Articles published in April, 2010

Go green with your beauty routine

Trees are being cut down, animals are being tested, and toxins are being ingested.  The culprit: beauty products. According to cosmeticsdatabase.com, the average person uses up to 15 products per day in their day-to-day beauty routine.   Manufacturers and consumers alike are becoming more aware of the harmful substances that these products contain, and the toll…

Album review: ‘Congratulations’

In 2008, Wesleyan University college students Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden hit it big. Their recently formed indie rock band MGMT released their first major label studio album, “Oracular Spectacular,” to be a huge success. The album sold over a million copies worldwide and was certified Gold in the U.S.   Their sound was described by…

Sandra Bullock’s request to take Razzie back has been approved

The day before she won the coveted Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in “The Blind Side,” Sandra Bullock also won another familiar award, a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress in “All About Steve.”  A Golden Raspberry Award is often referred to by the media as a Razzie.  Bullock was recently told by…

That's what See said: The real source of a college education

As we get closer to the end of the semester and that word seniors shudder at every time I say it (commencement), I think it’s time to reflect on what just happened. I don’t mean what happened this past weekend, or even this past semester (although, I’m told those were awesome too). I’m talking about…

Baseball team hovers towards top of OAC

By Brendan Gulick The John Carroll University  baseball team has only known one formula this season – win under pressure. All season long, this persistent squad has risen to the occasion. Their most recent doubleheader against Mount Union College was certainly no exception. In game one, the Blue Streaks answered offensively in the home half…

World Wide Web: The economics of war

Civil war. It’s a funny term, if you think about it. Almost an oxymoron of sorts. But those who have been through a civil war know it’s anything but a laughing matter. The violence caused by intrastate conflict – or conflict that takes place within a state between politically oriented groups – can pit brother…

YourView: A Call to Action: Relay for Life

First, I would like to congratulate all those students and FSA involved in the planning and production of John Carroll University’s Relay For Life 2010. Their countless hours of hard work and effort placed into one 18-hour event raised more than $38,000.  I honestly enjoyed the event, but I was thoroughly disappointed with the John…

Name That Toon!: 4-29-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “Let me get my ticket baby, let me get it line, I can tell the way you like it, baby, supersized.”…

OurView: MTV’s ‘16 and Pregnant’ is more than just teen drama

Being a photographer for many different events, I am usually surrounded by little kids at one point or another during my photography jobs. I am always tempted to take photos of them, but I always feel like I am creeping on them, so I usually don’t.   I have always been obsessed with little kids for…

Relay For Life loses momentum

John Carroll University hosted its fourth annual Relay For Life event April 24-25. The goals of the event were to raise money for cancer research, to increase awareness about the disease, and to remember those who lost their lives to cancer.  This year’s event raised approximately $40,000, a steep decrease from the more than $100,000…

The Bayer Necessities: HELLO, My name is… Brian

Greetings, John Carroll readers! I hope you’re as excited to read this column as I am to write it.   When I first heard I would hold this sacred position in the award-winning Carroll News, I was ecstatic.  My first order of business as Op/Ed guy is to thank everyone who … well, just plain everyone.…

Students will soon have new wheels to get around town

Student group, City cooperate on a new program to provide students with free bikes for use Professor Miles Coburn’s legacy rides on as the student-run Environmental Issues Group will implement a bike program in his honor for the John Carroll University community in the fall of 2010.  “Our goal is to make John Carroll more…

French president calls for ban on veils

A veiled French woman in Nantes, a town in western France, on April 23. (AP) Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of France, released a statement last Wednesday saying he will propose legislation banning the wearing of full veils in public by Muslim women, saying the “veil hurts the dignity of women and is unacceptable in French…

JCU golf teams partake in conference tournaments

Last year, the John Carroll University men’s golf team captured the Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Tournament title, as well as winning the conference’s spring invitational. When it came time for the 2009 OAC Tournament, the one that has a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships on the line, the Blue Streaks crumbled. After day…

Word for Word: 4-29-2010

“People hate the international forces.” – Bakhtialy, an Afghan tribal elder, on the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan. A number of Afghan civilians have been killed recently by military convoys at NATO and American checkpoints or in bungled Special Operations raids. (The New York Times) “We spoke: ‘Ah! You! We made an agreement yesterday. Why do…

JCU offers several new majors for fall

In the upcoming semester, students should look forward to several new majors that the faculty are currently developing. Two weeks ago, the East Asian studies major was approved. In addition to this, 10 other programs are also being put together, including majors in the schools of business and arts and sciences. We commend the University’s…

Relay For Life drops in number of participants and donations

Relay For Life participants raised about $40,000 last weekend roughly 40 percent of the $100,356.86 raised in 2007 when John Carroll University was named the top collegiate Relay event in the country for their bracket. The $40,000 is an estimate, according to Office of Student Activities Graduate Assistant Rachel Ball, who served as Relay For…

More programs to come

There may be more program options for John Carroll University students next semester, in addition to the recently approved East Asian studies major.  Last fall, $50,000 was allotted from the New Academic Programs Development Funds to further develop 11 different programs, which would then be reviewed and voted on by the faculty.  The 11 programs…

Sher It Like It Is: Because sometimes life stinks

Please don’t let ‘em rip. While I like to think the caliber of my columns is slightly above the absolutely absurd, this week there is something rather elementary that I would like to discuss: farts. Loud, silent, small, no matter the delivery they all stink. When I was writing the first draft of this article…

In animal rights case, Court upholds First Amendment

With an 8-1 majority decision, the Supreme Court passed yet another ruling that strengthened the First Amendment right of free speech. The Court ruled on April 20 to overturn a federal law that restricts the ability of individuals to create and distribute videos featuring animal cruelty such as dog fighting. This case, combined with the…

German professor wins Culicchia Award

Julia Karolle-Berg, an associate professor in German in the department of classical and modern languages and cultures, was awarded the Lucrezia Culicchia Award for Teaching Excellence. According to John Carroll University’s Web site, the award is given to a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences “who [has] made a distinct difference in…

Textbook information, transcript requests going online

Changes meet requirements of Higher Education Opportunity Act John Carroll University will update its schedule of classes to include required course material information online. The change is in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which requires higher education institutions to reveal such information on their class schedules by July 1, 2010. The…

New missile could replace nuclear weapons

A new breed of weapons system is currently being considered for deployment by the Obama administration. Prompt Global Strike is a missile capable of reaching any inch of the earth within an hour of launch with such accuracy and force that it would greatly reduce the possibility of having to use nuclear weapons. This system…

Lawn Games, Tie Dying, and Bear Hugs… Oh my!

JCU gets wild for a cure

Grades don’t matter

As we end the semester, many of us are worried about grades. For those who are football fans, many are very concerned about a different grade: the ones that are handed out by NFL Draft “experts” after the completion of last week’s draft. Me? I couldn’t care less.  I love the draft. As a Browns…