Articles published in October, 2014

Cuyahoga County Council, District 10: Anthony Hairston, the silent campaigner

  County Councilmember Anthony Hairston UPDATED (Please scroll down for a response from Councilman Anthony Hairston)   Anthony T. Hairston, a 27-year-old graduate of Cleveland State University, was sworn in as the District 10 representative for Cuyahoga County Council last March 11. He was selected to replace former councilman Julian Rogers, who resigned to accept…

Supreme Court of Ohio: O’Donnell seeks to bring balance to court

  Judge John P. O’Donnell The Supreme Court seats in Ohio are currently held by one Democrat and six Republicans. Of its seven members, only five were elected to their positions, and the one Democrat is among those five. The other two were appointed by Republican governors Bob Taft and John Kasich.   Judge John…

U.S. House of Representatives: Marcia Fudge helps spur Cleveland revival

  As chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Marcia Fudge is a national spokeswoman for African-American legislators and issues Not too long ago, in 2010, Forbes magazine named Cleveland one of America’s most miserable cities. Frankly, our high unemployment, unpredictable weather, sub-par sports teams and once-inflammable river definitely did not defend us from this title.…

Music turns gray with Slipknot’s newest album

  As the end of October draws near, the anticipation for Halloween heightens. There are few bands that capture the terror, shock and creepiness of Halloween outside of Slipknot, the heavy metal seven person band from Des Moines, Iowa.   The group lost its founding bassist Paul Gray in 2010 to an accidental morphine  overdose,…

‘John the Valiant,’ a Hungarian operetta, heads to Kulas

Kulas Auditorium will welcome the Hungarian Equestrian Theatre of Komarom, Hungary to John Carroll University on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The touring group will perform the 1903 operetta “John the Valiant.”   The operetta is based on the epic poem written in 1845 by Sandor Petofi, a Hungarian poet. The poem was redone…

Ottawa gunman allegedly connected to Syrian extremist

    The gunman who shot and killed a reservist guard on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Canadian capital of Ottawa may have extremist ties, according to the Canadian foreign minister.   Michael Zehaf-Bebeau shot and killed Nathan Cirillo, 24, outside of the National War Memorial before stealing a car at gunpoint and driving to the…

Colorado shooter attempts to postpone trial

    Defense attorneys for James Holmes, who opened fire in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater in 2012, asked the judge on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to postpone Holmes’ trial.   Holmes’ attorneys argued that the Dec. 8 trial date did not allow enough time to properly review Holmes’ completed sanity examination. Holmes is charged with…

U.S. experiences isolated Ebola cases

    As the Ebola virus continues to sweep through West Africa, a few isolated cases have begun to appear in the United States, raising concerns throughout the country about quarantines and protocol for potentially infected people.   Dr. Craig Allen Spencer recently returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in Guinea. He was placed…

Washington Post legend Ben Bradlee dies

  Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post during its groundbreaking Watergate reporting that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at his home in Washington, D.C., according to The Washington Post.  Bradlee was 93.   Bradlee has been described as the “last lion-king of newspaper editors,” by…

Boko Haram kidnaps 60 more Nigerian girls

Despite a recently-established ceasefire between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, militants from the terrorist organization are suspected of kidnapping 60 girls from a small town in northeastern Nigeria, according to Reuters.   The BBC stated the kidnappings took place just one day after the ceasefire had been brokered. The recent seizure of the girls…

Akerly saves day with late goal on senior night

    Heading into the bout on Saturday, Oct. 25 against Capital University, the Blue Streaks and the Crusaders were in the midst of a heated battle for fourth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference.   The two teams proved to be evenly matched, as they played 109 minutes of back and forth soccer. Then,…

Blue Streaks earn 20th victory of season in 5-set thriller

  History has been made once more at John Carroll University.  The volleyball team notched its 20th win of the season against the Capital Crusaders on Saturday, winning in five hard-fought sets, 21-25, 28-26, 18-25, 25-20, 15-12.   While many of JCU’s recent matches have come down to the wire, JCU has gotten into the…

