Articles published in April, 2013

Higl's Squiggles: A tribute to the successful failures

Let’s embark on a road trip of sorts, shall we? Except we won’t be traveling on a road – we’ll be zooming back through light years as I will try to illustrate my brilliant insights on life. Just some quality time with your favorite columnist. Don’t worry, it’ll be fun. But make sure you bring…

Marietta proves no match for JCU tennis teams as Blue Streaks easily roll Pioneers

Men’s Tennis  [Written by Haley Turner] The John Carroll University men’s tennis team continued their winning streak, which started on Wednesday, April 17 with a victory over Muskingum University, taking home an incredible 8-1 win against the Marietta College Pioneers on Saturday, April 20 at Paramount Tennis Club in Medina, Ohio. In singles play, senior…

Mentz's Minute: With Mike Brown at the helm, what’s next for Cavs?

When Byron Scott was fired as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 18, the Cavs’ upward climb from cellar dweller to eventual title contender was immediately put on pause. What once seemed like an incredibly bright future for the Cavs was now suddenly in question, as this young and upcoming team momentarily had…

Uniting the States

The world was insanity-ridden last week, among the explosion in West, Texas, the ricin letters and the uprisings over the recent election in Venezuela. The most chaotic event was the bombings at the Boston Marathon, followed by the massive manhunt for the suspects. I was sitting in my religion class last Monday April 15, when…

Suspect in ricin letter case released

The suspect believed to be behind the mailing of ricin-filled letters to Washington has been released. Federal agents arrested an individual suspected of mailing suspicious poisonous letters to President Obama on Wednesday, April 17. The letters tested positive for ricin, which is a highly toxic poison and naturally-occurring protein. According to NBC, the suspect has…

Protests erupt in Venezuela over election

Last Sunday, April 13, in the first elections since the reign of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan citizens elected a socialist president into office. The long campaign process culminated in the defeat of right-wing candidate Henrique Capriles by socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro. According to BBC World News, Maduro won the election by a razor-thin margin of 1.8…

Boston Marathon bombers taken down days after attack

It was an event that kept every American uncertain about what would transpire: a terrorist bombing on domestic soil, the first since the September 11 attacks. The suspects were originally two men only identified by a camera which showed them placing duffel bags at the scenes of the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon on…

SEC’s new EDGAR will be incompatible with 2011 XBRL

[By, Adam Morgan] In June 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) required all corporate filers reporting under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to provide a copy of their financial statements written in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The new method for reporting was seen as a huge step in enhancing the comparability of companies…

Men’s track & field team sprints to 3rd, women’s to 11th at All-Ohio meet

Men’s Track and Field [Written by Haley Turner] The men’s track and field team continued to demonstrate their depth at the All-Ohio Championship Meet at Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 13, impressively finishing third out of all the Division III schools in Ohio. The day was filled with several outstanding performances for JCU. Sophomore…

Full Disclosure: Economic perspective

When you read articles or news stories that relate to business and finance, whether in magazines, online or in newspapers, do you ever feel overwhelmed? With so many details being reported by our various news outlets, and a limitation on how much we know and have experienced in business and finance, reading articles about current…

2013 Beaudry Award winner: John Jackson

What was your reaction after you learned that you had won?  I was feeling a lot of different emotions. I was surprised, happy, thankful and honored all at the same time. It is still sinking in a bit. What are your plans for after graduation? I will be entering the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance…

JCU golf team drives its way to fourth at OAC Spring Invite

The John Carroll men’s golf squad entered the 2013 Ohio Athletic Conference Spring Invite with high hopes. Though the Blue Streaks did not achieve their original goal – a regular season title – JCU achieved a solid fourth place finish in the championship standings. Held on both Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, the…

Dark side of the moon

The Panhellenic Council at John Carroll University recently announced that the Gamma Phi Beta sorority will no longer be allowed to participate in upcoming Greek Week 2013 due to an incident that occurred during their formal at The House of Blues in Cleveland on Saturday, April 6. The Gamma Phi Beta International Headquarters also issued…

