Articles published in September, 2015

Business basics: lower gas prices explained

One year ago, the price for a gallon of gas at the Shell Station on the intersection of Cedar and Green roads was around $3.40.   Today, that same gas station is selling the same product for about $2.20.   What caused this one-dollar price drop of gasoline, after years of slowly rising prices? Will…

The Gebhardt Collection: An account on political rhetoric

  The political correctness, or PC, takeover of modern culture is an increasingly talked about subject just about everywhere.   The conversation is largely focused on the phenomena’s effect on college campuses. In the most recent edition of The Atlantic, two of the magazine’s main stories are about the overbearing PC presence in every facet…

Recap of NY fashion week: Fashions from crochets to fringe for spring 2016

  The establishment of New York Fashion Week means different things to different people. What some would consider to be the epitome of the fashion world, others may see as a gaudy nuisance. However, in cities such as New York, fashion seems to be more about expressing oneself more than anything else. It is a…

New rule changes for Emmy awards

  The 67th annual Emmy awards, held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, paid tribute to the accomplishments of the best of television programming this year.   The host of this year’s awards was Andy Samberg, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” following in the footsteps of previous hosts such including…

Disney to make a new ‘Mary Poppins’

They say, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” but a film remake of the classic “Mary Poppins” is a tough pill for people to swallow. Disney has announced that a new sequel live-action musical film, drawing from P.L. Travers’ children’s book series, “Mary Poppins” is in the works.   The original 1964…

OurView: Happy school year, John Carroll

Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Happy New Year! Or should I say, “Happy School Year!” Alarm clocks are ringing. Professors are lecturing. Students are drinking, I mean, studying. It is indeed that time of year again.   You know how on New Year’s Day, people always ask you what your resolutions are? Then they tell…

McGowan's Manifesto: Dear future daughter

    Dear future daughter: I think of you often, although we have not yet met.   I think of you as I walk home alone in the dark and rainy Cleveland streets. I think of you as shadows take on lecherous, human personas, as raindrops hitting the gutters become footsteps, as my heart pounds through…

Madeline's Montage: Holding onto the twenties

In fourth grade, I was locked in a closet with my first crush and thought it was the beginning of an apocalypse.   When I turned 15 years old,  I snuck out of the house in the middle of January and had my first kiss after a few hard lemonades.   At 18 years old,…

Show some compassion

Every now and then, I joke around about worrying about the state of society, usually in response to some idiotic clickbait article circulating on social media or a ridiculous story from a classmate.   However, I am genuinely concerned about things right now, but not for the usual reasons you may have grown accustomed to…

The Gebhardt Collection: Sci-Fi with a message

To me, good art is that which can provoke thought with simplicity and sparseness. I am also very impressed when I can stumble upon a piece of art or a book that can, without explicitly doing so, pack a great deal of sociopolitical commentary. And by complete chance, I was recently introduced to a very…

U.S. accepts 10,000 refugees

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated that President Barack Obama requests the United States bring in roughly around 10,000 Syrian migrants in the next fiscal year. As this plan comes into effect, President Obama sees the possibility of having at least 2,000 refugees in the country by the beginning of October. Since the most…

Trial of six officers in Freddie Gray case to stay in Baltimore

Judge Barry G. Williams ruled that the cases of the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man that died from an injury he sustained while in police custody in April of 2015, will remain in Baltimore. Williams also denied the request that the cases be moved. The decision came…

The business tycoon ‘Trump’ing the other candidates

  During his announcement to run for president Donald Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” He stated his distaste for John McCain, a former presidential candidate and a famous prisoner of war, by stating, “He was a war hero because he was…

Saudi diplomat accused of rape

An unnamed Saudi diplomat stationed at the Saudi Embassy in New Delhi is accused of repeatedly raping two Nepalese women while holding them hostage in his home. The two women were his maids. Indian police safely removed the women from the diplomat’s residence on Monday, Sept. 7. As of Sept. 10, the women have since…

Rick Perry: the first candidate to drop out of the presidential race

  Rick Perry became the first candidate to drop out of the 2016 presidential race as of Friday, Sept. 11. The former Texas governor stated, “We have a tremendous field – the best in a generation – so I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, and as long as we listen to…

Pope visits Africa for the first time

The Vatican announced on Sept. 10 that Pope Francis will be making his first trip to Africa in November. Pope Francis accepted the invitation from political leaders and bishops of Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. He will be in Kenya from Nov. 25-27, Uganda from Nov. 27-29, and end his trip in the…

Iran deal is not up for veto

Robin Goist The Carroll News   One day after the Senate secured President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, which blocked a Republican attempt to sink it, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted to show their disagreement this past Friday, September 11. While most Democrats voted to approve the deal, 25 voted against it. Some of these…

Hillary Clinton’s support drops amidst the email scandal

    As the 2016 presidential election approaches, the campaigns are well under way and scandals are on the rise. Hillary Clinton, having one of the most dominant campaigns in the race right now, is no exception.   Clinton’s political background ranges from serving as Senator of New York, to serving as Secretary of State…

Blue Streaks fall to Centre, earn first win over weekend

      Despite a tough loss to Centre College on Friday, Sept. 11, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team responded on Monday, Sept. 14 by defeating Hiram College 3-1 for the squad’s first win of the season.   In the Blue Streaks’ first contest, dreary weather contributed to sloppy play throughout by both…

Blue Streaks take lessons from weekend in Wisconsin

    The 2015 edition of the John Carroll University volleyball squad came into the fall season with big expectations.  The team was voted as preseason favorites to win the Ohio Athletic Conference in the conference coaches poll, something they have not done in 21 years.  The team is coming off of their first over…

Don’t Overreact

The first week of the NFL season has come and gone. It was great to see football back, don’t get me wrong, but I want to warn everybody that what happens in Week 1 of the NFL season really doesn’t mean that much in terms of what will happen for the rest of the season.…

JCU goes undefeated over two games in North Carolina

  An early season two-game road trip has become a tradition for the John Carroll University men’s soccer team. Since 2010, the Blue Streaks have traveled out of state for a pair of non-conference games to prepare for Ohio Athletic Conference play.   For the first time in four seasons, the Blue Streaks emerged from…

Safety week kicks off with “The Great Escape”

With new and returning students coming to John Carroll, the office of residence life is celebrating the first “Safety Week” to help residents stay safe over the 2015-2016 year. This past Monday, the first event was “The Great Escape,” an exercise in precaution and awareness of on-campus fires.   Held in Dolan Hall, the office…

Q&A with Margaret Farrar, the new dean of the college of arts and sciences

The Carroll News: What made you decide to come to John Carroll?   Margaret Farrar: I knew this school from growing up in Cleveland and loved it. A number of my friends went here and some of my cousins went here. I knew the reputation of the school and was familiar with it. When I…

Designated parking areas prompt complaints

    Students returned to the University this year to find a new configuration of the Belvoir parking lot as well as an entirely new parking system.   The new configuration of the lot was the result of a safety study done by a traffic engineering consultant in 2014. According to Carol Dietz, Associate Vice President…