Articles published in September, 2012

Naomi Watts and genuine earnestness catapults ‘The Impossible’

We’ve seen natural disasters on film before, but never like “The Impossible.” From the cast to the directing to the effects, this is one disaster drama that will stick with its audience for quite a while. Forget “Volcano” and “Twister,” This is a real disaster movie, one that somehow manages to be utterly crowd-pleasing while…

Sound the alarms: students frustrated by frequent evacuations

Many John Carroll dorm-dwellers are now asking themselves if they can recall the days when they would awake from a night’s sleep well-rested. Since the beginning of the year, students have been losing sleep due to the fire alarms spontaneously going off throughout the night and into the early morning. Students living in residence halls…

Homecoming dance bumped to Friday night

In a change from its usual Saturday night spot, this year’s Homecoming dance will take place on Friday, Oct. 5. The decision was made by the committee for Homecoming week, which consists of representatives from various departments, including athletics, alumni, facilities and the Student Union Programming Board. The University-wide Homecoming planning committee is headed by…

Dean touts JCU on trip to Ireland: Colleran worked to build international relationships

Jeanne Colleran, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, returned Monday from a weeklong trip to Ireland, where she and the rest of the delegation that traveled from Cleveland worked to cultivate relationships. Another notable member of the delegation that traveled to Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland  (one of Cleveland’s many sister cities)…

Student Union puts ‘lame duck’ organization to rest

John Carroll University’s Student Union has been doing some pruning of their administrative structure this year. Two amendments were presented to the Senate on Sept. 24 to eliminate any mention of the Legion of Student Organizations from the constitution and by-laws of Student Union. This will essentially dissolve the LSO and reallocate its duties. The…

History comes alive at JCU

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, John Carroll will be welcoming those whose passions are rooted in bringing history to life. “Kossuth’s Message,” a historical reenactment hailed from the time vaults of pre-Civil War America, will be performed beginning at 7 p.m. in AD 258. The presentation is free and intended for the JCU community as well…

‘Trouble with the Curve’ falls short of hype

“Trouble with the Curve” should’ve been a fantastic film containing long-awaited acting from Clint Eastwood. Instead, we get a semi-decent film, riddled with several minor errors. The film centers on Gus Lobel (Eastwood), a baseball scout with failing eyesight. Gus’ daughter, played by the witty Amy Adams, decides to intervene and help him on his…

Streaking the vote: Campaign urges students to get involved in election

As everyone should be fully aware of by now, the 2012 presidential election is coming up very soon, sooner than  most people are probably comfortable with. For a college student, the time needed to fully research candidates for office can appear incredibly daunting in consideration of all other obligations, particularly academics and extracurricular activities. To…

TV series bring heat to winter’s coming

Summer television series have had their premieres and their finales, and even though you are dying to see what will happen next, Hollywood isn’t going to leave you to stew for too long. They have something else to take your mind off of the “Leverage” thieves and “Drop Dead Diva’s” legal antics. They have so…

Lights…Camera…Emmys!

It is that time of year again: the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys kicked off the 2012 award season Sunday night on ABC. Television’s hottest writers, actors, producers and hosts were out in full force. The red carpet was flashing with bulbs of the paparazzi, capturing the latest trends donned by Hollywood’s finest. Jimmy Kimmel took…

Mentz’s Minute: NFL’s replacement refs need replacing

Sometimes, it’s funny how life works out. I originally wrote this column on Monday afternoon, before the Monday Night Football debacle between the Packers and Seahawks. Before I get ahead of myself, let me make one thing clear. Football fans, we have a problem. Unless you’ve been living in JaMarcus Russell’s basement as of late,…

JCU football stumbles in 21-7 loss to Otterbein

[Written by Joe Ginley] An injury-plagued JCU squad battled the Otterbein Cardinals on Saturday, Sept. 22, but ultimately suffered a tough 21-7 loss. The game left fans convinced that with fewer penalties and a little more luck, the Blue and Gold could have pulled out a win. The Blue Streaks went into Saturday’s matchup with…

