too much favoritism, and it needs to stop. I figured that society had…

Obama fulfills promise to reform student loans

With the reconciliation health care reform bill passed, a supplementary piece of legislation added to it will provide reform to the student loan program. This student loan reform will drastically change the role of banks as well as the role of the government in providing student loans. At the heart of this legislation, approximately $36…

Swenson recognized as ‘Distinguished Faculty’ member for 2010

This year’s annual Distinguished Faculty Award was presented to Elizabeth Swenson, a member of the psychology department, who has been a member of the John Carroll  University community for 34 years.  Criteria for the Distinguished Faulty award includes the areas of teaching, research and scholarship, advising, professional academic service, and service to the University and…

Name That Toon!: 3-25-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “Honeys in debt baby bouncin’ them checks, but I don’t really mind when they bouncin’ them checks.”…

Professor’s blog generates thousands of hits

Blogging is no doubt a rising phenomenon, but how exactly does it affect the John Carroll community? Students and faculty both blog. One example of this is Philip Metres, an associate professor in the JCU English Department. He entered the blogosphere in 2007 by creating “Behind the Lines: Poetry, War, & Peacemaking.” His blog explains…

OurView: Reproductive organs and getting ‘Nexted’: the true story of Chatroulette

I have a confession to make about my newest guilty pleasure:  Chatroulette.com. It seems as if Facebook has found some competition in being the newest way to procrastinate for a college student.  Of course, something this enticing could only come from the Internet; but unlike Facebook, where there’s an extent to which you can look…

Colleran named new Arts and Sciences dean

Jeanne Colleran was appointed as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on March 22. Colleran is currently a professor in the English department at John Carroll University, where she has worked for 22 years. As a professor, Colleran has won the Cullichia Award, the Distinguished Faculty and Miles Curtis Service Award,…

Chapstick: Musical machismo

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed a strange phenomenon. I’m referring to multiple, almost dismissible references to those Broadway favorites whose lyrics are forever seared into the back of your mind. I’m serious, it’s everywhere. You know what my favorite part about it is? They’ve almost all been made by men. I mean,…

Niehoff makes an appearance

University President the Rev. Robert Niehoff S.J. came to the Student Union meeting on March 23 to discuss fundraising, enrollment and communication with the student body.

Historic day as health care passes

“The bill is passed!” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after a late night session on Capitol Hill this past Sunday. Sweeping health care reform passed the House of Representatives and was signed into law on March 23 by Pres. Barack Obama. Reform passed in a tight 219 – 212 vote after nearly a yearlong…

Word for Word: 3-25-2010

“Health care is not only a civil right, it’s a moral issue.” – Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) “Baby killer!” – Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), who was speaking during the intense health care debate on the House floor. “It’s time to chill out, Republicans.” – Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA) “There is…

Shaun Keenan selected to lead tennis program

John Carroll University made a change for the men’s and women’s varsity tennis teams, naming Shaun Keenan, the head tennis professional at River Oaks Racquet and Fitness Club in Rocky River, Ohio, as the new head coach of the program. Keenan replaces Diane Koury, who stepped down from her head coaching post in January to…

President’s presence under-appreciated

We commend Student Union in their efforts to bring the Rev. Robert Niehoff S.J. to the March 23 Student Union meeting. John Day, academic vice president, Mark McCarthy, vice president of student affairs, and Sherri Crahen, dean of students, were also in attendance. At the meeting, students and Student Union senators were able to submit…

World Wide Web: It’s party time

There’s nothing more American than apple pie and democracy. But right now, our democracy is like an apple pie cut up into 435 slices, with each representative looking out for his own slice of the pie. The result is a political system that’s dominated by special interests, which chip away at the general welfare of…

Track competes with Division I talent

The John Carroll University men’s and women’s track teams kicked off the outdoor season Saturday, competing at the UNC-Charlotte 49er Classic in Charlotte, N.C. In a field dominated by Division I teams, it was individual times and marks which mattered the most, rather than placing in each event. “We had a really good first meet,”…

JCU Baseball team readying for conference play

With three more games in the books this week, the John Carroll University baseball team sits at 6-5 after winning just one of their last three contests. On March 16 in Washington, Penn., the Blue Streaks couldn’t hang onto a four run lead in the late innings to lose by a final score of 9-8…

Blogging reaches new hype among social and business worlds

Green-living expert Sara Snow wrote last week about “A Part of Something Big,” a program that sells fair-trade and environmentally-friendly items through school fundraising. In her entry, she discussed products sold such as soaps made by women in a Chicago substance abuse home, and coffee from companies who farm without slashing forests. She tags blog…

Students blog their minds

Princeton University’s WordNet defines a blogger as “a person who keeps and updates a blog, [which is] a shared online journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies.” Some blogs have gained national prominence as avenues for opinion, cooking recipes, travel experiences and relationship advice. Bloggers include experts, amateurs, senior…

Students will see loan changes, improvements in 2010-2011

John Carroll University will be changing its financial aid for the 2010-2011 school year.  The University will be switching from the Federal Family Education Loan Program to the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.  This change will include all federal Stafford, PLUS and Grad PLUS loans.  The major difference in the new Direct Loan…

Campion remodel

Thanks to a donation from a John Carroll University alumnus, Campion Hall is set to undergo a renovation this summer. The donor, Jonathan Leebow, class of ‘99 lived in Campion Hall from 1997 to 1999. He said donating the money was a great way for him to contribute back to a school that did so…