Articles published in October, 2012

Homecoming gets wild in more ways than one: students witness capybaras birth during dance

Needless to say, the 2012 John Carroll University Homecoming dance got a little “wild.” In addition to its venue at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and a few hundred rambunctious college students, this year’s dance provided attendees with a glimpse into the uncertainty that accompanies the world’s natural environments. Shortly after the first…

Discussions in progress about a tobacco-free campus

Since the Royal College of Physicians in Great Britain first released a report about health risks associated with tobacco in 1962, many laws have been passed to reduce or eliminate the amount of tobacco in public places, such as restaurants, places of employment and schools. Since 1995, John Carroll University has enforced a “smoke-free campus”…

Out with the old, in with the new

Murphy Hall, the home of first-year students and many interesting stories, has been scheduled for its first-ever renovation during the 2013-2014 academic year. The building will be completely shut down during the remodeling to accommodate the various updates and changes to the building. The Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., John Carroll University’s president, said in his…

Campaign to stop bias on campus launches into phase two

Posters around campus, which feature familiar faces making statements about why inclusion is important to them, are just one aspect of phase two of the “Stop Bias” campaign. The Diversity Steering Committee, comprised of John Carroll University students, faculty, staff and administrators, will launch the second phase of the campaign on Oct. 28, in an…

Nickelodeon strikes out with ‘Fun Size’

e Nickelodeon film “Fun Size” fell short in an attempt to reach both teen and “tween” audiences.  The content of the film focused on underage partying and suggestive sexual behavior that makes it borderline inappropriate for Nickelodeon’s target audience and uncomfortable for parents accompanying their children. The movie follows Wren DeSantis, played by Nickelodeon’s Victoria…

Off the Richter: Solitary refinement

I spent Fall Break alone. That’s a sad-sounding sentence, isn’t it? It may be sad-sounding, but I promise it’s not all that sad. I discovered something about myself that weekend: I really like being alone … which is another sad-sounding kind of sentence. I was worried that I would go absolutely mad if I spent…

Squatter’s rights

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Murphy Hall, the traditional home of freshman students, will be closed for extensive renovations. The plans to renovate the residence hall have brought much questioning and speculation about Residence Life’s strategy to adapt on campus housing for the upcoming academic year. After Fall Break this semester, the Office of Residence…

MOCA adds to Cleveland’s renowned artistic center

Many view Cleveland as a city that is past its heyday. However, despite its struggling sports teams and small number of skyscrapers, Cleveland is a city that is vibrant with artistic relevance.  Indeed, the Cleveland Orchestra is ranked seventh in the world by Gramophone magazine, and PlayhouseSquare is the second-largest theater district in the United…

Fall for the foodie: college style

As the little red line on the thermometer rapidly drops day after day and the sweaters and scarves make their way out of hiding, nothing says warm and cozy like a classic fall recipe. From the aroma of fresh-baked apple pie triggering memories to your childhood kitchen adventures with mom, to the warm and tingly…

Men’s Soccer fall to ONU 2-0 in key OAC game

[Written by Beckie Reid] Competing for first place in the OAC, nationally ranked Ohio Northern University pulled out a victory over John Carroll University on Saturday morning. The loss sent the Blue Streaks to third place, while Wilmington College snuck into second. The first half remained scoreless due to the skilled goalkeeping of ONU’s Erin…

The Bayer Necessities: Don’t be a Hallo-weenie!

