Articles published in November, 2014

Knights of Columbus returns to JCU, honors the Rev. Bernie McAniff

The John Carroll University chapter of the Knights of Columbus was reinstated on Thursday, Nov. 20 when it welcomed nine new members into the council. The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide Catholic men’s fraternal benefits society, which upholds the values of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The John Carroll chapter held its first degree…

The Carroll News talks ‘Theory of Everything’ with cast and director

The Carroll News’ Paul Mullin sat down for a phone interview with the production team of Focus Feature’s “The Theory of Everything.” Mullin spoke with James Marsh (director), Felicity Jones (Jane Hawking), and Eddie Redmayne (Stephen Hawking).   Q: The first image of this movie that went out to the press was the wedding day…

Pennsylvania gunman charged with terrorism

Matthew Eric Frein, a self-claimed survivalist who shot and killed one Pennsylvania state trooper and injured another, was charged with two counts of terrorism on Thursday, Nov. 13. Frien, who was captured near Tannersville, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 20, 2014 after a seven week manhunt, told police he planned the attack to “wake people up,” according…

Obama supports democracy in Myanmar

  After the wide loss of Democrats in the midterm elections, President Obama has shifted his focus to foreign policy. In his recent trip to Asia, the president spent three days in Myanmar, meeting with national leaders and hoping to finally get the struggling democracy-to-be on its feet.   According to The Washington Post, this…

Obama announces executive action on immigration

  During the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday, Nov. 16, President Obama announced plans to sign an executive order on immigration allowing approximately five million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation.   The implications of this executive action could have numerous political implications leading up to the 2016 presidential election and beyond.   According…

Wrestling continues early season surge with strong performance at Trine Invitational

  The John Carroll University wrestling team, along with 10 other teams, traveled to Angola, Indiana to take part in the Trine Invitaional on Saturday, Nov. 15.   Six Blue Streaks fought their way to titles, while four placed in their individual weight classes.   Junior Dan Mirman, competing in the 149 pound weight class,…

JCU heroics kick season off on winning note thanks to clutch play

  At the Nan Nichols Classic at the College of Wooster, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team came out in fantastic fashion. The Blue Streaks beat Kalamazoo College on Saturday, Nov. 15, 58-57, and defeated Adrian College 74-71 on Sunday, Nov. 16.   Just when JCU’s opponents thought they only had one more year…

Blue Streaks split first two games of season in Raddisson/PNC Invitational

    The road back to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship for John Carroll University’s men’s basketball team began in Scranton, Pennslyvania in the Radisson/PNC Invitational with a contest against Alvernia University on Saturday, Nov. 15. In the team’s second all-time meeting with the Crusaders, the Blue and Gold dropped their first contest of the…

After close loss to Mount Union, JCU is tournament bound

  For the 25th straight year, the Ohio Athletic Conference title belongs to the University of Mount Union.   On Saturday, Nov. 15, the John Carroll University football team fell to the Purple Raiders, 31-24, after time ran out when the Blue Streaks spiked the ball with under three seconds left –– an illegal play…

Blue Streak pride

  In writing this column a few hours after the John Carroll vs. Mount Union football game, I’m still full of anger, frustration, disbelief—the list goes on.    And keep in mind, I am just one of the radio broadcasters for WJCU, so I can only imagine how the team feels after this loss.  …

JCU vs. Centre College: NCAA Division III Tournament first round preview

The John Carroll University football team hosts an opening round NCAA Tournament game for the second consecutive year on Saturday, Nov. 22 at noon at Don Shula Stadium.   In last year’s contest, the Blue Streaks fell to St. John Fisher College, 25-16, in a game in which weather played a huge factor.   This…

JCU cross country teams qualify three runners for Nationals

Women’s Cross Country   The majority of the John Carroll University women’s cross country team concluded its season with a solid eighth place finish (235 points) amongst 35 teams that competed at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Cross Country Championship Meet this on Saturday,  Nov. 15.   The seven runners representing JCU did…

