Articles published in March, 2014

The Chief Wahoo debate: Is the Tribe’s mascot offensive?

  With Opening Day fast approaching in Cleveland, the city is ablaze with posters of manager Terry Francona smiling down upon his beloved fans, banners of Nick Swisher sharing his electric grin and advertisements sporting the shy and humble Yan Gomes. While not as prominent as in previous decades, Chief Wahoo also still adorns several…

Behind the scenes of Streaks in Key

  Streaks in Key has set the tone for a cappella music-making at John Carroll University. Becoming the first student-run, co-ed a cappella group sets Streaks in Key apart from the familiar Rhapsody Blue and Sweet Carrollines. Yet it has been a while since the JCU community has seen Streaks in Key, which debuted back…

New ‘Star Wars’ movie set to take the screen

Star Wars fanatics rejoiced as J.J. Abrams publicly announced his upcoming film, “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the first of a planned trilogy. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan teamed up to write the screenplay for the much anticipated new film.   Disney and Lucasfilm made an official announcement on Tuesday, March 18 that the new Star Wars…

Blue Streaks split trio of weekend twinbills, sit at 7-7 overall

    The John Carroll University softball squad had a long weekend with a lot of short turnarounds, as the team faced Ohio Wesleyan University, Muskingum University and Thomas More College in a trio of doubleheaders.   “I think we overall played very well this weekend,” senior Sam Becker said. “We just seemed to have one…

Student Union votes against SAF budget for the first time in history

  For the first time in Student Union history, SU senators voted against the proposed Student Activities Fee budget for the fiscal year 2015 at the SU meeting on Tuesday, March 25. The budget, heavily discussed and debated at both Tuesday’s meeting and the meeting the week before, was voted down in a 10-9 ruling.…

U.S. hits Russia with sanctions following aggression

      The Russian economy is currently facing harsh consequences as a result of sanctions placed by President Obama after Vladimir Putin formally annexed Ukraine’s Crimean region.   To date, 16 Russian government officials and many of Putin’s close associates have been affected by the sanctions, which prohibit travel to the United States and…

Spahar becomes second All-American player in program history: Honors come on heels of announcement of senior as finalist for National Player of the Year

  Every senior wants to go out with a bang, and Missy Spahar has done exactly that. After the women’s basketball team’s  season ended with an NCAA Tournament appearance, Spahar has been racking up awards and accolades left and right.   After being named the Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year, as well as…

JCU sweeps Mount Union on Monday after multiple delays

  Heading into this weekend’s doubleheader with the University of Mount Union, John Carroll University’s baseball team had not found their stride quite yet.   With a sub-.500 record entering their first Ohio Athletic Conference game, the Blue Streaks were looking to use these games against the Purple Raiders to kick start the rest of…

JCU turns in strong individual performances at 49er Classic

  Mens Track and Field   The John Carroll University’s men’s track and field team took to sunny Charlotte, N.C. to make its outdoor season debut on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, as JCU competed at the Charlotte 49er Classic.   The warm weather spurred on JCU to a solid performance in the…

Mollison leads JCU to 9-0 sweep of Muskingum

    Following a sizeable 8-1 loss to Oberlin College on March 15, the John Carroll University men’s tennis squad needed a boost, especially heading into a grueling Ohio Athletic Conference schedule.   JCU got just that this past weekend.   The Blue Streaks dominated Muskingum  University in a clean 9-0 sweep on Saturday, March…

Missing Malaysian flightcrashed in Indian Ocean

  The 17-day search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended on Monday when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the jet crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. Airline officials said all 239 passengers onboard are presumed dead.   Groundbreaking satellite-data analysis by Inmarsat, a British satellite company, showed the plane went down in the ocean…

U.S. sanctions affect Russian businesses

  A political crisis is growing in eastern Europe. Most recently, Crimea, an autonomous region of Ukraine, was officially accepted into the Russian Federation, after a widely contested referendum in which 95.5 percent of the Crimean people voted to secede from Ukraine. Both the United States and the member states of the European Union have…

