Articles published in November, 2012

Men’s soccer ends regular season with 2-1 win over Quakers

The 2012 regular season campaign has been an interesting one, and a tale of two stories, for the John Carroll University men’s soccer team, to say the least. The Blue Streaks began the 2012 campaign with five losses in their first seven games, leaving them with a 2-5 record and disappointment. However, the Blue Streaks…

Regis Scafe will not be retained as head football coach

Scafe told The Carroll News he was informed of the decision on Monday afternoon

The Carroll News talks ‘mindfulness’ with Rep. Tim Ryan

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, from Ohio’s 17th District, stopped at John Carroll University on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to discuss his new book, “A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance and Recapture the American Spirit.” The Carroll News sat down with him for an interview after his talk to…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup

Men’s Cross Country The Blue Streaks captured an impressive ninth place finish in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Anderson University in Alexandria, Ind. Led by freshman Patrick O’Brien (25:55.44), the Blue and Gold made a concerted effort to get out to a quick start. “We wanted to go…

Nick's Knack: Don’t be a softie

Hurricane Sandy came upon residents of the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region like, well, a hurricane. Many were unprepared for the storm and its approach offered little time to prepare for what was in store. Those of us a little further inland merely got a lot of rain and wind, with minor power outages, downed…

Cool off with Blizzard Bash

Clear your calendars for the Blizzard Bash – WJCU-FM’s annual benefit concert on Nov. 18. The event will star three local bands: Oldboy, The Commonwealth and Lowly, The Tree Ghost. The cover charge is $5 and benefits the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. Blizzard Bash will be at The Brothers Lounge, which is located between…

Alumni Corner: Ann Potter ’00

Take a look around you in the dining hall, dorms, classrooms, athletic fields. Who are your close friends right now at age 18? At age 22? Well, I’ve got news for you, chances are good they’ll be a part of your life for years to come. Since it’s the season of being thankful, I thought…

Mentz’s Minute: Hiring D’Antoni a fair move for Lakers

The past week in Laker Land has been hectic, to say the least. This exact time last week, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown was the head coach of the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. Brown was obviously under fire due to his team’s lowly 1-4 start, but while media and fans alike criticized him, it…

Around the OAC: Recapping the 2012 football season

Mount Union: For the 7th consecutive year, the Purple Raiders navigated the OAC gauntlet without losing to earn their 21st consecutive OAC crown. Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke led the way for Mount Union, as the first-year starter racked up a total of 3,120 yards and 34 touchdowns. The Purple Raiders will host Christopher Newports (Va.)…

Cooney Meets World: Save The PD

During my high school years – before I got my driver’s license – my dad drove me to school on his way to work. We spent each morning eating breakfast together at the kitchen table. In between the slurps of cereal, we each had a section of the daily newspaper spread over our halves of…

Fall trend watch: Boots 101

With the bleak early winter weather and the stress of classes at an all-time high, why even try and look presentable … ever? Certainly throwing on a pair of sweats and a hoodie seems ideal, but for those days when you want to look just a little nicer, why not go for leggings, an oversized…

OurView: I am: the evil RA

At the crack of dawn I am awake, ready to pounce on a single mistake. I prowl the halls like a sly fox, ready to key into any room that I even suspect to have an extension cord. Oh yes, residents of John Carroll University, I am the evil RA, and I am out to…

The quest for a spot: JCU vs. BW parking pass prices

Paying for parking at John Carroll University is one of those sacrifices that students must make in order to have the luxury of a car on campus. The price of parking varies from university to university. But, The Carroll News recently found out that JCU’s closest fellow OAC school, Baldwin Wallace University, has lower prices…

Parking problems … as per usual

At most universities, students are allowed to have a car and park it on university property after purchasing a parking permit. The price for a parking permit at JCU is more than twice as much as a pass at Baldwin Wallace University. This has caused some to question the reasons why it costs so much…

Women’s soccer: Roller-coaster ride ends in defeat for Blue Streaks

Although rarely the favorite, the underdog spirit of this Blue Streaks team showed all season, as they fought through injury and adversity and played their way all the way to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship, where they eventually fell to Ohio Northern University, 2-0. Although they did not finish the season as OAC champions, the…

Commentary: Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers working towards excellence

It’s been over two years since the infamous “Decision” made by LeBron James on national television, yet some Cleveland fans still feel the sting of betrayal. Usually, when the best player in the league leaves your team and dashes down south for his own prerogative, there’s a bit of a rebuilding phase for the franchise.…

Your votes are in: JCU students elect Student Union officers for 2013 term

It was fitting that in the aftermath of the nation choosing its respective government representatives, the John Carroll University student body would do the same, electing their Student Union executive board for the upcoming year. In a three-way race for president, junior Kim Rossi emerged as the winner, after collecting 43.1 percent of the vote…

The tastiest bites around town

It’s not always easy for college students to eat great food. Yet, there are many great options that surround us in the city of University Heights. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town, a nice quiet dinner with your parents or just a unique dining experience, you can find it right in John…

The Bayer Necessities: Seeking imperfection

Once upon a time, there was a handsome young prince. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the prince met a beautiful young maiden. They fell in love at first glance, got married and lived ever after. But did they live happily? We always see the start to the fairy tale romance in…

JCU left feeling blue after 59-17 loss to Mount Union

On a perfect fall evening at Don Shula Stadium, the Blue Streaks attempted to achieve the nearly impossible: defeat the seemingly invincible Purple Raiders of Mount Union. Brimming with emotion on a senior night dedicated to 27 departing players, the Blue and Gold were eager to hand the visitors their first OAC loss since 2005…

Late to the game?

The Office of Student Activities suspended 18 student organizations for failing to update their online profiles on LoboLink by the Nov. 2 deadline. LoboLink, which is a website that lists information about the various John Carroll University student organizations, replaces OrgSync. The actions of the OSA have greatly affected the activities of the suspended organizations.…

Off the Richter: Warning: A slightly pretentious, completely bookish column

We all have goals in life. Your goal could be to make enough money to retire at 50 and travel the world. Maybe your goal is to marry rich and write a romance novel. And maybe your goal is just to make it through the next week alive. I don’t like setting goals. Five-year plans…

Men’s soccer: Looking back at the Blue and Gold’s award-winning season

[By Beckie Reid] The men’s soccer team fell to the No. 5 Ohio Northern Polar Bears in Ada, Ohio last Sunday by a final score of 2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament championship. Déjà vu kicked in as the Blue Streaks headed onto the field for their second OAC championship match in as many…

Coming soon to an arena near you: Previewing Blue Streaks basketball

Men’s Basketball After receiving a first-round bye in the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament, the season ended earlier than anticipated for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team with a 79-74 loss to Wilmington in the semifinals. While the Blue Streaks graduated seven seniors last season, perhaps the biggest loss will be on the bench,…

Student organizations slammed with suspensions

As the semester is drawing to a close, student organizations are busier than ever. Typically around this time of year, most organizations are wrapping up their semesters with annual events and activities. But this year, many organizations are strictly focused on getting back in good standing with the University after being suspended. Eighteen John Carroll…