Articles published in September, 2011

Yemeni security forces kill 60 during protest

It was called the Arab Spring for a reason. While Egypt was working on their revolution, so was Yemen. Thousands have been gathering peacefully for months in protest of Ali Abudallah Saleh’s lengthy presidency. Saleh has ruled Yemen since 1990, and was president of North Yemen for 12 years prior to the country’s unification. The…

Obama proposes $3.5 trillion deficit reduction plan

In his speech to the nation two weeks ago, President Obama tried to make his message clear: he was going to turn around the  downward trend of the economy. Monday,  he laid down his plan to cut the looming federal deficit, which reached $1.23 trillion last week. A week after proposing a $477 billion jobs…

Men’s Soccer defeats Rochester College 3-1, improves record

After starting the 2011 campaign with an overall record of 1-4, the John Carroll University men’s soccer team was hungry to get back on the winning track as they traveled to Pontiac, Mich. to play Rochester College. Searching for their second win of the season against the host Warriors, the extra determination from the Blue…

Football falls to Mount Union, shifts focus to Marietta College next

Nov. 4, 1989 – that’s right, it has been almost 22 years since the Blue Streaks have defeated the 10-time NCAA Division III National Champion and OAC rival No. 2 Mount Union Purple Raiders. Thanks to Saturday night’s drubbing, that streak will extend at least 12 months longer. After a competiti XZve first half on…

Cross country teams compete at the National Catholic Championships

(Written by Cory Biro) Both the men’s and women’s Blue Streak cross country teams competed this past weekend at the National Catholic Championships held at the University of Notre Dame. Perfect conditions graced the 32nd annual event as the JCU Blue Streaks prepared to compete against the most talented field of teams they have seen…

Volleyball goes 1-2 on the weekend, looks to rebound vs Marietta

(Written by Spencer German) The John Carroll University women’s volleyball team spent this past weekend on the road as the team took their collective talents to Pittsburgh, Pa. The team arrived at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday, Sept. 16 with an impressive 7-3 record on the season. However, a loss to Westminster College, a team…

Women’s Soccer goes 1-1 on the week, prepares for OAC play

The John Carroll University women’s soccer team went 1-1 this past weekend, as they defeated Westminster College, but fell to Carnegie Mellon University to end the week. On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Blue Streaks hosted the visiting Westminster College Titans at Don Shula Stadium. Despite a flurry of shots in the first half, the game…

OurView: Grasping death: It ain’t easy

Death. It’s an unfortunate truth, but it’s something that happens to all of us and it’s something we all encounter in life. Often times, it’s a subject that not many people like to talk about, and for understandable reasons. Why am I writing about death now though? You see, last Wednesday, I woke up at…

‘Footloose’ stars tell it all

The Carroll News: How is it dealing with all the pressure of remaking a beloved classic like “Footloose”? Julianne Hough: If I wasn’t confident, we wouldn’t be promoting this movie the way that we are.  I really am so proud and I think the people that saw the original are going to be impressed and…

SU plans to drop SSC, create own discount program

Student Union Senate voted unanimously during their meeting Tuesday to discontinue their partnership with the Student Savings Club, a program that offers discounts at local and national businesses. The vote was taken in the form of a straw poll during the open forum portion of their meeting, which means that it was not binding. Executive…

Columns: One gyro, please

Rarely do I admit ignorance in my columns; but this week, I think the most honest choice is to just come out with it at the beginning of the column: I don’t understand Greek life. Last week, I saw a bunch of promotions for Greek life on campus and the atmosphere excited me. Naturally, I…

Columns: Money well spent

For me, column brainstorming relies heavily on browsing news headlines to spark an idea, or remembering what things had angered me in the past week. Well, nothing that angered me was worth writing, and the most interesting headline I read was a report on the unfortunate death of the late Ted Kennedy’s daughter, Kara Kennedy.…

‘Moneyball’ an ambitious miscalculation

For a sports movie, “Moneyball” is a peculiar curiosity. Packed with the impressive creative power of Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller (“Capote”) and Oscar-winning screenwriters Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) and Steve Zaillian (“Schindler’s List”), the film tries to be unique by focusing on statistics rather than playing the game. It skips the climax we’re used…

Columns: Make new friends but keep the old

When I began my time at JCU as a freshman, I never considered myself the type of girl to join a sorority. However, at this time I still had many friends from high school. After these high school friends and I mostly went our separate ways, I found myself wanting to build more friendships with…

Columns: You’re an animal!

These days we, mostly of middle class American families, have a lot at our disposal. Air conditioning, indoor plumbing, thousand dollar computers, access to a world of information via a handheld device, etc. All of these things are cool to an extent. However, I see them as having diluted the one thing that every single…

Student Union encourages campus to rock the vote

On Nov. 8, Americans across the country have the opportunity to exercise one of their most coveted rights – the right to vote. In the 2009 elections, out of 3,700 total who voted, 400 of them were John Carroll University students, according to JCU’s civic engagement website. This year, the Student Union is encouraging the…

Letter to the Editor: America needs Glasnost and Perestroika

Once upon a time, during the decade of the 1980s, there existed a country called the Soviet Union.  It was ideologically Marxist and diametrically opposed to the liberal, democratic ideals of Western Europe and the United States. A superpower, it was geographically one of the largest countries in the world and boasted one of the…

JCU earns top ratings in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has recently released its 2012 edition of Best Colleges. For the last 23 years, John Carroll University has consecutively ranked in the top 10 of “Regional Universities” in the Midwest that offer Master’s programs. JCU placed seventh overall in its’ category of “Regional Midwest Universities” this year. This main category…

Seven workout mistakes women don’t know they’re making

It takes a lot of determination to get up from the couch go to the gym. However, just making it to the gym doesn’t always mean the workouts are being done correctly. Cosmopolitan magazine recently did a feature on seven mistakes women often make at the gym without even realizing it, which can diminish the…

Cable headaches

ITS says issues regarding recent campus digital TV upgrade will be fixed soon

UH passes new Shula hours

Don Shula Stadium will now be operational a little later at night for John Carroll University students. University Heights City Council passed a compromise between the city and JCU which extends the hours the University can use the stadium, its lights and sound systems. The compromise passed stipulates that JCU may use the stadium for…

Cable conundrums

Beginning this semester, there was a campus-wide switch to digital television. Though the number of channels and their quality has increased, there have been a fair share of problems with the new system. The University’s cable TV equipment manufacturer, R.L. Drake, upgraded their equipment over the summer to be able to access new standards. The…

Deal breaker

Nine years ago, John Carroll began their relationship with the Student Savings Club. During its meeting on Tuesday, Student Union Senate informally decided to discontinue this program. The Savings Club gave students opportunities to save money at local and national businesses. The University paid $1,500 per year to participate in this program. The typical, full-time…

Dancing with a JCU star

At the age of 23, Elizabeth Stark has accomplished a lot when it comes to dancing. As a John Carroll senior majoing in communications, she has a lot on her plate: including winning a ballroom dancing championship. Stark said she has been dancing for her entire life. She dances everything from ballet and tap to…

Debate team trying new format this year

The John Carroll University Debate Team endures a lot over the course of a season. Traveling to tournaments often takes six to 10 hours, with the closest competitions held in Detroit, Mich. and Clarion, Pa. “We didn’t have a tournament in Ohio other than the one we hosted,” said Brent Brossmann, debate coach and professor…