Articles published in May, 2013

‘The Kings of Summer’ Director/Producer Interviews

The Carroll News Asst. Editor Mitch Quataert sat down with director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and Cleveland-native producer, Tyler Davidson, to discuss CBS Films ‘The Kings of Summer’. The film hits theaters June 7th. Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts   Why Cleveland, simply because of Tyler [Davidson]?   That was a lot of it. A lot of it was…

Revenge is served: JCU baseball sweeps Heidelberg

The last time the Blue Streaks beat the Heidelberg Student Princes in baseball, in April of 2005, Eric Wedge was the manager of the Cleveland Indians. Tribe fans might remember 2005 as Grady Sizemore’s rookie year and Bob Wickman’s 45-save season. Each player on the JCU baseball roster was in grade school. But the Blue…

Blue Streaks fall to ‘Berg, but recover for the split

Saturday, April 27 brought an end to regular season play for the JCU softball team, as the Blue Streaks capped off the season with a series split against Heidelberg University, falling in game one, 2-1, and prevailing in game two, 6-3. Sophomore Rachel Byrnes took the mound for the Blue Streaks in game one with…

Tom Arth’s Blue Streaks back in action for spring ball

While the spring sports season slowly comes to a close, the John Carroll University football team is busy preparing for fall. This time of the year is critical for college football teams, as coaches use spring practice to begin implementation of the playbook, evaluation of  talent at every position and get a feel for the…

Sophomore David Radulovich earns ninth World Championship in shooting

Quietly walking the halls of John Carroll University amidst its 3,000-plus students is one of the best shooters in the world. Competing in trap and skeet, sporting clays and compact, sophomore David Radulovich travels every weekend to tournaments across the U.S. and the world. All the while, the nine-time world champion shooter manages to find…

Cup of Joe: The Good Old Hockey Game

I love baseball and I am a big basketball fan. Each is well-discussed and followed this time of the year. But for me, this is hockey season: nothing compares to the playoffs in the NHL. Each sport holds a certain appeal. Baseball will live in eternity as America’s game for its history and pageantry. Football’s…

Men’s track & field team snags 2nd, women’s takes 4th at OAC Championships

Men’s Track and Field [Written by Haley Turner] “Incredible” would be the best word to describe the men’s track and field team’s performance on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at the OAC Championship meet, held at the University of Mount Union. JCU may have finished second to Mount Union, but the Blue Streaks…

DiPalma finishes first to lead men’s golf to third place finish at OACs

Following a fourth place finish at the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on April 16, the Blue Streaks men’s golf squad was looking to place higher in the OAC Postseason Tournament. The team was successful, as the Blue Streaks notched a third place finish after three days and 72 holes of golf at the River Greens…

Women’s tennis advances to OAC semis, men’s tennis done early

Women’s Tennis The JCU women’s team fully enjoyed home court advantage in the quarterfinal round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday, April 30, sweeping Capital University, 5-0. Freshmen Catherine Engel and Kyle Cosineau starred for the Blue and Gold in their first OAC Tournament match. The pair opened the contest with an 8-5…

Your 2013 summer movie lineup

As the school year comes to a close, students and professors alike will rush to their nearest movie theaters in hopes of escaping the summer heat with the hottest blockbuster sensations. Summer 2013 resurrects some familiar characters such as the one-eyed monster, Mike Wazowksi, and revives literature classics, including Jay Gatsby. “Saturday Night Live” veterans…

OurView: The year according to Zipp

Hello, John Carroll. Now I know what you’re all thinking.  Zak, I thought you were a photographer, what are you doing writing?  Well, I asked myself that when I volunteered to write this column.  I came to the conclusion that I have no idea.  But I digress.  Everyone remembers their freshman year in college because…

Nonprofit organizations focus on affordable housing

Over the past decade, affordable housing has become increasingly harder to find. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard noted in their 2011 report that 8.7 percent of low-cost rental space was “upgraded to higher rents on a net basis” during the last decade, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report also noted…

