Articles published in January, 2014

Alumni Corner: Interview with NFL GMs Caldwell and Telesco at Senior Bowl

Last week I experienced the opportunity of a lifetime. With aspirations of pursuing a career in the professional sports industry after graduation, I was invited by Steven Burkett of Eye-Scout LLC (a professional scouting and sports software company) to travel to Mobile, Ala. for the Reese’s Senior Bowl.   I witnessed firsthand the top collegiate…

Cup of Joe: Peyton Manning’s Legacy

Peyton Manning never fails to amaze me.   He’s certainly succeeded in wowing me, and the rest of the nation, with his special 2013 season.   Critics decrying a lack of Super Bowl jewelry on Manning’s fingers have been silenced by his record-busting season.   But with a win on Super Bowl Sunday, does Manning…

Business Basics: Operating Leverage

Operating leverage is the relationship between a company’s fixed and variable costs. Fixed costs for a company are the costs that do not change with an increase or decrease in the amount of goods or services produced. Variable costs are the costs that vary depending on a company’s production volume. They rise as production increases…

Imgur popularity rises among Millenials

Internet users of this generation have the opportunity to express themselves like never before. A great example of this is Imgur, a website that acts as a photo-sharing hub and browser for pictures and short animated clips, technically called by their Internet file name “GIFs.” Imgur has become increasingly popular due to its ability to…

Counting wrong

With the Olympics just over a week away, the mood we should display is one of exuberance. However, the one that we have been displaying is one of sheer fear and terror.   In light of recent terrorist attacks in Russia, this fear is quite justified. For almost two decades now, Russia has been involved…

Fatal explosions hit Cairo amid Egyptian turmoil

Four deadly bombings aimed at police in high profile areas throughout Cairo, Egypt resulted in the deaths of six people, including four policemen, and injured 70 people on Friday, Jan. 24.   Following the bombings, there were fears of increased militant insurgency of retaliation by Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.   Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, a young…

JCU Athletics Weekly Round-Up: John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup

Men’s Track & Field   The John Carroll University men’s indoor track and field team traveled into enemy territory on Friday, Jan. 24 for the Baldwin Wallace Mid-January Meet and finished in second place. JCU’s score of 177 points fell short of only Case Western Reserve University’s 232 in the four-team meet.   Field events…

CN Sports Roundtable: The Super Bowl

The moment everyone has been waiting two weeks for is almost here. The annual most-watched sporting event, the Super Bowl, is upon us. A rich tradition filled with heroes and goats, the game is bigger than any one man.   There will be a lot on the line for both teams. Can Peyton Manning solidify…

Mentz's Minute: Cleveland, we have a problem

As recently as three months ago, there was optimism in the Cleveland air surrounding the Cavaliers, their playoff chances in the 2013-14 season and perhaps even the idea of LeBron James returning home in the summer of 2014.   Fast-forward to present day, and that optimism has been buried by snow, frozen over and completely…

Columns: Cheesy column #35

We all dream. In one way or another, every single person dreams. Some people dream much more than others, during the day as well as during the night. I recently saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which, without spoiling the entire movie, is about a man who spends almost his entire existence daydreaming about…

Broadway’s 2014 lineup takes to the stage

What could be more thrilling for theater lovers than the view of Times Square in New York City? One could argue that this year’s Broadway lineup will be just as dazzling. 2014 is packed with a lineup of familiar shows featuring well-known actors. Some new changes to the old classics will create a whole new…

Griffin rejoins softball team as assistant coach

One of the most decorated softball players in John Carroll University history has returned to her alma mater.   After spending four years as JCU’s starting catcher, Mackenzie Griffin is back in University Heights as an assistant coach under new head softball coach Nicole Loudin.   “I am very excited to have Kenzie back as…

Farewell, former president: Ficke flies into office

The Student Union inauguration ceremony took place on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. in the LSC Conference Room, ushering in junior Tim Ficke as the new Student Union president. The evening began with the farewell address of previous SU president senior Kim Rossi. “The Student Union vision: to promote positive progress and change, ensuring…

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Cabbie D? Cabbie Don’t.

On Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at around 2:30 a.m., a group of students riding the “Cabbie D” party bus filed a report with JCU campus police. The students in question were verbally and physically harassed by a group of individuals who were not John Carroll students. The students had their belongings taken from them, and…

Cameron, Kreuz lead JCU track to strong Otterbein Invitational finishes

Men’s Track & Field   The Blue Streaks started their season off strong on Saturday, Jan. 18 by taking third place in the Otterbein Invitational, finishing with 86.83 points behind only Robert Morris University and Tiffin University.   The John Carroll University men’s track and field team started fast. Junior Alex Hamizadeh got it going…

Higl's Squiggles: That darn mouse in my locker

Not once in my life have I been a “roll with the punches” type of girl. You can even go as far as saying I fall into the opposite category. True, I don’t go all Britney Spears and shave my head when life doesn’t pan out, but you could say I’m a bit of an…

John Carroll University alumnus becomes mayor of Cincinnati

If one could peer into the past at John Cranley’s time at John Carroll University, the newly elected mayor of Cincinnati and member of the JCU class of ’96 would be doing many of the same things that current JCU students love: working in Student Union, performing service and reading The Carroll News. After many…

John Carroll professor publishes sixth collection of poetry

On Feb. 1, 2014, George Bilgere, of the John Carroll University English department, will release his newest volume of work entitled “Imperial,” a collection of poems about being middle-aged and middle-class in America. Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, this will be his sixth published collection of poetry. “[It is] an exploration of American…

Cup of Joe: Change translates into wins for JCU women’s basketball team

Few knew what to expect when the season began for the John Carroll women’s basketball team in November.   Senior leaders Missy Spahar and Allie Lustig were back to lead the Blue Streaks, but change was in the air.   A new head coach (Kelly Morrone), injuries and departures sowed uncertainty.   Morrone’s fellow coaches…

Columns: Sentiment, schmentiment

Here it is. The beginning of the end for the class of 2014. I can see the tears in your eyes and everybody is standing poised with their tissues as we make our way through this final semester of our undergraduate career, overwhelmed with fear, sadness, excitement and, in my case, a deadly case of…

Wading through the storm

The polar vortex that swept across the nation earlier this month wreaked havoc at John Carroll University, causing an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 worth of damage to offices and residence halls, according to Bernie Beyer, director of Physical Plant. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Writer-in-Residence Rev. Donald Cozzens received a call about some unexpected news: His…

No. 17 Blue Streaks use 23-0 run to bury Pioneers on the road, 88-65

Looking to bounce back from its first loss of the season, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team traveled to Marietta College on Saturday.   On the back of an incredible 23-0 second half run, the Blue Streaks ran the Pioneers out of the gym and emerged with an 88-65 victory.   The first half…

JCU men’s basketball can’t complete comeback, loses to Marietta at home by eight

In the Ohio Athletic Conference, each team possesses the ability to compete at a high level every night regardless of location.   This is a lesson the John Carroll University men’s basketball team continues to learn, as a slow start and poor performance from the free throw line led to a 78-70 loss to the…

Columns: Break the label machine

“Can you talk?” Walking through the hallways between classes, sitting at my desk, playing outside during recess – it didn’t matter where I was; this simple yet mocking three-word question was jabbed at me daily when I was in elementary school. I guess my quietness had peaked to such an absurd, mind-boggling level that some…