Articles published in September, 2010

A fresher Inn Between

John Carroll University dining areas underwent several changes at the start of the semester. Tyson Dubay, the University’s director of dining services, explained bringing more fresh items to students was a priority. “There are so many more options available with these menus than there were last year,” he said about menu choices in the Inn…

That's what See said: Take what the defense gives you

Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you can’t lose? Unless you’re John Wooden in the early 1970s, those don’t last very long. After pointing that out for you, your next logical thought is probably, “Yes Bob, you’re right! How can I make it last longer?” First I would answer by saying…

Pastor cancels Qur’an burning

Rev. Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center, left, shakes hands with Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida after they held a joint news conference on Sept. 9 in Gainesville, Fla. A little-known pastor from Florida has been at the center of a debate about the burning of the Islamic…

JCU drops in ‘Great Schools, Great Prices’

John Carroll University fell to 15th place on The U.S. News & World Report rankings for Midwest regional universities under the category “Great Schools, Great Prices.” The rankings, released earlier this month, place JCU, which held the 4th position last year, behind two Ohio schools, Muskingum University (6) and Baldwin-Wallace College (9). Vice President for…

Name That Toon!: 9-16-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “It’s that 808 bump, make you put your hands up.”…

OurView: The trifecta of trashiness, over-glorified

Leave it up to Hollywood to promote a “positive” image, and E!News to lionize it with news coverage. They wouldn’t exactly be deemed Hollywood’s leading ladies, but since Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Nicki “Snooki” Polizzi have recently been all over celebrity news coverage, they’re pretty high on Hollywood’s walk of “shame” scale. But even…

CSSA grows in numbers and challenges

Students doing service more than triples in last four years

The Greener Side: War of arts

Last week The New York Times’ publisher, Arthur Sulzberger, confirmed the inevitable; The Times will go out of print in the future. The statement was temporally vague but committal.  In fewer than ten years, it seems economically mandated and technologically sensible that people will no longer sit at their kitchen counters with a coffee and…

Blue Streaks women’s soccer protects home turf at Carroll Classic

After an 0-3 start to their 2010 season, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team got in the win column twice over the weekend. The Blue Streaks defeated Grove City College by a score of 2-0 on Sept. 10 in game one of the 2010 Carroll Classic. They then knocked off Oberlin College on Sept.…

The Bayer Necessities: I Put the “In” in Virgin

In the hyper-sexualized “that’s what she said” environment in which we live, it seems like being a college student and a virgin simultaneously is an anomaly. Yet somehow, I have managed to embody both of these traits.  I hadn’t realized how uncommon this was until a conversation at my summer job (a server at Bravo!…

Carroll fans get crazy

President of the Carroll Crazies, senior Alicia Giannell, came to Jane Evans, the current adviser of the organization, with a plan. She was determined to create more JCU spirit.  “This is my senior year, and I have wanted to do this forever. This summer and the end of my junior year it finally happened,” said…

Men’s soccer responds to loss by 2-0 run at Clarion Classic

On Sept. 7, it was a tale of two halves as the John Carroll University men’s soccer team lost to their nearby nemesis Notre Dame College 4-0. The first half ended with neither team managing a goal, but a flurry of Falcon goals allowed Notre Dame to head back across town with a 4-0 victory.…

Sher It Like It Is: You’re an only child?

People with no siblings are spoiled, bossy, maladjusted, selfish and weird. Franklin Roosevelt, Condoleezza Rice, Lance Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley are just a few of those people. I don’t think of them bossy or selfish, and they certainly don’t seem maladjusted. Lance and Elvis might be a little weird, but I doubt that…

Student Union pushes student discounts

Student Savings Club is a program that provides discounts to college students across America, including John Carroll students. SSC recently partnered with Edhance, the country’s largest discount program for college students, to widen their clientele and services.  “In SSC’s quest to provide more for their customers, they discovered that Edhance had pre-existing relationships with some…

World Wide Web: Preparing for the next recession

So I saw President Barack Obama give a speech last week. Just another day in the life of a world news editor of an award-winning weekly college newspaper. Obama chose to give his speech in Parma. If you’re from Cleveland, you’ve definitely heard of Parma. It’s the butt of every other joke around here. Even…

Carroll revamps dining options

JCU Dining has taken great strides to improve the overall eating experience at Carroll. The changes include a complete remodeling of the Inn-Between and a revamping of the former Java City (which is now the Student Center Barista). There have also been menu changes at both locations. The changes made to the Student Center Barista…

Promise of greener campus brings Coke on board

For the past decade, John Carroll University has served PepsiCo products throughout campus. Beginning this summer, JCU made the switch to products from The Coca-Cola Company, and many students may be wondering why the sudden change was made.  “The University’s exclusive 10-year beverage agreement with Pepsi recently expired. That agreement covered all [carbonated and non-carbonated]…

JCU signs with Coke, replaces Pepsi

At the expiration of its 10-year contract with PepsiCo, John Carroll University entered into a new beverage agreement with The Coca-Cola Company in June.  The switch demonstrates the University’s commitment to sustainability by considering the environmental incentives that accompany the contract with Coke.  Coke will contribute $10,000 toward the purchase of recycling containers on campus.…

RAs receive inconsistent training

On July 15 John Carroll University students received an e-mail seeking additional resident assistants for this semester. The applicants that responded to this inquiry underwent an abbreviated application and training process. These RA applicants were required to submit an application to Residence Life. Once applications were received, approximately 20 people were interviewed. Depending on where…

Word for Word: 9-16-2010

“You can’t be honest. I didn’t want to answer questions, even to say what my weekend plans were.”  – Maj. Margaret Witt, a lesbian, who was discharged from the army in 2007 under its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. (The New York Times) “I won’t go out. I’ll send people to shop for me. I’ll…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekly round-up

Men’s Cross Country The men’s cross country team, participating in their second race of the young season, took third of six participating teams at the Ric Sayre Invitational. Three Blue Streaks finished in the individual top 11 to propel the team to their finish. Junior Jake Smith finished fifth overall with a time of 26:33.06,…

Volleyball goes 2-3 on the week as McDiarmid becomes JCU’s all-time leader in assists

Close only counts in horseshoes, not volleyball, which was unfortunate for the John Carroll University women’s volleyball team in their Sept. 9 match with Hiram College in the DeCarlo Varsity Center. The Blue Streaks were swept in three games, but the match was much closer than it appears on the surface. JCU lost narrowly 25-17,…

Name That Toon!: 9-9-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “I just want it all, I just want it all.”…

Best part of “Machete” is its star

Director/screenwriter Robert Rodriguez (the mastermind behind “Desperado” and “Sky Kids”) has made the film version of the now-infamous faux trailer “Machete.”  The trailer debuted in the Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino “Grindhouse” double feature. “Machete” is a return to form for Rodriguez in the best way possible, which includes a compelling and informative political plot. Machete (Danny Trejo)…

Garlic Festival adds flavor to Cleveland

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the first Cleveland Garlic Festival will take place in Shaker Square.  The North Union Farmers Market is hosting the festival. All of the proceeds will support the NUFM’s mission of having people buy more locally grown foods and “spread the love of garlic” to the Cleveland area. The NUFM rules the…