Articles published in January, 2011

That's what See said: Dropping cake to drop weight

It’s cold outside. You’re feeling lethargic between waking up and walking to philosophy class. You need something to perk you up, but it can’t be just anything. For example, it can’t be a cup of coffee from Einstein’s. That might be able to keep you awake while discussing Descartes’s theories on God, but it’s not…

Beneficial stadium renovations

John Carroll University will embark on renovations of the field and track of Shula Stadium at Wasmer Field. The field will soon have new turf and the track will be resurfaced and rebuilt. JCU is proud of its academic and athletic facilities and the improvements to the field and track will increase that level of…

The Bayer Necessities: Resolved

Every year, around this time, we make small goals for how we can improve our lives. This comes after the biggest annual season of giving, so we lightheartedly commit to these “resolutions.” Well, the first decade of the new millennium has just ended. If you haven’t realized that yet, now you do. The world is…

OurView: I’m offended that you won’t offend me!

Going about our daily business, we often find displeasure in the inconvenience that comes with sacrificing our time to fulfill an obligation. Normally, fear does not dissuade us from riding the flow of a schedule we devised for ourselves. But what if it did? The typically comfortable citizen of the world would cease to be…

License to Gill: Troubles with time management

I already find myself stressing about my work load, which is especially concerning since it is only the second week of the semester. I am sure I’m only one of many who have this same concern. My class schedule is more difficult now, than it has been since I enrolled at JCU. I just can’t…

Corbo and fitness center see new layout and equipment for new semester

Students can expect low-budget changes to make a big difference to the Corbo Weight and Cardiovascular Room this year, according to the recreation department staff. “We only get a small amount of money per year, so we have to take baby steps to make improvements,” said Recreation Student Supervisor Kara Lamb. The recreation department has…

Women’s basketball riding rollercoaster of a season

After their best start in nearly two decades, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team has gone through a rollercoaster of a season.  The Blue Streaks currently are tied for sixth in the Ohio Athletic Conference at 5-5 and own an overall record of 10-7.   Perhaps the greatest up of the season came when the…

World Wide Web: The Middle East is burning

It was embarrassment that drove Mohamed Bouzazi to douse himself in paint thinner and light himself on fire. After the apples that he sold to support his family were confiscated by government workers; after he was slapped in the face and publicly beaten by them – twice; after one of them insulted his dead father;…

Recycling: Good for aluminum, bad for Cake

Dear Cake, I’m bored.  If I were allowed to turn in four-word reviews that would be the best way to describe my reaction to Cake’s newest album “Showroom of Compassion.”  There was a seven-year gap between Showroom’s Jan. 11 release and the band’s previous album, but I’m starting to question what John McCrea and company…

Men’s basketball just finds a way

After finishing with a record of 21 wins and seven losses last season, some thought this would be a rebuilding year of sorts for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team. The program lost Brian Dandrea, Rudy Kirbus, Tyler Kirsch and Chris Zajac to graduation and senior Tommy Lavelle left the team to pursue other…

Obama, GOP hunker down for budget battle amid tough economic times

With it being the week President Barack Obama is expected to release his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, the newly-elected Tea Party Republican representatives have begun to make their presence known on the political stage. Last week, the freshman members of Congress called for even larger spending cuts than Republican House members initially…

Tim's Turn: It surely happened

Shortly after Auburn University defeated the University of Oregon to win the BCS National Championship, ESPN’s Bill Simmons tweeted, “Congrats to Auburn for winning the 2011 title. And congrats in advance to Oregon for winning it retroactively in 2013.” Auburn was led by Heisman Trophy winner Cameron Newton, the do-it-all quarterback who was ruled ineligible…

Name That Toon!: 1-27-2011

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “I don’t wanna be another one, paying for the things I never done”…

Revolution in Tunisia ‘rocks the Casbah’

A protestor stands in front of the prime minister’s office in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, on Jan. 25 to demand the removal of members of the ousted president’s regime still in the government. (AP) Tunisians took to the streets in late December to protest against high food prices, limited political and social freedom, unemployment…

“No Strings Attached:” Ashton Kutcher’s latest comedy offers comical peek into friends with benefits

Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy recaptures girl. That’s the all-too-familiar plot of romantic comedies, going back to the classic movies of actors like Cary Grant.  While Director Ivan Reitman’s “No Strings Attached” is typical of what you expected – it is a surprisingly entertaining comedy. “People aren’t meant to be together, together,” teen…

JCU Athletics Weekly Round-Up: Blue Streak Weekly Round-up

Swimming and Diving The John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team began last weekend with a 138-104 loss on the road at Oberlin College on Jan. 21, but quickly turned their weekend around with a win at the Johnson Natatorium over visiting Hiram College, defeating the Terriers by a convincing score of 138-84 to…

Rochford inaugurated as SU Senate President

Thursday, Jan. 20 marked the start of new student leadership at John Carroll University as Rita Rochford was inaugurated as the 89th president of the Student Union Senate. This is the third year Rochford has served on the senate. She was executive vice president during the last term.   The ceremony opened with an introduction from…

AD Building gets repairs

Much-needed renovations to the Administration Building are being put into place.

Graciously Gaffney: Polite Politics

According to a recent New York Times article, “Mary from Louisiana asked Olympia from Maine because they are BFFs, but had a backup in Bob from Tennessee in case she was rebuffed.” A few questions may arise from this introduction. Who are Mary, Olympia and Bob? Where are they going? Well, they are United States…

New store “Native Cleveland” inspires civic pride

Comedians love us. Others love to hate on us. As a new decade dawns on Cleveland, it would seem there isn’t much to be proud or hopeful of.  The steel mills sit empty, a reminder of jobs lost. Our stadiums and arenas stay quiet, as the remnants of past successes fade away.  Forbes magazine has…

Crozier remembered

This past Sunday, Campus Ministry held a memorial mass for Matt Crozier at the Church of the Gesu. On New Year’s Eve, Crozier, 20, sustained head trauma after an accidental fall that evening. He died at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital several days later. In addition to being a business management major, he was a…

Track and field scheduled for updates

Preliminary plans are in place for upcoming improvements to the playing field and track at Don Shula Stadium at Wasmer Field.