Articles published in February, 2013

Maravalli steps down as women’s basketball coach

Less than a week after leading the Blue Streaks to the quarterfinal round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament, Kristie Maravalli decided to step down as head women’s basketball coach after 14 years. Her decision was announced in the late afternoon on Monday, Feb. 25. The Blue and Gold recorded a record of 13-12 in…

One act series is ready to impress

Don’t wait until Friday to start your fun-filled weekend. Grab a coffee from The Cubby and head over to Marinello Little Theatre, located in the Lombardo Student Center, down the hall from the Office of Student Activities. John Carroll University’s Little Theatre Society, Alpha Psi Omega, will be performing three plays this Thursday, Friday and…

JCU’s Hillel sponsors Purim Gras

Upbeat music and the smells of southern comfort food alerted the senses on Saturday night in the atrium of the D.J. Lombardo Student Center at John Carroll University. The occasion was the first Purim Gras celebration at Carroll. Purim Gras is a celebration of the fusion of the Jewish holiday of Purim and Mardi Gras.…

A look at Coventry’s latest dance club

Walking into a club at 10:30 p.m. isn’t usually a good idea.  Everyone knows you shouldn’t show up until 11, right? But getting there before everyone else turned into a blessing in disguise. Walking in under the neon lights, my date and I saw no line at Club Centrum, located at 2781 Euclid Blvd., on…

Spain’s bad debts decrease

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the the bad debts held by the central bank of Spain dropped sharply in December from November. This news proposes optimism towards what is referred to as Europe’s debt crisis. According to The New York Times, many Europeans assumed they would be facing “a couple of…

JCU club hockey team continues its march to Nationals with two wins

This season the John Carroll Blue Streaks hockey team made one of the biggest turnarounds in the club’s history. After starting the season a terrifying 0-4, the Blue Streaks faced what could have been a disastrous road ahead. Failure, however, was not an option for this year’s squad, as they rose from the ashes and…

Nick's Knack: Picking favorites

“Hey, Streaks! What’s your favorite color?” went the ice-breaking greeting of former John Carroll track captain Tony Mihalic. Or, at least, that’s Managing Editor Brian Bayer’s impression of the most enthusiastic Blue Streak I’ve ever known. My memory is either not strong enough or has been corrupted by the caricatures of Tony over the years…

Blue Streaks bounced early; Otterbein ousts JCU men, 82-74

With his sleeves rolled up and his tie long forgotten on the bench, Mike Moran walked off the floor at the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center for the last time this season. It certainly could not have been the way that the longtime men’s basketball coach saw his 21st season ending, but the darkest year in…

The sky’s not the limit

John Carroll tuition rates are going up again for the 2013-2014 academic year. Not counting room and board or additional student fees, the tuition for a full-time undergraduate student is now $32,130. Next year, this will increase 3.9 percent to reach $33,330. With the addition of Student Activity, technology and health and wellness fees, the…

JCU senior Adam Green climbs to the top in ice cross downhill

In a sport few Americans have heard of, one John Carroll student is making a huge impact. Senior Adam Green has quietly worked his way up the ranks in the ice cross downhill scene, also known as Red Bull’s Crashed Ice, becoming one of the top 50 in the world and one of the best…

Students ‘dare to move’ with The Living Person

On Friday, Feb. 15, nearly 200 John Carroll students filled the Lombardo Student Center Atrium for The Living Person’s “Dare You To Move” event. From 9 p.m. until midnight, JCU students had the opportunity to take part in a night of music and inspiration, as local musicians, JCU students and professional athletes came to share…

JCU Indoor Track and Field teams complete another eventful weekend

Men’s Track and Field The John Carroll University men’s track and field team continued its hectic schedule this past weekend, as they competed in two different meets in two days. The Blue Streaks traveled to Berea, Ohio on Friday, Feb. 15 to compete in the Greater Cleveland Championships before traveling to Kent, Ohio to compete…

