Articles published in October, 2012

1- North Korea threatens US with nuclear missiles

For the first time since the death of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s former leader Kim Jong Il, a representative from the country addressed the U.N. at the final session of the annual General Assembly on Oct. 1. Catching the attention of the media, Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon claimed that the Koreas…

Dare to Scare

“BOO!” Back in the good ol’ days of childhood, that illustrious word was all it took to give us a fright. But, as most everyone realizes, as you grow, times change and things get less scary. “BOO!” just makes you chuckle at your silliness in youth for being so scared of your older brother for…

On-campus food services ruffling students’ feathers

Freshman Natalie Wetzel was shocked to find a piece of plastic in her Asian style dish in Schott Dining Hall last Thursday, Oct. 4. “I pushed the plate away and immediately lost my appetite. I didn’t eat anything else that night. It was gross,” Wetzel said. This incident is not the first of a series…

Tim Meadows: not intended for all audiences

October is once again in full force. With its abundant supplies of pumpkin spice lattes and autumn leaves, the season is not complete without John Carroll’s yearly fall tradition – Homecoming weekend. In the hopes of kicking off the Homecoming weekend on a high note, SUPB sponsored a show with comedian Tim Meadows  last Thursday…

Mo’ money, mo’ problems

Last week, Student Union established a new manner in which they require student organizations to justify reimbursements for trips and conferences. In the past, student organizations were not required to justify what they needed the funds for. It is commendable that Student Union is taking action to ensure that Student Activity Fees are being distributed…

Inattentive adjuncts

In an effort to fill hiring gaps and diversify the teaching staff at JCU, the University has hired adjunct professors who teach at other nearby universities, including Case Western Reserve University. These professors have diverse backgrounds and bring different views to campus. However, students report mixed experiences with these adjuncts. Many students feel that the…

A suitor for a new suit

What do James Bond and Barney Stinson have in common? First, they both have overzealous extracurricular activities; and second, it would surely be an apocalyptic sign if either were seen without a suit on. One might even suggest that the two are connected. The modern suit that we all know well has been around for…

Remembering former board president Allyn R. Adams

Former president of the JCU Board of Directors Allyn R. Adams passed away Sunday, Sept. 30 of a heart attack in his Berea, Ohio home. He was 69 years old. “He was John Carroll for so many – always acting as an ambassador for the university and supporting our mission in meaningful ways,” the Rev.…

Letter to the Editor: Kathryn Pifer, Class of 2014

I am writing out of utter disgust, nights crying myself to sleep and loss of the ability to dream. Every week, I open those stunning pages of the award-winning Carroll News to find hard hitting news stories, worthy of abundant applause whenever these writing genius’ brace our only normal human population compared with your godliness.…

Attempted bank robbery reported near campus

Last Wednesday, Oct.3, senior Chad Riley claims he was driving down Fairmount Blvd. toward the traffic circle when he witnessed an attempted robbery outside of Huntington Bank.   “There was a guy coming out of the door, and he had, I’m assuming, a bag full of money; and [another] guy met him right at the…

Former General Electric CEO stirs up controversy

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric Co., terminated his writing position with Thomson Reuters Corp and Fortune magazine after an inappropriate Twitter post concerning the Obama administration. His Twitter post read, “President Barack Obama’s administration manipulated employment data for political gain.” As the CEO of General Electric, Welch earned the nickname “Neutron Jack,” after…

The Bayer Necessities: Tempered will and iron grit

Every Sunday morning at 8:30, my friends and I pile into a Carroll van and travel to one of Cleveland’s many beautiful Metroparks for our “long run.” For me, I like to think of my long runs like I think of my laundry cycles – there’s the Light 12, Medium 14 or the Heavy Duty…

Investors seek safer long-term investments

Concerns were raised from investors recently due to a slowed global economy and a continuous European debt crisis. One implication of this is that investors have been seeking safer investments, specifically long-term bonds from investment-grade companies. The Wall Street Journal reports that investment-grade companies, such as United Parcel Service, General Electric Co. and Comcast Corp.…

Ben Affleck doesn’t disappoint with ‘Argo’

Just when you thought Ben Affleck couldn’t top “The Town,” he went out and did just that. Affleck’s third feature as a director, “Argo,” is not only well-written, but also superbly casted. Affleck leads a cast featuring Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Kyle Chandler. The film is based on “The Master of Disguise,”…

Honoring JCU legend Tony DeCarlo

As if the events laid out for Homecoming weekend weren’t already exciting enough, John Carroll University added to the buzz this past Saturday by recognizing honorary guest Tony DeCarlo, the namesake of the University’s DeCarlo Varsity Center. This former all-star Blue Streak coach and athletic director returned to JCU before the big game against Marietta…

Nick's Knack: Morning magic

Seven o’clock in the morning is a great time for a lot of things. Waking up, smelling the air while it’s still crisp in the summer and ever crisper in the fall, winter and spring cleans the sinuses and clears the brain, filling it with smells of growth or decay, warmth or frigidness. The olfactory…

New Homecoming format earns student approval

Several changes were made to Homecoming weekend this year; the two main differences were that parents’ weekend was combined with Homecoming weekend, and the Homecoming dance happened on Friday night instead of Saturday night. According to junior Patti Vera, a member of the SUPB Homecoming planning committee, “All of our expectations for the dance and…

Money Mart: NHL Lockout: How to split the revenue

It may seem to many sports fans across the country that the owners and players can never agree on anything. Just in the past few years, the National Basketball Association, National Football League and, now, the National Hockey League have dealt with lockouts as well as revenue-sharing disagreements. The NFL and NBA had their widely…

Adjunct professors fill academic needs at JCU

John Carroll University has professors on staff from many walks of life. Sometimes, to fill hiring gaps and diversify the teaching community, JCU hires part-time professors who make their academic home at another university or are only employed part time. Many of these part-time professors teach at Case Western Reserve University or other nearby universities.…

Eurozone continues to disappoint

According to Bloomberg.com, the European Central Bank (ECB) should keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future and may need to cut them further given the risk of deflation. European inflation will slow to 1.6 percent in 2013. “The probability of falling prices is unusually high, reaching almost 25 percent. This projection gives the ECB…

OurView: Making ‘Spence’ of vulnerability

To what may be a surprise to some, throughout my entire life a big fear of mine has always been addressing that girl I have feelings for. Now maybe some of you agree. Maybe some of you think that is cliché, and still others think it is a dumb thing to be fearful of. And…

Cooney Meets World: Crazy calendar

The weather has gotten colder and the shelves at Giant Eagle are stacked full with bags of candy. With the calendar flipping to October, it’s time to pull out the hot chocolate, crewneck sweatshirts and Halloween decorations. And while the times are changing, one thing about time remains constant: bizarre holidays. You can bet that…

Mumford & Sons releases new album

ith the biggest opening week debut of any artist of 2012, and already on its way to becoming one of the hottest albums of the year, Mumford and Sons are already on a blazing path with their new album “Babel.” In its first week of sales, “Babel” dominated, with 600,000 sales, nabbing a number one…

Off the Richter: In retrograde

Remember the days when you didn’t have to worry about what was going on in world news, or for whom we had to vote? We didn’t have to worry about the two tests that we had to take next week or what lab report that was due tomorrow. There are days when I wish I…

Mentz’s Minute: Hiring Francona is the right move for Cleveland

If you mention the 2007 American League Championship Series to a diehard Cleveland Indians fan, you might find yourself in an awkward position really quickly. Five years ago in the very month of October, the underdog Indians were one win away from a World Series appearance, but blew a 3-1 series lead to the eventual-champion…