Articles published in October, 2013

Darkness consumes campus: Main Quad lighting issues concern students

With clocks moving an hour forward next Sunday and winter’s bestial weather ready to strike John Carroll University, students are growing concerned about the lack of proper outdoor lighting on campus. According to multiple students, the area around the Main Quad has few functioning lights. When asked about their opinions on the outdoor lighting on…

Continuing the JCU tradition: Forever Carroll campaign supports students

Last May, the Forever Carroll campaign was announced to the John Carroll University community. A celebration was held to proclaim the beginning of a fruitful campaign that would propel JCU into a better future. The campaign has been successful for the past few months; however, many students have questions about how the campaign works, how…

John Day steps down as provost and academic vice president

On Friday, Oct. 11, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. announced via a University-wide email to the John Carroll University community that John T. Day, provost and academic vice president, is stepping down from that position. However, this is not goodbye for Day, who will take a year of leave and then return to JCU as…

Color printing comes to campus

The Information Technology Services department used to provide color printing for John Carroll University students at a price, but now the program is much more beneficial and cost-efficient. Color printing was previously available through the Center for Digital Media and the Computer Commons within the Grasselli Library. Each color print would deduct $.30 from a…

JCU parents boost tailgating to the next level

Tailgates are a sacred ritual of Saturday afternoons in the fall. Scents wafting from the grill, footballs flying in the air and excited chatter coming from nearby radios often soothe fans waiting for kickoff. The traditional Blue Streaks football tailgate is one such happy event. In recent years, much experimentation has been completed in conducting…

Mission to enclose Murphy Hall before winter continues

Murphy Hall’s skeleton remains a fenced-in project, emulating the feel of an abandoned mansion. Construction is continuing and plans to enclose the building before winter are well underway. Murphy Hall’s construction has been focused on the outside foundation for the last month. Carol Dietz, associate vice president of facilities, explained the many construction updates. The…

JCU alumnus builds on a passion for pizza

John Carroll University graduate Greg Kissel is serving up a big slice of success. Owner of the popular Guys Pizza, Kissel played football for JCU and graduated in 2000 with a degree in business management. “I worked at a pizza place all through high school and college. I just liked it. I’ve always wanted to…

Entrepreneurship contest created in remembrance of John Soper

The goal: To create an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. The possibilities: Endless. John Carroll University students from freshman to senior status have the opportunity to enter the John C. Soper Contest for Social Entrepreneurship for a chance to win $500 and further develop their idea with the JCU Hatchery. With…

Student Union attendance records reviewed

With furloughs creating problems at the national level as a result of the current government shutdown, America is currently witnessing how the country cannot run smoothly without all of the moving parts in place. John Carroll University’s Student Union is facing a similar issue. At the SU meeting on Oct. 8, the topic of poor…

On-campus accident increases pedestrian and driver alertness

On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 9, a vehicle struck a student on campus while traveling towards the east wing of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. The student driver had not quite reached the Bohannon Lot when the accident occurred. “We do not know exactly where that happened, what part of the roadway,…

Women’s cross country places 12th in All Ohio Championships

Running against some of the best college competition in the state of Ohio, the John Carroll University women’s cross country squad did much more than hold its own. Taking part in the All-Ohio Championships on Friday, Oct. 4 in Cedarville, Ohio, the Blue Streaks sprinted to a fifth place finish amongst Division III squads, and…

Columns: It’s not feminism, it’s humanism

I was talking with a professor this past week about my time abroad. We got to chatting about feelings of safety in foreign lands and he made an interesting point. “It’s so much easier to be a man. Of course, there are still dangers, but it’s not the same as a woman, when you have…

JCU men’s soccer opens OAC play with 2-1 win over Capital

The Blue Streaks continued their strong start to the season by defeating Capital University 2-1 in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, Oct. 5. The John Carroll University men’s soccer team obtained their third straight victory as they improved their record to 8-2 overall and 1-0 within the Ohio Athletic Conference. JCU outshot the Crusaders 22-7 and…

The interview corner: A day in the life of a drag queen

The Carroll News sat down with drag queens Erica Martinez, Sonshine La Ray, Ursula Steel and Maya Tack after their performance The Carroll News: Do you consider drag an activity or a lifestyle? Sonshine: I think it’s a lifestyle, and some girls are going to disagree. I think it’s a lifestyle because one, if you…

JCU dragged into controversy

At 9 p.m. last Thursday night, two rallies for change, advocacy and contemplation were held at John Carroll University. Although these calls for action were merely a few feet apart, their messages were dissenting. The drag show: set inside the Dolan Center for Science and Technology, adorned with sequins, music and a crowd of people…

Men’s cross country sprints to 12th place at All Ohio Championships

The John Carroll University men’s cross country team competed on Friday in the All-Ohio Championships at Cedarville University. After a grueling competition on an 8K course, the Blue Streaks finished second in Division III and 12th overall. Assistant head coach Kyle Basista emphasized the progress the Blue Streaks have made this season. “The men have…

New administration post created to promote diversity

John Carroll University is getting serious about increasing and promoting diversity on campus. In its biggest development in the push for diversity yet, JCU is implementing a permanent administration position, the assistant provost for diversity.   Murmurs of the creation of this position date as far back as 2008, when the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J.,…

Business Basics

Interest Rates An interest rate is the cost of borrowing money, expressed as a percentage of the loan amount. In a more basic portrayal, interest rates are the primary yardstick for measuring how much money lenders will get for loaning money to you. The stated interest rate on a loan, or the nominal rate, doesn’t…

Women’s golf finishes third in Muskingum Invitational

The Blue Streaks made their only outing of the 2013 fall season count on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6. The John Carroll University women’s golf squad improved its standing by 37 strokes on Sunday to jump to third place in the Muskingum Invitational. The Blue and Gold brought four golfers to the tournament…

Cup of Joe: Orange and Brown Forever

Many of my friends at JCU who hail from places other than Cleveland often ask me, “How can you be a Browns fan amidst all the heartbreak?” The answer is deeper than you might think. I still remember my first Browns game. The New York Giants were in town to play a sub-par 2-8 Browns…

Columns: Precious real estate

Maybe you dunked yours in a toilet. Maybe you fed yours to a dog. Maybe yours got run over by a car, drowned in a washing machine or was trampled by a stampede of freshmen girls running to catch Cabby D on a Thursday night. The possibilities are endless, but what is certain is that,…

Women’s tennis sweeps OWU on the road, 9-0

Saturday, Oct. 5 marked an eventful day in John Carroll University athletics. With the JCU football team forcing a shutout, the women’s tennis team decided to do the same against Ohio Wesleyan University, as the squad came home with a 9-0 victory, earning their second consecutive sweep. The team’s first shutout victory came against Franciscan…

IT explains ongoing computer and printing issues

Computer programs receive an update This year, there is a new look to the computers on John Carroll University’s campus. With a look similar to the new iOS 7 for the iPhone, the new Virtual Desktop program has been underway for a year. In fall 2012, Information Technology Services began deploying virtual desktops in the…

JCU volleyball captures 3-1 home victory over Capital

After losing on their home court during Homecoming weekend, the John Carroll University volleyball team was out for revenge during its second home match of the year, a matchup with the Capital University Crusaders. Revenge is exactly what they got, as they came away with a win on Saturday at home, defeating the Crusaders in…

Everything you want to know about the Twitter IPO

This past week, Twitter Inc., an online social networking and microblogging service founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, has been in headlines for its recently released plan to raise $1 billion through a public offering. Last Thursday, Twitter released its S-1, or initial public offering (IPO), that it filed with the Securities and…