Blue Streaks perform flawlessly in a perfect weekend with two home victories

  Women’s Swimming   Continuing its early season success, the John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team improved to 3-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, and 3-1 overall, this past weekend. A dominating 132-54 win over Defiance College on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the William H. Johnson Natatorium reflected the team’s continued improvement.  …

Cup of Joe: Give a little bit

One week separates us from  one of the best American holidays (Thanksgiving) and one of the worst (Black Friday).   A common complaint is that the Christmas season seems to start earlier every year. Holiday music creeps onto the radio by the end of October and the adsbegin before the first snowfall. The “most wonderful…

The Johnson Journal: Truth or fiction

    I’ll incriminate myself right now and say that, to at least some extent, I believe in such a thing as objective truth. To some, this view’s validity might sound laughably self-evident.   However, if there’s anything my philosophy courses have taught me, it’s not to assume.   The question of truth is a tricky…

Higl's Squiggles: “A big fat bank account and a slim body”

  “Dear Santa,   This year, please give me a big fat bank account and a slim body. Please don’t mix those two up like you did last year. Thanks.”   That’s my Christmas wish. Hold on – just kidding.   Before you rip apart this paper piece by piece in utter horror at the…

Letter to the Editor 11/20/2014

  Written on behalf of the Student Union Programming Board   The Student Union Programming Board wants to thank The Carroll News for the article in last week’s issue regarding the new structure of the executive board, including the stipend. We believe that the change is necessary to address the programming needs of the John…

Women’s & Gender Studies’ poetry reading: ‘Passion Seeds’

Suzanne Ondrus will be hosting, “A Literary High Tea/Poetry Reading” on Friday, Dec. 5, with the help of the John Carroll Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The event, to be held in room 112 of the O’Malley Center, will ring in the holiday season with readings from Ondrus’ award-winning book, “Passion Seeds.”   “Passion Seeds,”…

A preview: 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

For the past 88 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has entertained over 50 million viewers on television and nearly four million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan. A vast array of balloons, floats, marching bands, celebrities and Broadway performances will march, float, ride and perform down two and a half miles through New York…

Cleveland’s 2014 Winterfest

  Manhattan is not the only city that puts on a show to kick off the holiday season. On Saturday, Nov. 29, Huntington Bank will be hosting Cleveland’s Winterfest in the PlayhouseSquare District. The day will consist of dozens of family-friendly activities to get people in the holiday spirit. Local artisans will have their creations…

“All about that gray area”

Two weeks ago, John Carroll University students voted on a possible smoking ban on campus. Fifty-two percent of the student body voted against the ban, while 48 percent voted in favor of it. Although the majority voted in opposition of the ban, it is still a controversial issue to both students and staff.   When…

Smoke Signals: Students and faculty weigh-in on the tobacco-free campus debate

Students voted against the proposed campus-wide tobacco ban during the Student Union Executive Board election on Nov. 5 and 6.   From the 782 votes cast on the ballot issue, 413 or 52.81 percent of students voted against the initiative, while 369 students or 47.19 percent voted in favor of it. The implications of the…

JCU joins nationwide sexual assault prevention campaign

“It’s on us.”   John Carroll University’s Student Union is working to share this message to prevent sexual assault.   Student Union President Tim Ficke announced the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign at JCU to the University via email earlier this month.   In September, the White House launched “It’s On Us” to…

Interfaith student panel engages in lively conversation

Despite Monday’s plummeting temperatures and blustering winds, students and faculty alike gathered in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology to listen to an interfaith student panel speak about spirituality and individual beliefs.   The interfaith panel, comprised of six John Carroll University students, began with each student describing themselves generally…

Humans of John Carroll 11/20/2014

Barista, gamer, environmental enthusiast – these are just a few of the roles filled by sophomore Ese Osaghae at John Carroll University.   Osaghae came to JCU because he attended to a Jesuit high school and wanted another Jesuit experience.   “I enjoy the fact that I can say hello to everyone, and the small…