Articles published in November, 2010

JCU confronts global poverty in Sudan

The Center for Service and Social Action and Campus Ministry are encouraging the John Carroll community to confront global poverty and rally for “Peace in Sudan.” A panel discussion regarding the political crisis between the North and South will be held on Dec. 5 at 7:30pm in the Donahue Auditorium. After the discussion, a candlelight…

Name That Toon!: 11-18-2010

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine”…

Marinello ‘One Acts’ begin this week

Beginning this Thursday, students can see three plays by critically acclaimed playwrights in about two hours and won’t have to leave campus. The Marinello Little Theater will play host to “A Dead Man’s Apartment” by Edward Allan Baker, “Hotline,” by Elaine May and “Dinner With Mother,” by JCU communication and theatre arts professor Robert Noll.…

‘Due Date’ hilarious, yet sports unlikable characters

It seems like every comedy since last year has been compared in quality and laughs-per-minute to “The Hangover.” While it makes sense that the first movie to actually take that comparison head-on would come from both “The Hangover” director and one of its main actors, “Due Date” fails to be as memorable, as quotable, or…

From B-Movies to Blockbusters: The successful superhero genre of recent films

With the release of Megamind on Nov. 5, Paramount Pictures rehashes the classic film industry argument: Why are superhero movies so popular? Six of the top 12 box-office openings in history belong to the genre, and since 1990, superhero movies have grossed over seven trillion dollars. What explains this phenomenon? The answer, it seems, is…

Struggles appear on stage in ‘Y-Haven Theatre Project’

Combine the struggles of addiction and homelessness with a stage, lights and an audience. The product is a story of hardships and recovery, displayed on stage in the Y-Haven Theatre Project. A theatre production acted out by formerly homeless men in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, the tour will stop by John Carroll University…

Turn ‘Black Friday’ into a less hectic shopping day

Thanksgiving will be here in about a week, which means holiday shopping season is just about here. If you cringe at the thought of Black Friday and/or crowded malls, there may be some solutions for you. As many people have probably figured out by now, online shopping becomes more and more popular every year. There…

Matt and Kim’s ‘Sidewalks’: Still Matt & Kim, still unavoidably catchy, still a welcome change

Matt and Kim have come out with a new album, and it doesn’t include “Daylight,” their breakthrough hit that was stuck in your head last year. If you can handle that missing song you’re in for a treat because this record more than makes up for not having “Daylight” all over again. Matt Johnson and…

States work to ban Four Loko: While the drink is an inexpensive ticket for the ‘Hot Mess Express,’ it is also harmful to your health

Four Loko, the popular caffeinated alcoholic drink, has gained the attention of students, parents and universities across the country. Featuring neon-colored cans and fruity flavors, Four Loko has become the drink of choice for college and high school students. For many, the drinks are ideal because of their high alcohol content and low price. One…

NE Ohio Business Hall of Fame inducts JCU graduate

Umberto Fedeli’s success in the business field has recently earned him an induction into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame. Fedeli, a 1982 John Carroll University graduate; pursued a career in business and is the current President and CEO of The Fedeli Group. The Fedeli Group is one of the largest privately held insurance…

B.D. Wong discusses America’s struggle with diversity

“Law and Order SVU” star covers issues of race and sexual orientation

Student Union fails to represent

Shortly after Executive Board elections were held, the Student Union is planning to vote on a revised bill  that would transfer control of the Student Organization Budget Board from the vice president for student organizations to the vice president for business affairs. These changes should not have been proposed after the Executive Board elections were…

The Bayer Necessities: Premature jollification

Well, it’s Nov. 18, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Easter. It’s true, Easter is five months away. But every time I walk into a Target, it seems like the holidays just keep coming sooner and sooner. It has gotten to the point that decorations for the next holiday…

OurView: Gobble, gobble all the time

On Nov. 25 the nation will celebrate Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to this holiday for too many reasons. Not only do I desperately need a break from school work, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with family, old friends and truly taking in the holiday season.  However, these are just a few of the many…

The Greener Side: Shut your mouth

I don’t know a single woman who is completely happy with her body.  “She” thinks her butt is too small or her thighs are too big. She wants to be skinnier or fill out a bigger bra size or just to be better looking in general. Oh, no, she just spotted cellulite, and she really…

Not enough candidates on the ballot

Three students submitted letters of intent for the class of 2012 senate; write-in candidates may fill the empty seats The class of 2012 will be underrepresented on this year’s Student Union senatorial ballot. Six senatorial positions exist for the class of 2012. Only three candidates submitted the required form, a letter of intent that was…

That's what See said: Who wants some free education?

Every week I provde a free education of sorts for the JCU community, but I’m going to do it in a more conventional way this week. Lately I’ve been thinking about how much I have to do, and I’m not sure I can do it by myself anymore. I need help. I need an assistant,…

Unmarked vans shuttle students

There’s a man in an unmarked white van picking up JCU students.  While two of the JCU shuttle vans have JCU logos on the sides, the third van, a rental from Enterprise, does not have a logo to affirm its affiliation with the University to riders.  JCU must immediately label the vans with a JCU…

SU votes ‘no’ on initial amendment

An amendment to transfer control of student union budget board was defeated; another bill will be voted on An amendment to the Student Union By-Laws that would transfer the power of control of the Student Organization Budget Board (SOBB) from one position to another was defeated by the Senate at Tuesday’s meeting. Control of SOBB…

Traffic reforms take effect

This year, the University installed lift gates and posts at various locations around campus and revised the daily hours that each end of the campus is open.  Although the revised hours were designed to help control the flow of traffic, they have caused an inconvenience. Potential students who visit campus when the Belvoir gate is…

New gates limit access to campus

Contributing to John Carroll University’s continuous facelift is the addition of new posts and gates around campus. In the fall semester, students may have recognized new restrictions and openings that redirect the flow of traffic both in and out of the campus. Behind Rodman Hall and Bohannon Science Center, posts are now set up where…

Business Corner: Obama goes East

According to The New York Times, President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak experienced a failure to communicate last Thursday in Seoul. Obama was on a 10-day diplomatic trip to Asia and had high hopes of signing a free-trade agreement with South Korea which would send American cars and beef to the Far…

Unmarked vans unknown as JCU’s

JCU has three vans that are used as shuttles. Two of these shuttles are JCU-owned and are marked with the JCU logo on the side of the vehicle, but one is rented and doesn't feature any logo or decal affiliating itself with JCU.

Sher It Like It Is: For good or ill

Thank God Al Gore invented the Internet. It is a nice tool that I’ve been using for literally as long as I can remember. Last night, a fellow editor used it to pull up the list of candidates for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year and I was a little surprised by some of the…

Bush defends presidency in ‘Decision Points’

Former President George W. Bush waves as he signs copies of his book, “Decision Points,” at a store near his Dallas home on Nov. 9. (AP) Following the release of his much-anticipated book, “Decision Points,” former President George W. Bush has received both praise and criticism for his memoir. Released last week, “Decision Points” talks…