As a self-proclaimed werewolf, I can happily say that one of my favorite holidays is right around the corner – Halloween. While I’m not the vampire-fighting kind of werewolf that the girls go crazy for (Team Jacob, right?), I’m still pretty hairy, and I like to chase people through the woods. So naturally, I’m pretty…

Smoked out

Recently, there has been some speculation as to whether or not the JCU Student Union should develop a policy that would prohibit smoking anywhere on campus. Currently, students and faculty are permitted to smoke on campus, as long as they do not come any closer than 20 feet to a building. In the near future,…

Comeback falters as JCU volleyball falls to ONU, 3-1

[Written by Gabriella Kreuz] Postseason hopes are looking grim for the John Carroll University volleyball team after a tough loss to Ohio Northern University on Friday night at the DeCarlo Varsity Center. A 3-1 loss to the Polar Bears puts their record at 0-7 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. However, the Blue Streaks did not…

OurView: I’ll think of a title later…

It’s 3:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, and I’m pouring my third cup of coffee and bumping Kanye West on my iPod to try to keep my energy level up as I power through this article that’s due the next morning. I’ve been “working” on this article for a solid three hours now, and by…

Women’s soccer ties Polar Bears 1-1 in hard fought match

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Blue Streaks, having won or tied their last four games, took their undefeated streak into Ada, Ohio to take on OAC preseason favorite Ohio Northern University. Both teams played an extremely tough and competitive game, but in the end, each could only put one in the back of the net,…

The Carroll News sits down with Tim Robertson, renowned strength coach

When it comes to athletics, John Carroll University boasts some of the most successful and competitive teams in all of the Ohio Athletic Conference. While you may notice the impressive performances that take place on the field or court, you probably didn’t notice the man behind the scenes who helps keep all Blue Streaks athletes…

Defense leads the way for JCU in 28-23 win over ONU

As the Blue Streaks proved in a 28-23 triumph over Ohio Northern University on Saturday, Oct. 20, revenge is a dish best served with heavy doses of Mark Myers, Jimmy King, Kevin Cope and the Greenwood brothers. A stellar performance by the JCU defense led the way, as the unit posted two impressive goal-line stands…

Mentz’s Minute: 2012-13 NBA season predictions

Summer has passed, fall is nearing its end and unfortunately, winter is on its way. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who dislikes the winter weather as much as I do, but there is one thing that gets me through those slush-filled, windy winter months: basketball season. Therefore, let me be the first to…

Actors shine in one-act series

Last week, the Tim Russert Department of Communication & Theatre Arts presented three one acts for their fall 2012 line up. The plays were wonderfully executed and revolved around a continuous theme of working through relationships. “The Jewish Wife,” directed by senior Sara Abbott, is about one woman’s struggle to leave her husband for her…

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner: Emily Gaffney ’12

I’m going to be honest with you all; I feel strange writing this column as an alumna – probably because I’ve only recently become one. It was less than six months ago that I walked across the stage on the John Carroll quad in the interminable sun (it was in the 90s that day) to…

John Allen kicks off Vatican II conference at JCU

Fifty years ago today, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with a speech that promoted both the updating and renewal in the Roman Catholic Church. Many theologians, sociologists, and historians say that the calling of the Council helped make the Catholic Church a more global institution. The Council produced 16 documents, commenting on…

The Carroll News sits down with E.J. Dionne, Jr.

E.J. Dionne, Jr. was a prominent speaker during a weekend-long conference on the role of laity 50 years after the opening of Vatican II. The conference was held at John Carroll University’s Dolan Center for Science and Technology last weekend. Dionne, Jr., who spoke Saturday night on the Catholic vote, is a columnist for The…

5- JCU student spends part of summer in Lebanon

Senior Laura Kisthardt has had a fascination with politics since her senior year at Western Reserve Academy. Therefore, it was not surprising when she decided to major in political science upon arriving at John Carroll University. This past summer, her enthusiasm only grew. After getting accepted for a trip sponsored by The National Council on…

Debating debates of the past

Last week, there was a number of Americans watching a debate that appeared to catch them completely off-guard. The signs leading up did not point to the eventual result. Many had understandably assumed that the generally-stiff Republican candidate would fall flat like he often had on the campaign stump. But instead, the two candidates appeared…

3- Candidates appeal to JCU students

It has become commonplace for Americans to see the presidential candidates on television. But it is not often that people get to meet the candidates in person. Over the last few weeks, however, a few JCU students got to experience this honor. Jeff Kirwin is a senior at John Carroll University who has closely followed…