Season recap: Women’s basketball caps off historic season with NCAA win

After a tumultuous offseason, the John Carroll University women’s basketball program entered the 2013-14 season with a laundry list of questions that needed to be answered.   What style would new head coach Kelly Morrone bring to the team? Would the veterans on the roster buy in to her message?   The Blue Streaks answered…

Mirman finishes sixth at NCAA Tournament

  After earning places on the 2014 All-Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling team, sophomore Dan Mirman and junior Terner Gott qualified and competed in the NCAA Division III National Championships on March 14-15 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   Mirman ended a four-year drought of All-Americans for John Carroll University wrestling, as he won both of his…

Ukraine’s Crimean region votes to join Russian Federation

  Since the beginning of the month, Russia and Ukraine have been up in arms over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to invade Ukraine’s land.   The spark ignited back on March 1, when Putin ordered Russian troops to occupy Ukraine. Most recently, Putin had his sights set on the region of Crimea – a…

‘Noah’ banned in Islamic states

On March 28, Paramount Pictures will premiere its much anticipated film, “Noah,” featuring Russell Crowe, in the United States.   However, some groups are upset with the movie about the biblical figure. Director Darren Aronofsky’s Hollywood film adaptation of the well-known biblical story is already receiving harsh criticism about his creative choices.   Aronofsky is…

Students harassed by stranger in academic building and dorm

    On Monday, March 10 at 12:06 a.m., JCUPD alerted the John Carroll University community of an unidentified man roaming the campus and verbally harassing students. The text alert read, “Tonight an unknown male made improper comments to students in Ad Bldg. & Millor Hall. Described as blk male, 6’ tall, blk coat, tan…

Spring play changes pace for JCU theatre

“Witty, melancholy and moving” – these are the words sophomore Abbey Vogel used to describe the Tim Russert Department of Communications and Theatre Arts’ spring play “The Glass Menagerie.”   Unlike recent shows at JCU, Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” incorporates themes that are dark and can be difficult to deal with.   Vogel, who…

Search continues for missing Malaysian Flight 370

  Although there is no definitive information surrounding the whereabouts of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared March 8, officials are now exploring the possibility that the plane’s route was purposely changed.   The Boeing 777 was carrying 239 people on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it lost contact with air traffic…

Viacom resolves with Google over YouTube

  The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Viacom Inc., an American global mass media company that owns cable networks such as Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, resolved its copyright litigation with Google Inc. over Google’s YouTube video site.   “This settlement reflects the growing collaborative dialogue between our two companies on important…

Season recap: Men’s basketball battles to OAC Championship, falls in title game

Coming into this year, the Blue Streaks knew they would only go as far as their young talent took them.   The talent brought the John Carroll University men’s basketball team within one game of the NCAA Tournament.   Junior David Hendrickson and sophomores Danny Wallack and Joey Vuyancih started every game in the backcourt…

Lucky Numbers 3/20/14

9: This is the amount in millions of dollars that British retailer Primark said it would begin paying in long-term compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh on April 2013 – the deadliest garment industry disaster ever. Primark is one of more than two dozen retailers whose clothes were made…

Leous buries four goals in win over St. Vincent as JCU stays perfect at home

The young roster of the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team had worked to a near perfect record through their first five games. Returning home Saturday, March 15 they once again did not disappoint.   Freshman Stephen Leous recorded his fourth hat trick of the season as JCU held on for an 11-9 victory over…

JCU seeking approval for emergency access road

  John Carroll University was granted approval by University Heights City Council to construct the St. Ignatius of Loyola Plaza, and the University is also in talks to ask the city of University Heights to approve an emergency-only access road near Murphy Hall.   The plaza, which was first announced in 2012, is set to…

JCU pep band carries on Salem legacy

  From the time the JCU men’s basketball team competed in the NCAA Division III Final Four in 2004, the JCU pep band has been invited to perform in Salem,Va. each year since. Although the Blue Streaks will not be attending the championships this year, the pep band has been asked to return to bring…