Articles published in October, 2015

“Pan” Movie Review: Flopped in comparison to “Peter Pan” films

J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s novel, “Peter Pan” has been reimagined in “Pan,” the fantasy adventure film that explains the backstory of Peter and how he arrives in Neverland.   What is important to note is that, although “Pan” is a decent film on its own, it may not live up to expectations held by devoted…

Hawaii native to voice newest Disney princess, Moana

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that its newest princess film “Moana,” a story about a Polynesian heroine, will be released in Nov. 2016.   “Moana” is set to take place two thousand years ago in the fictional world of Oceania. Moana, a spirited teenager, dreams of leaving her home to prove herself a formidable adventurer…

Why women CAN BE funny

  When I first encountered Christopher Hitchen’s essay, “Why Women Aren’t Funny,” I was more  surprised than irritated.   In a lifetime of hearing sexist assumptions about women (that they can’t drive, they can’t control their emotions and they get these funny ideas about, say, pay equality), this one had seemed too ridiculous for anyone…

Rough weather leads to tough result for Blue Streaks

  Cold, windy and rainy weather set up a miserable Saturday, Oct. 3 evening, but John Carroll University’s Women Soccer team played on.   JCU dropped a 3-0 contest with the visiting Ohio Northern University Polar Bears in the first Ohio Athletic Conference action of the season.   The Saturday night fixture’s kick-off was pushed…

Russian government sends out airstrikes in Syria

The Russian government sent out airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, Sept. 30 that have caused many to question the intended target. Though the Russian government insists it is targeting the Islamic State group members with the airstrikes, many believe that the airstrikes were intended to help Russian ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to Politico.…

Shooting in Oregon leaves nine dead and many injured

Christopher Harper-Mercer opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon on Thursday, Oct. 1, killing nine people and severely wounding several others. Harper-Mercer, 26, eventually died in a police shootout.   The chaos began in Room 15 of Snyder Hall, where Lawrence Levine was preparing to teach a writing class at 10 a.m. At…

Oklahoma execution stayed

Richard Glossip, 52, who was sentenced to death for a 1998 murder, is now having his case reviewed by the State of Oklahoma. This occured one day after Pope Francis asked the parole board to stop the execution all together, according to The Washington Post. Glossip’s current date of execution is scheduled for Nov. 6,…

Congress delays a government shutdown

  The sand siphoning through the hourglass is running short for Congress and their efforts to avoid a government shutdown.  Within the coming weeks, Congressional leadership and President  Barack Obama will negotiate and draw up a budget to provide funding for the country’s most essential discretionary programs.   What makes the current budget talks more…

HRC on SNL

    This past week, Saturday Night Live featured Kate McKinnon playing democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton playing a bartender named Val. “Clinton” and Val discussed the candidate’s support of gay marriage and disapproval of the Keystone XL pipeline, mocking how long it took the real-life Clinton to announce her opinion on these…

Arne Duncan steps down

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on Friday, Oct. 2, that he would be stepping down from his position in December. Vice President Joe Biden stated, “Over the past seven years, he has been a dynamic leader who brings unparalleled energy to his work.”   Duncan has a history of angering Democrats by challenging…

Blue Streaks respond to loss, defeat Otterbein

  It seemed as if the John Carroll University women’s volleyball team had nixed their struggles to finish off matches as they had a stellar Carnegie Mellon Doubletree Invitational over Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 and finished with a perfect 4-0 record.  Two of those wins came in five set matches, a scenario in which…

All-Ohio meet brings plenty of challenges for JCU cross country teams

  Men’s Cross Country   All around great running from the John Carroll University men’s cross country team at the All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 2. Their performance propelled the Blue Streaks to a second overall team finish (69 points), only falling behind Ohio Northern University (62 points) in the Division III…

