Articles published in April, 2012

Rolling with NBA author Roland Lazenby

When it comes to the world of basketball, specifically the NBA, there are more than a few great basketball writers and minds. However, of the plethora of basketball writers and basketball minds that I’m familiar with, Roland Lazenby stands out among the rest in his own way. Lazenby, the author of more than five dozen…

Mentz’s Minute: The 2012 NBA playoffs: Get your popcorn ready

With so many different sports taking place during this time of year, it’s difficult to find the time to focus on just one thing at a time. However, for the next few weeks at least, my attention will be 100 percent directed towards the 2012 NBA playoffs. The playoffs start this Sunday, and for me,…

Blue Streaks baseball beats No. 1 ranked Marietta

After having their doubleheader with the Marietta Pioneers originally postponed, the John Carroll University baseball team made sure to take advantage of the opportunity before them as the Blue Streaks split a pair of games with the Pioneers on Sunday, April 22. Traveling to Marietta, Ohio to take on the No. 1 ranked team in…

JCU softball bats come to life against Marietta

It took 11 games before the Blue Streaks hit their first home run of the season. Twenty-five games later, that total has risen to 20 due in part to a record-setting performance by the Blue Streaks in their 10-8 game one victory over the Marietta Pioneers Saturday afternoon at Bracken Field. The Blue and Gold…

JCU track and field teams excel at Kenyon Invite

The John Carroll University men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Gambier, Ohio this past weekend to compete in the Kenyon Invitational. Despite the event being an unscored meet, the Blue Streaks took advantage of the opportunity to use the event as a “tune-up” for the upcoming Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. On the…

Men’s, women’s tennis teams prepare for OAC title runs

[Written by Chris Sala] As the seasons come to a close for both JCU men’s and women’s tennis teams, each team looks to finish out their respective season strong. After defeating Muskingum by a whopping score of 9-0 on Thursday, April 18, the Blue Streaks men’s team now has only two matches left in the…

Nip it in the budget

As of fall 2012, the Student Union Programming Board’s budget will decrease from $309,000 to $297,000, a cut of about $12,000. This concerns students because the cuts mean that their money will be redirected. The budget cuts could inhibit SUPB’s possibilities for future programming, but the money is not going to go to waste. It…

Go green or go home

This week, in honor of Earth Day, the John Carroll community is celebrating the first annual Green Streak Week. The Recycling and Sustainability committees, in partnership with the Environmental Issues Group, are working to raise awareness about environmental issues on campus. Awareness needs to be raised to get students on track so that they are…

Off the Richter: More than just birds and trees

Have you ever stood on top of a mountain and seen the whole range twisting out southward from underneath your feet, like the spine of some ancient creature emerging from the earth? It’s an absolutely awesome feeling. Yes, you can look at paintings, and photographs and read all kinds of literature on the subject, but…

OurView: Spencito takes on the #ClevelandBrownsProblems

Today’s the day! The 2012 NFL draft is finally here, as the top college prospects from around the country walk across the stage at Radio City Music Hall to shake hands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and join their first professional football team. Every year, the draft is the first step to the long road…

Nick's Knack: Back to the start

Nearly every person I know loves Chipotle. Whether it’s the $1.80 guacamole, the allure of a baby-sized burrito or the feeling of immobility that comes after finishing one or two, the Mexican grill has become a regular spot for many college students when the dining hall just won’t do the trick. During the Super Bowl,…

The Bayer Necessities: Runner’s high

It’s 3:30 in the afternoon. You’re heading back to your room in Hamlin after a long day of classes when you encounter the most emaciated street gang known to University Heights – the Blue Streak cross country team. They travel in a pack, like a bunch of anorexic wolves, shirtless and obviously lacking any clear…

Cooney Meets World: Water polo weekend

Jumping in a freezing cold pool at 8:30 in the morning is not what a lot of college students would call the most ideal way to start a Sunday. Those of us at Cleveland State University’s pool probably would rather have been sleeping, but the prospect of playing some water polo helped us crawl from…

Presidential perspectives: The CN’s exclusive interview with Niehoff

The Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. didn’t know a lot about Cleveland before John Carroll University came calling. He wasn’t interested in moving from his job as associate provost and vice president for planning and budget at the University of San Francisco, nor was he very familiar with JCU. “I had already been through other presidential…

JCU Relay For Life brings in over $26,000 for cancer research

Cancer affects families all over the world on a daily basis, including many here at John Carroll University, where even some students have faced battles with the dangerous disease that kills thousands every year. This past Saturday, April 14, JCU gave those members of the campus community a chance to reflect on their experiences with…

Hamlin Quad finally opened

It’s 8:30 p.m. on a Monday night and students can still be seen playing soccer on the newly renovated Hamlin Quad, despite the quickly approaching nightfall. No one would have guessed just five months ago, when the view of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology was obstructed by giant mountains of dirt, that it…

North Park Blvd. to get name change

On June 15, John Carroll will be changing its address for the third time in its 125-year history. The first time was in 1935 when the University moved from its location on the west side of the city (now St. Ignatius High School) to its current residence at 20700 North Park Blvd. This time, the…

Millor gets a makeover: ‘fresh look’ for the fall

Students moving into Millor Hall in the fall will be the first to experience the “fresh look” renovations that will take place this summer in the building. The improvements to Millor will include new paint, carpet and bedroom and lounge furniture. Consultants from Fresh Eyes Housing Consulting visited John Carroll last summer to offer some…

Mentz’s Minute: NHL playoff hockey: Doesn’t get much better

The month of April, much like March, is truly one of the best months of the year for those who are addicted to the great world of sports. Finding myself in that category, there’s a few reasons as to why the month of April is one hell of a month for sports entertainment. Baseball season…

Blue Streaks baseball sweeps Otterbein on the road

Traveling to Alliance, Ohio for the first of a four-game road stretch, the Blue Streaks were set to take on the host Mount Union Purple Raiders on Thursday, April 12. In what would be another day of doubleheader action, JCU couldn’t quite find its groove as the team lost consecutive contests to the Purple Raiders…

Danilov throws no-hitter as JCU sweeps Otterbein

A walk-off victory and a no-hitter served as the daily specials on Sunday, April 15 at Bracken Field on the campus of John Carroll University. John Carroll University witnessed history when senior pitcher Brittany Danilov tossed her first career no-hitter in the Blue Streaks’ 2-0 game two victory against the second place Otterbein University Cardinals…

JCU competes at the All-Ohio Championships

Looking to build upon what has been a successful year for both the John Carroll University men’s and women’s track and field teams, the Blue Streaks traveled to Delaware, Ohio this past Saturday to compete in the All-Ohio Championships. Coming off of a second place finish for the men’s team and a third place finish…

Women’s tennis wins 5-4, men’s team falls 6-3 against Otterbein

Men’s Tennis A lengthy road trip to Westerville, Ohio this past weekend didn’t turn out to be as planned on Saturday, April 21 for the John Carroll University men’s tennis team. Taking to the road to battle against Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Otterbein Cardinals, the Blue Streaks fought but couldn’t prevail with a win, falling…

Off the Richter: Excuse my snarkasm

Ernest Hemingway once said, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Well, that may have been Hemingway’s method, but it is not going to be mine. Quite frankly, it seems a little too messy. I do not think that my computer’s internal workings would benefit from being…

Nick's Knack: The pursuit of happiness

During my junior year of high school, a teacher of mine asked the class a common question, but of underestimated difficulty. “What is your goal in life? What will make your life successful?” Long answers could be given, with specific details and 10 year plans. Though I didn’t take a count, my guess is that…