Articles published in May, 2011

Pakistan angered by bin Laden mission

Pakistan criticized the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden as an “unauthorized, unilateral action,” laying bare the strains the operation has put on an already rocky alliance. U.S. legislators along with the leaders of Britain and France questioned how the Pakistani government could not have known the al-Qaida leader was living in a garrison…

The Reiser's Edge: The end of an era

Just like that infamous day almost a decade ago now, I will always remember where I was and what I was doing when I learned that Osama bin Laden had been killed. As I was watching hockey highlights, my roommate yelled to me, “We got bin Laden! People’s Facebook statuses are going crazy right now!”…

Bin Laden killed in U.S. raid

He had been a figurehead for nearly two decades. To his supporters, he was an idealist and idol, one who fought for what he believed in. To his opponents, he was a mad man, the mass murderer responsible for the deaths of thousands. Regardless of his stature, there is no doubt that when Osama bin…

‘Jumping the Broom’ JCU style

The day a person gets engaged should be as close to perfect as possible. No one wants that special moment to be interrupted by a friend screaming for your attention during the very obvious big moment. No, that would not be ideal at all. Neither does anyone wants to marry into a family completely different…

License to Gill: Embrace diversity

With John Carroll University being a prestigious Jesuit Catholic University, you wouldn’t think there would be much faith diversity.  Coming from years of Catholic school background, I wasn’t really immersed in a community with different faiths and religions before becoming a part of the JCU community. Though our campus seems to predominantly practice Catholic and…

Hemsworth soars in ‘Thor’

Considering how inherently cheesy Marvel Comics’ Thor is, he seemed to be the ultimate ‘unfilmable’ comic book character. Yet despite that fact, Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” brings this character to life as one of the best superhero films I’ve seen. “Thor” first takes place on Asgard, the Norse version of Olympus. Here lives the powerful alien…

Too many events in the same day

On April 30th, Murphy Formal, Relay for Life and Cultivating Community Day were all scheduled to take place. We feel that having multiple events occur on the same day is not beneficial for the student body and the rest of the JCU community. Having many events scheduled on campus gives students many opportunities to participate…

The Bayer Necessities: Friends with benefits

The word friendship derives from two words – friend, meaning a person who decides that it is a fun idea to post incriminating pictures of you and them doing illicit activities while intoxicated on Facebook; and ship, meaning an old wooden boat. So logically, friendship is just a bunch of people hanging out on boats…

Letter to the Editor: Geronimo

A group of elite soldiers, who will forever remain unknown, have brought justice and comfort to many around the world. These unselfish and noble individuals have put their lives at risk in order to bring to justice the man who has committed some of the most dreadful and violent acts against the United States and…

OurView: Test this

During and  for years after finals week, the evaluations of instructors are exposed to the world. I find it only fair that student evaluations of test be released to the JCU community once and for all. We’ve all been there, 12 a.m. on the night before a test, fretting over how much there is to…

A Royal Affair: Carroll students react to the royal wedding

Thirty years ago, Charles, Prince of Wales, married Lady Diana Spencer in a ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The ceremony captured the collective eyes and imaginations of billions of people worldwide. For an entire generation of people, it was the revitalization of the romantic and mythical nature of the monarchy. The feelings were…

Graciously Gaffney: Summer vacation fun

I have a few countdowns happening simultaneously at the moment. I have one day left of class. There are three days until my birthday. There is one week of exams, which translates into one week until summer break. There are 48 days until summer officially begins, and hopefully fewer than that until the summer weather…

Blast from the fashion past

With summer right around the corner, summer fashion trends are beginning to surface and they are predicted to be better than ever. The ‘60s and ‘70s are back in a big way. Bright colors, white ensembles, maxi skirts and long dresses are the must-haves this season. Also, don’t forget denim jeans; cropped, flared wide leg,…

General Carter Ham visits JCU

Last Thursday, four stars shone at John Carroll, when alumnus General Carter Ham came to JCU to speak on campus.

Too many events limit participation

Saturday, April 30, 2011 was a very busy day for John Carroll University. Three major events big enough to have a day dedicated just to each, were scheduled for this day. These three events were Murphy Formal, Relay for Life and Cultivating Community Day. Murphy Formal was eventually cancelled but Relay for Life and Cultivating…

Kulas Auditorium in need of renovation

For years, John Carroll University talked about renovating and upgrating Kulas Auditorium, a one-time gymnasium that was put into temporary use as an auditorium. Now comes word that the roof is damaged and needs repair. We think this is time to proceed with a new renovation. Renovating Kulas Auditorium has been put off for too…

The Jenn is mightier: Wishful thinking could become a reality!

You know how children have that one movie that as a child, they watch over and over again? For me, that movie was “A Little Princess.”  I loved how Sara Crewe went almost literally from rags to riches. (In her case, from riches to rags then back to riches).  At the end of the film,…

Letter to the Editor: Sign of sincerity

I have a problem with the banner that has been hung on the old Bohannon Science Center. The banner reads, “Farewell, Bohannon Center. Thanks for your Service.” It’s a very attractive banner, I will agree. My issue with it is this: although the banner is addressed directly to the Bohannon Center, it is literally ON…

New fraternity in the works

Got Greek? At John Carroll, the answer to this question just got bigger and better. The three current fraternities at John Carroll, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon, will welcome a new fraternity brother during the fall 2011 semester: Lambda Chi Alpha. Lambda Chi Alpha is “one of the largest men’s…

In theatres near you: Kulas gets repairs

This year’s long and harsh winter has not only been a damper for the people in this community, it has also created some problems for the facilities at JCU. Kulas Auditorium showed signs of ceiling leakage from the melted snow and the heavy rain that hit Cleveland in the past few months. Initially the idea…

Name That Toon!: 5-5-2011

What the toon doesn’t say about the tune: “Last night I let the party get the best of me”…

Take Back the Night: Rape as a weapon of war

Rape as a weapon of war has existed since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and even before. Similar tactics occurred in the United States. These crimes are difficult to face, but people around the world face them every day. It is a part of everyone’s history. While it’s true that women are…

Allies: Dating violence

Allies works to increase awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer issues at John Carroll University; to provide social and educational programming; to work to serve the needs of the LGBTQ community, both at John Carroll University and as a whole, within the teachings and doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Furthermore, we hope…

JCU Gospel Choir teams up with new student organization: Joint service trip benefits Waterford Retirement Facility

On Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the John Carroll Gospel Choir and F.A.C.E.S.™ organization went on a joint service trip to the Waterford Retirement Facility in Richmond Heights, Ohio. Taking a total of 18 members from both groups, their goal was to spread holiday cheer with the senior citizens there. Sophomore Cedric Jackson Jr., musical director…