Articles published in April, 2015

Humans of John Carroll: Brianna Lazarchik

    When senior Brianna Lazarchik found out she had been selected as this year’s Millor Orator at commencement, she was thrilled to reach her goal.   “I’ve wanted this for four years,” said Lazarchik. “I’m still speechless, thinking about it.”   Every year at John Carroll University’s commencement ceremony, one graduating senior gives a speech.…

Q&A with Beaudry Award winner John Barrett

The Carroll News: How did JCU help you embody what it means to be a “Beaudry Award Winner”?   John Barrett: Carroll provided opportunities. I came here to grow as a student, a leader and as a man of faith, and JCU gave me opportunities in each field to evolve into the man I wanted…

New class combines immersion with Salvadoran history

During the fall semester of the 2015-2016 school year, there will be a theology and history class entitled, “Salvadoran Witnesses: the Ongoing Struggle for Justice in Church and Country.” Professor for the class Anne McGinness, campus minister for small faith communities and immersions, reflected on the course with a quote by Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach,…

Panel discusses ‘Police Force and the Media:’ Society of Professional Journalists sponsors dialogue about national topic

    Police brutality: Two words that represent what continues to plague this nation with accusations, videos and stories of senseless violence and racism. At the Society of Professional Journalists’ “Police Force and the Media” program held Wednesday, April 22 at John Carroll University, these two words supplied the topic of the evening.   The…

Rhapsody Blue and The Sweet Carrollines join forces at “A Cappella Combined Concert”

Family, friends and alumni gathered in the Dolan atrium on Wednesday, April 22 to watch the A Cappella Combined Concert, featuring Rhapsody Blue and The Sweet Carrollines, with special guests Streaks in Key.   The two hour long performance highlighted the a cappella talent at John Carroll University and wrapped up their musical season.  …

JCU celebrates another rocking Carroll Fest

  With cooperative weather and numerous volunteers, SUPB’s Carroll Fest took place in Keller Commons on Saturday, April 25.   Offering many activities and events for students to get involved, Carroll Fest provided entertainment throughout the evening. The entire event was free to students.   Among the freebies were merchandise including T-shirts and water bottles,…

Carroll New’s Organization of the Year: The African American Alliance

    Collaboration, discussion, confronting political issues head-on and maintaining a family-like feel have been the key components that have shaped the African American Alliance, differentiating the organization from others on John Carroll University’s campus. This past year, AAA made a name for itself by dramatically stepping up on-campus events as well as renewing efforts…

Empty chairs honor victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing

  Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.   Biggs has the same…

Ohio man indicted for involvement in ISIS

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, an Ohio resident, was indicted by a federal grand jury on terrorism charges on April 16.  Mohamud, 23, allegedly trained in Syria with the Islamic State group. While there, he specialized his training in explosives, hand-to-hand combat and various weapons.   Originally, he was arrested on state charges in February. He now…

A family searching for peace

  Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two pressure cooker bombs that killed three people and injured hundreds. The brothers turned a day in Boston that is celebrated with joy, Marathon Monday, into a day of horror that…

Islamic state group admits role in Afghanistan bombing that killed 35

  The Islamic State group claimed credit for an attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan that killed 35 people on Saturday, April 18. This was the first attack by the militant group in that country, according to Time Magazine. The attack occurred outside a bank in the eastern Nangarhar province and wounded 100 others.   The bomber…

Nine hundred feared dead after migrant ship capsizes

  On Sunday, April 19, between 500 and 950 people were feared to have died on a sinking boat traveling  from Libya to Italy. The migrant ship capsized just off the coast of Lampedusa, the largest island of the Italian Pelagie Islands. As the boat sank, the passengers rushed to the side of the ship…

McGowan's Manifesto: To the woman meditating in church

  Over Easter break, I had an intense moment of clarity. Admittedly, Easter has always been my least favorite holiday. The foundations of celebration is an overwhelmingly beautiful reminder of the hope that religion can provide to people. However, in my humble opinion, the holiday in its present form, at least how I’ve experienced it,…

Don’t forget to be awesome

  I have always been a big fan of learning. Now, on one hand, I am well aware of the nerdiness of that statement. In fact, some of you might not even believe me. I think it comes from the fact that I love to read, but I think more of it comes from the…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 04/18-04/19

Men’s Track and Field   John Carroll University had a well-balanced effort from their runners, hurdlers, throwers and jumpers to help propel themselves to a title at the Sparky Adams Invitational held at Baldwin Wallace on Saturday, April 18. John Carroll finished with 213.5 points while runner-up Baldwin Wallace had 143.   The Blue Streaks…

JCU sends three seniors off with series split with Capital

        Heading into a weekend series with Capital University, the John Carroll University softball team was looking to put together a string of wins to finish off the season strong.   Unfortunately, the Crusaders had a different agenda, as Capital stole game one from JCU, defeating the Blue Streaks 10-4.   The…

Men’s Golf look to use Nye Intercollegiate as momentum builder

    The John Carroll University men’s golf team improved their strokes by 5, however stayed at eighth place overall at the Nye Intercollegiate on Sunday, April 19. After shooting a 324 on Sunday, the Blue Streaks finished with a 653 at the tournament. Wittenberg University came out on top with shooting a 595, while DePauw…

The Cavs will win the East

I’m not a Cleveland fan. Not the Indians, not the Browns and certainly not the Cavs.   I’m from Detroit, so I pretty much despise all Cleveland teams.   However, as much as I dislike the Cavs, the reality of the situation is that I don’t see a scenario in which they don’t win the…

Pair of wins set Blue Streaks up for OAC title push

  Bearing the burden of a four-game losing streak, the John Carroll University baseball team entered this past weekend eager for a win.   Despite a strange set of circumstances, the Blue Streaks earned a critical pair of victories of Capital University on Sunday, March 19 advancing to 21-9 overall, 10-4 in Ohio Athletic Conference…

Environmental Bio students: Keep the planet going

Did you know that 2014 was the one of the hottest year in the recorded history of the Earth? It was not because of anything related to Kim Kardashian or Kanye West either! According to the New York Times, last year was the hottest on the planet Earth since 1880. What does this mean and…

Madeline's Montage: Goodbye, Johnny & co.

  My mother has always said I was a “hello” girl. Goodbyes have never really been my thing, but then again, are they really anyone’s?   Lately I’ve been overcome with acute nostalgia toward the last three years. I’ve been reliving memories, recalling the moments that have meant most to me and preparing myself for…

The Gebhardt Collection: A real Corker

There has been much ado about the efforts of President Obama to reach a so-called “nuclear deal” with Iran. Throughout the meetings, phone calls and negotiations that have, thus far, proven to be little more than mere empty talk between the two states, strong feelings on either side of the political spectrum have caused an…

Investing in scholarship

  Recently, Timothy M. and Jayne N. Donahue, John Carroll alumni, donated one of the largest gifts to date toward the “Forever Carroll” campaign. The donation of $6 million has pushed the fundraising total to $86 million, only $14 million shy of its overall goal. The most recent contribution has been dedicated to scholarship and…

Cloning Conundrum

  On Saturday night, I hunkered down in a recliner in my living room with a bowl of Cheetos in order to watch the third season premiere of “Orphan Black.” For those of you who have not seen it, the show originally started with the character of Sarah Manning witnessing the suicide of a woman…

Humans of John Carroll: Susan Orpett Long

  Susan Orpett Long, professor in the department of sociology and criminology, recently received the 2015 Distinguished Faculty award.   In high school, Long spent her junior year in Japan through the American Field Service exchange program, also known as AFS.   “Japan has a 200-year history and the depth of the history and that…