Articles published in April, 2011

Softball goes 4-2 on the week, improves to 13-5

On Thursday,  April 7th, the John Carroll University women’s softball team took on the visiting Case Western Reserve University Spartans in a doubleheader at Bracken Field in University Heights, Ohio. Despite having home-field advantage, the Blue Streaks struggled on the day and lost both games to the visiting Spartans by narrow scores of 6-5 in…

Bottoms up – Streak Responsibly campaign raises alcohol awareness at JCU

As an effort to provide accurate information to students about alcohol consumption on the John Carroll campus and enforce safe drinking habits, Megan Dzurec, coordinator of health education and promotion, created the Streak Responsibly campaign. “The purpose of Streak Responsibly is to provide factual information about the alcohol use of John Carroll Students,” said Dzurec.…

Spring Concert free to students

John Carroll University’s annual Spring Concert, which featured Neon Trees along with opening act Minus the Bear, was free to all JCU students with a valid University identification card. The concert was able to be free because it was within SUPB’s budget to do so. All those who purchased tickets were able to exchange their…

JCU moves newspaper racks

Recently, the Office of Residence Life removed the newspaper racks holding The New York Times, USA Today and The Plain Dealer from some residence halls, and put some in new locations. The main problem with the newspaper racks in some of the residence halls was securing the racks inside the buildings but outside of the…

Relay for Life rallies for faculty participation

The annual Relay for Life raises a large amount of money for cancer research. Since John Carroll University began participating in the event, more than $200,000 have been raised. However, 96 percent of this has been raised by students, with little help from faculty participation. During the past four years in which Relay for Life…

The Bayer Necessities: Make it hurt

Nothing is more comfortable and relaxing than lying in bed under the covers and watching some light television or sleeping. So a lot of people ask what my motivation is to get out of bed in the middle of winter at 6:30 a.m. when it is four degrees outside in order to run. The answer…

Graciously Gaffney: Quit the complaining

I can be quite the complainer. I know that and I admit it. I complain when it snows, when it rains, when I have a lot of work to do, when I have nothing to do, when I don’t get sleep and when I oversleep. I’ve always justified it by telling myself that I do…

The Bayer Necessities: Naming rights – grin and Bayer it

If you follow the Bayer Necessities weekly, you’ll notice that the location of this column has once again shifted locations. It has held its spot in where “License to Gill” currently resides and has most recently moved from below the Op/Ed Top Ten on the opposite page. Hopefully, the transient location of my column has…

OurView: The necessity of fallibility

Gen. George Patton, the famous World War II U.S. military general,  was said to have offered words of wisdom to others in his well-known quote that asked, “If man does his best, what else is there?” Patton’s words are something I think about quite often before going in to take a grueling exam. While it…

OurView: Carry on the memories

Grandparents are the best. They are always around to offer wise advice. They make the best food. They offer comfort when you need it. My grandfather loved to have the family over every Sunday evening for dinner at his house. We cousins would usually be playing board games or card games (recently the favorite has…

Italian classes get iPads for Italy

The opportunity to go to Italy over Spring Break is one that does not come often. The opportunity to go to Italy for Spring Break equipped with an iPad is even more rare. But, for some lucky John Carroll students in Luigi Ferri’s IC 299C course, this was a seemingly dream-like occurrence come true. This…

OMA changes name, expands vision

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is changing its name, among other transformations that John Carroll University will make to the office to include more underrepresented students. The search for a new director to replace Janetta Hammock, who left earlier this school year, is also underway. OMA will now become the Center for Student Diversity and…

JCU faculty and grads don’t take the baton for Relay for Life 2011

With John Carroll University’s Relay for Life being less than a month away, fundraising efforts are in full swing to close the door on cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, over the last five years, since JCU started participating in the Relay for Life program, the campus community has raised over $200,700. Of that…

SOBB control bill back on the table

After further discussion at the Student Union meeting this past Tuesday, the proposal concerning the modification to the Student Organization Budget Board (SOBB) has been pushed back another week. This week, former VP of Business Affairs and current junior Senator Michael Fox proposed an amendment to the motion called the “sunset clause” that was discussed.…

Fusion Fest returns

Clevelanders can experience various types of artistic groups as Fusion Fest arrives for its sixth consecutive year. The performing arts festival brings together Cleveland art groups and presents their new work to the community. The event begins April 13 at the Cleveland Play House. The celebration’s lineup was announced last Wednesday, and includes major acts…

CIA officials sent into Libya to aid US decision to arm rebels

Though the CIA has been in Libya since the American Embassy in Tripoli was evacuated (and also assisted in the rescue of the pilots of a fighter jet that crashed two weeks ago), the agency has taken a new role in the conflict by sending small teams of operatives into the country to obtain valuable…

Baseball snaps losing streak, looks to turn season around

The long-awaited return of the John Carroll baseball team to University Heights finally became a reality last Wednesday. Waiting for them was next-door neighbor Notre Dame College who had previously won nine consecutive games coming into the matchup with JCU. The Falcons entered the game with a strong 16-7 record.  For the Blue Streaks, sophomore…

JCU women’s club volleyball: How it all started this year

During the 2010 fall  semester, two students, senior Cheri Stuart and sophomore Lauren Kluth, teamed up and formed what became John Carroll’s first women’s club volleyball team in its 125-year history. Kluth, who is the team president, brought on junior Cory Gotowka and seniors Chris Bej and William McDonnell to serve as coaches of the…

Quality science fiction propels ‘Source Code’

Surely, there’s some genius thinking in director Duncan Jones’ “Source Code.” With a plot that combines “Groundhog’s Day” and “Adjustment Bureau,” the film is a deftly-made thriller that establishes a credible knowledge of great science fiction. The story chronicles the bizarre mission of Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal), who we first meet on a Chicago…

Blue Streak athletics weekend round-up: March 28 – April 2

The John Carroll women’s tennis team picked up its first OAC victory on Saturday with a 5-4 win over Otterbein University. The Streaks had four comebacks that allowed them to rally to victory. The first one came in doubles play from junior Allison Mora and senior Deanna Bouchahine who battled deficits of 6-3, 7-4, and…

Ivory Coast political turmoil nearing end

After the bloodiest episode of violence since the Ivory Coast’s disputed presidential election in November, the West African country gained a glimmer of hope as the French government said Tuesday it was negotiating the surrender of Laurent Gbagbo, the former president who has refused to give up power after legitimately losing the election four months…

U.S. government shutdown imminent

As the federal government continues to decide on the current federal budget, a pivotal week in the budget battle approaches. With the White House and Congress divided on how much must be cut from the budget, the threat of a government shutdown continues to remain on the horizon. The biggest controversy has stemmed from the…

Buy & Benefit: Designers create items for a worthy cause

During what has become one of Japan’s darkest hours, the fashion industry has come forward to lend a generous hand. Among the various Good Samaritan acts and continuous relief efforts that have taken place in recent weeks since Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, countless fashion labels have taken the initiative to design products that benefit the…

The Reiser's Edge: Point your finger properly

Congratulations to Sean Webster, the man I’m taking the reins from, for three years of service to The Carroll News and First Place in the Region 4 Mark of Excellence in General Column from the Society of Professional Journalists. You’re the “Derg.” Last week, I wrote about Newt Gingrich’s divisive comments about how he believed…

What ‘type’ to wear: Tyra’s tips

Today it is difficult to go shopping and find makeup, clothes, or hair product that match your body type perfectly. In the fashion world, it seems like new trends arise every day. Many magazines and websites tell women what they should wear, however, that certain trend may not look the same on different people. Tyra…