Articles published in February, 2015

Humans of John Carroll: Ryley Conway

  At the age of 15, most teenagers are still trying to find their place in high school. But, John Carroll University freshman Ryley Conway found her place in India for an entire year while attending high school and serving the community.   Conway said that back in high school, she felt like she was…

Perspectives from a student organization: Pep Band

Hello, loyal reader. The astute among you may or may not have noticed that this article is not about sustainability. That’s right, I do things other than recycle and save the Earth. I also play trombone in the John Carroll University pep band.   The pep band is one of JCU’s best kept secrets. We…

Obama plans continued action against Islamic State

    As many as 25 Islamic State group fighters were killed on Friday, Feb. 13 when they stormed an Iraqi military base in the highly-contested Anbar province, according to NBC.   American troops were stationed at the base, but were on the opposite side of the base during the attack. No Iraqi troops were killed.…

Keystone pipeline bill to be delivered to Obama

  Following its passage in the Senate, the Keystone XL pipeline bill passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 11, by a 270-152 vote. President Barack Obama has stated on several occasions that he will veto the bill, according to the BBC.   Although the bill will likely be vetoed, many congressional members…

Three Muslim UNC Students gunned down

    The murders of three American-born Muslim residents of Chapel Hill, North Carolina have sparked controversy.   An official news release on the Town of Chapel Hill website reports Craig Stephen Hicks, age 46, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 10 for the murders of Deah Shaddy Barakat, age 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, age…

Protecting diversity

  Three Muslim students were killed on Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina when a resident of their apartment building gunned them down, reportedly angry about a parking dispute.   The aggressor, 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks, has stated he was angry because the three students were parking on his side of the building,…

Philadelphia to host the 2016 DNC

  The Democratic National Convention will take place in Philadelphia in July 2016. On Thursday, Feb. 12, the Democratic National Committee confirmed their selection. Philadelphia was chosen over Brooklyn, New York and Columbus, Ohio.   According to CNN, the decision was announced through a Facebook video post, where DNC chairwoman and congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz…

Gunman dead after two shootings in Denmark

  A free speech debate in Copenhagen was interrupted on Saturday, Feb. 14 when a gunman opened fire, killing one attendant and injuring three police officers.   According to witnesses, a 22-year-old unnamed gunman opened fire outside of the venue, attempting to enter it before armed guards returned fire. The gunman fled in response, Reuters…

The Johnson Journal: Old dog, new tricks

Many of you have probably heard the expression, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Aside from marginalizing man’s best friend, there are other concerns with repeating this cliché. Namely, old dogs can be taught new tricks, even if it takes that old dog much longer than it would take his younger counterpart. Dogs…

All-Ohio Championships prove difficult for JCU

  The John Carroll University women’s indoor track and field team finished in 14th place at the All-Ohio Championship on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.   The Blue Streaks finished with 14 points in this highly competitive event. The University of Mount Union capture the title with 127.50 points. Ohio Wesleyan…

National power Mount Union proves too much for JCU

  Coming off an emotional 46-0 victory over Muskingum University in Kerry Volkmann’s final home meet as head coach of John Carroll University’s wrestling program, the Blue Streaks traveled to Alliance, Ohio on Tuesday, Feb. 16 to face off against the University of Mount Union in the final meet of the year for both squads.…

Blue Streaks continue OAC pursuit with victory over Marietta

Marietta College sat in eighth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference entering its matchup against  the John Carroll University’s women’s basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 14. The Pioneers still gave the Blue Streaks all they could handle, but in the end, JCU escaped from Marietta, Ohio with a 69-61 victory.   The game started out…

Blue Streaks split Spring season openers at Ohio Wesleyan

Women’s Tennis   The John Carroll University women’s tennis team continued its winning ways, defeating Ohio Wesleyan University at the Gordon Field House. Sweeping all doubles in Delaware, Ohio helped the squad to a 7-2 win and improved the Blue Streaks to its third straight win to start the season, and first win of the spring…

