Articles published in April, 2014

JCU finishes inaugural regular season with a 12-3 mark

  In what is a rarity for any lacrosse game,  neither the John Carroll University nor Wilmington College lacrosse teams scored a goal in the entire first quarter in their game on Saturday, April 26.   After making some minor adjustments in between quarters, the floodgates opened for the Blue Streaks, as they unloaded for…

Consistent play helps men’s golf claim fourth at OAC championships

The John Carroll University Men’s golf team claimed fourth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at the River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio from April 25-27.   Thanks to a second place overall finish from sophomore Casey Vancil, the Blue Streaks were able to hold off conference rivals in the University of…

Cross Country and Track coach Dara Ford moves on to Otterbein

    After six seasons as head coach of the cross country teams at John Carroll University and five seasons as head coach of the track and field teams, Dara Ford had decided to resign from both positions as she will be moving on to Otterbein University where she will be holding identical head coaching…

Onward on for the summer

May is always a bittersweet time of year.   The gross part of spring is fading away, summer is fast approaching and school lets out for the next three months.   But school is letting out for the next three months.   In middle school, the end of the school year represented something so much…

Food, fun and giveaways

  John Carroll students who attended the SUPB sponsored Carroll Fest on Saturday, April 26 will remember the fun activities around the steps of D.J. Lombardo Student Center.   Walking down the steps of the Keller Commons, one may have felt like a kid in a candy store trying to decide where to go first.The…

Holocaust Remembrance Day observed at JCU: Jewish Foundation of Cleveland and Kol Israel honor victims at commemoration

  John Carroll University hosted a series of events for Holocaust Remembrance Day, which began the day before on Monday, April 28.   On April 27, the Jewish Foundation of Cleveland and Kol Israel invited the JCU community to a Yom Hashoah Commemoration.   The first event on Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday was the…

Bands rocked at Carroll Fest

John Carroll University’s Carroll Fest, presented by SUPB, is always a special event to celebrate the end of the spring semester.   With festivities including Henna, tie-dye, caricatures, a bouncy house, free food and giveaways, the afternoon was a hit.   Although it was chilly, this year’s Carroll Fest featured six band performances that entertained…

Columns: This week in sustainability

The JCU Environmental Issues Group, working with associate professor of biology Christopher Sheil, is reviving the bike co-op. Through the bike co-op, any John Carroll student can go to the desk in the JCU RecPlex and sign out a bike to use.  These bikes were donated to John Carroll by the University Heights Police Department.…

Joseph Miller retires after 53 years at JCU

Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts professor Joseph Miller will retire at the end of this semester after teaching at John Carroll University for 53 years.   Throughout his career, Miller has held a variety of positions at JCU. At one time, he served as adviser to The Carroll News.   “The University…

Debater earns national title: JCU student receives eighth place in U.S. competition

  When sophomore Brigette Mendes came to John Carroll University, she immediately started looking to join the debate team. One day at lunch, she happened to sit down at a table where debate was the main topic. She learned that one of the other students at that table was already on the debate team. Mendes…

Business basics: Commodity

    A commodity is any good exchanged during business, and is interchangeable with other goods of the same type. The quality of a commodity, such as water, may differ slightly, but it’s still considered to be uniform and valuable despite various companies. There are two main types of commodities: hard and soft. Hard commodities…

Student Union aims to freshen up dining hall

It’s not hard to see that the pictures hanging in the Schott Dining Hall are somewhat outdated. The dining hall is the only cafeteria on campus, unlike larger universities where there may be two or three different dining facilities. That is why making the cafeteria look its best is a primary concern of the facilities…

Constant wanderlust

Sheffield’s Shenanigans       I spent my Easter break in the Grand Canyon.   Okay, that’s not completely accurate. I spent 90 hours in a car heading to the Grand Canyon, before having a brief two-day excursion hiking in the Grand Canyon overnight.   Over $600 was spent on gas, multiple Subway footlongs were shared and…

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Water is one of the world’s most precious and diminishing resources. Consequently, water has become a commodity more valuable than gold. Thus, companies that supply fresh water have become great investment opportunities. Fresh water is currently a $600 million industry, and is expected to grow into a $1 trillion industry in the next six years.…

AIS project engages students

      Last week on Wednesday, April 23, the Accounting Information Systems, or AIS, class at JCU taught by accountancy professor Amanda English had its operations day for a class project that English created last semester with the intent of utilizing a real world illustration of the topics taught in class.   The project uses a…

Success is chopped up in a salad

  George Chase, Jr. is not your average student. While the average student may struggle with working part-time, Chase is a full-time business owner and founder of Chop It Salad Company.   Chop It is a fast-food restaurant–without all of the carbs, fat and sugars, specializing in make-it-your-own salads. With over 50 salad toppings and…

‘American Idiot’ takes the stage

  By the end of September, Green Day’s critically acclaimed, award-winning album, “American Idiot,” will be ten years old.   The album is the basis for the musical of the same name.   The show follows the story of Johnny, played by Jared Nepute – the self-described “Jesus of Suburbia.”   He and his friends,…

Time’s 100 most influential people of 2014–editor’s picks: Profile of notable figures included in Time Magazine’s annual ranking

TITAN: Pony Ma After graduating from Shenzhen University’s department of computer science, Ma began a career in computing at Runxun Communication Development Co., Ltd. In 1999, he founded Tencent Inc., an instant messaging service, which is currently valued at over $65 billion and is the fifth-largest Internet company in the world.   TITAN: Tony Fadell…

SCOTUS upholds Michigan’s ban on racial preference in college admissions

  A 6-2 ruling by the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ability to enact a law that would prohibit “all sex and race-based preferences in public education, public employment and public contracting.”   The ruling overturned a federal court of appeals decision saying the law would unconstitutionally strip minorities of their rights and violate the Equal…

South Korean ferry carrying 376 passengers capsizes

A South Korean ferry carrying a reported 376 passengers capsized on Wednesday, April 16 while headed to Jeju Island, off the coast of South Korea. As of Sunday, April 27, the death count totalled 187.   The majority of the 376 passengers on board were high school students going on a field trip to the…

Grit and grind

The grit and grind Memphis Grizzlies are doing it again.   In the 2012, the Grizzlies took the Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games before the Thunder managed to trump Memphis en route to their NBA finals appearance.   In 2013, with OKC’s star point guard Russell Westbrook out due to injury, the Grizzlies threw…

JCU Women’s Tennis puts in perfect performance heading into OACs

    John Carroll University’s women’s tennis team put on a dominant display on Saturday, April 26 over Marrieta College. This performance was especially impressive as they did not drop a single set throughout the entire match.   The team started out strong with sophomores Catherine Engel and Anna Stein  not dropping a single set…

JCU splits weekend series to end three-game skid

  After dropping two critical non-conference games to Marietta College on Saturday, April 26, the  John Carroll University Baseball team looked to bounce back against Denison University Big Red.   Since the season began in Florida for the Blue Streaks there have been two things missing: nice weather and seven inning games. In a two-game…

Women’s Golf ends season with tough competition in OAC Championships

    Over the weekend of April 25-26, John Carroll University’s women’s golf team competed in the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championships at the Columbia Country Club in Columbia Station, Ohio.   Finishing seventh out of eight total teams, the Blue Streaks contributed solid rounds across the board, the best of which came from sophomore…

Dramatic sweep sends softball to OAC tournament

  John Carroll University’s softball team needed a spark as Marietta College came to University Heights on Saturday, April 26 in what was  the final series of the season for both teams.   That spark came from senior Samantha Becker, who helped lead the Blue Streaks to a sweep of Marietta to clinch a trip…