Articles published in November, 2011

Getting to know former Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback and 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon offers insight on today’s most pressing NFL headlines. The following interview took place on Saturday, Nov. 12.
 
Carroll News: Being a CBS broadcaster who has covered the Browns at times this season, what do you make of Cleveland fans who are joining the “Suck…

JCU football loses season finale to Baldwin-Wallace, 45-37

(Written by Cory Biro)
Football teams are easily defined by stats and players. But in one word, the 2011 Blue Streaks (5-5, 5-4 OAC) can be defined by their heart. Despite a crushing last second 45-37 loss to cross-town rival Baldwin-Wallace College (8-2, 7-2 OAC) on Saturday, the Blue Streaks stayed true to form and…

Cross Country teams end season with impressive finish

For both John Carroll University men’s and women’s cross country teams, to say it was a successful past weekend would be an understatement. In what was both teams’ final competition of the 2011 season, the Blue Streaks provided great performances on Saturday, Nov. 12. The men’s cross country team claimed eighth place out of 35…

JCU hockey splits weekend road trip, beats Pitt 3-1

In a weekend where the John Carroll University club ice hockey team spent far more hours on the road than they did on the ice, the Blue Streaks came away with an equal split of one win and one loss this past weekend.
The Blue Streaks began the weekend by traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa. on…

OurView: Come together, stop Sandler

I am, and always have been, very proud to be a John Carroll student. But last week, something happened that made me question that pride. While walking to class through the atrium, my eyes were drawn to the bulletin board. There, posted on the wall between a flu shot ad and a poster for a…

JCU alumni cause a ‘Bad Racket’

A little over a year ago, JCU alumni Thomas Fox and Adam Wagner teamed up with local sound engineer James Kananen to start a recording company right here in Cleveland. The Carroll News recently got to chat with Thomas Fox about the company, called Bad Racket, and its recent one-year anniversary party.
 
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JCU students disrupt UH residents

This semester, John Carroll has received an increasing number of complaints from University Heights residents about the misbehavior of  JCU students in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Incidents of vandalism, trespassing and other inappropriate actions have been reported.
The damage done is not excusable in any circumstances. The students who did these acts have put the entire…

The Bayer Necessities: Tension is high in the Heights

Last weekend, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., presided over the 10 p.m. mass in St. Francis Chapel. The mass seemed normal enough … until the homily. Niehoff took this opportunity to openly chastise the JCU students who have embarrassed the University in the past several weeks.
Although I’m not sure a homily was the best…

I never went to the Thanksgiving dinners in the dining hall when I was at Carroll. I have no idea why. It probably had something to do with not thinking the cafeteria would be a good place for Thanksgiving dinner. Looking back, I wish I had. I now realize that Thanksgiving is more about relationships…

Vandalism causes UH outrage

Climbing trees, littering, trespassing on to front porches, destroying election signage, urinating and tearing up seasonal decorations – these are some of the many acts committed by John Carroll University students, as described by some University Heights residents, in their neighborhood.
The residents, who live in homes on Meadowbrook Boulevard from Warrensville Center Road to…

Nick's Knack: Collective confinement

I’ve never travelled anywhere exciting. I’ve never left North America. I haven’t experienced 39 states of the union. I haven’t touched the salty Pacific or seen a real, honest-to-God mountain. Many find this peculiar since I exude an adventurous spirit, constantly talking about running away, seeing the world, and escaping the constraints of civilization or,…

Carroll Blvd: A turn for the worst

There have been complaints from the JCU community about the law which makes turning right onto Carroll Boulevard from South Belvoir Boulevard illegal. This law was implemented because residents of Carroll Boulevard did not want students driving down the street.
This law, though it has been in effect for approximately two decades should not be…

Genocide survivor to speak at John Carroll

Loung Ung is a Cambodian native who survived the Cambodian genocide during the Khmer Rouge rule in the 1970s, in which she lost her mother and father, as well as two sisters and 20 other relatives.
The now Shaker Heights resident is an author and human rights activist who will be speaking at John Carroll…

License to Gill: Perks of having a pet

After our first family dog died, my parents decided to get puppy. We drove to a small farm with Black Lab puppies and took one home in a box. On the way home, I named him Dakoda and we decided to shorten his name to Cody. As it turns out, before we bought him, another…

The Jenn is mightier: ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’ resolution

Ladies, drop the Einstein’s bagels and pick up a celery stick, CBS’ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is now less than three weeks away, which means the heavy workout sessions begin right about now.
Only kidding.
The much-anticipated bra and panties runway show premieres on Tuesday Nov. 28, and needless to say, it’s going to have…

Columns: Parrothead wisdom

A wise man named Jimmy Buffett once said, “When life gives you limes, make margaritas.” This is better than the original saying because let’s face it, limes are much better than lemons and margaritas are much better than lemonade.
Here’s the thing; college is a time when your life is always changing. Plans fall through,…

State of Ohio recognizes JCU’s anniversary

John Carroll University students might be wondering what they see when they stroll through the campus and see an oversized plaque displayed outside of Grasselli Library between the Administration Building and Dolan Center for Science and Technology. This plaque is an Ohio historical marker that has been granted to JCU to celebrate and honor the…

Columns: Looking for a reason to smile

In the world today, you don’t have to look too far if you want to become depressed about something. Like @FatChris216 says, a lot of the time we’re just “staring out this window and looking for a reason to smile.”
We all deal with struggles in our daily lives, and sometimes these can seem overwhelming.…

Letter to the Editor: “J’Accuse!” With Apologies to Émile Zola

On Oct. 19, here at John Carroll University, I attended an open forum discussion on the issue of racism on campus. I found the discussion and the personal accounts of students to be both enlightening and tragic.
It is an indignity that racism, or any form of intolerance, exists on a campus whose mantra is…

JCU international business program offers new opportunities

One of the newest programs to John Carroll’s curriculum will have your resumé screaming “molto bene!” to prospective employers. The new official major, called international business with languages and cultures (IBLC), has been developing over the past three years within the Italian major and the Boler School of Business with the help of Italian professors…

Columns: A squirmish Cain forebodes weakness

If anything can be learned from the Herman Cain campaign thus far, it is that a potential presidential nominee should not ignorantly question the ethics of a journalist. Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, is now a presidential frontrunner for the GOP 2012 race, but has come under fire in the past week; allegations of…

The third time is the charm with Harold and Kumar

Harold and Kumar are back and better than ever in their third movie of the Harold and Kumar series. John Cho and Kal Penn deliver another “stoner classic,” only this time it’ll be Christmas style and 3D.
Taking place six years after the last movie ended, Harold and Kumar have moved on from each other…

‘Tis the Season for Movies

Now that Halloween is over, it’s officially the holiday movie season. A time where Oscar hopefuls and Christmas movies take over the local multiplexes, this year there are almost as many sequels being released as in the summertime. But amidst the predictable holiday fare, there are a few that are standing out as must-see movies.…

Columns: Time to cheat time

Time is a funny thing. I can never seem to get a handle on it. Looking at it from an objective standpoint there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, seven days a week, and about 52 weeks in the year. Even though it seems so…

Forget diamonds, chocolate is a girl’s new best friend

In society, women seem to constantly be watching their weight; both in order to look good, and to maintain a healthy diet. There are some foods that in moderation are OK and others that just seem to be bad no matter how little the intake is.
In a recent study conducted at the National Institute…