Articles published in December, 2012

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Carroll News sits down with Iyad Burnat

Iyad Burnat hails from the Palestinian village of Bil’in, located just west of Ramallah. He is a member of what he calls a grassroots peace movement known as the Bil’in Popular Committee. The organization was formed around 2004 and he said it has continued to grow in support since. On Monday, Dec. 3, Burnat spoke…

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Carroll News sits down with Hillel’s Lior Yafe

The Carroll News interviewed Lior Yafe, the Israel fellow from the Cleveland Hillel Foundation, on Wednesday, December 12. In the interview, Yafe responded to a CN interview with Iyad Burnat printed in its Dec. 6 issue. Burnat is a Palestinian and member of what he called a grassroots, non-violent movement originating from the village of…

Mentz’s Minute: Jovan Belcher situation serves eerie reminder

When I woke up this past Saturday morning, I turned on my television to hear the ever-disturbing news about Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Belcher, the father of a three-month-old daughter, murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Shortly after, Belcher drove to the Chiefs practice facility where he turned…

Undefeated season rolls on for the Blue and Gold

Hollywood could not have crafted a better start to the Blue Streaks’ season. Featuring a squad with no seniors, but a wealth of young talent, the Blue and Gold have surged into a five-game winning streak. Despite playing four of those games on the road, JCU pulled off an undefeated start, including a classic 100-97…

JCU wrestlers claim second place at RIT Invitational

While the season may have just begun for the John Carroll University wrestling team, the Blue Streaks look like they’ve already hit their mid-season form. The Blue and Gold traveled to Rochester, N.Y. this past weekend to compete in the 47th annual RIT Invitational and came away with an impressive second place finish, finishing just…

Swimming teams capitalize on home-field advantage

Men’s Swimming & Diving    The Blue Streaks hosted Defiance and Wilmington Saturday at Johnson Natatorium before an impressive crowd. Out of action for three weeks since a 159-120 triumph over Baldwin Wallace, the Blue Streaks easily beat the Defiance Yellow Jackets, 157-11 and narrowly lost to the Quakers, 102-101 to improve JCU’s record to…

Blue Streaks open OAC play with win over Heidelberg

In a showdown with a conference foe, it is often the younger team who crumbles first. Fortunately, the young John Carroll men’s basketball team passed their first Ohio Athletic Conference test. The Blue Streaks overcame a 12-2 Heidelberg run to defeat the Student Princes, 83-77, on Saturday in Tiffin. It was also the conference opener…

Blizzard Bash 2012 comes in storming

On Sunday, Nov. 17, The Brothers Lounge hosted WJCU-FM’s annual Blizzard Bash fundraiser and concert event. The music provided for the evening included The Commonwealth, Lowly, The Tree Ghost and Oldboy. The Commonwealth was the first band on for the night, charged with the job of getting the crowd hyped. They produce a pretty eerie…

Off the Richter: An interview of the author, by the author

I wish I could say that I found the author in the midst of doing what she likes to do most: reading and drinking tea. However, the pressures of the week before Finals Week find a way to wreak havoc on us all, and instead I find her in a secluded corner of campus, bent…

Classic story revisited at PlayhouseSquare

Have a case of the Christmas blues? Have you lost touch of that childlike Christmas spirit? Slipped into a natural reflex of replying with a “bah humbug” to every “Merry Christmas” wish? Cleveland’s own Great Lakes Theater Festival gives audience members a twinkle of the blithe side of the holidays sure to warm the hearts…

Christmas gifts on a budget

Looking for a cheap, but meaningful way to say “Merry Christmas” to your loved ones? Have absolutely no idea what to give them? Unless you were sent a Christmas List, it can be pretty difficult to find a gift for the people you love. Here are some items that you can give to the people…

The Carroll News sits down with University Heights resident Susan Kane

The CN: How long have you lived here in UH?  Susan Kane: 25 years. CN: Did you happen to read any of the comments on your article?  Kane: There were a lot of students that responded, and unfortunately in my initial letter to the Sun Press, I was about 800 words over.  So I had…