Blue Streaks split pair of weekend doubleheaders

John Carroll traveled into Westerville, Ohio this past Sunday, April 14 hoping to move into first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Unfortunately for the JCU women’s softball squad, they were only able to split the series against the Otterbein Cardinals, winning game one, 8-0, and falling in game two, 5-3. It took no time…

Rosebuds of hope

Last weekend, numerous student organizations at John Carroll University teamed up with The Upside of Downs organization to participate in Danie’s Day, an event centered on engaging with children who have Down’s Syndrome. Over 20 children attended the festivities last Saturday, which included dancing, bowling, painting and playing cornhole. The event, formerly called Project H.O.P.E.,…

Higl's Squiggles: The first installment

Greetings. I’m sensing you may be slightly confused. You probably have no idea who I am or why you can’t stop staring deeply into my eyes in the picture printed above the text you are now reading. Before you hurl your copy of this award-winning publication across your dorm room, office or our beloved school’s…

Student Union passes pasta bar legislation

Student voices are being heard through the work of the Student Union and their recent legislation and discussion with the Committee on Dining Services, which has proposed changes in the way that the student body can use meals swipes and dining dollars. One of the main pieces of legislation the Student Union has recently been…

JCU baseball enjoys home stretch, wins three of four

When the John Carroll baseball team worked out in the offseason, head coach Marc Thibeault unveiled a new philosophy: his team would be accountable, blue-collar, competitive, relentless and tough. Midway through April, that philosophy seems to be taking hold. The Blue Streaks split a doubleheader with the Mount Union Purple Raiders on Friday, April 12…

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

  As April showers bring May flowers, the little red dot on the thermometer begins to peak. Looking for a tasty break from your studies? The Cleveland area offers multiple ice cream shops ready to meet your cool treat needs. The Carroll News took a look at some of the best of the best ice…

JCU celebrates scholarship with ‘The Arts at Night’

John Carroll’s 12th annual “A Celebration of Scholarship” continued last Wednesday, April 10 with “The Arts at Night.” Coordinated by Cynthia Caporella, director of liturgical music and music arts, and English professor Philip Metres, the event consisted of both musical and spoken-word performances. Previously called “The Arts at Lunch,” the event was moved to a…

General Carter Ham named commencement speaker

John Carroll University alumnus and four-star General Carter Ham will deliver the Class of 2013 commencement speech on Sunday, May 19. During the ceremony, he will receive an honorary doctorate degree from John Carroll University. As one of 12 four-star generals in the U.S. Army, Ham is the only JCU alumnus to hold this title.…

Flats East Bank Project gives students more entertainment options

Cleveland has begun a complete overhaul of entertainment facilities and places to go in the last two years. After the approval of the casino, medical mart and convention center, new building projects are appearing everywhere. One of these projects is the plan to rebuild the Flats East Bank area, so it can become its own…

Sorority comes under scrutiny for actions at formal

John Carroll University sorority Gamma Phi Beta has been suspended from Greek Week 2013, and their chapter has been placed on probation because of an incident that occurred during the sorority’s formal on Saturday, April 6 at House of Blues Cleveland. Gamma Phi Beta International Headquarters issued the following statement about the incident: “Gamma Phi…

Both tennis teams stumble against Cardinals

Men’s Tennis The struggles of the JCU men’s tennis squad continued on Saturday, April 13, as the Otterbein Cardinals easily handled the Blue and Gold at the Paramount Tennis Club in Medina by a score of 7-2. Fresh off a narrow 5-4 loss to the Mount Union Purple Raiders, the Blue Streaks were looking to…

The Ryllie Factor: Allow me to introduce myself

Hi, my name is Ryllie, and I like cats, dogs, Starbursts and long walks on the beach … is how I could start my first ever column. However, I’d like to introduce myself in a way that is a little more interesting and a little less Match.com. Let’s start with my name. While you might…