Men’s soccer steals 3-2 win in OT over Rochester

After starting the 2012 campaign with a mere 2-5 record, the John Carroll University men’s soccer team certainly had a sour taste in its mouth. Fortunately, the Blue Streaks were able to get back to their usual winning ways, as they defeated the visiting Rochester College Warriors by a score of 3-2 in overtime this…

Blue Streaks volleyball falls short in first two OAC matches

Coming off of a three-match winning streak at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational in Pittsburgh, the John Carroll University volleyball team had their sights sets on keeping on the winning track. The Blue Streaks opened Ohio Athletic Conference competition this past weekend against rivals Marietta College and Otterbein University. Unfortunately, the Blue and Gold were unable…

Women’s soccer falters at home against Case

[Written by Jake Hirschmann] And alas, the four-game win streak comes to an end. The John Carroll University women’s soccer team fell to crosstown rival Case Western Reserve University 3-0 on Monday, Sept. 24. Not only did the loss end the women’s win streak, but it also ended the team’s four game shutout streak. The…

Nick's Knack: Me, Ph.D.

As I get older and closer to having to get a steady job, the streams of people asking me what I’m going to do with my prospective philosophy degree grow more quickly than mold. Inevitably, nearly everyone in those herds is going to ask me if I want to teach. I’ll say, “Sure, it’s a…

Letter to the Editor: The Rose Family

To the Arrupe Scholars, JCU Campus Ministry and the JCU Community, On behalf of our family, I want to thank you for being there for us this week as we dealt with the reality of Danielle’s death. Our family could clearly see the Spirit of Jesus in Danielle, and we see that same Spirit in…

Off the Richter: Feminist-ish (apologies to my mother)

Has everyone heard of the new Bic “Pen for Her?” Are we all aware of this? It’s a pen. And it’s pink. And that’s pretty much it. Oh, and it’s a little thicker than a normal pen; all I have to say is, what a breakthrough for womankind! Someone has finally made a pen just…

The Bayer Necessities: Brotherhood – Bayer Eta Pi style

Back by popular demand, this week I’d like to offer more thoughts on Greek life at JCU. You might be thinking, “Brian, haven’t you exhausted this subject already?” Well, last year I was completely blind to the ways of the Greeks. I didn’t know the difference between a Beta fraternity brother and a Betta fighting…

Cooney Meets World: Don’t vote … just kidding

When I turned 18 years old, I got a lot of congratulations from friends on finally being able to legally buy cigarettes. Ironically for them, I don’t smoke. I was far more excited to finally exercise my right to vote. The unfortunate part was that I turned 18 after the 2008 presidential election had already…

OurView: The Champions of Europe are top of the league

The English Premier League season is in its infant stages, but it is never too early to make predictions. The 2012 Champions League winner, Chelsea FC, sits atop the league table at 13 points, just one ahead of Manchester United. West Brom and Everton round out the third and fourth places, respectively; however, no one…

The old switch-a-roo

The JCU Homecoming dance is traditionally on Saturday evening; but this year, the day of the dance has been changed to Friday. As Homecoming weekend and Parents Weekend overlap this year, the University-wide Homecoming planning committee decided to move the day of the dance because of the numerous events that will be going on on…

New York Fashion week: spicing up spring

Ignore every preconceived notion of spring, from its innocent facade to its dainty visions of showers and flowers. Brace yourself for the increase in temperature, because this spring is about to heat up – at least fashion-wise. The Mercedes-Benz Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week, which ran Sept. 6-13, paraded through a wide spectrum of…

Campus ministry showcases ‘I Pray’ hallway

“How do you pray?” It is a question with no correct answer or definition, a question the Rev. Jim Collins S.J. asked many in order to create his “I Pray” campaign. Collins’ campaign comes to life in the Campus Ministry hallway of the Lombardo Student Center. His creation includes 16 photographs of students and faculty…

Dave Matthews Band makes comeback

Inevitably we can all think of those calm summer nights or long car rides, heart-to-hearts or just plain jam sessions in the shower to the Dave Matthews Band. Matthews is pivotal in so many of our adolescent and early adult lives that in numerous instances we find he can do no wrong. In his latest…