Articles published in March, 2012

Andrew Bird puts new use to centuries-old instrumentation

Since leaving the band Bowl of Fire, Andrew Bird has rode the express train to success and hasn’t looked back. Bird’s pop-folk anthems and eclectic instrumentation have made him a hero to indie music lovers everywhere This trend doesn’t stop with his sixth LP, titled “Break It Yourself.” Despite the rather horrendous looking cover art,…

Cleveland Film Festival hits closer to home

In 1977, Jonathan Forman’s love for film prompted him to scrape together enough cash to buy the fading Cedar Lee Theater. He thought that maybe if he showed the right films, he could make Cleveland Heights a movie hotspot. Step 1: Make an event out of it. By showing a mere eight films from seven…

Jason Segel and Mark Duplass chat with CN

                                  Jason Segel and Mark Duplass open up about their experiences on set and lives in the entertainment industry. The duo play brothers who lead very different lives, yet end up needing each other as controversy arises.    …

‘Pippin’ comes alive at JCU

A handsome young man returns from college and, despite his family’s considerable status, becomes obsessed with determining his self-worth and purpose. No, this isn’t the story of every John Carroll male student; this is the story of Pippin, which the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts and the JCU Little Theatre Society will…

Health care discussions continue at JCU and other Catholic universities

The debate about contraception coverage in the health insurance plans of JCU faculty appears to be at a standstill. JCU President, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., is working to address the letter sent to him by 47 faculty members on Feb. 14 asking him to reconsider the current policy which does not cover contraception.  …

Letter to the Editor: Two-way street

I am very disturbed by the faculty and staff letter regarding the HHS contraceptive mandate. The opening line that they are concerned about religious liberty is disingenuous at best. They express concern that the bishops have chosen a path of continued confrontation. Is it wrong to stand by the constitutionally guaranteed right to religious freedom?…

Cooney Meets World: Cooney’s take on Kony

One night over Spring Break, my Twitter feed started blowing up with something called #KONY2012. I was a little sleepy at the time, so I originally read the hashtag incorrectly. “Wait, why do all these people want to stop me?” I asked myself. “What did I do to upset them all? I don’t even know…

OurView: Just do it

Buffalo, N.Y. has a large St. Patrick’s Day celebration just like many of its Rust Belt companions and other cities across the world. The parade is always the Sunday closest to the actual March 17 holiday. This year, my cousin Erin, a med school student at the University of Cincinnati, came home to march with…

Kony 2012 makes waves at JCU

On April 20, citizens from across the country (including many JCU students) are hitting the streets to show their concern for the most recent social issue trend that has taken Twitter and Facebook by storm – Kony 2012. In addition to a resounding cry for action on the social networks from millions of people, many…

Murphy mayhem

During the 2011-12 academic year, vandalism in Murphy Hall has amounted to $12,201 in damage. The incidents have been continuous throughout the year. Because of the prevalence and the severity of the damage, measures must be taken immediately to pinpoint offenders. As a residence hall, Murphy should be a place where students should feel comfortable…

Damage costs in Murphy Hall hit new highs

Vandalism in Murphy Hall has been a continuous issue this school year, and the damages continue to add up. According to Director of Residence Life Lisa Brown, damages to the residence hall have totaled $12,021 from the beginning of the school year to March 12. The Carroll News originally published a story about vandalism in…

Graciously Gaffney: Don’t put money where your mouth is

It’s my favorite time of the year: election season. With Super Tuesday just behind us and the general election in the not-too-distant future, the election is in full swing. I love elections. They’re the fundamental way we, as citizens, can participate in our political system. Not all of us will make laws, lobby for causes,…

Letter to the Editor: Get the facts

In the article, Paul Lauritzen wants the “bishops to reduce the intensity of their rhetoric and …allow … insurance coverage of contraception,” because he believes that contraceptive use is “healthy for women and children.” (He just merely states this and doesn’t argue for it.) However, he is clearly wrong in his views. John Carroll University…

The Bayer Necessities: Women, Pt. 1

As John Carroll’s foremost self-proclaimed sociologist, I would like to take this opportunity to discuss a theme that affects our entire population: women. This is a very broad issue (pun intended), but I am only trying to provide perspective as a 20-year-old male. You see, to us men, women are a beautiful but perplexing part…

Brockway Properties, LLC provides housing for JCU students

For many students, off-campus housing is an exciting choice after their sophomore year. Finding the right place at the right price that is professionally managed can be hard to come by. Brockway Properties, LLC has several features that make this process easier. Furthermore, according to founder and managing partner Michael Embrescia, it is the only…

Career Corner: Tip of the week

“Always send a cover letter with your resume to every potential employer, even if the cover letter is not requested, it’s always preferred.”…

Nick's Knack: Destined to dwindle?

Late last May, I sat in a historic theater hosting the high school graduation of the class of 2011. The class president, who happened to be one of my closest friends a few years my junior, came up to speak and offered to his classmates a reflection on the typical topic of many graduation speeches:…

Senate discussing cyber protection bill against foreign hackers

American citizens are not the only ones at risk of being hacked. The federal government is also vulnerable to malicious cyber attacks from Russian and Chinese hackers. To answer these security concerns, the Senate is currently discussing the Cyber Security Act of 2012. The bill largely increases the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) role in…

Blue Streaks baseball falls in consecutive games to Case Western

It’s only March to some, but to others, it’s baseball season. This past weekend, the John Carroll University baseball team traveled to Beckley, W. Va. to take on the Case Western Reserve University Spartans in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon on the closest available, best-prepared fields. After falling by a score of 18-6 in the…

JCU hockey falls to Pitt, ends season with 24-13 record

[Written by Sean Nowak] Losing is not something the John Carroll University club hockey team has been used to this season. After finishing the regular season with a school best 24-12 record, the Blue Streaks really wanted to prove themselves in the College Hockey Mid-America playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Unfortunately,…

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Wilmington, 79-74

[Written by Spencer German] On Thursday, Feb. 23, a packed Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center was the site for one of two Ohio Athletic Conference semifinal games, which featured the OAC regular season champion Blue Streaks (18-7, 13-6 OAC) and the Wilmington Quakers (16-13, 11-8 OAC). In the two previous meetings between these teams during the…

15 minutes with Cavs VP of Communications Tad Carper

When it comes to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it’s obvious that the organization has a clear plan for the future. With stud rookies Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson recently added to a young Cavaliers roster, it appears that the future is very bright for this Cleveland franchise. Cavaliers team spokesman and Senior VP of Communications Tad…

Mentz’s Minute: NBA midseason awards: Who wins what?

It’s that time of year, folks. With the NBA All-Star weekend having just passed, it’s only appropriate that I now take the time to name my NBA midseason award winners, however meaningless it may be. Most Valuable Player: Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 23-year-old stud is having an excellent season, averaging 28…

JCU wrestling ends season, finishes in fourth at OAC Championships

Seasons come and go, but the 2011-12 season of John Carroll Blue Streaks wrestling will surely be one to remember. After finishing the regular season with an overall record of 6-5, including a 3-2 mark against OAC opponents, the Blue Streaks traveled to Tiffin, Ohio this past weekend to compete in the final event of…

JCU honors Chardon victims

Junior Vicky Roethel, a former resident of Chardon, said life in the small town nearly 40 minutes from John Carroll University was pretty quiet. “Nothing ever happened in Chardon when I was growing up,” she said. “The biggest thing that happened was that we got a lot of snow.” Early Monday morning, a gunman opened…