Articles published in October, 2010

Sher It Like It Is: Detracting from the ads

If you’ve been watching TV lately you may have been a little confused during the commercial breaks. Instead of ads for baby back ribs and the newsest mom-approved minivan, the TV is flooded with political candidates unjustly taking stabs at one another to prove they deserve your vote. The ads are so cruel that it…

Two student senators are in initial stages of considering a change to the SAF

Student Union senators say Student Activity Fee is higher than other schools.

The Bayer Necessities: So … yeah…

We’ve all been there – you see an acquaintance around campus; out of courtesy, and you decide to say hello and perhaps a few cordial words. After a minute of friendly conversation, you realize you have nothing left to say. Then comes the awkward pause – you look down to the floor. Several seconds pass.…

Late Night Programming has available funds

Only two student organizations, the Japanese Society and Carroll Cinema Society, have utilized Late Night Programming grants through the Division of Student Affairs this semester and turnout has been low. Late Night Programming grants funded a number of events last year when the program was established. Director of Student Activities Lisa Ramsey heads the program.…

World Wide Web: Less rags, more riches

In the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election, I remember listening to an interview that discreetly poked fun of some random African-American voters who supported Barack Obama but couldn’t distinguish many of his major policy initiatives from those of Republican candidate John McCain. The interview touched on what was perhaps the proverbial elephant…

Namesakes behind the halls

Campion Hall Campion Hall has not always been known as “Campion Hall.”  It’s first name was “Gnu Hall” until Nov. 13, 1993 when it was officially named after Campion High School and College located in Prairie Du Chien, Wis.  Many alumni have attended John Carroll. One Campion College alumni, F.J. O’Neil, is responsible for dedicating…

That's what See said: (Grand) parents just don’t understand

Everyday I’m reminded of how old I am. I come to the newsroom and realize that I’ve been coming here for four years, while more than half of the staff has only been coming in here for a little more than a year. I go to practice and workout with a team where 12 of…

Humans and zombies invade campus

Senior Student Union Senator Adrien Scherer voiced the concerns of his student constituents regarding the Humans vs. Zombies game at the Student Union meeting on Oct. 5.  Humans vs. Zombies was played for the second consecutive semester last week across campus. The object of the game is for the “humans” to avoid being tagged by…

Political Voice: Midterm Elections: Conservatives

Democrats have had control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives the last two years. What have they done with this power? They bailed out Wall Street corporations and banks with the public’s money. They bailed out automobile manufacturers with the public’s money. They passed a trillion dollar stimulus package (with…

OurView: Make some real friends

I know that Facebook is all the rage at this point, but I personally refuse to buy into it. I will admit it, I hate Facebook. It seems that all I ever hear about these days is tagging pictures, writing on walls, and playing (insert any of the number of) Facebook games. I truly believe…

Ross has high expectations for himself, JCU football program

John Carroll fifth-year senior Frank Ross came to John Carroll University in the fall of 2006 as a self-proclaimed “scrambling quarterback who was a good athlete, but had only a decent arm.” Calling himself a “good athlete” seems to be selling himself short. Good athletes don’t break school records as Ross has done.  After switching…

Men’s and women’s soccer teams battle in close games

Coaches often suggest that a team must “learn” how to win before they can really take off. That includes winning the “50-50” games – the games that could go either way. The John Carroll University soccer programs – both the men’s and the women’s – had a pair of games that could have gone either…

Volleyball team on five-game skid

The John Carroll University volleyball team faced stiff competition last week and lost to rival Case Western Reserve University and Otterbein College last week.  The loss to Case was the second time the Spartans knocked off the Blue Streaks this season, also prevailing in the first meeting back on Sept. 11. The loss to Otterbein…

Tim's Turn: Race has nothing to do with it whatsoever

I was just getting over LeBron James leaving Cleveland and taking his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat.  Tomorrow will be the three-month anniversary (but who’s counting?) of that fateful day when he made his decision on national television to join the Heat.  But just when I was starting to move…

Facebook’s Future

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million donation to the failing Newark, N.J. schools during an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Sept. 24.  Zuckerberg will launch Startup: Education Foundation with $100 million in his own Facebook stock, which will be sold on the secondary market at the discretion of the…

DEFRIENDED: ‘The Social Network’ effectively develops betrayal in Facebook’s inception

Before Facebook creeping and relationship statuses were an issue and denied friend requests hurt our feelings, there was a group of Harvard University sophomores with the potential of making these three things possible.   Luckily (or maybe not) for us, the potential became a reality.   Facebook, as we all know, is the social media giant that…

OurView: Can’t buy me happiness

My older brother, the sibling who took all of the math and science genes, constantly badgers me with the notion that, as a communication major, I will grow up to be a destitute woman. One who will lead a less than satisfactory life because of an inability to sustain a six-figure income. He, on the…

The Bayer Necessities: Do something crazy!

According to most states’ laws, you must be 21-years-old to gamble in a casino. The philosophy behind this is that by that time in your life, you have had enough real-world experience to make responsible decisions. This only makes sense if you take full advantage of your pre-21 years and take risks. This starts with…

That's what See said: I’ll write your midterm paper

Sometimes I sit around and think about things I’d be really, really good at to the point where I could do them professionally. The list includes things like contact sports, Googling my own name and cooking chicken among others. Anyways, the list usually ends up being pretty long so it’s hard to remember all of…

Sher It Like It Is: Why can’t we be friends?

As a journalist, is it possible for me to be your friend and stay true to my journalistic nature? The answer is, probably not. When I was applying at Dairy Queen for what would later become my first job, the interviewers asked me what was more important, speed or quality. If the job was with…

JCU censors access to CollegeACB

John Carroll University recently restricted access to the website Collegeacb.com on its network after administration and students voiced concerns about negative comments posted on the site about JCU students. Several of the comments that  directly attack students at JCU are libelous and hurtful toward the students about which they are written. The postings are also…

World Wide Web: A country without a cause

It took about 60 years for America to transform from a great power into the world’s only superpower. What drove this transition? Competition. Throughout that period, this nation faced some type of challenge that transcended political differences and motivated Americans to work, in one way or another, towards a common goal. During the 1930s, the…

Name That Toon!: 10-7-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “So boy forget about the world ’cause it’s gonna be me and you tonight”…

UN report adds twist to Rwandan genocide

A report published by the United Nations claims that Rwandan and Ugandan troops were involved in attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo throughout the 1990s. (Image from english.aljazeera.net) The United Nations has released an official report accusing potential crimes of genocide committed by the Tutsi-led Rwandan forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

Hatching new businesses

A new project will be implemented in the Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship next semester. The Hatchery will be built in the center, located on the third floor of the Boler School of Business, to provide resources to students who have their own business or who have business plans. The new center will be equipped with…