Articles published in November, 2013

American Gratefulness

Another week has come to pass, and with that week has come a plethora of dismal headlines. While reflecting on the recent shooting at LAX, the looming consequences of the government shutdown and the NSA spying scandal, I realized that, for the most part, positivity is scarce in the news. As we begin to move…

One killed, seven injured in LAX shooting

The hustle and bustle of Friday afternoons in Los Angeles International Airport usually represents the thriving airline industry, but on Friday, Nov. 1, it represented something much different. Around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, 23-year-old  Paul Ciancia walked into the Los Angeles International Airport and shot an on-duty TSA officer at point-blank range. Ciancia’s shooting…

Further U.S. spying allegations revealed to the public

Scandal in Washington continues as recent reports exposed The White House’s and State Department’s approval of spying on allied foreign leaders. Der Spiegel, a German news magazine, reported last week that the NSA’s Special Collection Service has been monitoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel since 2002. Der Spiegel cited documents from former NSA contractor and now…

Elections result in victories for McAuliffe, Christie, DeBlasio

While the majority of the country is either recovering from last years election season or gearing up for 2014, three important elections took place on Tuesday. Both New Jersey and Virginia held their gubernatorial elections,  choosing Republican Chris Christie and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, respectively. Meanwhile, New York City held its mayoral electon, electing Democrat Bill…

JFK: 50 years later

As many of you know, tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of our nations 35th president, John F. Kennedy. In 2013, this seems to be nearing the realm of ancient history, particularly to my generation and even my parents (they were just infants at the time). These days, Kennedy himself seems to be…

McCain steps up attacks in Senate

At last week’s Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, D.C., Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke out about last month’s government shutdown and Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) involvement, according to Politico. McCain called Cruz “crazy,” stating that his choice to lead several tea party senators in a spending battle over Obamacare was the cause for the shutdown.…

Typhoon victims plagued by lack of medical care

The typhoon that razed cities and decimated the futures of nearly 4,000 Filipino citizens has come and gone, but the humanitarian crisis that it left in its wake still lingers. Original death toll estimates put the number at a grim 10,000 but have since been revised to just under 4,000 thus far. The number of…

Men and women’s basketball squads start year off right

Men’s Basketball It was a picture perfect start to the season for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team last weekend. After traveling to Meadville, Pa., the team dominated Adrian College and Alma College in a pair of double-digit victories. The young JCU squad came into the contest on Friday hoping to discover where their…

Cup of Joe: Kreuz clinches Nationals bid with special finish

Senior Gabriella Kreuz almost accepted her fate with one mile left during last Saturday’s NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich.   But Kreuz refused to end her cross country career at John Carroll with a loss. Drawing from deep within, the senior instead made the 6K race the most memorable of her…

Both men and women’s swimming & diving squads down Defiance

Men’s Swimming & Diving The John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team achieved its second win of the season with a resounding 133-52 victory over Defiance College on Saturday. The performance was remarkable considering the fact that 10 different JCU women’s swimmers earned first place finishes. The day started with a hard-earned victory in…

Three JCU wrestlers capture championships at unscored Trine Open

The 50th season premiere of the John Carroll University wrestling team occurred last week. The results are in, and the ratings could not be higher. Following a 38-3 victory over Case Western Reserve University on Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Blue Streaks put on a show at the unscored Trine Open in Angola, Ind. on Saturday.…

Women’s cross country finishes 8th while Kreuz qualifies for Nationals; men take 9th

Women’s Cross Country [By Haley Turner] The John Carroll University women’s cross country team put together a strong race at the 2013 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Championships, held at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Saturday. Taking eighth place, JCU’s finish was not quite good enough for a spot in the National…

Winterfest 2013: Cleveland’s holiday spectacular

Who’s ready to kick off the holiday season? Whether you have already started jamming out to your favorite holiday tunes or are preparing to deck your dorm rooms with colorful lights and miniature Christmas trees, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than attending the 35th annual Downtown Cleveland Winterfest 2013? On Saturday,…

Fashion Corner: Introducing the Chelsea boot

As the crisp chill of fall settles in for good and the days grow shorter and shorter as winter approaches, many people put their Sperry’s and sandals away for the season and break out their boots. For the past few seasons, the Chelsea boot has broken away from the pack as one of the many…

PG-13 vs. R-rated gun violence:Is there a difference?

Last week, the Associated Press released a study on gun violence in movies rated either PG-13 or R. The study was performed by The Ohio State University and the Annenburg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The study found that the occurrence of gun violence in PG-13 movies has increased over time to…

Higl's Squiggles: Did the pilgrims and Native Americans shop at Walmart?

Ah, it’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about “no-shave November.” I began to partake in the festivities but I realized it wasn’t exactly ladylike for a 20-year-old girl to walk around looking like that caveman from those Geico commercials.  No wonder all those guys on campus were running in the opposite…

WJCU’s Blizzard Bash returns

On Friday, Nov. 22, music and charity will combine forces. WJCU 88.7 FM is teaming up with The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to put on the annual Blizzard Bash event, beginning at 9:30 p.m. at the Happy Dog. Blizzard Bash is a charity rock concert whose proceeds go towards alleviating hunger. Admission is $5…

Former head football coach Regis Scafe files suit against John Carroll University

Former John Carroll University head football coach Regis Scafe has sued the University for age discrimination in a lawsuit that is set to go to trial in February in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, court records show.   Scafe, 63, was fired by the University just over a year ago, on Nov. 15, 2012, following…

Religion integral part of the hook-up culture for some students

The hook-up culture has become such a large topic of conversation in universities that it has been called into question what other parts of students’ lives are impacted by it. Because JCU is religiously affiliated, students’ religion also impacts the hook-up culture to different degrees. Fifty-five percent of respondents to the CN’s nonscientific survey said…

Search for a Vice President of University Mission and Identity begins

Do you know the religious affiliation of Harvard University? What about Ohio Northern University? Many schools have a religious affiliation, but sometimes people are unaware of exactly what that affiliation is, causing it to become lost and many schools to become secular. The job of the vice president of university mission and identity for John…

JCU undergoes accreditation process for the first time in 10 years

In early February, students will have the opportunity to be a part of a once-in-a-decade occurrence as John Carroll University undergoes the reaccreditation process. Every 10 years, the Higher Learning Commission selects a team of visitors to come evaluate the University based on five criteria: mission; integrity: ethical and responsible conduct; teaching and learning: quality,…

Did you hook up last night?: The Carroll News takes a look at JCU’s hook-up culture: Part One

“Did you hook up last night?” This question has been sweeping across college campuses and has started to define the image of a generation. The definitions and effects of the hook-up culture are creeping into daily conversation. Recently, that same conversation came to John Carroll University through a recent event called “Hooked Up” that was…

Texting and driving now a primary offense in University Heights

While technology is becoming increasingly vital to everyday life, it has also cost many lives due to vehicular accidents. University Heights is taking action by making texting while driving a primary offense in the city as of Aug. 13, 2013. According to University Heights police chief Steve Hammett, the law states, “No person shall use…

Students make their voices heard for SU executive board

The votes are in for this year’s Student Union executive board. 865 students voted this year, which is 28 percent of the John Carroll University student body. The president-elect is junior Tim Ficke, who said he ran for president because he wants to give back to the JCU community. “JCU has provided me with so…

Walkways cut off in an effort to facilitate pedestrian safety on campus

The first view of John Carroll University when entering campus has recently been altered, as the main gate has recently undergone a few renovations. Up until last week, after turning right onto Main Drive upon entering through the main gate, a short walkway between the bushes led out of campus onto the parallel Carroll Boulevard.…