Articles published in January, 2015

Higl's Squiggles: Dinner convo face off: Kardashians vs. Obama

Hello, and welcome to another round of Higl’s Squiggles’ game, “picture this.” Today, we take you to a suburban house with a white picket fence, lush green yard and a family of four. It’s 5:30 p.m., and the mom, dad and two kids are seated at the dinner table, ready to engage in an intellectual…

It’s all about me

“Your 20s are your selfish years.” I see articles shared on Facebook and Twitter nearly every day. And, far too many of them contain this statement. I’d like to know why being self-centered is constantly applauded and encouraged. On the other hand, while we rarely see articles about the importance of being caring and self-sacrificing.…

Columns: An eye on the future

Welcome to the future. 2015 has arrived. As predicted by Back to the Future II, we enjoy a mostly comfortable existence in an age of amazing technology. We’re still waiting on flying cars and a Cubs’ World Series victory, but for the most part we have it made. Looking into the future is intriguing. Will…

SCOTUS to hear gay marriage cases

  By the end of June 2015, the Supreme Court will reportedly decide if individual states are legally allowed to ban same-sex marriage.   On Friday, Jan. 16, the Supreme Court accepted several cases from same-sex couples in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan after an appeals court in Cincinnati, Ohio upheld the states’ right to…

Al-Qaida takes credit for attacks on Paris magazine

  An al-Qaida sect located in Yemen claimed responsibility on Wednesday, Jan. 14 for the attacks that took place throughout France at a satirical magazine, a printing business and a Jewish supermarket, according to CNN. Seventeen people were killed over the course of the first week of January.   Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi carried…

Obama tightens cyber laws after hacks

  Recent hacks on both Sony Pictures and the Pentagon’s official Twitter and YouTube accounts have led President Obama to call for tighter legislation regarding cyber security in the United States.   According to The Washington Post, this marks the government’s latest attempts at stopping the increasing number of cyber attacks on America’s corporations and…

U.S. relaxes trade restrictions in Cuba

The United States government removed travel and trade restrictions involving Cuba on Friday, Jan. 16. These restrictions have been in place since the 1960s.   Ordinary tourism is still banned. However, the new rules enacted by President Obama will make it easier for Americans to visit the country, particularly for business purposes, according to The…

Fuselage from missing AirAsia flight located

  The Indonesian government revealed on Wednesday, Jan. 14 that its search team had located the fuselage of the wrecked AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea, according to CNN.   The airline made international headlines on Sunday, Dec. 28 after one of its planes went missing during its course from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore.…

Otterbein Invitational proves tough test for JCU

  The Blue Streaks fought hard and finished fourth on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Otterbein Invitational.   The Blue Streaks scored 49 points, while Tiffin University won the meet with a score of 196.50. Otterbein University placed second with 137.   JCU had two runners place in first in the meet. Sophomore Joy Nyaanga…

JCU splits weekend in return to action

    A two-meet weekend welcomed the John Carroll University swimming and diving teams back from Florida with back-to-back meets. After the women won 11-of-13 events on Friday, Jan. 16, the Blue and Gold looked to extend their winning streak to five meets with a trip to Oberlin College. A talented Yeowomen squad ended JCU’s win…

Historic start continues with home win over Mount Union

  Big time performances from some underclassmen were the key for the John Carroll University women’s basketball team on Saturday, Jan. 17. The squad defeated the University of Mount Union 70-60 at the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center.   Freshman Shmoo Pryor and sophomore Katlyn Spahar combined for 37 points as the Blue Streaks pulled away…

Strong performances lead to second place finish

The John Carroll University men’s track and field team placed second at the Otterbein Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 17. The Blue Streaks had four different athletes earn first place finishes. JCU placed second with 108 points, trailing behind Tiffin University with 172 points.   JCU’s first win of the day went to senior Nick Williams…