Swimming and Diving split with OAC champs ONU in season openers

Women’s Swimming   Ohio Northern University came into its season opener against John Carroll University at the Johnson Natatorium as the defending Ohio Athletic Conference Champions and with all the confidence in the world,  having beat JCU by nearly 100 points in last year’s meeting.   That didn’t faze the Blue Streaks, as the hosts…

JCU clinches first OAC regualr season title since 2005

Nine years have passed since the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season champion has been the John Carroll University men’s soccer team. The wait is over.   In its last away conference game, JCU defeated Capital University, 3-2, to extend the team’s winning streak to 11. The Blue Streaks improved to a perfect 7-0 in the…

Special teams key in JCU’s 71-7 victory over Capital

  Be it offense, defense or special teams, the John Carroll University football team dominated Capital University, defeating the Crusaders 71-7 at Don Shula Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25   The beginning was a repeat of the previous week, as senior Aramis Greenwood returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown for the second consecutive game,…

A game to remember

On Sunday, Nov. 2, Lauren Hill will play in her first and final collegiate basketball game.   As a standout high school basketball star, on her 18th birthday, Lauren said she wanted to “do something memorable.” So, she called the Mount St. Joseph University coaching staff, and officially committed.   While she was happy with…

Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What to look for

  It’s hard to believe that week nine of the NFL season has arrived, but what is even harder to believe is that the Cleveland Browns are contenders. Yes, those Cleveland Browns.   The Browns (4-3) will have a chance to add to their success with the underwhelming Tampa Bay Buccaneers making a trip to…

Cup of Joe: The end is nigh

  I am ready to add a new T-shirt to my collection.   “I survived Ebola 2014” will fit nicely in my wardrobe next to shirts such as “I survived swine flu” and “I survived Y2K.”   Every time I turn around, someone is trying to predict what the cause of my death will be.…

Goodness Gracious: Sleepy in Seattle

  Imagine a perfect world.   “Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Imagine all the people, living life in peace…(ooh, ooh, ooohhh).” Thanks, John Lennon.   Now, imagine that there’s no such thing as sleep. Not that you couldn’t sleep, but that you didn’t need to – that you never felt tired…

Higl's Squiggles: Save an imagination- Buy a Barbie

  Let me take you back to the days of little Alexandra Higl – the certified doll hoarder. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. I can assure you I wasn’t even close to the people featured on the A&E documentary series, “Hoarders.”   However, in the ‘90s, my room was a straight up…

The Johnson Journal: Kintsukuroi

Mass production has taken a hard stance against individuality. In fact, it might be hard for most in our generation to recollect or identify with the importance of uniqueness. If something breaks, you replace it with something new. It’s that simple. Whether liberal or conservative, everybody can shed a collective tear on the lost tradition…

Right to my core

    I don’t think I’ll ever understand the core curriculum requirements.   I get the point of it. And I think it’s a good thing that schools want their students to be well-rounded and not purely dedicated to one specific, or general, subject.   But I think that colleges, including this one, take it…

‘The Odd Couple’ brings quirky comedy to the Kulas stage

At one point in our lives, almost all of us have heard the saying: “A drunk mind speaks a sober heart.”   When playwright Neil Simon was imagining the plot for his play, “The Odd Couple,” he found inspiration in this phenomena.   He said, “I thought, wouldn’t it be great to write characters that…

Recycling old habits

  The Revenue and Spending Committee at John Carroll University has adopted a new goal of going “paperless” on campus. The goal of this initiative is to reduce unnecessary spending at JCU, while simultaneously pursuing a more eco-friendly campus. A member of the committee suggested to embrace a stronger technological presence on campus by investing…

Humans of John Carroll 10/30/2014

  By night, Joe Dybala works as the supervisor at the Inn Between. By day, he spends his time as a dog trainer and overall animal enthusiast.   Dybala goes door-to-door helping many owners understand how to train their dogs properly and to truly connect with their pets.   “I help people understand what dogs…