Articles published in January, 2015

Sex scandal rocks royal family

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, addressed the world in a speech on Thursday, Jan. 22, vehemently denying allegations about having sexual relations with an underage American girl in 2001, according to USA Today. The allegations emerged about two weeks previously in a long-running Florida lawsuit.   Virginia Roberts, a 31-year-old mother of three, claims she…

Balance of power in question after Saudi Arabian king dies

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, died on Friday, Jan. 23 at age 90, according to The Washington Post. The king had been admitted to a Riyadh hospital on Dec. 31 due to a lung infection.   According to The New York Times, the royal family moved quickly after Abdullah’s death to…

Stop the Stigma

Last week, it was reported that texts dating back to 1300 BCE showed evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder.   Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University made this discovery while translating ancient Mesopotamian texts, according to the BBC. Previously, the first historical mentions of PTSD were accredited to the Greek historian Herodotus, who lived in the 400s…

The Islamic State group executes Japanese Hostage

The Islamic State Group released a photo accompanied by an audio clip depicting the beheading of 42-year-old Haruna Yukawa on Saturday, Jan. 24. It is unclear when Yukawa and 47-year-old Kenji Goto, another Japanese hostage, were captured by the Islamic State group. They were not reported missing until the Islamic State group posted a ransom…

Candidates planning for 2016

Although there are still nearly two years until a new president takes office, many figures in electoral politics are already preparing for the election. The presidential election of 2016 is already heating up. However,  no major potential candidates have officially announced their bid for the White House.   All eyes remain on Hillary Rodham Clinton.…

Switzler’s historic night brings JCU’s win streak to 10

A personal milestone, a 10-game win streak and an undefeated home record, were up for grabs when the John Carroll University women’s basketball team hosted Wilmington College on Saturday, Jan. 24.   The Blue Streaks did not disappoint. They used their defensive intensity and never-say-die attitude to put together a strong second half and pull…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup

Men’s Indoor Track & Field The John Carroll University men’s indoor track and field team made great strides on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio. Many of the Blue Streaks finished in the top 10 in their respective events.   In the track events, sophomore Jonathan Radney finished 10th in the…

Eliminate the shift?

As I was sitting in the newsroom deciding what my column was going to be about, I was pretty certain it was going to be something that dealt with the Super Bowl.   I mean, how could it not be? It’s the biggest sporting event of the year, and there’s even more controversy than ever…

Blue Streaks keep pace in OAC with big win

Ashley Bastock   It’s always a struggle for the Blue Streaks to make the four-hour trip to Wilmington College. However, John Carroll University men’s basketball proved that with a high shooting percentage, anything is possible. Shooting nearly 57 percent as a team, the Blue Streaks defeated the Fightin’ Quakers, 88-78, on Saturday, Jan. 24.  …

Goodness Gracious: To advise or to be advised

  Dear readers of The Carroll News,   This is a column about giving advice.   How shocking, seeing as how I love to give my weekly two cents in my columns, usually revolving around the typical woes of a college student.   Here’s the thing, though. I’m graduating from college in a little over…

The sheer present

Like any other student, I have struggled with balance. I used to be completely consumed by the next homework assignment, being late for work, making it to practice on time and hanging out with friends, that I often neglected what lied before my very eyes – the present.   Recently, a friend asked me a…

Cup of Joe: Rooting guide for the Super Bowl

Sunday marks the 49th Super Bowl in NFL history. For the 49th consecutive year, Cleveland fans will watch as two teams other than the Browns play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.   While the Browns won’t be playing, the Super Bowl is still a must-watch event for football fans and entertainment enthusiasts. After all, Katy…

Breaking up with Roger Goodell

  What I’m about to say may surprise you, given my love for sports and the fact that it’s only three days until Super Bowl Sunday.   I’m sick of the NFL. The end of the 2014 season could not come soon enough for the league.   Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to…