The Bayer Necessities: The end of the Baya Calender

I’m not much one for apocalypse theories, but just in case the end of the world is coming in a few weeks, here are some final thoughts before we all perish in an entropic cataclysm that engulfs the planet. First on my list – How are those 2012 New Year’s resolutions coming along? Have you…

Student’s art featured on campus

Many people say that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, if this is true, what would a work of art created by a one-of-a-kind darkroom process be worth? John Carroll senior Ben Hauser answers this question in his unique photography exhibit. Hauser titled his exhibit: “An Alchemist’s Light: One-of-a-Kind Darkroom Prints,” and it…

Nick's Knack: Till all success be nobleness

Every Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day, America celebrates itself. From our declaration of political independence from Great Britain, to the sacrifices of servicemen and servicewomen, we’re annually grateful for the actions of Americans that have helped to make this country better. At least that’s what we said in our fifth…

Contraception coverage still on the grill

The recent presidential elections highlighted some of the biggest issues on the modern political agenda. As politicians on both sides of the aisle rallied for support, it became apparent that health care is still a major concern for most Americans. JCU has also had a voice in the health care debate, as 47 faculty members…

Christmas Carroll Eve: a tradition of celebration

As you are rushing to the stores, cramming in some last minute studying and preparing to go home for the holidays, wouldn’t you enjoy taking a break to come together with your John Carroll family? It is that time of the year again to share the joyful holiday spirit with those at our JCU home…

Letter to the Editor: Donna Byrnes, Sherri Crahen, Megan Dzurec, Sue Grazia, The Rev. Bernie McAniff, S.J., Amanda Rolf

Unfortunately, from time to time, the Dean of Students Office receives reports of situations which have compromised the safety of others due to students who have chosen to commit acts of violence, intolerance or who are in violation of the alcohol policy. While it can be difficult and disappointing to hear about these incidents, we…

Citizen Kane

On Nov. 18, University Heights resident Susan Kane wrote a letter to the Sun News expressing disappointment and displeasure about the behavior of John Carroll University students walking the city streets at night on the weekends. The views expressed in this letter call out students and the University for disrespecting the residents of University Heights,…

Cooney Meets World: Common fellowship

The end of a semester brings a certain kind of joy to us students. We know that both a temporary vacation from schoolwork and a nice long break at home are near. But there’s that one last hurdle we each have to overcome: Finals Week. Each student’s obstacles are very different leading up to and…

Grasselli library patrol puts students’ safety first

Students inhabiting Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center long into the late hours of the night may have noticed the men and women walking around with blue vests and radios. While one is entrenched in their riveting “Principles of Macroeconomics” book, one may have not connected that these people are in the library to ensure…

Ready, set…study!

Students of John Carroll, the time is upon you. No amount of denial or procrastination will change the fact that finals are next week. The reward: a month filled with steamy mugs of hot chocolate and endless Christmas movie marathons. That is, if you are left standing on Dec. 14. Do not fret … finals…

OurView: Generation Y

With the year coming to a close, it seems customary to always look back and reflect on what has happened. Once this is done, the next step is to create a resolution for the future. To be perfectly honest, I have never succeeded in doing this beyond 10 minutes. But seeing that I am now…

JCU was listening: Community responds to resident’s letter

John Carroll University’s consistent conflict with the citizens of University Heights has resurfaced, this time with a written complaint in a letter to the editor. In the letter, which was published by the Sun News, a local Northeast Ohio newspaper, a University Heights resident expressed her complaints regarding John Carroll students’ ill-mannered party habits. The…

The beginning of a new era: Former Blue Streak and NFL QB Tom Arth named head football coach

Tom Arth, a former Blue Streak and NFL quarterback, has been named JCU’s new head football coach. He previously was an assistant under former head coach Regis Scafe. (photo from jcusports.com) When Tom Arth graduated from John Carroll University in the spring of 2002, he definitely left his mark as one of the most talented…