Articles published in February, 2016

JCU places 11th against tough competition

  The John Carroll University women’s track and field team earned 32 total points at the All-Ohio Championships in Westerville, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 13, placing 11 out of 17 teams.   For the Blue Streaks, the highlight of the day came during the 4 x 400. Juniors Joy Nyaanga and Sara Martinko, sophomore Noelle…

Blue Streaks place well at All-Ohio meet

  Despite no individual Blue Streaks earning a first place finish, a strong showing overall from the John Carroll University men’s track and field team resulted in a sixth place finish at the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.   Although there were no first place finishes, plenty of…

John Carroll ranked number four in Ohio for earning potential

  John Carroll University ranked fourth out of 20 Ohio schools in terms of earning potential, according to a study done by Cleveland.com.   The results, derived from the U.S. Department of Education annual collegiate scorecard and a Georgetown University study,  focuses on student earnings 10 years after beginning their studies. It does not factor…

Update: JCU police department reports one arrest for recent thefts

    JCUPD arrested a man on campus who may be potentially responsible for the thefts that occurred in December of last semester.   Last semester, four televisions were stolen from the Boler School of Business, as well as a laptop and two outlets. Additionally, a laptop, wallet and purse were stolen from the Grasselli…

Seven immersion trips to take place during the 2015-16 school year

    There are three immersion trips taking place over spring break in March, and four after commencement in May. More opportunities for immersion trips will then begin in January  2017, including a new trip to the U.S. Mexican border.   Any undergraduate student can apply for an immersion trip. “We always want a mix of…

Disneyland celebrates 60th anniversary with ABC special

    California’s Disneyland Park celebrates its 60th anniversary diamond celebration this year. Since its opening on July 17, 1955, Disneyland has offered countless memories and adventures to its guests, and is considered one of the “happiest places on earth.”   The celebration, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” will be showcased on Sunday, Feb.…

Student Orgs team up for Flint

    As the supply of water in Flint, Mich. becomes increasingly toxic, environmentally and socially conscientious students at John Carroll University are organizing to help relieve the problem. Deemed,“Operation Hydration,” members of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, African American Alliance and the Environmental Issues Group are coming together to collect bottles of water, water filters…

Students start new pre-medicine club on campus

The John Carroll University Pre-Medicine Club will hold its first event, a medical school student panel, on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in AD 258.   JCU graduate students Rachel Wilson, Brigid Prayson, Ethan Simpson and undergraduate sophomore Anastasia Dines are co-presidents of the club. Kathy Lee, assistant dean for health programs, is the…

Mental health speaker tells her story to JCU community

  Author and activist Alyse Schacter spoke to a group of about 100 John Carroll students on Tuesday, Feb. 16 regarding mental illness and the issues surrounding it.   Originally from Canada, 25-year-old Schacter has been traveling around Canada and the United States, speaking to groups about her struggle with mental illness. To date, she…

Scalia deserves more than more fighting

  “This could change everything.”   That was my first reaction to seeing the news that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died. Now after some thought, I realized that that is not a respectable reaction to someone dying. This is a man who had been in the Supreme Court for almost thirty years, and…

JCU Needs Informed Immersions

    John Carroll University’s Immersion Program recently released applications for students to embark on worldwide journeys in the spring and post-commencement. There is no question that this program is important to the JCU community. Students and staff provide personal and hands-on service to hundreds of people yearly due to the work of the administration…

Tensions rise between South Korea, North Korea

    Tension escalated on the Korean peninsula after a satellite launch in early February conducted by North Korea. The South Korean government has ordered the shut down of the industrial complex run by both the North and South Korean governments, according to The New York Times. North Korea retaliated by expelling South Korean workers…

OurView: Don’t be a doofus

Monday morning, I was discussing with my runner friend and teammate, Patrick, the weekend in the professional running world. Last weekend was the U.S. marathon Olympic trials, in which the top 3 runners from each male and female fields qualify to compete at the Olympic games this summer. There has been some controversy in the…

McGowan's Manifesto: What RBG and Scalia can teach us

  In all my years spent as a self-proclaimed political nerd, I have never understood people’s frustration and annoyance with presidential campaigns. That is, of course, until now.   In the midst of choosing the woman or man who will run our country, we have reduced a process that used to be among the noblest…

The Gebhardt Collection: Passport Problems

    In the United States, we hear all the time about the millions and millions who risk everything to try and become Americans. Immigration and border control have been hot-button political issues for years.   The topic of migrant control has introduced talks of walls, mass deportations  and recently, outright banishments of certain groups.…

SCOTUS Stalemate

  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Feb. 13, reportedly from natural causes, which has sent us into a bit of frenzied political turmoil.   Now, before I launch into what I have to say, I want to venture off a bit. While, as a Democrat, I tended to disagree with Scalia’s…

Madeline's Montage: You can’t do it all

    Deadline is no joke.   I am an editorial intern for Cleveland Magazine in Playhouse Square,and in the last two weeks, I have spent hours calling and interviewing people,checking facts and, sometimes, twiddling my thumbs in anticipation for the story that would hit my desk next.   This opportunity has been one of…

Justice Antonin Scalia, leaves behind “originalist” legacy

  Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia died Saturday, Feb. 13 of natural causes at a ranch in West Texas, according to The New York Times. Scalia was married and had nine children. He was a devout Catholic and in regard to his children said, “Being a devout Catholic means you have children…

The NBA gets it right

On the Sunday night between the AFC and NFC Championship games and the Super Bowl,  the two contests competing against each other on the television sets of most fans were the NHL All-Star games and the Pro Bowl.   I wrote my column the following Monday and which game had won my favor (the NHL…

Blue Streaks lose second straight in away bout with Pioneers

  One year ago, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team knocked off Marietta College, the previous top dog in the Ohio Athletic Conference, at home in a thrilling win.   On Saturday, Feb. 13, the opposite outcome happened.   Playing in a hostile environment on the road, the No. 3 Blue Streaks succumbed to…

How to navigate the stock market

    When trying to determine how the overall health of the stock market, it is important to look at the right indicators. Certain stocks are very influential on the market, and others are not so important.   Many people fear a stock market crash, but don’t follow the market to have any way of…

Boler Business : the top MBA programs in the US for 2015

    In the last decade, business schools have been referred to as a two-year job interview, because for more than 100,000 dollars and two years of study, MBAs are allowing college students to gain access to vast alumni networks, top-tier internships and the best jobs. Potential employees that have obtained an MBA  have also…

Bundy brothers standoff comes to an end in Oregon

    The Oregon standoff, which has dominated headlines since its inception on Saturday, Jan. 2, has officially come to an end with the last occupier, David Fry, surrendering to authorities, according to The New York Times. Fry, an Ohio native, like many of his fellow protesters traveled from across the country to participate in what…

Ohio bill to defund women’s clinics

  The Republican controlled Ohio Senate and House recently passed a bill on Wednesday, Feb. 10 to strip funding to Planned Parenthood and similar facilities. The bill now goes to Governor John Kasich and awaits his approval. Kasich is fresh off a successful outing in New Hampshire, where, according to CBS News, his more moderate…

The CN interviews duo band, “Shane & Emily” at JCU performance

  The Carroll News interviewed “Shane & Emily,” the fun and quirky band duo, at their John Carroll University concert performance on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.   CN: How did you guys meet and how did you start making music together?   Shane Anderson: We met at open mic! How perfect is that?   Emily…