Articles published in April, 2015

General Petraeus pleads guilty to charges

  Retired four-star general and former Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information on Thursday, April 23. USA Today stated Petraeus disclosed material he had “improperly retained from his time as top military commander in Afghanistan” to his lover and biographer, Paula…

Deadly Earthquake in Nepal kills over 5,000

    The death toll of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25 reached 5,000. The earthquake also injured approximately 9,000. Multiple aftershocks, including a massive one measuring 6.7 one the Richter scale, hampered humanitarian efforts, according to The New York Times.   The earthquake caused heavy casualties in the densely…

Lynch confirmed as Attorney General

  After 161 days of waiting, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch  on Thursday, April 23, as the first female African American Attorney General, in a 56 to 43 vote. Every Democratic and Independent senator, a total of 46 senators, as well as ten Republican senators voted for Lynch.   Despite this long wait, the 55-year-old…

American hostage killed in U.S. drone strike against al-Qaida base

United States officials announced on Thursday, April 23 that two hostages were killed in an airstrike against al-Qaida in January.   CIA Director John Brennan told President Barack Obama early last week that American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto were both killed in Pakistan as a result of the drone strike on January…

Where there is darkness, there is also light

I have been a reporter for the Carroll News for one year now, and as this is the last issue of the year, I wanted to take some time to do something that John Carroll loves to do: reflect.   The first article I wrote for the Carroll News was about Michael Brown and Ferguson,…

JCU Women’s track team finishes seventh at the OAC Championship

    John Carroll University women’s track and field had many good performances that landed them seventh place at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, which were held at Mount Union Stadium at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.   Mount Union won the event with 199 points, the runner up was Otterbein University…

22-goal outburst sets up Blue Streaks for postseason play

  Tying the John Carroll University women’s lacrosse record for goal in a game, JCU throttled Muskingum University on Saturday, April 25 in New Concord, Ohio, defeating the Fighting Muskies, 22-3.   It was the fifth time this season that the Blue Streaks eclipsed 20 goals, with the Blue and Gold matching the 22-goal output…

Women’s Golf Concludes Season With High Hopes for the Future

  On a young team comprised of three freshmen, two sophomores and a junior, winning does not come easy. John Carroll University women’s golf spent most of the 2015 season finding their groove and slowly growing behind the leadership of Junior Jackie Weisenberger who finished the season with a team best average of 88. Their…

Sweep over Marietta carries JCU into OACs

    Heading into a two-game set with Marietta College on Sunday, April 26, the John Carroll University softball team needed to take care of business if they were to clinch a bid to the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.   The Blue Streaks’ victories, along with a few other teams’ loses around the OAC, allowed…

JCU Men’s Track Team Finishes Third at OAC Championship

  Saturday marked the 2015 Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. It was a showcase of some of the best teams and athletes across the nation.   The Blue Streaks had a strong showing over the two-day event at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. The hosting school won the title…

Big win propels JCU into OAC Tournament

    The road to Bexley was a rough one.   The John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team faced adversity, injuries and 15 formidable opponents in a 10-week quest to secure its second consecutive berth in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.   The journey ended on Saturday evening with an 11-2 victory over Muskingum University…

JCU finishes season on strong note

    John Carroll University men’s golf team shot a 300 on Sunday, April 26 to finish fourth at the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament. The Blue Streaks finished with a 1,228 overall score, while Otterbein University came in first with a score of 1,188.   Freshman Andrew Britton earned All-OAC honors after he shot a 73…

The AL Central is Tiger Town

  I am a die hard fan of the Detroit Tigers, and I am proud of it.   As most Cleveland fans have seen, it has been fairly easy to be a Detroit fan over the past decade as the Tigers have dominated the AL Central pretty much exclusively since 2006.   I don’t expect…

Doring leads JCU to game two victory with complete game

A windy Saturday afternoon welcomed back the baseball alumni to Schweickert Field for the final double header on the John Carroll University regular season schedule. The visiting Marietta College Pioneers came into the double header trailing the Blue Streaks in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings by only two games.   Splitting the double header helped…

Senior Column: Tim Johnson

  To be completely honest, I’ve been experiencing serious trouble coming up with any final words to offer at all. Since last spring, I’ve spent considerable idle time thinking about this exact column in this exact issue of the paper. I even started writing a column almost exactly a year ago. But now that I’m…

Senior Column: Haley Turner

  It’s hard to articulate my experience at John Carroll University in a single word or sentence. During my time at Carroll, I have been overwhelmed with feelings of belonging, community, love and happiness; but none of these words do justice to the splendor of being a Blue Streak for the past four years. I…

Senior Column: Grace Kaucic

Here it is. My absolute final column for The Carroll News. That last one was a fake out. This is it.   Like most of my fellow seniors, I’m going to take this final opportunity to express my most sincere gratitude to everyone who has helped get me to this point.   First and foremost,…

Senior Column: Ashley Bastock

  My time at John Carroll University has been somewhat unexpected. I’ve learned more, both in the classroom and outside of it, than I ever could have imagined. I’ve made friends, I’ve lost friends and now I’m about to begin on a completely different journey entirely.   I set a personal goal for myself when…

Senior Column: Alexandra Higl

  I remember my preschool graduation as if it were yesterday: my five-year-old self practically gushing with joy. (Even though it was mandatory to wear all blue. I, of course, was more of a pink girl.)   All I kept thinking was, “I did it. I survived preschool. I’m one step closing to being a…

Madeline's Montage: A stroke of good fortune

  Last Saturday, I was driving to Baldwin Wallace for my final track meet of the year when I came to a four way stop in an area I knew nothing about. As I began to accelerate, the little engine that could, couldn’t. My invincible Ford Taurus broke down; I was alone and stranded.  …

The Gebhardt Collection: The bookstore’s last stand

  On Sunday, Apr. 29, as I was doing my habitual reading of the BBC World News Service webpage, I came across an article/video story titled “Australian pair keep book-making alive”—and it really got me thinking.   The story itself was nothing more than an amusing piece about two elderly Australian women who have taken…

McGowan's Manifesto: Hey, SCOTUS, lets get equal

  If it’s Sunday, it’s “Meet the Press.” Like any good JCU journalism student, I start my Sabbath day with a piping hot cup of coffee and awardwinning political commentary, all the while visualizing my name in the closing credits.   Last Sunday, one of the predominant talking points was the upcoming marriage equality vote…

OurView: Maximize your event planning ability

  My housemates believe that at John Carroll there is “one excellent party to every six parties.” In the last three years, I’ve been to parties that look like a World War I trench; kitchens where confessions and secrets are shared, and saunas (I mean basements) which have been anywhere between wet, sticky and completely…

Communication isn’t lost

  If I had a dollar for every time one of my professors, family members or family friends said this generation is full of completely inept communicators, I wouldn’t be extraordinarily wealthy, but I could buy several packs of peanut butter M&Ms each week.   Seriously, at least two or three times a week, I…

Breaking down Cleveland barriers

Due to recent events involving alleged excessive force, there have been issues among police officers and members of the Cleveland community. Last Wednesday,  April 22, the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a panel of individuals from a variety of careers who assembled at John Carroll University to discuss the issues of police brutality. The public…