Articles published in January, 2014

College Basketball: Top NBA Draft prospects

On Thursday June 26th, NBA teams will be tasked with trying to rebuild their team behind one of the many college stars in this draft class. This draft class is loaded with collegiate stars with the potential become superstars in the NBA.   Since the draft’s order is yet to be determined, this list of…

Off the Richter: So happy for you (really)

When I was in Ireland last year, I came home from the pub one night and was surprised to have an email from my father informing me that my elder sister, Hannah, had gotten engaged earlier that evening (it was two in the morning in Ireland, but only 9 p.m. at home). I was shocked.…

Goodness Gracious: Time for a modern Joan of Arc

Some time ago, my dad handed me a book by Mark Twain and told me that it was hands down one of the most inspiring books he had ever read. Apparently, it had even moved him to tears when he was sitting in an airport, which, if you know anything about my dad or have…

OurView: Don’t grow up: it’s a trap

Ever seen the movie “Moonrise Kingdom”? If you haven’t, you should. On the surface, it’s a film about two unruly and socially awkward runaways who cause their parents some serious stress. However, a closer inspection reveals something quite different. These two children were willing to abandon everything they knew, forgo all the warm safeties of…

The Ryllie Factor: 20 signs you’re a 20-something who’s sick of being told how to be a 20-something

    “20 things every 20-something should know how to do,” “101 things every 20-something realizes in their 20s,” “20 women every 20-something girl needs in her life,” “5,000 signs you’re a 20-something.” What is it about the ages of 20-29 that everyone feels it is his or her responsibility to regulate these years? It…

Scafe v. JCU court proceedings continue

A lawsuit filed by former head football coach Regis Scafe against John Carroll University is set to go to trial in 10 days, but the University is still awaiting a ruling on a motion to have the case dismissed. Hundreds of pages of documents filed with the court in support of dismissing the case provide…

What do you believe in? New Secular Students Alliance facilitates dialogue for critique and exploration of religious beliefs

Thanks to the John Carroll Secular Students Alliance, students of both religious and non-religious backgrounds are now represented at John Carroll University.   Recently established as a student organization, JCU Secular Students plans to recognize students with nontheistic backgrounds. Currently about 30 members strong, the group is continuing to grow by the day. Sophomore Tyler…

The British are coming to Beachwood: The Pub opens its doors at Beachwood Place

Itching for the opportunity to travel to Great Britain, but unable to leave the comfort of the Cleveland area? Prepare yourself for a British invasion.   Nick Sanders, a restaurateur hailing from Cincinnati, has brought the concept of the classic British pub to Beachwood, Ohio. Sanders is the owner and founder of the Tavern Restaurant…

Blue Streaks lose physical game at home to Ohio Northern, 74-71

Mother nature pushed back the start of the John Carroll University vs. Ohio Northern University women’s basketball game to a 3 p.m. tipoff on Sunday afternoon.   In a physical game in which neither team led by more than seven points, the Polar Bears emerged with a 74-71 victory over the Blue Streaks in an…

Protests erupt throughout Ukraine

Pandemonium is erupting in Ukraine as protests escalated this past week. According to CNN News, protests began back in November after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign a European Union trade agreement, choosing instead an agreement that favored strong economic ties to Russia, despite the people’s objections.   Protesters are now demanding that the…

A sneak peek of America’s favorite pastime: Super Bowl commercial watching

Every year, two lucky cities get to watch their teams compete for the Lombardi Trophy in front of a worldwide audience. Yet, many people watching could care less about who wins. It’s true; they are there for the guacamole – and for the commercials. It’s tradition that commercials play a large role in the Super…

Snowden allowed to remain in Russia

The debate over Edward Snowden is far from over after a recent report states that the former NSA contractor who leaked confidential secrets will continue to receive asylum from Russia, despite efforts by the U.S. government to have him deported out of Russia. According to CNN, the announcement was released from head of the foreign…

