Articles published in September, 2012

Petsche delivers State of the Union Address

Efficiency and availability were two of the main themes of Student Union President Greg Petsche’s State of the Union Address on Wednesday afternoon. In yesterday’s speech, he reexamined the six promises he made at his inauguration in January. The Carroll News obtained a copy of the speech before going to print early Wednesday morning. Petsche…

Michael Shannon turns “The Iceman” into intriguing tale

“Look at this guy,” Roy DeMeo (Ray Liotta) mutters in something akin to wonder, as he aims a revolver right at the expressionless face of Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon). “As cold as ice.” We concur with that assessment. That cold, steely look is perhaps the most intriguing effect of “The Iceman.” In the earlier moments,…

Danielle Rose was beloved by JCU community

Danielle Rose left an impression on everyone she met. The Rev. Jim Collins, S.J. recalled a memory of her while the two were part of an immersion experience to Ecuador in May. On one of the first days the group was in the country, Collins said Rose was walking down the street when a little…

The last straw for the Quad: summer wear means fall work needed

On their daily trek to class, students may have noticed some maintenance being done on the main Quad, which is currently blanketed in large quantities of straw. The facilities department and maintenance staff is reseeding some areas of grass on the quad that were damaged over the summer. Heavy traffic across the grass during Commencement…

Religion has controversial past with TV

One of the major headlines in recent news concerns violent protests from the Muslim community in over 20 countries due to an American film, which has been deemed to be anti-Islam material. The film poses Muhammad as a fool, child abuser, womanizer, homosexual and a religious fake. The sparks of protest are another fire of…

‘Tween drama

Grasselli Tower and Millor Hall aren’t the only things that experienced alterations on campus last summer. Changes to the menu at the Inn Between, in the form of price adjustments and recipe changes, took place as well. Joe Ettinger, retail dining manager for Aramark, and David Turska, Aramark’s director of dining services, led the efforts…

Mentz’s Minute: Don’t forget about September baseball

To most people, the end of summer and the beginning of fall means a few different things. For starters, the temperature drops a bit, leaves begin to change color and Halloween advertisements begin earlier and earlier each year. For sports fans, the start of fall weather signals the beginning of football season. With college football…

JCU football loses heartbreaker to rival BW

[Written by Joe Ginley] On a Saturday night perfect for football, played in an atmosphere the game is meant to be enjoyed in, the John Carroll University football squad fell in a thriller to rival Baldwin Wallace, 32-28. In a showdown featuring explosive offenses led by JCU’s Mark Myers and BW’s Ryan O’Rourke, the Yellow…

Volleyball finds success, goes 3-1 on the weekend

After starting the 2012 season with a less-than-anticipated 3-8 start, the John Carroll University volleyball team finally broke through and proved that they’re a young, yet capable team, as they went 3-1 this weekend in Pittsburgh. Competing in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational, the Blue Streaks rebounded from a loss in their opening match to end…

Cross country teams compete at National Catholic Championships

[Written by Jake Hirschmann] Men’s Cross Country The Blue Streaks men’s cross country team ran another strong race this past weekend on Friday, Sept. 14, as they finished in 15th place overall in the National Catholic Championships at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Although the 15th place finish may not seem…

Women’s soccer stays hot with 1-0 win over Houghton

Coming off of an impressive and dominant 4-0 win over Oberlin College at Don Shula Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 12, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team stayed on the winning track this weekend. The Blue Streaks traveled to Houghton, N.Y. on Saturday, Sept. 15 to take on the host Houghton Highlanders in a non-conference…

Men’s soccer falls on the road to undefeated Hiram

[Written by Joe Ginley] The John Carroll men’s soccer team played a hard fought match with Hiram College on Sunday night, with the Terriers emerging as the victors, 3-2. Though the Blue Streaks posted two goals in the last 10 minutes of regulation, Hiram tied the score at two with fewer than five minutes to…

Quad conundrum

The grounds crew recently began reseeding certain areas of the main Quad due to damage caused by heavy traffic during Commencement and Reunion Weekend. While the parts of the Quad are being repaired, students are to only use the areas not covered by straw or use the Hamlin Quad for recreational activities. The main Quad…

Off the Richter: Inspiration for the uninspired

I’m not really a big fan of what you would call “inspirational” movies. I guess you could say that I don’t like anything really inspirational. They just seem so trite and cliché. However, as with most rules, there is an exception. The movie is called “Breaking Away,” and this 1979 Oscar winner for best writing,…

Alumni Corner: Rachelle Psznick ‘98

It has been 14 years since I graduated from John Carroll, and the memories from my time here are just as vivid today as they were back then. As I go through my daily life, there is always something that serves as a little reminder of those four very special years. It may be a…

OurView: A political plea

The cool, crisp autumn months of 2012 ring in a captivating time for all Americans; a season so enthralling that it will keep you on the edge of your seats, breathless, anticipating the next move. No, I’m not talking about the season premier of the “X-Factor.” Although, placing bets on whether or not Britney Spears…

Nick's Knack: For the love of humanity!

Rampantly playing across television and computer screens all over the world are virtual representations of concrete things. In our day and age, people have even attempted to digitize intangible experiences and bring them to our finger tips so we can experience real life without having to leave our beds. Facebook, LinkedIn and other forms of…

Cooney Meets World: Learning to write

I read something this week that really bothered me: “Many students in this country are not skilled writers.” As someone who plans to put pen to paper a lot for a living, seeing that headline made me cringe. A story published Friday by The Associated Press said that 27 percent of students at both the…

The Bayer Necessities: Mr. Speaker, the President of the U.S. of A.

I’m Cleveland-born and Pittsburgh-raised; one of my best friends is a neuroscience major, while the other one is a philosophy major; and did I mention – I’m hot then I’m cold; I’m in then I’m out; and I’m up then I’m down. Yes, my life is full of perfect dichotomies. But perhaps the biggest opposites…

Troubles in the ‘Tween

Those of you who frequent the Inn Between may have noticed some changes to both the menu and the prices this semester. The menu now offers quesadillas, pressed wraps and pierogies, as well as the usual sandwiches and burgers. The Inn Between is striving to improve the quality of the food they serve. The sauces…

Skate Dance Dream performs at local ice arena

The Gilmour Academy Ice Arena in Gates Mills is welcoming back the group Skate Dance Dream group on Sept. 15. This is the third Ohio performance combining figure skating and dancing off of the ice. Parker Pennington, the producer of the show, wants to inspire dancers and figure skaters with confidence and opportunities. “Our mission…

JCU EMS put its skills to the test

Students on Sunday afternoon may have been alarmed to see fellow classmates walking around with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. But as they probably figured out quickly, this was simply the work of some very gifted makeup artists as part of a safety drill. On Sunday morning, as the rest of the JCU campus…

Breaking business barriers: JCU hosts international trade conference

On Monday, while most JCU students were in classrooms learning how to become the business leaders of tomorrow, the business leaders of today were busy at a conference in the Muldoon Atrium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology, presenting brand new research that will augment trade between the Netherlands and the Great Lakes…

JCU to offer classes to high school students

Johnathan Hicks, a student at Cleveland Heights High School, hopes to attend college on a scholarship so he can lessen the financial burden on his parents. At this point, he wants to earn a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Thanks to a new partnership with John Carroll University, students in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School…

Video Music Awards make a scene

Rihanna’s vibrant tones fused with hypnotic rhythms, surrounded by an army of backup dancers; Kevin Hart escorted on stage by a massive security force of “little people”; comedians Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones attempting to break it down Jay-Z style; P!nk and Miley Cyrus’ matching do; a wide array of eccentric outfits: What do all…