Fino leads Blue Streaks to victory against former squad

  After dropping the first home meet of the year, the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to Oberlin College on Saturday for a dual with the Yeomen. The afternoon came down to the 400-free relay, where the Blue Streaks earned a 15-point swing which helped secure a 120-114 win for JCU. …

Blue Streaks fall in battle of OAC heavyweights

  The John Carroll University men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Saturday, Jan. 17 to the University of Mount Union.   The rivalry game came down to  the wire. But ultimately, Mount Union came through with the big 95-92 win. They now claim sole possession of second place in the OAC. The loss…

Case for the Cavs

When it comes to the Cavaliers in this town, most people have reached panic mode.   I can’t necessarily say I blame them. It certainly hasn’t been pretty so far this season. But, there’s a plethora of reasons that’s the case.   While the Cavs weren’t playing their best ball before the LeBron injury, when…

Goodness Gracious: Culture, culture, culture

  Prepare yourself to hear this question more than you’d like over the next couple of weeks: “What’d you do over winter break?”   If you’re thinking of asking me that question and expecting me to say something cool like I went back to Europe, don’t. Because I didn’t.   I read books and watched…

Tiffany’s engagement ad features same-sex couple

Tiffany & Co. is kicking off the New Year in a big way. For the first time ever, the company featured a same-sex couple in its spring engagement campaign. The high-end jeweler’s new ad campaign features the tag line “Will You,” with seven black and white images of couples.   However, an image of a…

SUPB hosts ‘Cupcake Wars’

Some might say that cupcakes, competition and friends are the key ingredients for a successful evening of fun. SUPB’s recent event, Cupcake Wars, held on Thursday, Jan. 15, had all these ingredients and more.   The event took place in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center Atrium. Tables were covered with sweet treats so students could…

The Carroll News participates in call with talent from ‘Project Almanac’

The Carroll News participated in a conference call with actors Johnny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Same Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Ginny Gardner on their experience working on Paramount Pictures’ “Project Almanac.”   “Project Almanac” follows a group of high school friends as they create a time machine and use it to undo the past while causing…

Fall Out Boy returns with an ‘American beauty’

4/5 Streaks   In 2013, Fall Out Boy made a triumphant return to music with a new pop sound in the album “Save Rock and Roll.” After two years, including a headlining tour with Paramore and winning “Band of the Year” at the inaugural AltPress Music Awards Show, Fall Out Boy has found the perfect…

A modern twist on education

    John Carroll University’s Academic Planning Task Force recently announced that changes to the core curriculum at the University will be implemented in the fall of 2015. In addition to reducing the number of credit hours in the core curriculum, the core will also be divided into four new sections aimed to more properly…

Humans of John Carroll: Mike Moran

When you walk into men’s basketball head coach Mike Moran’s corner office in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center, the first thing you will probably notice is that all four of his walls are entirely lined with plaques, awards and basketballs commemorating the success of the JCU men’s basketball program.   On Dec. 10, 2014, Moran…

Ignatian Heritage Week to celebrate sustainability

John Carroll University’s annual Ignatian Heritage Week will focus on sustainability this year.   The celebration, entitled “Healing a Broken World,” is named after a recent Jesuit document on ecology. The Task Force on Jesuit Mission and Ecology compiled the document in 2010.   Events on campus will take place from Sunday, Jan. 25 through…

University achieves fair trade status: John Carroll Fair Trade Committee wins extensive advocacy battle

After years of campaigning, John Carroll University has joined Seattle University, Saint Joseph’s University, Creighton University and Loyola Marymount University as the fifth Jesuit school to become a fair trade university. There are currently 25 university campaigns declared nationwide.   Fair trade is a system of exchange where the individual producer of a product and…

How do we measure up? The Carroll News compares new core curriculum to other Jesuit universities

Starting in the fall of 2015, the current core curriculum will be replaced with an updated set of requirements.   Although John Carroll University’s new core curriculum will be implemented next fall, it will only apply to that year’s incoming freshman class. Current students at the University will continue to take classes with the current…