Articles published in September, 2010

‘Glee’ success continues to hit a high note

“I’m off to notify the Ohio Secretary of State that I will no longer be carrying photo ID … because people should know who I am.”
As TV’s newest bully Sue Sylvester is well aware, the hit FOX series “Glee” is kind of a big deal.
Almost 13 million people tuned in to watch the…

Cleveland nightlife features bar web cams

For some, going to a bar or club can be a stressful event.
People wonder: do my clothes look good, who should I go with, and will the party be any good when we get there?
A local company, ClevelandBarScene LLC, is looking to answer the latter question with their new website,
The company…

Author David Sedaris to visit Playhouse Square

Author David Sedaris will be at the  State Theatre at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland Oct. 12. Sedaris will present an evening book reading as well as a signing. Author of best-selling novels such as “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” Sedaris is best known for his…

New programs explore Cleveland

Students will gain credit and experience the City
John Carroll University is bringing a new Friday night learning opportunity for students. This opportunity is Experiential Learning. 
Jointly sponsored by Student Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences, this new one credit, non-core class is expected to be offered next year in an attempt to…


Homecoming crowd cheered team to first victory

Volleyball wins conference opener

It was an important weekend for the John Carroll University volleyball team, and it started sweet but ended a bit sour as the Blue Streaks finished with one win and two losses this past weekend.
On Sept. 24, the Blue Streaks traveled to Marietta College to square off against the host Pioneers. This was the…

Letter to the Editor: The most impressive midges

Let me begin by stating that I am a long-time supporter of this award-winning newspaper and appreciate all the hard work put forth from everyone involved that allows this paper to be made available week after week.
However, I must comment on the inappropriateness of the, “That’s What See Said” column that appeared in the…

The Bayer Necessities: A declaration of nationalism

No matter where you turn, one thing is very evident: American Nationalism is as bold as it has ever been. Freedom of speech and expression are pushing the outer boundaries of the First Amendment.
The Constitution has become the Bible of our union. However, at the same time, this brazen display of “patriotism” has weakened…

Tim's Turn: NCAA has it all backwards

Just a few weeks ago, University of Florida football player Chris Rainey became the 27th football player in the past six seasons to get arrested. 
Rainey was charged with aggravated stalking after he sent a girlfriend a text message that, when cleaned up for print, read “Time to die.”
When police arrived, he told his…

World Wide Web: Listen to Kanye

President Obama better think twice the next time he thinks about calling Kanye West a jackass.
In the remix of his earth-shaking summer jam “Power,” the abomination of Obama’s nation drops a quick little line of epic diplomatic proportions: “Keep our troops out of Iran.”
But will Obeezy listen to Yeezy?
Obama has made it…

Potential County Executives debate at Donahue

Students with an interest in the local elections had their chance to compare candidates on Sept. 27 when John Carroll University hosted the Cuyahoga County Executive debate.  
The event was sponsored by the John Carroll Conservatives, the College Democrats, Pi Sigma Alpha and the department of political science.  
Of the six candidates running for office,…

Blue Streak soccer programs ready for OAC play

On Tuesday Sept. 21, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams had to travel to Pennsylvania to earn victories. 
After feeling good, both teams dropped a tough one over the weekend to split for the week.
 The men’s team started their week by knocking off Penn State-Behrend. That was no easy task as the Lions…

Sher It Like It Is: Are you employing a criminal?

If you knew someone who cheated his classmates out of millions of dollars; took the intellectual property of someone else and slightly modified it to call it his own; and turned on the only person he could call a friend, would you be proud to say you helped him become the world’s youngest billionaire?

Cross Country fares well at Fairfield Invitational

The John Carroll men’s and women’s cross country teams showed their mettle over the weekend at the Leeber Invitational at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, with four runners recording finishes in the top 25 for the day.
Ashley Aberl (20:18.51) and Kelly Grieve (20:32.32) were the top two finishers for the women’s team, placing 16th…

Students rewarded for eating on campus

John Carroll University has decided to add more to the dining experience by joining the JAM Rewards program, which gives students the opportunity to win prizes by eating on campus. 
JAM is a national program that allows students to sign up online at and automatically be entered into a sweepstakes to win prizes. The…

That's what See said: You need people like me

So apparently a lot of people read my column last week, and get this, they actually had an opinion about it!
What does that mean? It means that much like the football team did against Marietta, I got to put a notch in the W column last week.
Somebody asked me why I wrote what…

Threatening peace talks, Israel refuses to extend ban on settlements

Recently renewed yet fragile peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine became even more fragile Sunday when a 10-month building ban on Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank ended at midnight. 
Despite flak from his coalition of right-wing parties, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pressured by the U.S., agreed to the building ban last November. …

The Greener Side: On my honor

My younger brother and sister and I would often make deals and bets when we were little. One time, I must have been a brat after a loss and told my little brother, “Oh well.” Oh well. I lost the bet, But I’m not going to get you a Popsicle or change the station on…

OurView: Limited connectivity: the communication crisis

It’s hard to remember the days before everyone became constantly “wired in.”
This mentality to always be “wired in” is not all bad. It is nice to be able to keep in touch with friends and family back home and much easier since now that there are more ways to be “wired in.”
However, these…

Letter to the Editor: Blue Streaks unite

Being a student-athlete on John Carroll’s campus is a rather popular thing. Walking anywhere around campus, you will run into at least one or two athletes.
Tennis, baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track and football athletes might range in athletic talent, but we all have something in common. We all compete in one…

Colbert testifies before House

Comedian Steven Colbert appeared before a congressional hearing Friday Sept. 25, to speak to a judiciary subcommittee on the issue of farm workers and immigration.
Specifically, the hearing was on whether to grant undocumented farm workers the right to gain legal status by continuing to work in agricultural settings.
While his submitted testimony contained serious…

Despite threats, Afghans take to polls

Afghanistan took another step toward democracy this past weekend with their third major election, but not without violence and reports of mass fraud. However, for the most part, the election went on as planned. According to the Washington Post, 40 percent of the registered population cast their votes, but 17 of the country’s 34 provinces…

Tea Party wins big in primaries

Last week, insurgent Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell narrowly defeated Republican Congressman Mike Castle in the party’s Delaware primary. Castle, a former governor of the Delaware and the state’s only member in the House of Representatives, was the preferred candidate of party leaders. As a social moderate, his politics were more appealing to a state…

World Wide Web: The only thing we have to fear is irrational fear itself

Ah, the glory days. Back when I was a freshman, JCU’s dining service was top notch. To-go boxes were free. You could use a meal swipe at Einstein’s for breakfast and at the Inn Between for dinner. And in the dining hall, you could grab a tray right when you walked in and put as…

Of Montreal: ‘False Priest’: 13 tracks of terrible

There are plenty of reasons to wish it was still 2004. “Hey! Arnold” was still being aired, there was a thrilling presidential race to ignore, and Of Montreal was still good. 
But in the last six years Kevin Barnes has developed a problem. He’s forgotten that there’s a difference between making idiosyncratic, off-the-wall-awesome pop albums…