Articles published in October, 2010

Cosmopolitan ‘2010 Bachelor of the Year’ is a JCU alum

Ryan “Mickey” McClean, a John Carroll 2003 alumnus was named Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Most Eligible Single Guy of 2010,” beating out 50 men from the other 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The Carroll News talked with him over the phone about winning the Cosmo title, his John Carroll experience, and his current career.

‘The Age of Adz’: A shocking new Sufjan

Sufjan Stevens has a lot to live up to.
He is after all the artist who at one point was planning to make an album for each of the 50 states and claims to be able to fold a fitted sheet.
Superpowers aside, his music has earned him a following that loves his folk-soaked, layered…

JCU’s ‘Hamlet’ hard to hate

On his deathbed, actor John Barrymore reportedly said, “Die? I should say not, dear fellow.”
No, Barrymore would not allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
Memorable? Yes. Conventional? Hardly.
That was the life of John Barrymore in a nutshell. Even more so, the quote perfectly describes John Carroll’s production of “I Hate…

Recycling goes blue

John Carroll University will distribute new, blue recycling bins around campus in an effort to improve recycling efforts on campus. 
Coca-Cola donated 100 large recycling containers as part of the beverage contract it signed with John Carroll University earlier this year, and JCU will provide smaller bins, as well. 
The new bins, both in individual…

Sher It Like It Is: Take on The CN

I think it is time for The Carroll News to have a real competitor.
You can judge me, but I have been to a lot of journalism conferences during my time at JCU. More importantly I have met a lot of people from other schools who want to become journalists.
JCU is unique because we…

JCU hosts the Asperger’s Symposium: Lecture about Aspergers Syndrome within higher education

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, two out of every 10,000 children have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Boys are three to four times more likely than girls to have AS. 
John Carroll is hosting first Asperger’s Symposium on Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
The keynote speaker is Jane Thierfield…

ITS forms new customer service department

Information Technology Services recently formed ITS Customer Support Operations, a new department that will directly deal with concerns and complaints filed with ITS.
The consolidation is the result of a reorganization of the department in order to deal with an increased number of technology issues this year. Former director Pat Dawson recently left JCU to…

The Bayer Necessities: A candy corny column

The Harvest Moon is high in the sky, and the last warm days of the year are slowly departing. As the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, I can’t help but be excited for the most festively haunting part of the year – Halloween! As any connoisseur of the holidays knows, Halloween consists…

That's what See said: Other people’s money grows on trees!

We all think about it. Some of us even find success with it from time to time.
No, I’m not talking about parking on campus. I’m talking about something as green as the Hamlin Quad – money.
Everybody thinks about what they would do if they were rich and had a bunch of money to…

Letter to the Editor: Standing up for Democrats

With all due respect to The Carroll News, last week’s “Political Voices” section was incredibly one-sided.  Alix Audi, who wrote for Democrats, offered a balanced assessment of races while Nick Tribuzzo wrote a completely partisan piece that is something you would read on  Here is what should have run for the Democratic side to…

Awareness for Asperger’s

This year, John Carroll will be hosting its first symposium to raise awareness of Asperger’s Syndrome. It is currently scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9.
With an increasing number of students with Asperger’s in higher education, this will be a very beneficial conference. It is very important to recognize how students with this syndrome react to…

JCU student severely injured at party

When students enroll at John Carroll University they accept the University’s Community Standards Manual and the Student Code of Conduct.
On Sept. 6, 2010, junior John Calubaquib wasn’t thinking about the Code of Conduct. He was at a house party off campus with his friends and that night he was particularly intrigued by a drumset.…

Name That Toon!: 10-28-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “You were in college, working part-time waiting tables, left a small town and never looked back.”…

Underground changes under consideration

Initial plans are underway to make a “hangout space” for students

The Greener Side: You’re fired

National Public Radio was inundated with negative criticism after firing veteran news analyst Juan Williams last week after he appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” and made remarks about the nervousness that, for him, accompanies the presence of people dressed in Muslim garb on airplanes.
The decision to fire Williams, a regular Fox News commentator, was…

Revamping recycling

The University hopes to increase recycling on campus and get students more involved
John Carroll University is working to make recycling bins more distinguishable and increase recycling on campus. 
“We have an invisible [recycling] program right now,” said Rory Hill, facilities services technician and recycling sub-committee chair for the Sustainability Committee. 
The goal right now…

OurView: eBay: I shop victoriously

This year I discovered that I have an addiction. 
It is nothing illegal, so don’t worry, Mom, but it is serious. My studies, friends and conscience have all been affected, but I can’t help the good feeling I get from clicking a few buttons on the computer. I am talking about eBay.
eBay was founded…

Name That Toon!: 10-14-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “I used up all of my tricks I hope that you like this.”…

Support the cause this October: Find your way to help raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Catchy slogans for breast cancer tees have been used around campus this month as JCU students join the rest of the country in supporting breast cancer awareness.
Since 1985, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization has helped the fight against breast cancer by encouraging men and women to become more aware of the dangers…

New exhibit at Kent State brings film history to life

Most of us collect things that have memories from our past experiences, whether it’s a favorite clothing item or a picture from a memorable event.
For Katharine Hepburn this collection expanded to fill a Connecticut warehouse.
The collection, entitled “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed For Stage and Screen,” opened Oct. 2 at Kent State University’s Museum.

Stay awake without the crash: The Carroll News tests the effects of caffeine alternatives

It’s 3 a.m. Sitting in front of you is your English prompt and a blank Word document.
Five hours from now, your grade is going to crash and burn if you don’t finish the essay.
What do you do? Is it time to reach for the four cups of coffee? Do you have any other…

Queer studies explored

Beginning in the 2011 spring semester, John Carroll will be offering a new course to students, Queer Studies. 
The course, which was first under consideration last fall, will be considered interdisciplinary, focusing on topics of gender and sexuality. 
Historically, the term “queer” has been considered a derogatory term, but in recent years the word has…

The Greener Side: Sold, bought or processed

I was getting a skirt tailored the other day by an older woman with a thick European accent. She asked me questions about my mother and my father and their jobs and my job as she pinned the material. I told her that I think I want to be a teacher. She told me, “Oh,…

One turnover means few problems in JCU’s win over Quakers

So many storylines led to a statement win for the John Carroll University football team last Saturday against Wilmington College. On the heels of sophomore running back DaQuan Grobsmith, John Carroll won in convincing fashion, 38-17.
The Blue Streaks (2-3, 2-2 OAC) epitomized the meaning of “smash-mouth football,” as they ran for 250 yards on…

Political Voice: Midterm Elections: Democrats

During this year’s turbulent midterm election season, Ohio will once again be at the heart of the battle. Looking first at our gubernatorial race, we see the Democratic incumbent Gov. Ted Strickland in a tough race against Republican Congressman John Kasich. At three weeks out they are focusing on education and job creation in Ohio…