Articles published in March, 2011

That's what See said: Getting serious about graduation

Do you ever ask yourself “If I had to be any key on the keyboard, which one would I be?” Yeah, me neither. I think I’m going to take this week’s opportunity to discuss something that should be emphasized from freshman orientation through commencement. No, not proper meal swipe management (although, that is also very…

Blue Streaks to play in Ireland

The John Carroll University Blue Streaks might wear the colors blue and gold when it comes to athletics, but the Blue Streaks football team really struck gold when they received some special news earlier this month. During the fall of 2012, the JCU football team will play their season opener on the other side of…

Blue Streaks News and Notes

Women’s Basketball After earning All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors for the fourth consecutive year, Blue Streak senior Lee Jennings earned national recognition last week as she was named to a pair of All-America teams. D3Hoops.com named Jennings a first team All-American, making her the first player in program history to earn that honor. Additionally, she was…

University Heights and JCU settle on ROTC property

Resolution finally reached between JCU and UH over ROTC house.

Diagnosis terminal for Bohannon

Bohannon Science Center will be demolished this summer.

License to Gill: Sleep is the best medicine

I have been noticing lately that people around me are suffering from a lack of sleep. Usually I would expect myself to be under this same condition, but lately I have been pretty well-rested. I have never been a person who was able to stay up all night. I was always the first one to…

CSSA announces new award for staff and administrators

In the active, service-oriented community that is John Carroll University, students, faculty and staff dedicate much of their time to efforts around the city and beyond. Currently, both students and faculty are recognized for their service efforts. Every year during Ignatian Heritage Week, select students are given the Campion Award and faculty is recognized with…

Softball team on a mission to defend OAC crown

After going 10-6 in the Ohio Athletic Conference during the 2010 regular season, no one gave the John Carroll University softball team much of a chance to do some damage in the conference tournament as the third seed. JCU was 2-4 against the other three teams in the postseason tournament, but coach Erin Brooks’ team…

JCU settles controversy with city

The city of University Heights and John Carroll University have come to a resolution concerning the use of a University-owned house on Carroll Boulevard for office space. The controversy over the Carroll Boulevard property began last fall when JCU sought a special use permit from the City in order to change it from a two-family…

Jesuit priest, former Ignatius president, JCU alum selected as commencement speaker

John Carroll alumnus and provincial superior of the Chicago-Detroit Jesuit province, the Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J. is the speaker for this year’s commencement ceremony. He served on the University’s board of directors from 2000-2010 and was the president of Cleveland’s St. Ignatius High School from 2000-2008. According to Commencement Coordinator Deanna DePenti, each year’s commencement…

Letter to the Editor: Middle Eastern democracy

Sean Webster’s Feb. 24 column “Did Bush Bring Democracy to the Middle East?” takes a very selective and biased view of the events in the Middle East. He attributes the turmoil in the Middle East not to the beginning of a successful democracy in Iraq, a huge U.S. accomplishment, but to (in his mind) the…

Graciously Gaffney: I’m a word-nerd

As we grow up and mature, we evolve in many ways. I know I’m very different from the little girl who went to Tree House Preschool and even the self-proclaimed adult who graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.  However, there is one thing about me that has never changed, even since I was a…

Name That Toon!: 3-24-2011

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “We, we, we so excited, we so excited, we gonna have a ball today.”…

The Bayer Necessities: Puppy love

I have been described by many as both a hopeless romantic and a “goopy” individual (in the best possible way, I assume). So who is a better person to address the mysteries of love than me, right? I am sure this topic will come up in future columns as well, since it certainly can’t be…

JCU baseball team has a lot to replace

As the sun becomes more and more glaring and the days get longer, baseball becomes a part of our lives once again. For the John Carroll University baseball team, it is a new season with young faces that commenced last week in Port Charlotte, Fla. Despite the loss of five key starters, the Blue Streaks…

World Wide Web: Taking the high road to hell

Picketers protest the American involvement in Libya on March 23 in San Francisco. (AP) I don’t blame Americans for supporting U.S. military intervention in Libya. After all, when cloaked in the guise of multilateralism and the moral superiority of a humanitarian cause, intervention in Libya sounds like a responsible use of military power. However, the…

Tim's Turn: The coolest thing

While taking in the NCAA Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena this past weekend, the guy behind me said the event was “the coolest thing he had ever seen in sports.” I got to thinking what the coolest thing was that I’ve ever witnessed, and I realized I’ve been fortunate enough to see some pretty cool…

English chair McBratney wins Distinguished Faculty Award

John McBratney, chair of John Carroll’s English department, was named the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Faculty Award. The award recognizes excellence in classroom teaching, scholarship, advisement and leadership of students and community service. Associate Academic Vice President Jim Krukones said McBratney was chosen because of his “outstanding record of achievement overall with respect to…

OurView: Lenten sacrifice doesn’t go my way

One of the songs Frank Sinatra is most remembered for singing is “My Way.” A reflective tune that recalls a man’s life, and through all the ups and downs he says, “I did it my way.” Apparently Frank had something wrong when it comes to choosing a Lenten sacrifice. When I was home for spring…

World Wide Web: Hey Obama, stay the heck out of Libya

President Barack Obama, right, and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, on July 9, 2009. (AP). (AP) “We don’t want and we won’t accept any foreign intervention on our soil. We started this revolution, and we will finish it.” Those are the words of Abdul Hafidh Gogha, the spokesman…

Hues of red dominate the fashion radar of Tinseltown

Seeing shades of red at the Oscars

Track and field has tough day at OACs

It was a tough weekend for John Carroll University indoor track and field athletes, as both the men’s and the women’s team finished near the bottom of the standings this past weekend at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. The men’s team finished in eighth place out of 10 teams and the women’s team finished in…

OurView: Terry Pegula is Buffalo sports’ Barack Obama

Let’s play word association. Ready? Hope and Change. Let me guess, you thought of Barack Obama, that is, unless you are a Buffalo sports fan. A man by the name of Terry Pegula recently bought the Buffalo Sabres, and that’s whom you probably thought of if you are a Sabres die-hard, or if you are…

Clock strikes midnight for Cinderella story Blue Streaks

The John Carroll University women’s basketball season came to an end Saturday at the hands of the University of Mount Union, but not to be lost in the disappointing finish is the magical run that took them all the way to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship game – the first team in program history to…

Letter to the Editor: Mubarak Dictatorship

In his Feb. 24 piece, Paul Hanna asks his readers and the people of Egypt to remember the good times under the Mubarak dictatorship. Sure, 30 years of repression of the rights of an entire nation to self-determination and civil autonomy is kind of bad, but what about the regional stability? On top of that,…