Articles published in March, 2010

Softball team prepped for OAC run

After a disappointing finish to their annual Florida trip, the John Carroll University softball team returned to Ohio and picked up two impressive wins against a tough Hiram College team. The Blue Streaks dismantled the Terriers in both games of their home opener last Thursday, 3-1 and 15-2. In the opening set of the twin…

‘Shop it to Me’ makes shopping simple

Calling all bargain shoppers … you may have just found your mothership.    Starting now, a little Web site by the name of ‘ShopittoMe.com’ will probably become your new best friend.  Become a member on this Web site (for free), and you’ll never have to hunt for bargains again.   All you do is log on, select…

Experience a culture with ‘Latin Flow’

When most students think about taking extra-curricular classes to get them into shape or to relieve stress, the majority turn to spinning, power yoga or Pilates.  What most students don’t know about is the class offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m. which  can provide great exercise and a deviation from the stress of classes.  Salsa…

Cleveland International Film Festival presents a diversity of films

Beginning March 18 through March 28, Tower City Center in Cleveland will host the 34th annual Cleveland International Film Festival, presenting over 290 films originating from 60 different countries. Among the long list of films, readers of the CIFF guide will recognize some well-known Hollywood stars, such as Lisa Kudrow, Jeff Daniels, Zooey Deschanel and…

World Wide Web: Lil Wayne is innocent

Law is mind without reason. I’ll return. For the next eight to 12 months, that will be the last tweet on Lil Wayne’s Twitter account. The rapper was sent to the slammer a couple weeks ago after he “got stopped by a lady cop” who found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol in his tour bus.…

Obama unveils plan to bolster education system

With an educational system failing to meet the needs of students and teachers alike, the Obama administration has decided that new legislation is essential.  This much anticipated domestic policy would replace the current No Child Left Behind Law which was enacted during the presidency of George W. Bush. The current eight-year-old policy has fallen under…

U.S. and Russia continue nuclear talks

Perhaps one of the most storied issues in American political history continued with a new chapter this past weekend. President Barack Obama and Russian Pres. Dmitri Medvedev of Russia spoke about taking steps toward a disarmament agreement between the two nuclear-weapon powerhouses that would decrease both arsenals by about 25 percent. The talks stem from…

With votes cast, Iraqis await results

With 325 seats in the Iraqi Parliament up for election, approximately 59 to 62 percent of eligible citizens turned out to vote. This figure, although notably less than the 75 percent of people who voted in 2005, represents those who cast their votes despite several violent attacks or threats, including one that claimed the lives…

Lost and found?

Miscommunication hinders investigation into stolen property.

Men’s hoops falls in second round

The season that was supposed to be the perfect dream for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team was cut short by the sound of an early, powerful alarm clock. JCU’s run in the NCAA tournament ended on March 6 when a three-pointer by senior Rudy Kirbus bounced off the back iron as time expired…

CSS confusion over Beta book calls for communication improvement

On Wednesday Feb. 17, an e-mail regarding a missing fraternity manual belonging to Beta Theta Pi was sent from the Belvoir Lot Campus Safety Services guardhouse computer. The origin of the e-mail was traced back to the guardhouse using the computer’s IP address, which was obtained in the e-mail’s header. Reportedly, the on-duty officer allowed…

Will Call: Ann Coulter, reggae and gout

This column takes a similar approach to “Seinfeld.” There’s really no point to it other than to entertain. And over the past couple weeks I’ve encountered the most bizarre people, experienced the highs and lows of life and learned that Ann Coulter is absolutely, frickin’ nuts.  During Spring Break, I traveled to the Big Apple…

Softball team wins five in a row, only to drop next five and finish .500 in Florida

Although it may not look like it outside, spring season is upon us. That means Blue Streak softball is beginning once again.   With only three seniors on the roster, this team is young and hungry to prove itself in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Two weeks ago, during the team’s annual Spring Break trip, the ladies…

OurView: Well done Mr. James Cameron, you’re a gentleman and an innovator

It used to look silly when I saw people walk out of a movie theater with these ridiculous looking cardboard glasses that boasted two different colored lenses. It was just awkward.  Now, as I ask for extra butter on my popcorn (you know we all do it). I see people leaving the theater from the…

Lil’ Sibs Weekend, All the Time

With Lil’ Sibs Weekend coming up, The Carroll News got to thinking: ‘What about all of the pairs of siblings that already attend John Carroll together? What’s in it for them?’ Well, we talked with a few of these pairs and found out what it’s like having Lil’ Sibs Weekend every weekend. Cedric and Jeanniece …

That's what See said: Staying safe while on the Internet

I’ve got a responsibility to the readers of the award-winning Carroll News to inform them of things that I think they need to know about. As a journalist, I wouldn’t be doing my unpaid job if I didn’t tell you things you didn’t know. That being said, I have some troubling news. The Internet is…

JCU receives prestigious grant

John Carroll University was one of four Ohio universities selected for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s Teaching Fellows program, which aims to attract individuals from science, technology, engineering and math disciplines into teaching professions. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Ohio Board of Regents selected JCU.   Department of Education and Allied Studies Chair Brendan…

Healthy living floors move beyond substance-free

John Carroll University will be offering a Healthy Living floor for the incoming freshman class next semester. Although still in the planning stages, the floor will be a more involved substance-free floor, replacing the existing substance-free floors. The Healthy Living floor will be available to those incoming freshmen, both male and female, who decide they…

Baseball team goes 5-3 in Florida trip, scoring 67 runs in eight games

As is the annual tradition, the John Carroll University baseball team headed south over Spring Break to get out of the cold and play some ball. The Blue Streaks went to Port Charlotte, Fla. to participate in the second Snowbird Baseball Classic and returned north with a record of 5-3. JCU opened the season with…

Name That Toon!: 3-18-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “Fell deep in love but now we ain’t speakin’, Michael J. Fox was Alex P. Keaton.”…

Tim's Turn: Guys with the best seats in the house

How would you like to be Jim Nantz right now? The 50-year-old Nantz is going to be extremely busy these next couple of weeks. He just finished broadcasting the Big Ten tournament on Sunday, and he will have little time to rest over the next couple of weeks. Before you start to feel too bad…

Protest ends, change begins

John Carroll University President, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., announced on Friday, March 12 that he would revise the University’s non-discrimination policy, more than a month after a group of students staged a sit-in at a men’s basketball game to spur the change. This announcement came after a group of students presented information to the…

Columns: ImmokaLIVE

I’m a senior and I have been trying to figure out my life for, oh, about 22 years now. I haven’t had much success in figuring out my profession, but occasionally, I have some hefty realizations.  One came two weeks ago as I sat on a dusty linoleum floor of a classroom in Immokalee, Fla. …

Wrestler Adams has bigger plans

John Carroll University senior Ben Adams has plenty of titles:  team captain, Ohio Athletic Conference champion and, most recently, All-American. Soon he’ll have one more: Adams is planning to become a Lutheran minister. Adams, who recently finished in eighth place in the 184-pound weight class at the NCAA Division III wrestling tournament, will enter the…

Center for Digital Media opens in Grasselli

John Carroll University’s new Center for Digital Media was officially opened to students and faculty on March 11. The Center is located on the first floor of the Grasselli Library. The Center combines the resources and services of the Faculty Technology Innovation Center, previously located in the Bohannon Science Center, with those of the Student…