Articles published in April, 2013

Re-evaluating what is needed

Airports nationwide saw massive amounts of delays and cancellations last week after the Federal Aviation Administration’s funds were cut, causing several air traffic control towers to be shut down and furloughs to be put into place. In response, congressional Republicans began to dodge any and all responsibility. Speaker of the House John Boehner coined a…

New suspect arrested in ricin letter case

A new suspect has been arrested in the on going investigation into who is behind the ricin letter mailings. The letters were mailed over two weeks ago addressed to President Barack Obama as well as Roger Wicker, the junior Republican senator from Mississippi. Both of the letters were intercepted long before they reached their intended…

Syria responds to serious chemical warfare allegations

The conflict between rebels and the government in Syria became more violent during this past week, when allegations of chemical warfare were raised by international intelligence agencies. BBC World News reported on April 26 that Syrian citizens were admitted to local hospitals after exhibiting symptoms of a gaseous chemical attack. Subsequent investigations revealed that the…

New evidence develops behind Boston Marathon bombing

As the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, continues to recover from his injuries under close guard at the Federal Medical Center at Fort Devens in Ft. Devens, Mass., Investigators have ramped up the search for clarity on what drove the 19-year-old and his older brother, Tamarlan, to orchestrate the attacks that killed three…

The Carroll News sits down with Walker Jacobs

The Carroll News: Why did you create the internship and is it going to be an annual program? Walker Jacobs: That is certainty our intention. This is our first year, so hopefully it will be a great experience for us and it will be a great experience for the student involved. We created the program…

National Senior Games to take place in Cleveland

The National Senior Games will be held in Cleveland this summer from July 19 through Aug. 1. The events will take place at various locations throughout the city, such as Cleveland State University and the recently built Cleveland Convention Center. These competitions are specifically for participants who are senior citizens. The first National Senior Games…

Full Disclosure: Networking is necessary

I come to you this week with a key piece of advice for you to take with you on your journey through college and in your career. Whichever career and lifestyle you may embark on, it will serve you well to consistently network, a technique used daily in the business setting. In the context that…

Alumnus Walker Jacobs spearheads new internship opportunity

John Carroll University students have a new opportunity this year, as Turner Digital is offering a 10-week, paid summer internship through the company’s Manhattan offices for a current JCU sophomore or junior. The winning candidate of the Turner Digital internship, junior Lisa Perry, was notified of her acceptance on April 22. “I opened the email…

First-ever Blue Streak Twilight meet a rousing success; OACs up next

Men’s Track and Field [Written by Haley Turner] Despite frigid temperatures and wind speeds of up to 30 mph, the John Carroll University men’s track and field team had several impressive finishes on Friday, April 19 at the first annual Blue Streak Twilight meet, held at the Julie Zajac Track at Don Shula Stadium. All-American…

Banks reduce bonus pay

Regulators of financial services firms, such as the Federal Reserve, are making progress in their quest to lower risk in the banking system. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that seven large U.S. financial services firms have stated that they are “scaling back” the maximum bonuses awarded to their executives. These maximum bonuses…

Johnson Natatorium facilities to receive a makeover

The Johnson Natatorium, which features a six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool and a diving well with three diving boards, serves as a second home to many John Carroll University swimmers and divers. The natatorium hosts many JCU students throughout the year, as well as many students from other competing schools. In order to create a more…

Student Union endorses proposed Student Activities budget

With the end of the school year fast approaching, both Student Union and the Student Union Programing Board have been working to determine how the Student Activities budget should be dispersed. With the new allocation of the budget, organizations are given a designated amount of money each year to fund their programs, attempting to further…

Dove’s ‘Real Beauty Sketches’ ignite viral awakening

Since 2004, Dove has been striving to showcase women’s raw beauty: stretch marks, flat chests, wrinkles and all. Last week, Dove launched a new phase of their campaign that sparked global attention. The video focusing on women’s perception of their appearances has provoked a deep, emotional reaction. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” begins with FBI-trained forensic…

News junkies gain a new way to read The NYT

John Carroll University students now have another option to consider when accessing their news. Student Union recently unveiled the The New York Times Readership Program, which provides students with complete access to the online version of The New York Times. The New York Times usually charges a weekly fee for full access to a digital…

The Ryllie Factor: Call me a “Yankee,” but…

Last August, as I walked around the Crawford County Fair with my dad, taking in the sights of cowboy hats and camouflage, the smells of funnel cakes and farm animals, and the sounds of country music I’ve grown up loving, I felt just about as American as I’ve ever felt. But one thing stuck out…

John Carroll’s Relay for Life fights for more birthdays

Last Saturday, April 20, John Carroll University hosted its seventh annual Relay for Life. The 12-hour event focused on raising money for cancer research and increasing awareness about the disease and what can be done to defeat it. This year, Relay was held in the Varsity Gym due to inclement weather that forced the event…

JCU’s Dance Ensemble hits the stage

It was a night of music and dancing in Kulas Auditorium on Friday, April 19 with JCU Dance Ensemble’s spring performance. The performers showcased their talents in 18 dances ranging in style from tap to hip-hop. Dance Ensemble is composed of performers with a variety of dance experience. Junior Carmen Rietta, who serves as vice…

Cup of Joe: Boston Strong

Few will forget the 117th Boston Marathon. But though coverage of the event was both heart-breaking and unforgettable, one event will forever remain in my memory: the performance of the National Anthem before a Sabres–Bruins game a couple of days after the tragedy. Rene Rancourt has been singing the U.S. and Canadian National Anthems at…

JCU softball shocks Marietta, handles Baldwin Wallace

John Carroll University’s softball team went into Saturday’s doubleheader against the Marietta College Pioneers in desperate need of some statement wins in order to prove that they were ready to compete for an OAC title. Behind some brilliant pitching and some clutch hitting, the Blue Streaks indeed got those statement wins, sweeping the road series,…

OurView: “The cat is in the refrigerator again.”

“The cat is in the refrigerator again.” So my roommate and I have this cat. He lives with us in our dorm room in Hamlin Hall and he is quite angsty. He constantly messes up our room, makes weird noises at night and is just a general pain in the butt. On the other hand,…

As transition to varsity status nears, lacrosse program looks strong

Typically, when a school transitions a club sport into a varsity program, there are significant struggles. But thanks to the hard work of players already on the John Carroll University club lacrosse team and 2013-14 varsity lacrosse coach Brian Small, the transition will likely be smooth. The news was announced on July 30, 2012 that…

YouthAbility rocks the Marinello Little Theatre

There was a feeling of excitement in the air as the Marinello Little Theatre overflowed with YouthAbility members racing around in tie-dye shirts. They prepped for their performance while proud parents and caregivers posed for pictures and found their seats in the front rows of the small theatre on Tuesday, April 16. It was clear…

Sciarappa Says: So there’s this girl…

Alright, John Carroll University, I have to get something off of my chest. No, it’s not the three manly chest hairs I finally grew this year (aww yeah). It’s an emotional problem, and I need your help, JCU. You see, there is this girl who I like a whole lot. As a single man, I’ve…

Mirror, mirror

Dove has gained recognition over the past few years for their campaign to embrace the natural beauty of women. Recently, it began advertising a commercial titled “Real Beauty Sketches,” which has since gained a great deal of attention from the media and the public in general. The commercial features an FBI-trained forensic artist and several…

Konsler walk-off single ensures series split with Marietta

When the John Carroll University baseball team suited up to take on the visiting Marietta Pioneers on Sunday, April 21, the Blue Streaks knew that the task in front of them was far from simple. After all, the Pioneers were the defending back-to-back Division III National Champions and had a combined record of 115-19 over…