After tough loss to ONU, Blue Streaks crush Otterbein

Never an easy test, the John Carroll University men’s soccer team traveled to Ada, Ohio to face off against one of their biggest rivals in the Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio Northern University.   It was a close match throughout, but two early second half goals turned out to be the difference in ONU’s 2-1 of…

McGowan's Manifesto: The maiming of Lady Liberty

  Tucked between the Pacific and Atlantic lives a magnificent young woman named Lady Liberty. Her beauty is rich, varied and deep, with amber locks, sea glass eyes and skin that glows with warm desert reds and cool mountainous blues. She has many, many children, 318.9 million to be exact.   As a fledgling mother,…

The Gebhardt Collection: The joys of John Carroll

  Last weekend, I went to the University of Pittsburgh and visited some of my friends from my freshman year. See, I transferred to John Carroll at the beginning of my sophomore year (I am currently a junior), and hadn’t really been back a whole lot to visit all of my friends that I left…

OurView: Internship tips for the entertainment business

  I managed to find myself in the mixed up world of the entertainment industry. It all started after one bad day, which led me to search out a upbeat song to change my mood around. The song that appeared online was Andy Grammer’s song “Keep Your Head Up” who is now most known for…

Enough’s enough

  After I woke up on Sunday morning, I made the colossal mistake of checking Facebook before leaving my bed or drinking even a drop of coffee.   As I scrolled through my newsfeed, my eyes wandered onto a post that read: “Killers don’t need guns to kill people. Timothy McVeigh used fertilizer. 9-11 terrorists…

Madeline's Montage: Bruised knees and a lifted spirit

I like to think of people as books; some are opened, some are closed and, if you’re lucky, you get to read others’ stories while allowing them into your own.   The human brain is mysterious, and I’m not sure we’ll ever know everything about it. What is extremely profound, though, it that one is…

ONU spoils JCU’s Homecoming with late comeback

    Amidst a celebration of school spirit during Homecoming Weekend, Mother Nature and the Ohio Northern University football team conspired to spoil the mood at Don Shula Stadium on Saturday.   The visiting Polar Bears twice clawed back from 17-point deficits to defeat the Blue Streaks, 30-27.   The heartbreaking loss dashed hopes of…

Fantasy takeover

I can’t be the only one. Somebody else has to be encompassed by this same madness.   Midterms are approaching and my school work is as heavy as it has been all year. That, along with work, leaves very little free time for other things.   Yet, I find time for fantasy sports.   Last…

Can the Cavs win the NBA Title? If healthy, yes.

  The NBA preseason kicked into full swing this week, and as the sound of dribbling basketballs and squeaky shoes rang out throughout Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers had one thing on their mind: bringing an NBA Championship to Cleveland.   Last year, the Cavaliers made the NBA Finals and took the eventual champions,…

Women’s softball team searches for new place to play

John Carroll University’s women’s softball team faces an uphill battle against 2017 NCAA regulations for the current condition of their softball field dimensions. Currently, JCU’s softball field does not meet the eligibility requirements of the NCAA, and with no available property for development the softball team faces the threat of having to relocate to another…

“Project Unbreakable” travelling photo exhibit visits John Carroll

    “The only way you would ever leave me is in a body bag.” This is one of the many quotes hanging around the Dolan Center for Science and Technology from the “Project Unbreakable” photo exhibit going on through Friday, Oct. 9.   “Project Unbreakable” is a worldwide photography project, which allows victims of…

Many attend eventful Homecoming weekend

The John Carroll community celebrated Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 1-4. The weekend consisted of events for alumni, families and students.   Lisa Ramsey, associate director of student engagement, helped plan Homecoming and Family Weekend. “The weekend offered different types of events to appeal to the diverse group of people on campus,” Ramsey said. “Homecoming…

David Porter earns spot on GoodWorks Team

    Senior football player David Porter received one of the most prestigious honors for a college football player off the field. He was accepted onto the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Allstate GoodWorks Team. “It’s an honor and a privilege,” said Porter.   This AFCA Allstate GoodWorks team is made up of two teams…