Swimming and Diving teams take third place at OAC Championships

Women’s Swimming and Diving The Blue Streaks began the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships on Thursday, Feb. 14 with the goal of snatching a conference championship from the grasps of Ohio Northern, who had claimed eight consecutive OAC titles. Those hopes seemed realistic after the first two days of the meet, but on the third day,…

Cooney Meets World: Bucket listing

This semester really needs to slow down a bit. I can hardly believe we’re nearing midterms already! My time here at John Carroll University is quickly coming to an end. As a senior in my final semester, I feel it is my duty to pass down the knowledge I’ve acquired throughout my four years as…

Game of chance: Res Life makes major changes to housing and lottery

Changes for John Carroll University students keep coming, as the Office of Residence Life released updates about housing for next academic year. The details for on-campus housing for the 2013-2014 year were announced this week in the form of a four-page document explaining the changes to prices and who can live where, as well as…

STO: Should it stay or should it go?: John Carroll decides against removing SportsTime Ohio from on-campus cable

Over the course of the past week, rumors had circulated about the idea of removing channels from John Carroll University’s on-campus cable circuit, one of those, including Cleveland’s own SportsTime Ohio. STO is particularly popular to students who, year after year, dedicate themselves to Cleveland Indians baseball, rooting their hometown team to victory from April…

Your 85th Academy Awards ballot for the…

Another year jam-packed with blockbuster sensations has come and gone, paving the way for the likes of Denzel Washington, Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence to battle it out for a coveted little gold man, popularly known as an Oscar. The stakes are high, the anticipation has ensued and the countdown has begun.…

Blue and Gold’s OAC Tourney run halted Tuesday in Alliance

The clock has struck midnight for the Blue Streaks. Mount Union ended JCU’s Ohio Athletic Conference title hopes, handing the Blue and Gold an 82-63 loss in the quarterfinal round of the OAC Tournament on Tuesday. The regular season ended for JCU women’s team on Saturday, with a 71-61 defeat to Marietta. The Blue and…

Mentz’s Minute: Jerry Buss: A Los Angeles (and NBA) icon to be missed

The year was 1979, and a 46-year-old, successful real estate investor from Wyoming had seemingly struck the jackpot when a $1,000 investment on a Los Angeles apartment complex eventually paid dividends that are difficult to even fathom. That successful real estate agent was Jerry Buss, the man who eventually spent his jackpot earnings to purchase…

The Bayer Necessities: Some papal musings

For the first time in over 600 years, the Holy Father has resigned. This has many theologians pondering the big questions – who will be next? Was it a good thing or a bad thing? What do we give Benedict as a going away present – a box of discounted post-Valentine’s Day chocolates or a…

OurView: Please drink responsibly

Before you read this article and if you are of age, you should throw back a few shots. I mean it. Heck, I just did! I mean, why not? Ladies, pick up your favorite sweet, syrupy fruit-flavored Vodka and down it. Men, go get your classiest Natural Light lager and drink it like you were…

Goodness Gracious: Twitter twatter

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 – the day my life changed forever. The day I finally stopped resisting the peer pressure from my friends and family and jumped on the Twitter train. It’s super exciting, right? I mean, I always get super excited whenever I find new outlets for procrastination. Plus, now I can use hashtags…

Wrangling for residence halls

This week, the Office of Residence Life announced the changes that will be made to the housing options for next year. Housing agreements will be available online starting the week of Feb. 25 and are to be completed by March 1. The completion of the housing application by current sophomores and juniors does not guarantee…

Money Mart: Obama proposes plan to increase minimum wage

In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama brought up plans to increase the minimum wage. This increase of $1.75, reported by Business Insider, may not sound like much, but the reality is it could have widespread effects for the rest of the economy. Business Insider proposed that this increase in…

Under new management

One of America’s most loved brands recently became the target of a major acquisition this past Thursday. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway joined forces with the Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital to purchase Heinz. The deal is the latest of the trend of massive deals on Wall Street this month, with a total value of…