Articles published in February, 2011

Letter to the Editor: Facebook discrimination

Like the rest of the student body, this Dan Loster situation has really gotten me upset. I don’t get it. What nut would create a profile to vote on the hottest girls at “Juan Carroll” and not friend request me? I know I’m not the hottest guy at John Carroll, but I think I can…

Blake debut is bloody brilliant

About 30 seconds into the first track on James Blake’s self-titled debut, you realize that the dude has a pretty impressive pair of pipes. He’s got the kind of croon that can turn words like “of” and “out” into six syllable soul scratchers, and a falsetto that’ll give you goose bumps. But any joker can…

Art exhibit ‘Adsum’ adds some flair to Dolan

The Dolan Center for Science and Technology is usually known for just that: science and technology. But for the month of February, it’s becoming a little more “artsy.” The Art Exhibit “Adsum” has taken over Dolan room E135. “Adsum” is a unique exhibit of contemporary paintings on Ignatian Spirituality, one of the pillars on which…

OAC Swimming and Diving Preview

John Carroll swimming head coach Matt Lenhart knows how Ohio Northern University’s coaching staff feels – he’s been there before. The Polar Bears have dominated the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships in recent years, winning the last five team titles on the men’s side and back-to-back women’s titles. Lenhart admits both will be tough to beat…

Recent alumna passes away

John Carroll University lost a member of its community on Saturday, Feb. 12 when alumna Andrea Teodosio died after sustaining injuries from a skiing accident in West Virginia. The 2010 JCU graduate received a degree from the Boler School of Business and was working as a research and strategy/development assistant at Hitchcock Fleming & Associates.…

The Reiser's Edge: Obama faces a different beast in Iran

In the next episode of “Reform in the Middle East,” Iran exploded with its own protests earlier this week. The oppressed citizens saw the actions of their Egyptian counterparts and decided to try and make a difference in their own country. But unfortunately for the Iranian protesters, their government didn’t take too kindly to their…

Obama releases 2012 budget

President Barack Obama released his much awaited budget plan for 2012 earlier this week, and called for Republicans to join him in a bipartisan effort to reduce the gargantuan national deficit. In an effort to reduce what is expected to be a $1.6 trillion deficit this year, Obama’s $3.7 trillion budget called for a reduction…

Facemashed

New Facebook profile pages let JCU students choose ‘hot or not’

Name That Toon!: 2-17-2011

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “Soon as you go the text that I write is gonna say…”…

Multiple celebrity scandals yet, untarnished fame follows

Today, it is almost impossible to turn on the television, or open a newspaper, or Internet browser without seeing the latest news on the most popular celebrities. Not only is the Internet flooded with information about who did what at the grocery store that day, but you see what scandals each and every one of…

Lounge in works for non-resident students

John Carroll University has many areas where students can gather to hang out, relax or even do homework. Many of these areas are filled with comfortable seating, television sets and computers. This, of course, is very similar to many other universities but one of the things that differentiates JCU from other schools is that there…

Jennings becomes school’s all-time scoring leader

To avoid playing behind the eight-ball for the remainder of the season and fighting their way out of a hole to make the playoffs, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team needed at least one victory this past week. Making things more interesting was the lingering probability that senior Lee Jennings would pass Shayla Bell,…

Men’s hoops controls destiny for two-seed

When the Ohio Athletic Conference coaches preseason poll was released back in the first week of November, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team was tabbed as the favorite to win the conference for the third consecutive season. Wilmington University, who came into the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center last March and won the 2010 conference…

Candy Cane Children: Remembering The White Stripes

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Tim's Turn: I’m psyched … and in the minority.

When you live in a town where the most recent NFL season ended shortly after it started, and the NBA team gives you next to nothing to celebrate – except for finally ending the longest losing streak in the history of the league – you have to look around for positives. For me, that means…

Stressed Out

Study shows college students fight against record stress levels

Booming Chinese economy passes Japan’s as world’s second largest

Five years can change a lot as the Japanese economy has recently found out. Just half a decade ago, China’s gross domestic product was around $2.3 trillion, about half  of Japan’s. This week China’s economy officially overtook Japan’s to be the second largest in the world behind the United States. This interchange is attributed to…

Egypt prepares for democracy

After several days of unrest, Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down from his 30-year reign last Friday and a transition of power to the armed forces took place. More than two weeks of nonstop protest have passed and the Egyptian people are on their way towards a new government. Despite this situation, the transition isn’t going…

World Wide Web: Has social media revolutionized revolutions?

Both the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions may not have been possible without Mark Zuckerberg. Anti-government protestors used Facebook to organize huge demonstrations in the streets of Tunis and Cairo. Then when Ben Ali and Mubarak began cracking down on media outlets, protestors used hashtags on Twitter to let the world know what was going on.…

World Wide Web: Jimmy Carter’s revolution

How important is the promotion of democracy to U.S. foreign policy? To many Americans, this nation’s main mission is to promote freedom and democracy throughout the world. And as revolution takes hold in Egypt, and protests continue to plague Jordan, Americans have been annoyingly reminded that the United States is thoroughly enmeshed in the business…

The Reiser's Edge: ObamaCare: selling hope and headaches

When you ask people what the purpose of government is, you’re going to get a lot of different answers. “Government exists to protect its citizens,” or “government exists to serve the people,” or something along either of those lines. What President Barack Obama plans to do with his health care plan is to do exactly…

Islamic world ready for change

In December 2010, protests broke out in Tunisia, eventually paving the way for the ousting of longtime President Ben Ali by the end of January 2011. His ousting then sparked a revolution in Egypt against the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak, as well as anti-government demonstrations in Algeria, Yemen and Jordan. Cases of self-immolation…

Bush cancels Swiss trip after human rights groups threaten action

It’s no secret that former President George W. Bush has received his fair share of criticism over the years for his stance on waterboarding and torture. Last week, however, Bush tasted a new flavor of criticism. He was forced to cancel a trip to Geneva, where he was to speak at a Jewish charity dinner,…

Southern Sudan chooses independence

Southern Sudanese celebrate the formal announcement of referendum results in the southern capital of Juba on Feb. 7. (AP) Ours is a lucky generation. One-hundred ninety-two countries have gained independence and are recognized as sovereign states. But for most of us, these countries’ births and their struggles during infancy is but a fascinating read about…

OurView: A Steelers fan in Cleveland

Sunday night was painful. My heart began to sink when Green Bay was up 14-0 in the first quarter. I groaned when the TV commentators said the Packers had scored 21 points off of the three Pittsburgh turnovers. I put my head in my hands when Mike Wallace couldn’t quite reach the fourth down pass…