Articles published in January, 2013

Cooney Meets World: Bizarrely Ordinary

Until a few years ago, I always gave a seven-time Tour de France winner the benefit of the doubt. During this year’s college football season, I was led to believe the inspirational story of a Notre Dame linebacker. Manti Te’o lost his grandmother and his girlfriend in a 24-hour span and played with incredible strength,…

Women’s basketball slips on the road, falls to ONU

The John Carroll women’s basketball team went into Saturday’s matchup against Ohio Northern hoping to start a mid-season turnaround after a disappointing start to OAC play. JCU traveled to Ada, Ohio to face 15-1 Ohio Northern University, ranked eighth in the nation. It would be no easy task, but if JCU was able to pull…

Money Mart: Interview prep should last four years, not four days

No matter what your major is, finding that first job out of college is difficult. Add the stresses of taking classes, having an internship during the semester, or any other student activities to the job search and interview preparation, and all of a sudden you’ve been up all night with work. Throughout the interviews I…

Europe waits for German election results amid crisis

As the new year begins, it seems that the markets are on the rise. Today, the European finance ministers met for the first time this year to discuss the debt crisis. And, as a result, the futures in the U.S. markets are up, and even the Yen has jumped up from its two-year low. Germany’s…

Come back, students!

This year’s freshman class enrollment reached the lowest that it has been in three years, decreasing by 10 percent from the past 10 years’ average. This is a statewide occurrence, due to a decrease in public high school graduates in Ohio. Despite the decrease in graduates, incoming classes are expected to be more racially diverse.…

Blue Streaks in the NFL: The new football ‘hotbed’

Debates often rage on about the worth of a college education. As proven by several alumni, a John Carroll University education is priceless. A few JCU grads have recently worked their way up to higher-ranking positions in the NFL. David Caldwell ’96 was appointed the general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 8. One…

Beyond the comfort zone

New Year’s resolutions Ń they’ve crossed everyone’s mind at some point this past month. I’m definitely a loyal participant in drawing up a list of resolutions on the last day of December, and mine are usually something along the lines of drinking more milk, hitting the gym everyday, not procrastinating, being nice to my sisters,…

JCU makes changes down to the core

One of the most important parts of John Carroll University’s academic requirements is the core curriculum. Many students and faculty members have different opinions about it, but the core curriculum is in place to encourage critical thinking and give students an opportunity to learn about many different subjects, according to the JCU website. However, in…

The Bayer Necessities: A formal concession

My fellow patriots, Now that Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as President of the United States of America, I must now face the harsh reality that I did not in fact win the presidential race. It’s true Đ I was never an official candidate; but there was always a…

A healthy spin on favorite foods

For many people, their resolutions of the new year have to do with fitness and proper eating habits. However, this resolution can easily come crashing down if they don’t get information regarding healthy snacks. Here are several recipes that will enliven your food, give you proper nutrients and are easy to make! Jim’s Microwave Scrambled…

While you were away: Catching up with Blue Streaks Wrestling

While a month-long Winter Break from classes and schoolwork meant a vacation for most John Carroll students, it wasn’t that way for everyone. In fact, the Blue Streaks wrestling team has had anything but a vacation in the last month, competing all around Florida, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. To recap the last month for…

OurView: A resolution revolution

It’s 8:30 a.m., and I venture out on my morning trek to breakfast, eager to stuff my face. Cleverly enough, my morning commute from Campion to the Schott Dining Hall passes the Corbo Room. I pause, just for a moment. It’s the first week of school, far too early in my opinion to see the…

Economic report showcases JCU’s impact in the community

Drive down John Carroll Boulevard, and you will see a sign that reads, “University Heights: Home of John Carroll University, ‘The City’s Namesake.’” With the release of JCU’s annual report, the text on that sign can be explained on a deeper, statistical level. The report, which can be found and downloaded from John Carroll’s home…

Less money, more problems: resident assistant salary and benefits take a hit

Resident assistants at John Carroll University will be paid less next year than they have been in the past. The Office of Residence Life made the decision to change the compensation for RAs after doing a re-evaluation of the current compensation package, according to an informational sheet detailing the revisions made available to RA candidates…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup

Men’s Indoor Track & Field The Blue and Gold came streaking out of the gate in their opener at Baldwin Wallace on Friday night, capturing first-place in the six-team meet. JCU dominated the competition, besting the second-place finisher, the host Yellow Jackets, 254.5 to 139. A number of Blue Streaks snagged first-place finishes. Will Rial…

iSkin showcases tech fashion accessories at CES 2013

On Jan. 16, iSkin gave customers a sneak peek at the newest trends in accessories at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Their mantra for the new year: “Welcome to the new era of ‘sleek with a protective twist.’” Celebrating a decade of high-fashion products, iSkin launched eye-catching designs appearing on laptop sleeves, keyboard…

D(RA)ma

Employees from the Office of Residence Life, who preferred  to remain anonymous, confirmed Res Life’s decision to decrease the compensation package for RAs, beginning next academic year. According to the JCU website, RAs currently receive full room and board, a stipend of roughly $30 every two weeks, a 10 percent discount at the JCU Bookstore…

JCU men’s basketball mounts thrilling 14-point comeback against ONU

[Written by Gabriella Kreuz] The John Carroll Blue Streaks showed more heart on Saturday in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center in their 78-75 defeat against the Ohio Northern Polar Bears. On their home court in front of a bustling, near-capacity, colorful crowd celebrating Community Day, the Blue Streaks made an 18-2 run to come back…

Music to start the year off right

A new year brings on a new beginning. With 2013 off to such a fresh start, many artists have discussed new music they are working on. In addition, notable talent we have not heard from in a while are making a comeback. This year is going to bring back a lot of musical personalities who…

Mentz’s Minute: Flacco vs. Kaepernick in the Super Bowl … ?

Peyton Manning. Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Drew Brees. All four of these names are household names across the United States, and that’s part of the territory when you’re among the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. Conventional wisdom would lead you to believe that in order to compete for a Super Bowl title, you need one…

Nick's Knack: Blessed are the meek

The weather turned cold, freezing remnants of precipitation on the roads and quickly frosting them with freshly falling snow. Around this time, motorists begin to be cautious when operating their vehicles. Cars spin their wheels when they take off from a stop which they nearly didn’t to come to gently in the first place. The…

2013: New year, new you

Almost every single list of New Year’s resolutions includes something along these lines: “Get in shape.” Easier said than done. WebMD.com listed the “Top 6 Exercise Excuses and How to Beat Them.” 1.  “I don’t have time.” On a college campus, this is most likely the biggest excuse. We have classes, jobs, friends and then…

The Carroll News sits down with Lior Yafe

The Carroll News interviewed Lior Yafe, the Israel fellow from the Cleveland Hillel Foundation, on Wednesday, Dec. 12. In the interview, Yafe responded to a CN interview with Iyad Burnat printed in its Dec. 6 issue. Yafe, 25, began his two-year stay in Cleveland as Israel fellow in September. According to the Cleveland Jewish News,…

Gun violence – the question, not the answer

It has been over a month since Adam Lanza, armed with an assault rifle and other weapons, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 27 students and faculty members. The shooting is now considered the second-deadliest school shooting in the United States, following the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. Since the…

Gun control begins to make headway

In the wake of the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School, the nation is seeing a push for gun control. President Barack Obama has outlined several new proposals to add and to change America’s gun laws. Among the proposals are changes such as background checks at gun shows and a federal ban on the manufacturing…