Higl's Squiggles: Bash my city no longer

Want to make my blood boil and see the veins pop out of my head? Throw a Cleveland joke at me.  Go on. I dare you.   If you’re so bold as to enter this dangerous territory, prepare yourself for some serious Higl Squiggle sass.   As a born and bred Clevelander, I’ve heard all…

SUPB hosts Food Network inspirated event ‘Chopped’

  SUPB once again held a Food Network inspired event. On Saturday, Jan. 23, SUPB’s event “Chopped” took over the Schott Dining Hall.   Sophomore Elizabeth Poston hosted the competition, while sophomore Steven Schmitz served as the emcee, entertaining the audience throughout the event with rounds of food trivia, mini competitions and dance-offs.   Judge…

Harry Potter novels now with illustrations

Harry Potter fans can rejoice. Bloomsbury Publishing and Scholastic Corporation are set to release a new illustrated version based on the books. The new edition will hit shelves on Oct. 6, 2015, with color artwork by award-winning illustrator, Jim Kay.   The Harry Potter series, which was released in 1997, has always been considered children’s…

Creators of ‘Glee’ and ‘American Horror Story’ collaborate to create ‘Scream Queens’

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Dante DiLorieto, co-creators of the television hit series “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” will serve as executive producers of a new television series called “Scream Queens.”   Fox has confirmed that the show’s star-studded cast will include “Glee” leading actress Lea Michele, “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, Oscar nominee Abigail…

‘Women’s Lives Yesterday and Today V’ at JCU

As the semester kicks off, various academic departments at John Carroll University have already scheduled multiple lectures on campus.   The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will host two lectures this week  on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 29 to launch its spring 2015 lecture series “Women’s Lives Yesterday and Today V.”  …

How do you care for the earth? Student interfaith panel discusses environmental issues

  In keeping with the 2015 Ignatian Heritage Week’s sustainability theme, John Carroll University Campus Ministry and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion joined forces to host the fifth interfaith student panel on Monday, Jan. 26. This panel focused on how each represented faith tradition cares for the Earth. During the discussion, it was apparent…

Let freedom ring

In the last week, John Carroll University welcomed Turkish journalist Sevgi Akarcesme to speak about her experiences within her own country. During her time on campus, she shared disturbing firsthand accounts of the suppression and censor of the Turkish media with the JCU community.   Akarcesme’s experiences have essential implications for American society today. Given…

JCU seniors named ‘Mentors of the Year’

For the past two years, the Cleveland Indians have honored great leaders in the community with the Mentor of the Year award. This year, two John Carroll University seniors, Ned Barnes and Michael Gong, received the prestigious title.   Barnes and Gong were recognized for their creation and expansion of the Carroll Ballers, a mentoring…

“Meet the Press” searches for seventh fellowship recipient

“Meet the Press” offers two fellowships: One is open to students across the country and one is specifically for John Carroll University students. The fellowship at JCU was created in conjunction with NBC in honor of the late alumnus Tim Russert.   Russert was the senior vice president and Washington bureau chief for NBC News,…

Humans of John Carroll: Pat Vecellio and Ann Marie Kirchner

Junior Patrick Vecellio and sophomore Ann Marie Kirchner received the 2015 George B. Sweeney Endowed Campion Award for Service this month.   According to the official Center for Service and Social Action awards announcement, the Campion Award “recognizes sophomore and junior student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and social justice motivated…

This week in sustainability: Go green, eat green

There are some tastes that just cannot be matched, such as the decadence of a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth steak, or that salty, delicious crunch as you bite into a crispy piece of fried chicken. The scrumptiousness of meat is irresistible for the average carnivorous human. But, it’s not so attractive to the animals, forests, air, water…

Diversity luncheon honors student efforts

As John Carroll University students finished up Friday classes, over 200 high school and grade school students and educators gathered to celebrate diversity in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology on Friday, Jan. 23.   Hosted by the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, the Charter One Bank Diversity Luncheon recognized two local students for…