Articles published in November, 2015

African American Alliance presents JCU president with list of demands

  The African American Alliance (AAA), the black cultural organization on campus, occupied the office of the Rev. Robert Niehoff S.J. on Friday, Nov. 20 and presented him with list of 10 demands that ask for systematic changes that aim to eradicate instances of racial injustice on campus. These injustices that are detailed in their…

Terror in Paris: The City of Lights experiences its deadliest massacre since World War II

    The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks that shook Paris on Friday, Nov. 13. CNN reported that three teams of armed assailants carried out attacks on various locations in the French capital, killing at least 129 and injuring more than 350 others. At least 99 people are reported…

Missouri student protest results in president’s resignation

A wave of student protests in response to alleged racism at the University of Missouri led to the resignation of university’s president, Timothy M. Wolfe, and chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin on Nov. 9.   The announcement comes after months of racial tension on campus. The university has experienced many instances of racial discrimination, including racial…

Kurdish forces launch attack on Islamic State group

Both Kurds and non-Kurds alike across Europe are welcoming the liberation of Sinjar by Peshmerga forces, some even celebrating after more than a year of mourning for a hometown lost to the Islamic State group, according to Kurdish media network Rudaw. The New York Times reported that the northern Iraqi city had only a few…

Immigration plan halted in court

    President Obama’s initiative to temporarily restructure the nation’s failed immigration policy through an executive order was brought down on Nov. 9 in the federal appeals court. The court declared Obama had exceeded his constitutional powers.  Attempting to circumvent the stalemate in Washington, the President swore his vested power to regulate and enforce would…

Republican debate more substantive; sparks still fly

  Republican Presidential candidates gathered in Milwaukee to debate issues mainly pertaining to the economy, but with other topics mixed in the conversation as well. The debate stage was less crowded than it has been previously, with only eight people on stage. The debaters were Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich,…

A Trio of All-Regional runners carry Blue Streaks to a program record fifth place finish

Three John Carroll University women’s cross country runners put together an all-regional effort as the team finished fifth in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Saturday, Nov. 14.   JCU finished with an overall score of 157. The fifth place showing is the best in the history of the…

Blue Streaks start season off right with victory over Albion

  The start to the John Carroll University women’s basketball season was a tale of two halves.   After the visiting Albion College limited the Blue Streaks to just three points in the first quarter and 20 points for the half, there was room for improvement. JCU responded by erasing an 18-point deficit in the…

Elliot Thorkelson leads the Blue Streaks to a top ten finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional

The John Carroll University men’s cross country team finished seventh at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Sophomore Elliot Thorkelson lead the pack with another top-20 finish.   The Blue Streaks had a trio of racers that contributed to their top ten finish this weekend. Thorkelson(25:51),…

Offensive outburst leads to Dan Greene Memorial championship

  A prolific offensive performance during both games at the Dan Greene Memorial Tournament over Saturday Nov. 14 and Sunday Nov. 15 propelled John Carroll University’s men’s basketball team to a tournament championship.   In game one,  JCU matched up against Transylvania University. Led by junior David Linane, who poured in a team-high 23 points…

What can Cleveland fans expect from the Indians this offseason?

After a second straight season in which the Cleveland Indians failed to achieve their goal of making the playoffs, it is safe to say the Cleveland Indians need to significantly improve this offseason – and that was before it was announced that star outfielder Michael Brantley will miss at least the first month of the…

JCU falls to Mount Union, misses playoffs for first time in three years

    A bubble burst on Saturday, Nov. 14, though its impact did not sink in until Sunday.   The season is over for the John Carroll University football team, as the Blue Streaks fell to the University of Mount Union, 36-3, at Don Shula Stadium on Saturday, and did not receive an at-large bid…

Despite Injuries, Cavs Rolling Along Early

After losing three of its first four games in 2014-15, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made the necessary adjustments and emerged as a legitimate Eastern Conference contender to start the 2015-16 campaign.   What makes this dominance so hard to believe is the fact that the absence of Kyrie Irving (knee injury) and Iman Shumpert (wrist…

Renowned Russian poet, Sergey Gandlevsky, visits campus

  Russian poet Sergey Gandlevsky presented his works at a poetry reading in the O’Dea room on Friday, Nov. 13. Phillip Metres, an English professor at John Carroll University, translated Gandlevsky’s poems from Russian to English.   Metres and Gandlevsky have been friends since 1993. Metres spent one year in Russia where he studied the…

“Party Smart” initiative encourages safe off-campus living

  A new program at John Carroll University called “Party Smart” seeks to give John Carroll University students the information and resources they need to create healthy relationships with their community neighbors.   “Many students look forward to living off campus, seeing it as an opportunity to enjoy expanded freedom outside University control,” says Megan…

Parking solutions discussed between JCUPD and students: Student Union passes four new bills regarding solutions to parking issues

Student Union senators have been working since the beginning of the semester to find solutions to improve the current parking system. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, four bills were passed dealing with parking matters.   The first bill was a recommendation that the John Carroll Police Department and John Carroll Administration collect data about traffic flows…

Cleveland welcomes modern gardens in “Monet to Matisse” art exhibit

The Cleveland Museum of Art is acting as a temporary home to some new additions in a recently assembled exhibit. The show, titled, “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse,” is open to museum patrons now.   The focus of the exhibit is to showcase the role that gardens have played throughout art history, ranging…

A look at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

The 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will make its way through Manhattan with traditional balloons and floats, new arrivals, celebrity appearances and Broadway musical performances. Audiences can expect to hear performances from famous musicians including Andy Grammar, Daughtry, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, Rachel Platten, Pat Benatar, Mariah Carey, Questlove with the…

Playhouse Square to kick-off holiday season with Winterfest 2015

  The magic of the holiday season will be brought to life in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, Nov. 28 with the celebration of Winterfest 2015 at Playhouse Square.   Presented by Huntington Bank and sponsored by a number of Cleveland corporations, Winterfest 2015 will be a popular destination for anyone looking to celebrate the holiday…

Peace and force

The terrorist attacks in Paris this weekend changes things. The attacks change the way the world looks at the Islamic State  group and the constant threat of terrorism. The attacks change the 2016 presidential race in the United States. The attacks will forever change France in all things, just as 9/11 changed America. These atrocities…

Lions gonna Lions

    On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Detroit Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers for the first time in Wisconsin since 1991.   As a lifelong Lions fan, I should be ecstatic. They did something that hasn’t happened in my lifetime.   Every year, when I look at the Lions’ schedule and try to figure…

Madeline's Montage: A letter to the M28 family

  Put 40 acquaintances and strangers on a farm in rural Pennsylvania for 48 hours and what do you get? A Christian rock band, “Ride that Pony” and a burning sense of what it means to be a family.   Over the weekend, I took part in Manresa 28, a spiritual retreat focusing on the…

McGowan's Manifesto: Aging is a peculiar thing

  While I was still enjoying my youth, I would watch my mother apply her crimson lipstick and long for her cool, collected wisdom. In my naivete, I saw adulthood as a fast world with boundless freedom, where you didn’t cry when you fell down anymore and where you had all of the answers. As…

To write love on our campus

  Last week, the John Carroll University chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms produced a startling display, where 1,100 white flags were placed on the Main quad to represent the 1,100 college students who commit suicide on average every year.   We tend to contemplate a number such as 1,100 and think it…

OurView: Lets talk about sports

  There is nothing more profound in life than when a single event captures the attention of the entire world. What happened in France over the weekend and the protests at the University of Missouri made time stand still, forcing the world to hopelessly stand by and watch while acts of terror and racism took…