Articles published in October, 2015

JCU bounces back from loss, defeats Heidelberg mid-week

  Physicality and hustle are two mainstays with Ohio Athletic Conference soccer, and the Saturday, Oct. 10 night fixture inside Don Shula Stadium had those two points on display.   Unfortunately, the hustle and heart from the John Carroll University women’s soccer team did not translate into goals for the Blue Streaks against Wilmington College,…

Ted Strickland runs again; this time, for the Senate

Pledging to fight for working families once again, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has submitted his bid for the United States Senate. Riding the populism of the far left and incorporating rhetoric to appeal to the working class, Strickland is forcefully engaging in the national liberal fervor for rewriting the rules for prosperity.   Frustrated…

Incumbent Rob Portman defends his Senate seat

  Republican Rob Portman is defending his seat in the 2016 Ohio Senatorial race. He won the 2010 election with 57 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times. Portman served in many different political positions before becoming a U.S. Senator.   He began his congressional career by being elected to the U.S.…

French train hero stabbed outside a bar in California

  U.S airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in a bar fight in Sacramento, Calif., near 21st and K Streets at Badlands nightclub around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.   Stone is famous for thwarting the terrorist attack on a French train in August with his two friends and is considered an international…

Due to hazing, ATO suspended

A hazing video surfaced on Twitter, featuring Indiana University’s chapter of Alpha Tao Omega, Delta Alpha, on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The controversial 29 second video, featuring an alleged sexual hazing ritual, was leaked by an anonymous user named ATO Video.   The video features an initiated member in his underwear performing oral sex on an…

Barack Obama apologizes for airstrike

President Barack Obama apologized to the head of Doctors Without Borders on  Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 for the airstrike that killed at least 22 people on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 in Kunduz, Afghanistan. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced, “This morning from the Oval Office, President Obama spoke by telephone with Doctors Without Borders…

McCarthy drops bid for Speaker of the House

The political world thought the Republican Party would have a viable nominee for a new Speaker of the House as of Oct. 8, 2015, but the lead candidate dropped out of the race at the last second. The presumed candidate was House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). House Republicans met last Thursday in a closed-door…

Blue Streaks sweep Wilmington, fall to Heidelberg

  Fresh off their first Ohio Athletic Conference win against Otterbein University on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the John Carroll University volleyball team made it two in a row on Saturday, Oct. 10, defeating Wilmington College in straight sets, 3-0.   It was a dominant performance overall for the Blue Streaks, as they came out of…

The Gebhardt Collection: Trauma in Turkey

If you follow international news, you have no doubt seen a great deal of coverage surrounding the suicide bombings in Ankara, Turkey that happened last Saturday.   For those that haven’t read or heard anything about the terrorist attack, 95 Turks were killed (and nearly another 250 were injured, according to USA Today) during a…

Religious Misconceptions

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”   For those of you who are unaware, that is the clause in the First Amendment that clearly gives American citizens the right to choose their religion and practice it freely. It is one of the five elements of…

OurView: The Francis Effect

  It was about three weeks ago that I went with a group of John Carroll and Canisius students to go see Pope Francis in Philadelphia while he was visiting for the Meeting of Families, and I’m still on a “Pope high.”   We went down to Philly on Saturday and left Sunday. On Saturday…

McGowan's Manifesto: Woes of the Female Intern

  It was the first press conference of the summer. A month prior to this date, I started my journey as a congressional press intern, and every day following, I repeatedly pinched myself to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming. I had fantasized about being part of the wheel of public service for as long…

Blue Streaks build win streak with victories over OAC foes

  If anybody wants to defeat the John Carroll University men’s soccer team, starting fast is a must.   The Wilmington College Quakers failed to do so on Saturday, Oct. 10, and felt the consequences.   For the fourth time in five games, the Blue Streaks scored two goals in the first half, rolling to…

Madeline's Montage: Frozen for the moment

    In the first creative writing class I took at John Carroll, my final project was given the same title as this column. The assignment was to write a memoir, and although I wrote about a very pivotal time in my life, I’m not sure I’d write about it again.   What once was…

JCU bounces back with dominant win over Wilmington

On a beautiful Saturday, Oct. 10 afternoon at Don Shula Stadium, the No. 21 ranked John Carroll  University football team rebounded after suffering its first loss at home in the regular season since 2012. With doubts and worries surrounding the squad after they were upset by Ohio Northern University on Oct. 3, JCU utilized their…

The blurred lines of “consent”

  On Tuesday, Oct. 13, John Carroll University’s Student Union hosted an open forum for students to discuss the ongoing issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The conversation took place in the O’Dea Room, where students voiced concerns, questions and comments regarding issues on campus. “Sexual assault is an ever-present issue on college campuses…

Week 5 revelations

  We are five weeks into the NFL Season and it’s at that point in the season when the good teams really start separating themselves from the bad.   Not surprisingly, the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos are all sitting pretty at 5-0.   On the other end of the spectrum,…

“We the People” receives esteemed award

The “We the People” service learning program at John Carroll University was one of five national recipients of the New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award.   This award is given annually to five schools out of 100 applicants. Schools are chosen by a selection committee in conjunction with The Washington Center. The committee…

Silent protest staged in Schott Dining Hall

  A silent protest was held in Schott Dining Hall two weeks ago to raise awareness about lingering racial issues on campus. It was organized by John Carroll African-American Alliance (AAA) secretary and sophomore, Brittany Kincaid. She organized this passive demonstration for one of her classes with the support of her fellow AAA members. She…

JCU police report goes public

On Friday, Oct. 2, Mark D. McCarthy, Vice President for Student Affairs released an annual report from JCU’s Police Department. The report was released as a part of the school’s efforts to maintain a safe environment. The report describes prevention training and education programs, policies, procedures and crime statistics.   The report was produced to…

ABC Family channel changes its name to Freeform

  ABC Family President Tom Ascheim announced on Tuesday, Oct. 6 that the ABC Family will be changing its name to Freeform in January 2016.   The channel, originally known as CBN Satellite Service, has gone through many family-oriented names over the years, from the CBN Family Channel, to The Family Channel, and then the…

Fr. Niehoff celebrates ten years as University President

  University President, The Rev. Fr. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., was inaugurated on Oct. 11, 2005. He is the 24th president of John Carroll and the fourth longest serving president in University history. In 2016, he will be the longest serving president.   He was born on August 14, 1953 in Puyallup, Wash. and has…

New York Times Best-selling author, Isabel Wilkerson, visits JCU

    A diverse audience gathered in the Donahue Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 8 to hear Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” Students, community members, families and JCU faculty and staff attended Wilkerson’s lecture.   Isabel Wilkerson is from Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of…

Greek life presents first JCU showcase for student talent

  The First Annual John Carroll Community Showcase by JCU Greek Life, held in Kulas Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 3,  was a night filled with laughs and plenty of talent.   The 12 acts who were shown in the showcase included performances involving dancing, guitar playing, piano playing, comedy and singing. The competition had two…

Back to Basics: Supply and Demand

Everything in our economy is determined by one relationship. Every price point, every amount produced, and every single decision has factored in the affiliation between two ideas.   You may be wondering what these two very influential factors are. They are none other than supply and demand, of course!   The relationship between supply and…