Polar Bears too formidable for JCU on the road in 97-80 loss

It would be easy to argue that John Carroll University men’s basketball plays according to the weather. They started the season off hot, but have shot as cold as the weather lately.   Unfortunately, January continues to be a frigid month for the Blue and Gold, as they dropped another Ohio Athletic Conference game to…

“Black Widows” threaten Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

  As the Winter Olympics draw near, tensions are rising in regard to security measures in Sochi, Russia. This has developed as terror threats have become more rampant. Included in these threats are reports of “black widows,” terrorists whose close relatives have been killed in conflicts with the Russian government. Much of this has occurred…

Lucky Numbers

80: This is the percentage of stake that 21st Century Fox Inc. will reportedly take in YES Network, according to the Chicago Tribune. Twenty-First Century Fox currently has a 49 percent stake in YES Network. This deal is expected to close by the end of the first calendar quarter, and financial terms have not been…

Keep Playing Cleveland prepares for April 5 kickoff; plans possible partnership with JCU

Cleveland’s inner-city kids everywhere are waiting for the opportunity to play, and the new organization Keep Playing Cleveland could give them just the equipment they need.   The founder of the fledgling organization, John Carroll University graduate student Daniel Wasnick, was in Los Angeles training for his internship with Coach Across America, part of AmeriCorps,…

JCU students get a jump start on med school

John Carroll University prides itself on its successful job placement rate after graduation, and JCU’s Medical School Early Acceptance programs that partner with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ohio students contribute to this high success rate. The program helps both prospective high school…

Murphy Hall construction: The saga continues

The Krill Co. Inc. construction company, with the help of Hasenstab Architects in Akron, Ohio, engineers from McHenry & Associates Inc., as well as owners representative from Project and Construction Services Inc., have moved the Murphy Hall renovation along quickly and efficiently.   The extreme cold weather over Winter Break did not affect the work…

American Eagle foregoes retouching in new campaign

American Eagle Outfitters recently launched a new set of advertisements featuring unretouched models as part of their new “Aerie Real” campaign.   The advertisements, released on Friday, Jan. 17, are specifically for Aerie, American Eagle’s lingerie line. The Aerie Real images have phrases like “The girl in this photo has not been retouched” and “The…

Hot Topics

AT&T Inc. continues to look into possible acquisition in Europe, specifically U.K.-based Vodafone Group PLC. This move has been scrutinized by European regulators recently. This is due to the revelations that the U.S. collected large amounts of data on phone and Internet communications about European leaders.   Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. plans to…

Higl's Squiggles: Stop making sex sell

Picture this: three scantily clad women parading around a man fully dressed in a suit, caressing Beats Pill Speakers to the tune of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Let’s switch gears to this picture: a man dominating a minimally dressed woman in bed, with a magazine displaying a picture of a car covering her face. That’s…

Med School? Check.

This past fall, John Carroll University implemented a new partnership with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ohio students (OU-HCOM). This program enables both current and future John Carroll students to gain acceptance to medical school much earlier than usual.   This program…

Community of inclusion

John Carroll University’s Student Union recently approved a new student organization called the John Carroll Secular Students Alliance. This organization seeks to recognize students with nontheistic backgrounds and currently has about 30 members.   Several students have expressed disapproval of this group, including concerns about the group infringing upon the values of other Catholic students.…

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ soundtrack mixes old tunes and new voices

As award season reaches fruition in the next few weeks, movie, television and music fans are scrambling to preview as many nominated films, shows and songs as humanly possible. Mega-talented musician and actor Justin Timberlake is no newcomer to award season. In fact, Timberlake has won over 50 awards throughout his lucrative career.   However,…

Full Disclosure: Pre-Grammying

This past week, lots of news surrounded the Grammys, specifically the Grammy nominees. This attention is great for the artists that are in the spotlight, as it encourages their popularity, exposure and record sales. However, managers and executives of record labels continue to seek ways to boost profits in an ever-changing market and industry.  …