Articles published in May, 2012

Presidential perspectives: Part II

Thirty years ago this summer, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. was ordained into the Society of Jesus. During his years as a Jesuit, Niehoff spent time from 1987-1991 as the chief financial officer for the Archdiocese of Nassau, The Bahamas, where he helped to build schools, rectories and churches, train people for ministry work and…

Mentz’s Minute: My 2011-12 Blue Streaks athletics awards

When you look back on recent months, it’s crazy to think just how fast the time has passed here. As the old adage goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” and if that’s the case, I’ve probably had my fair share of fun. As we inch closer to Finals Week and summer becomes more and…

Blue Streaks baseball stumbles against Heidelberg

Having won seven of their previous nine games coming into their doubleheader against the Heidelberg Student Princes, the John Carroll University baseball team certainly had momentum on their side. With the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament right around the corner, the Blue Streaks seemed to be peaking at the right time with their recent hot streak.…

JCU softball sweeps Heidelberg on Senior Day

The John Carroll Blue Streaks softball team has gone 3-1 in their last four games dating back to last Wednesday, April 25, to clinch the second seed in Friday and Saturday’s Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament in Ada, Ohio. The Blue Streaks split their doubleheader with crosstown rival Baldwin-Wallace last Wednesday, taking game one, 5-0, and…

Track and field teams end season with impressive finishes at OACs

Men’s Track and Field [Written by Gabriella Kreuz] In most seasons, men’s team scores of 76 and 73 for the John Carroll University track and field teams would be enough for  a top-five finish at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. Despite the efforts by the Blue Streaks, the men’s and women’s teams finished in sixth…

JCU tennis teams gain steam heading into OAC Tournament

Men’s Tennis The John Carroll University men’s tennis team has caught fire recently, ending the 2012 regular season by winning three of their final four matches. The Blue Streaks first defeated the Marietta Pioneers by a shutout score of 9-0 on Thursday, April 26 before also defeating the Heidelberg Student Princes by a score of…

Nick's Knack: Who, if not we?

Presently, we are at a very tense juncture in time. The end of the scholastic year is here and the seniors, our friends, are graduating in just over two weeks. Without a doubt, they have learned a lot throughout their 21 years, however short of a period that seems to some. The over-used advice about…

Cooney Meets World: Embracing change

Wow, is it really the last day of classes already? It feels like just yesterday that my roommate and I were moving in, setting everything up in our dorm room and getting ready for another year here at JCU. But as I sit here at my desk in the newsroom and type this column, that…

Go phish

One week ago, a phishing attempt was reported to the John Carroll ITS Department. The scammers were attempting to get personal information from students via email. Unfortunately, two students responded to the email. The email sent used the JCU logo and appeared to be an official email from the University. Information Technology Services sent out…

OurView: Law and order

Law and order: It has been one of the biggest components for every society. It is designed to help maintain stability among the people. There are supposed to be no barriers according to the book. Everyone is eligible to be liable and no one, or case for that matter, can be overlooked. Of course, this…

Letter to the Editor: Open up

Thank you for the recent editorial supporting campus moves toward sustainabililty and encouraging further moves in this direction. One of the areas omitted from the current discussions has to do with campus access. A few years ago, Sasaki Associates, Inc., the firm retained to do a space study on campus, recommended increased access to campus…

Entrepreneurs d’jour

Only three years after its creation, John Carroll University’s entrepreneurship minor program has been named the best undergraduate program of its kind in Northeast Ohio and 43rd best nationwide by Bloomberg Businessweek. The students who graduate from this program have gone on to do great things and it’s wonderful that John Carroll has such an…

Off the Richter: Avada kedavra and the like

I’m a nerd. That being said, let me launch into a great display of my self-proclaimed nerdiness. Being a reader of many books, I have read about some of the most fantastic wizards of all time. The list boils down to a main six. So, my big question is: Who would be the ultimate victor…

The Bayer Necessities: Onward, on, John Carroll

Ever since grade school, my district’s slogan was, “The best is yet to come.” During my time at North Allegheny, I loved this motto. I thought it was inspirational, a message that I could truly embrace – I could be the best that NA has to offer. However, when I graduated and they did not…

John Carroll ‘goes green’ for Green Streak Week

Things at JCU have been getting a little greener this week. In honor of Earth Day, on April 22, the Recycling and Sustainability committees, partnered with the Environmental Issues Group at JCU, held the first of what they hope will become an annual tradition: Green Streak Week. Throughout the past week, and continuing until Saturday,…

Diversity initiative makes progress with workshop and forum

John Carroll students and faculty have joined efforts recently to make the campus more accepting and inclusive of the diversity of the student body. This week, open forums, workshops for faculty members and the “Stop Bias” campaign have all taken place in an effort to celebrate diversity and speak out against acts of prejudice at…

New shopping center to open near campus this fall

Come the fall semester, JCU students and surrounding residents will have a new stomping ground to satisfy their restaurant and retail cravings. Cedar Center North, the plaza located off of Cedar Road, west of Warrensville Center Road, is currently undergoing a renovation that includes almost a dozen new restaurant and retail stores. The “Cedar Center…

SUPB to lose $12,000 in funding

The Student Union Programming Board is known best for its success in putting on various events and activities both on and off campus throughout the year for students to meet new friends, have some fun and enjoy all that JCU and Cleveland have to offer. From karaoke nights and movie screenings, to Indians games and…