Articles published in February, 2012

A history of diversity and cooperation yields a bright future

In 1935, three men represented the entire population of JCU’s first African American graduates. Seventy-seven years later, JCU has become a much more diverse university. However, students, faculty and administrators are continually expanding their efforts to improve this standard. JCU president the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. has been working to promote equality. An aspect of…

Weird winter weather warrants wondering

With the Mayan forecasts of the apocalypse just months away, the recent Cleveland weather has some students wondering if the end really is coming. With highs in the 60s and lows in the 20s, the weather pattern has been anything but predictable this season. At JCU, this comparatively mild winter has made being outside in…

Tuition continues to climb

John Carroll University’s undergraduate full-time tuition rate will increase 4.8 percent for the 2012-2013 school year, the second consecutive year the University has raised tuition by that percentage. The increase will bring tuition from $30,660 this year to $32,130 for next year. Resident students will also see an increase in room and board, from $9,150…

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner: Lex Tomaszewski ’01

Hey you. Glad you’re picking up the latest edition of The Carroll News with the intention of reading it cover-to-cover. Or stuff it in your backpack and pull it out later during classes like film & communication, sports journalism or campaign issues and images (all some of my favorites). I did the same back in…

Graciously Gaffney: A blast from the past

History is a fascinating thing. It shapes who we are and how we live. It is not necessarily the textbook history that I have come to love, though, but the stories that together shape a history. I remember when I first discovered this love. I was in fourth or fifth grade and was walking down…

Nick's Knack: Simplify me, Captain!

When the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer was turned on in 1947, it was the first general purpose computer. It took up 1,800 square feet of space and was made of millions of parts. Indubitably, it was the most3 intensely complex machine to ever exist. Its purpose was to ease and simplify the solving of…

Mentz’s Minute: Dear JCU students, can you get amped up?

It’s not the weekend quite yet, but I’m asking the entire JCU student body: Can you get rowdy tonight? After all, it is a Thursday. Why am I asking this? Well, it’s simple. For those who are unaware, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team (18-6, 13-5 OAC)  will compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference…

Women’s basketball season ends with 60-54 loss at Wilmington

Coming into last week’s action, the hopes of postseason play for the John Carroll women’s basketball team were up in the air. Fast forward two games later, and the Blue and Gold are enjoying their third two-game winning streak of the season—their first since winning two straight against Wilmington and Muskingum between Jan. 7 and…

The Bayer Necessities: Looking down to look up

As I was sending out some emails recently, I noticed something that scared the bejesus out of me – almost all of the email addresses ended in ’14 or ’15. What was even scarier was that the email addresses with ’12 in them were graduating this year. When did I get so old? I certainly…

JCU hockey sweeps Akron, finishes regular season 24-12

Success is something that the John Carroll University club hockey team has become accustomed to this season. The Blue Streaks (24-12) wrapped up the 2011-12 regular season of JCU hockey with consecutive wins over the University of Akron at home this past weekend. On Friday night, the Blue Streaks completely overwhelmed the Zips as they…

Men’s swimming places second, women’s takes third at OAC Championships

[Written by Gabriella Kreuz] The John Carroll swimming and diving team had some stand-out performances as they finished third in the OAC this past weekend at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium. Over the course of three days, Feb. 16, 17 and 18, and a heap of events, John Carroll scored a total of 646…

Men’s basketball clinches OAC regular season title

[Written by Spencer German] Last Wednesday, a senior class that has seen continued success since its first years on campus, saw its regular season home games come to an end in an 87-50 rout of the Muskingum Muskies. No matter how bittersweet the Senior Night was for this historic class of Blue Streaks, there was…

JCU wrestling ends regular season with win over Muskingum

Momentum is something that every team values, especially with conference championships just around the corner. Momentum is also exactly what the Blue Streaks built as they defeated the Muskingum University Fighting Muskies at home in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center on Friday, Feb. 17 by an impressive score of 34-6. Coming into what would be…

Track and field teams compete, excel at Greater Cleveland Championships

[Written by Cory Biro & Zach Mentz] Women’s track and field Three first-place finishers propelled the lady Blue Streaks to a third-place finish at the Greater Cleveland Colleges Championships on Friday at Baldwin-Wallace College. Coming one week before the conference meet, this competition gauged where the women ranked in the conference and also gave them…

Cooney Meets World: Reversing ‘The decision’?