Mentz's Minute: Thank you, Jason Collins

On April 15, 1947, a 28-year-old Jackie Robinson sent shockwaves around the world by breaking racial barriers and becoming the first African-American baseball player to play in the Major Leagues. Sixty six years later on Monday, April 29, Jason Collins of the NBA’s Washington Wizards broke down yet another controversial cultural barrier. Unlike Robinson, Collins…

The event ends, but the fight continues

2013 marks the last year that the Relay for Life event will be held on the John Carroll University campus. The event has taken place annually in the spring since 2007, when graduates Joel Mullner and Pat Kelly first organized it on campus, garnering much more of a turnout than initially imagined. In 2007, 65…

JCU launches $100 million Forever Carroll campaign

On Wednesday, May 1, John Carroll University President, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., announced Forever Carroll, a $100 million campaign focused on funding scholarships for students and enriching the overall quality of the University. Niehoff delivered the announcement during the End-of-Year Celebration in the Muldoon Atrium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology, where…

Relay For Life comes to a close on campus

The committee in charge of Relay For Life decided that this year would be the last time the event takes place on campus. Their decision has come as the result of an in-depth evaluation of the event and the impact it has on the John Carroll University community. Relay For Life has been hosted at…

Higl's Squiggles: This city is my city

There are a few things in life that make me lose my cool. These include, but are not limited to, the lack of applesauce in the dining hall and drivers who rev their engines at poor pedestrians who want to safely cross the street so they can walk back to their residence halls unscathed (I…

Goodness Gracious: So long! Farewell!

Man, does time fly or what? I truly cannot believe that my second year at John Carroll will be wrapping up within this next week. Even more so, I can’t believe that many of my dear friends will be graduating from this lovely university and moving on to the world beyond. It’s hard for me…

Carroll Fest rocks campus

What better way to spend a beautiful April Saturday than with music, games, face painting and food? John Carroll University’s Student Union Programming Board delivered all of the above and more to students Saturday, April 27 during the second annual Carroll Fest. The fun began at 3 p.m. on the steps of the Lombardo Student…

Zero degrees of separation

John Carroll University recently announced that beginning next year, it will be offering the Pre-MBA Scholars program to high school seniors. The program will grant dual admission to the University’s undergraduate and Fifth Year Master of Business Administration programs at the beginning of a student’s undergraduate career. Scholars will be allowed to pursue the degree…

The Ryllie Factor: Stop the glorification of busy

This past semester, I served as Campus Editor of The Carroll News, president of JCU’s Dance Ensemble, editorial intern at John Carroll Magazine and I took on 18 credits of classes. I’m not telling you this to brag. I’m telling you this because it was one of the stupidest decisions I’ve ever made. Needless to…

Verb Ballet leaps on to campus

With the end of the school year coming, there seem to be countless things on your “to-do before leaving John Carroll” list. Well, here is another addition that should definitely be placed towards the top of that list: Verb Ballet’s performance at JCU. Verb Ballet is a contemporary dance company stationed right near JCU in…

Incoming students offered dual acceptance

John Carroll University recently unveiled the Pre-MBA Scholars program, a new program that grants dual admission to JCU’s undergraduate and Fifth Year Master’s of Business Administration programs at the beginning of a student’s undergraduate career. The program was created through the joint efforts of the Boler School of Business and the Office of Admissions. “The…

‘Pain & Gain’ delivers a whirlwind of emotions

“Unfortunately, this is a true story.” This is how the new Michael Bay movie, “Pain & Gain” begins. Body builders, money launderers, murderers and more are featured in Bay’s new film. Throughout the entire movie, it is important to keep reminding yourself that everything you are seeing actually happened. The film begins telling the story…

Full Disclosure: Successful semester

The spring semester is finally coming to a close. The energy on campus is radiating of good spirits and celebration as summer days and nights are within an arm’s reach. All of the experiences and memories that were made this semester have had an impact on each of us in numerous ways. In the midst…