Articles published in September, 2014

Father admits to killing five children

    Authorities announced on Thursday, Sept. 11 that Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. will be charged with the murders of his five children, ages one through eight. Jones confessed after spending two days in jail.   The 32-year-old computer technician told neighbors he was taking his children out of their home in Lexington County, South…

GOP considering new spending bill

    Republicans in the House of Representatives are currently considering a bill that will fund the government through the end of 2014 in order to prevent another government shutdown.   Congress must pass a bill to fund the government by Sept. 30, or the government will be at risk of another partial shutdown, much…

Fixing a broken system

  As many of us in Northeast Ohio know, T.J. Lane escaped from prison for approximately six hours on Thursday, Sept. 11. Lane was sentenced to three life sentences in 2013 after murdering three high school students in a school shooting.   Personally, it gave me cause to make sure all of my doors and…

Blue Streaks improve on day two at Corbett Fall Classic

    Another weekend, another tough course for the John Carroll University women’s golf team took the Michael Corbett Fall Classic at the Lake Shore Country Club in Erie, Pennsylvania this past weekend.   The Blue Streaks finished the tournament tied for 13th, as several players produced solid performances over the two days.   JCU…

All eyes on NFL as domestic abuse criticism builds

  The first few weeks of the NFL season is usually a celebratory occasion. Through two weeks of the 2014 season, it has been anything but.   Throughout the preseason, the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens were under attack after the release of a video showing former Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his then…

Blue Streaks fall after early goal at Medaille

In search of its first road win, the John Carroll University men’s soccer team traveled to Buffalo, New York on Saturday, Sept 13 for a non-conference match with undefeated Medaille College.   An early goal from the Mavericks left the Blue Streaks searching for their first road win, as JCU dropped to 3-3 on the…

Youth creates excitement

The decision about what the United States basketball roster should be for international competition has been a hot debate topic for years.   Some people claim it should be kept the way it is now––with the best players from the NBA teaming up to destroy the rest of the world. Others claim there should be…

JCU rides young talent to top half finish

  After a strong performance at the Gatorade Intercollegiate last week, the John Carroll University men’s golf  put together a strong performance at the Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Invitational.   A youth-laden JCU team, which fielded three freshmen, finished in fourth overall.   The OAC regular season championship is a combination of the fall invitational…

Drugstore makeup is a drug

This column is devoted to girls who know what’s good for them, who sometimes enjoy being vain and buy more makeup than they will ever need. I wrote this for us.   There are days where I get really bored, so I decide to go shopping. I also shop when I’m in a bad mood.…

JCU Autism Speaks walks for their cause

    Most students use Sunday mornings to relax. But on Sunday, Sept. 14, 19 John Carroll students met in the Belvoir parking lot at 8 a.m. to head downtown for the Walk for Autism Speaks at Progressive Field.   The walk was a fundraiser for autism research that included games, food, t-shirts, music and…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes over

    Fashion Week is usually seven days of intense fashion and little to no sleep.   This year’s event was no exception.   Mercedes-Benz’s New York Fashion Week ran from Sept. 4 – 11, debuting new upcoming trends from fashion collections designed for spring 2015.   With a jam-packed schedule of fashion favorites and…

Why should I go to this sophomore checkup thing?

  Nina Garcia-Wasnich   Sophomore students received more than just tuition bills in the mail this summer. They also got postcards reminding them about their “checkup,” sent from John Carroll’s Center for Career Services. These checkups are now a part of an annual fall semester program. Entering the sixth year of the program, sophomore checkups…

Game On

From Sept. 22 to Feb. 22, I will be spending, at a minimum, 22 hours a week staring at a black line, and another three hours picking heavy things up and putting them down. Yes, swim season is right around the corner.   I won’t lie—I’ve had a few friends ask if I’m quitting swimming,…

What’s the price of independence?

  It isn’t often that a nation votes on a referendum to break from a larger country or to form a new one. It’s even less often that this country is part of the United Kingdom, especially when the U.K. has existed for over 300 years.   The Scottish people will vote in a referendum…

The Johnson Journal: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

  This just in: the boundaries you view as separations from other people don’t actually exist. The concept is simple enough. But, I’ll admit as a disclaimer, some people find this to be earth-shattering.   Give it a moment’s thought: are the things you view as roadblocks actually impediments or do you just construct them…

Why are you here?

I don’t mean that to be some deep, philosophical question. I mean, why are you here at John Carroll? We all have our reasons for choosing this school over the others, but why did you choose higher education at all?   In the state of Ohio, high school students can drop out at the age…

Higl's Squiggles: Call Me Never

  Hey there, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to play everyone’s favorite Higl’s Squiggles game: “picture this.”   I’d like you to let your imaginations run wild. Picture a strapping young lad in his 20’s. He works a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job, and lunchtime rolls around. He leaves the office, and innocently walks…

Goodness Gracious: Give those tourists a hug

    As promised, I have another juicy topic relating to my Europe trip this past summer to write about extensively this week.   Well, at least I think it’s juicy. Really, it’s more of an observation I made several times throughout my trip and have been reflecting on since returning. The good news is…

Welcome, Dr. Mills

  At the beginning of this semester, John Carroll University welcomed Terry Mills as the first assistant provost of diversity and chief diversity officer. This marks a new era for John Carroll in their initiative to promote diversity. Previously, the University did not have an administrator in charge of diversity issues. While Mills acknowledges that…

Cup of Joe: It’s Time for Change

  The NFL is king.   In the world of American professional sports, no league boasts more teams, fans and revenue.   Now the NFL also holds the dubious honor of having the biggest current public relations crisis.   The league is dealing with blowback from its handling of the Ray Rice assault incident, combined…

This week in sustainability: Think before you trash it

The John Carroll University Environmental Issues Group (EIG) would like to welcome everyone back to John Carroll for another great year.   Good news: The bike co-op is back in gear with bikes now available for student use at the Recreation Desk.   There is a lot to look forward to this year–from new friends,…

HUMANS OF JOHN CARROLL: A new weekly feature about the people who make up JCU

If you see a girl wheeling a blue suitcase across campus at 5 a.m., it’s probably sophomore Amber Guizzotti with her ice skates, getting ready for her next competition.   Guizzotti represented John Carroll University at the Collegiate National Championship in Rochester Hills, Michigan this past August. She came in second place in her division…

Entrepreneurship Club takes home first place

During the first week of August, the University of Akron hosted the eighth annual Entrepreneurship Immersion Week. The competition is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium. The EEC is a group of entrepreneurship directors from 11 universities across Northeast Ohio.   Every year, the EEC hosts the event with the goal of educating entrepreneurship students…

JCU welcomes first assistant provost for diversity, Terry Mills

  John Carroll University showed commitment to university-wide diversity with the addition of the new appointed position of chief diversity officer. Terry Mills’ position has been effective since Aug. 18.   “I didn’t come to Cleveland for the weather, Mills joked, “I came to Cleveland because John Carroll’s commitment to higher education and social justice…

Full Disclosure: The student debt crisis and tuition increases: how does it affect the JCU community?

This country is facing a dire crisis.   In 2008, many Americans were defaulting on their mortgages, the loans they took out in order to buy a home. The financial crisis that followed caused what many call the “Great Recession.” Today, we face a similar issue.   In 2014, people are defaulting on their student…