Do you remember where you were on the evening of July 8, 2010? It was a Thursday night, and I was back home at my church helping prepare for the opening of our annual Greek festival the next day. One of my friends had walked in late, and I remember asking him something along the…

OurView: The interwebz: my best friend

Anyone who knows me knows I love the Internet. YouTube is always there to make me laugh with some of its classic videos, videos like “Ultimate Dog Tease” and “Ken Lee” and of course, the countless laughing baby or puppy videos. And when that is not enough, I check out funny new memes on imgur.com.…

Tumultuous tuition changes

Tuition for the 2012-2013 school year will increase 4.8 percent ($1,470) for full-time students. This is the second consecutive year that tuition has risen by that proportion. Room and board will also increase by $460. The rough economic times do lead to financial instability. This affects everyone and faculty wages should be a priority; they…

Marinello One Acts: Students set the stage

This Thursday, Feb. 23, the curtain goes up once again in the Marinello Little Theatre for the annual Marinello One Acts. This semester, junior Sara Abbott is making her directing debut with Rich Orloff’s “Playwriting 101: A rooftop lesson,” and senior Shannon Carroll is returning to the Little Theatre to direct her third one-act, Fraser…

Oscar Predictions 2012

This year’s Academy Awards are this Sunday. There’s an interesting batch of nominees in the race this year, spanning genres from silent film to gross-out comedy. It’s Clooney vs. Pitt, Streep vs. Davis, Scorsese vs. Malick. Who are you rooting for? The Carroll News predicts the winners and the losers – Ben DeVictor Best Picture…

A match made in food Heaven

For the perfect combination of salty and sweet, the newly established Sweetie Fry on Lee Road is where it’s at. It is conveniently located a short drive away from campus, perfect for after a night out at Coventry or The Pub. The ice cream-french fry shop has a lot to offer with its eccentric creamy…

Linsanity: Is Jeremy Lin the real deal?

Linsanity. Linsane in the membrane. Happy VaLINtines Day. Just Lin Baby. By now, you’ve heard all of the puns and nicknames that have been made in the past week for New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. Perhaps even more disturbing than Lin’s long list of nicknames is the fact that SportsCenter and ESPN actually…

Men’s basketball pulls off comeback victory over Wilmington

[Written by Spencer German] Four quarters of basketball wasn’t enough on Saturday, Feb. 11, as the Blue Streaks (16-6, 11-5 OAC) battled Wilmington (12-10, 10-6), hoping to stay in the hunt for the OAC Tournament’s coveted No. 1 seed. Coming off of two straight losses for the first time in 14 months, John Carroll knew…

Women’s basketball stumbles in consecutive games

[Written by Gabriella Kreuz] John Carroll’s women’s basketball team could not stop the winning streak of the third place team in the Ohio Athletic Conference, the Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets, on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Having won five straight games coming into the contest against JCU, the Yellow Jackets had ferocious momentum right from the start as…

Blue Streaks hockey defeats SRU, Duquesne

[Written by Sean Nowak] The John Carroll University Blue Streaks club hockey team continued its winning streak after consecutive wins over Slippery Rock and Duquesne this past weekend. After sweeping Pitt and R.I.T. last weekend, the Blue Streaks were eager to keep the winning streak alive. The first game of the weekend was on Friday,…

Getting to know New York Yankees beat writer Erik Boland

John Carroll University has more than plenty of successful alumni, but perhaps one of the more compelling and notable success stories is that of Erik Boland. Boland, a member of the John Carroll University graduating class of 1996, currently lives in New York City and covers the New York Yankees as their beat writer for…