Articles published in September, 2014

Arrest Made in California King Fire

Police determined that one of the 12 wildfires running paths of destruction across California was allegedly ignited by arson. The wildfire is known as the “King Fire” and is increasing in size at the rampant rate of 4,000 acres every 12 hours just northeast of San Francisco, according to NBC. “There are a lot of…

Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom

History was made on Friday, Sept. 18 when Scotland voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom in a decision that produced a huge sigh of relief for London and averted an uncertain future for Scotland.   According to CNN, 55 percent of Scottish voters voted against independence.The margin was greater than expected by…

Boston Bomber’s trial to be held in Massachusetts

A U.S. district judge denied Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s request for a separate hearing in regard to the decision to move his trial out of Massachusetts on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Tsarnaev is one of the alleged masterminds behind the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The defense team continues to argue the improbability of finding 12 unbiased…

The Johnson Journal: Exploration, not confrontation

    Imagine someone has just asked you about one of the latest stories in the news.   For our sake, let’s use the United States’ bombing of Syria as an example. Your friend wants to know if you’ve heard the details or know the background. You respond that you have heard the story. Now…

Kindergarten lessons

    Think back through your years in school. Who can you say is your favorite teacher? Now, as good as that teacher may be, does he or she compare to your kindergarten teacher?   Kindergarten is your first real year of school. What you learn there affects how you live the rest of your…

Plethora of shots and goals aid JCU in 6-1 win

  In the team’s biggest victory since last October, John Carroll University men’s soccer crushed the St. Vincent Bearcats in a 6-1 victory on Saturday, Sept. 20, thanks to a slew of goals by freshman.   The Blue Streaks arrived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, scoring from the moment they got off the bus.   Freshman midfielder…

Consistency key at National Catholic Championships

  In a field of 195 runners, the John Carroll University women’s cross country team had eight runners finish in the top 100 – including five in the top 60 – and placed ninth out of 25 non-Division I teams that raced at the 35th National Catholic Championships on Friday, Sept. 19.   Sophomore Becky…

Freshmen lead JCU to third place among D III teams

    Fresh faces and fast paces led the John Carroll University cross country team this past weekend as the squad kicked off its 2014 campaign at 35th National Catholic Championships on Friday, Sept. 19 in South Bend, Indiana.   Three freshmen finished in the top 55 out of the total 183 participants, with Elliot…

Blue Streaks extend win streak to four games with shutout victory over Wooster

  Extending their win streak to four games, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team defeated Wooster College 2-0 at Don Shula Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 23.   It was thanks to a bit of luck that the Blue Streaks were able to put points on the board first. In just the 6th minute of…

Blue and Gold weather tough conditions over two-day John Carroll Invitational

  Hosting their only tournament of the year, the John Carroll University women’s golf team hosted the John Carroll Invitational at the Eagle Creek Golf Course over the weekend, finishing in eighth place with an overall team score of 766.   The University of St.Francis (IN) took home the tournament crown by shooting an overall…

Invitational victory propels team to 13-2 start

  The John Carroll University volleyball team continued its winning streak with a pair of sweeps this past weekend at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational.   JCU has been unstoppable for the last three sets of weekend tournaments, racking in 10 straight wins and upping their record to 13-2.   The highlight of the weekend came…

Men’s Tennis Season Underway with Successful Weekend at Oberlin

  The John Carroll men’s tennis team opened their season with a solid showing at the Oberlin Invitational this past weekend.   The Blue Streaks, led by the sophomore duo of reigning Ohio Athletic Conference player of the year, Jad Abdul-Aal, and Kyle Mollison, competed in three rounds of singles play and two rounds of…

Despite close loss, Blue Streaks gain confidence in promising performances

  The John Carroll University men’s golf team hosted their first match of the year at the River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio this past weekend as the Blue Streaks faced off against Ohio Athletic Conference rival Baldwin Wallace University.   A tight match throughout, the Yellow Jackets prevailed, shooting a 304 as…

Blue Streaks overpower Heidelberg for second straight year

Don Shula Stadium hosted a capacity crowd for a nationally ranked matchup on a Saturday afternoon. No.16 Heidelberg University traveled to University Heights for an early season marquee game with No. 10 John Carroll University, for the first Ohio Athletic Conference game on the schedule. JCU secured a spot as a national powerhouse  in convincing…

Fantasy Football

Is there anything in this world that brings as much joy and as much pain as fantasy football?   Everybody plays. Everybody loves it. Everybody hates it.   I’m one of those people. Every year, I decide, once again, that I’ll jump on this roller-coaster ride because I think this is the year. I know…

‘Brush With Danger’ flirts with ambiguity

    A brother and sister’s impoverished journey to America is depicted in the film “Brush with Danger,” directed by Livi Zheng, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Film Production at the University of Southern California.   The film opened this past Friday, Sept. 19 at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland. Zheng…

To do it for the vine or nah

  Some social media apps have had a good run. A lot die out, too.   There was Formspring, which no one will remember until they read this. Facebook is now for  parents and old high school classmates with kids.   Twitter has maintained a steady presence. So has Snapchat. Instagram is basic, but awesome.…

Higl's Squiggles: A letter to Urban Outfitters

  To my loyal readers, I come to you today with a broken heart. As a self-proclaimed lover of fashion and art, I am troubled. A store where I used to spend my spare hours perusing its website, essentially foaming at the mouth at the hipster-esque, jaw-dropping, eye-catching apparel, has lost my trust, respect and…

Goodness Gracious: Humilitas occidit superbiam

  “Humilitas occidit superbiam.” Humility kills pride. I learned about this phrase during my stay in Italy. (Yes, another column about my trip!) It was, in fact, incorporated into a painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio.   Quick side note here: I’m not an art history major. I have never studied art. Truth be told,…

Proceed with Caution

  Earlier this week, the John Carroll University Parking Office came under fire for accidentally sending out an email to the entire student body about one student’s unpaid parking tickets. Students soon took to social media to voice their complaints and try their hand at humor about the issue. Some students, in fact, suggested that…

Cup of Joe: This Is Our Home

    Life isn’t fair. Or so we think.   Each of us is incredibly blessed. We’ve hit the jackpot. We’re part of a lucky few.   How so, you ask?   Each of us has a golden opportunity to join an elite group – college graduates. Just 6.7 percent of the world’s population has…

‘We the People’ receives $50,000: CSSA’s program awarded Honor Project Trust grant

John Carroll University’s ‘We the People’ service program received a generous grant from the Honor Project Trust on Sept. 4.   The Honor Project Trust is an organization dedicated to giving money to charitable organizations in Ohio that have a positive impact on society. This year alone, the Honor Project Trust gave $6 million to…

Humans of John Carroll 9/25/14

It takes a special sort of person to start each early morning with a beaming smile and immense work ethic.   Not everyone can rise each day before the sun, commute to work as it rises and serve the JCU community before most students have even thought about waking up.   Diane Seifert, longtime John…

‘The caf’ goes green

This week in sustainability, we will take a look at something near and dear to all of our hearts, the Schott Dining Hall. Commonly known as “the caf,” it is actually one of the most environmentally conscious entities on campus. You have all probably noticed the new dish carousel (the thing that takes your dirty…

ISIS executes British Aid Worker David Haines

      The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a video on Sept. 13, which showed the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker who was kidnapped in March 2013.   According to CNN, the executioner directly addressed British Prime Minister David Cameron, stating, “Your evil alliance with America, which continues…