From Missy to Katlyn: A passing of the Spahar torch

  In 2010, Melissa “Missy” Spahar came to John Carroll University as freshman basketball recruit. As one of only three players on the team standing at 5’10” or above, a lot of pressure was placed on Missy’s shoulders.   She didn’t disappoint. During her freshman season, Spahar averaged 13.3 points per game, leading the team…

Five All-Ohio honors show out for Blue Streaks

  John Carroll University placed third this weekend at the All-Ohio Championship at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. The Blue Streaks finished third with 72 points, while the University of Mount Union clinched first with 141 points, and Ohio Wesleyan captured second with 126 points.   Five Blue Streaks earned “All-Ohio” distinction.   Senior Nicholas…

JCU pulls away late in historic upset win over No. 3 Pioneers

Coming into Saturday’s contest, the Marietta College men’s basketball team sat atop the Ohio Athletic Conference. With only three conference games remaining, John Carroll University needed a key win over the Pioneers. Behind sophomore David Linane’s career-high 30 points, JCU would get just that. Linane led JCU to a 86-71 win over No. 3 Marietta…

JCU freezes Concordia’s offense in 4-3 victory in season opener

  Kicking off its 2015 campaign in ideal fashion, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team traveled to Mequon, Wisconsin on Sunday, Feb. 15, defeating Concordia University of Wisconsin, 4-3, thanks to some late game heroics.   The game started off at 11 degrees – the coldest start to a game in the history of…

Clicking Cavaliers

  When LeBron James decided to take two weeks off in the beginning of January, things could not look any bleaker for the Cleveland Cavaliers.   In the nine games without James, the Cavs lost eight. The team appeared to be in free-fall. I, along with most fans, was deeply concerned about the competitiveness of…

OurView: Left Out in the Cold

You all might want to sit down for this truth bomb I am about to drop on you. Ready? Okay.   It’s cold outside.   Like, really cold.   Like, sub-zero tundra. Like, oh-look-there’s-a-yeti kind of cold.   Shocker, right?   For those of you like me who have grown up in this area, you…

Urban Outfitters item sparks controversy again

Urban Outfitters has done it again. The company has managed to create and sell another controversial item.   The company is selling a gray and white striped tapestry containing several pink triangles. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a press release on Feb. 9, 2015, stating the tapestry is “eerily reminiscent” of the clothing homosexual male…

Ohio City welcomes sixth annual Brite Winter festival

In a season where the bitter cold deters people from partaking in outdoor activities, the Ohio City Brite Winter festival invites Clevelanders to celebrate the arctic chill. The outdoor festivities take place this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 4-11 p.m. in Ohio City’s Market District.   In the sixth year of this annual winter event, Clevelanders…

Documentary explains education oppression in Iran

Interested in gaining a better understanding of the value of education in another country?   On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Chagrin Falls Public Library will screen the documentary “To Light a Candle: Education is not a Crime” at 6:45 p.m. A panel discussion with a former student and professor of the Bahá’í Institute for Higher…

Actors from ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ talk about the making of the sequel

  The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with actors Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry from “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.”   The sequel picks up where the first film left off. When Lou (Rob Corddry) becomes the “Father of the Internet,” he is unexpectedly shot. Jacob (Clark Duke)…

Higl's Squiggles: Resume lines are for wimps

Hello, my name is Alexandra Higl, and I’m an over-achiever. (Phew. Glad I got that off my chest.)   I am among the likes of the annoying “Hermione Grangers” of the bunch – from my commitment to stalking professors in their offices, to being that annoying girl who drinks too much caffeine and doesn’t get…

The reinvented bystander

This semester, John Carroll University began requiring first-year students to attend bystander intervention seminars to educate them about students’ mental, physical and emotional well-being. This series of one-hour informational sessions aim at addressing these topics, giving advice on how to handle these situations when they arise. First-year students must complete this program in order to…