Articles published in February, 2014

Cleveland Rocks!

Hanging around Cleveland for Spring Break? No worries; here’s a handful of ideas on how to spend your weeklong break. Whether you’re hanging solo, chilling with friends or spending time with family, these ideas are sure to promise a good time. No matter your budget range, Cleveland has something to offer for everyone.     •…

Full Disclosure: G-20 Summit Review

    This past weekend, finance ministers and central bank governors of the world’s biggest economies, known as the Group of 20 or G-20, met in Sydney, Australia to have an annual meeting regarding the discussion of topics significant to the global economy. I will review one of the key topics discussed during this meeting…

A Europe we don’t know

While it seems that the crises in Ukraine may be over at last, there are few things that should be noted. First of all, we must be thankful, hope and pray that no more bloodshed such as what we saw last week in Ukraine will continue.   Of course that seems to be a given.…

Alumni Corner: The CN talks with 2012 ‘Meet the Press’ fellow Emily Gaffney

The CN: What were you involved in during your time at John Carroll?   Gaffney: Mostly newspaper. That was the main thing that I spent a lot of my time on.   The CN: And were you Editor in Chief?   Gaffney: Yeah, my senior year.   The CN: What was your major?   Gaffney:…

One step further

Starting at the beginning of the spring semester, ARAMARK implemented various changes in the cafeteria. ARAMARK is the food service company at John Carroll that is responsible for all dining options. The most notable of these changes is the switch to the MyPlate diagram as a nutritional guide. The MyPlate diagram, like the MyPyramid before…

Clinton leads Democrats for 2016 presidential nomination

  “I’m not even posing those questions. I am really looking forward to stepping off the fast track that I’ve been on. I’ve been out of politics as Secretary of State. I don’t see myself getting back into politics.”   This was the response from Hillary Clinton in 2013 when asked whether she would consider…

Business Basics: Lien

    A lien is a creditor’s conditional right of ownership, or security interest, against a debtor’s property that disallows its sale or transfer without paying off the creditor. In a contractual arrangement, a lien is the right of a contracting party to take possession of a specific asset of the other contracting party, in…

Carroll Ballers help get kids ‘on the courts, off the streets’

    The Carroll Ballers Program was started in the fall of 2012 by juniors Michael Gong and Ned Barnes.   The program started as a service activity through the Center for Service and Social Action. Gong had participated in the program as a freshman as service placement for his First Year Seminar class.  …

‘I’m not leaving’

  Imagine living in a country so war-torn and dangerous that it makes the United States shiver. Imagine staring into the face of genocide and deciding not to flee, sending your spouse, children and loved ones away, not knowing that simply doing what felt right could kill you, as it did the thousands persecuted on…

Mentz's Minute: Collins, Sam setting precedent

Last February, few people knew who Jason Collins and Michael Sam were. And frankly, no one cared.   After all, at the time, Collins was a bench player for the NBA’s Washington Wizards and Sam had just completed his junior season of football at the University of Missouri. Both were athletes, one professional and one…

Hirschmann’s Hoops: NBA has to change dunk contest

This year’s NBA All-Star Weekend had as much hype as any other has had in quite some time, much of that revolving around the new format of the dunk contest and the big names partaking in it.   But before the “new and improved” dunk contest could take center stage, there were plenty of other…

Gutsy senior performances lock up third place finish for men at OACs

  After three days of competition against the Ohio Athletic Conference’s best swimmers, John Carroll University took home third in a field of seven at the OAC Championships. A senior-led group, JCU finished third with 481 points behind the University of Mount Union (673.5) and winner for the 10th consecutive year, Ohio Northern University (935).…

Men’s basketball falls in disappointing home loss to Wilmington

      Every game in February counts in the Ohio Athletic Conference.   That’s why John Carroll University’s 97-74 loss to Wilmington College hurt so much.   Playing on Sunday, Feb. 16 following a one-day delay due to a campus power outage, the Blue Streaks came out strong at home but ran out of…

Lucky Numbers 2/20/14

  767: This is the amount in millions of dollars that Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. has recently asked a judge to approve as the settlement amount to pay off a $1.2 billion bankruptcy claim with Freddie Mac. This claim is one of the biggest that remains against Lehman Brothers from when it filed for Chapter…

Men’s lacrosse beats Concordia 9-7 in first game in program history

    History was made Saturday afternoon as the John Carroll University men’s varsity lacrosse team debuted after nearly 17 months of development and work.   The young Blue Streaks struck early blows and rode freshman Keegan Flinter’s late goal to defeat the Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons, 9-7, at Don Shula Stadium.   Despite the…

Alumni Corner: The Carroll News chats with Kristen Jantonio ‘11

  The CN: What made you decide to apply for the “Meet the Press” Fellowship?   Kristen Jantonio: There was something that I just knew that I wanted it. I thought, “I want to do everything I possibly can to try and get this opportunity with ‘Meet the Press’ because it has such a lasting…

Hot Topics 2/20/14

  The six largest U.S. banks, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group, Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley, collectively had their insiders sell $26 million of stock in January, the busiest start to the year since 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal.   The Federal…

Higl's Squiggles: Long live The Beatles

  Whenever I’m down in the dumps, I always get by with a little help from my friends. Four fab friends to be exact: Paul, John, George and Ringo. If you live under a rock and are making the confused, blank Paris Hilton stare of oblivion because you have no idea of who I’m talking…

Higher Learning Commission visits campus

  Every 10 years, colleges and universities face a period of accreditation evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. 2014 was John Carroll University’s year to be visited by the task force.   The Commission evaluated JCU from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 and met with faculty, staff, JCU’s President Rev. Robert Niehoff S.J. and diverse…

Goodness Gracious: Beauty in the eyes of the beholder

A couple of weeks ago, our lovely managing editor for The Carroll News, Ryllie Danylko, wrote a fantastic column called “20 signs you’re a 20 something who’s sick of being told how to be a 20 something.” If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly suggest you go digging through your old issues or browse…

Strong final race secures third place finish at OAC Championships

    An Ohio Athletic Conference Championship is what each school strives to achieve each season. But for the John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team, it wasn’t about the glory of placing highly, it was more about beating their personal times and setting a legacy for Mark Fino’s first year as head coach.…

Wrestling middleweights battle, but JCU falls to Baldwin Wallace, 29-11

  Rivalries were renewed Tuesday night when Baldwin Wallace University visited the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center for a wrestling dual meet.   Despite strong efforts from its middleweight wrestlers, John Carroll University fell to the Yellow Jackets, 29-11.   It was the third consecutive home loss for JCU, following late collapses against the University of…

Business Basics: Liquidity

  Liquidity is a measure that represents an ability to pay short-term expenses. Liquidity also represents having a large number of assets that specifically can be converted to cash easily, such as blue chip and money market securities.   When used in the context of a company, liquidity is a measure that allows an investor…

Full Disclosure: Cable changes

    Big news recently has been the announcement of the potential purchase of Time Warner Cable, the United States’ second-biggest cable company, by Comcast Company, the biggest cable company in the U.S. Since this news came out last week, many Americans have been speculating on what changes may occur to their cable services if…

Lustig, Spahar sisters lead 22-point comeback win over Wilmington

  Down, but certainly not out, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team went into hostile territory on Saturday, Feb. 15 and stared a 22-point second half deficit right in the face.   And the Blue Streaks didn’t flinch.   Heading into Saturday’s game with a 1-14 all-time record at Wilmington College, JCU faced not…