Articles published in March, 2016

Apple and FBI battle over acces to iPhone

  After the Dec. 2 terror attacks in San Bernardino, California, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation took charge of piecing together the cause and connections of the crime. According to ABC News, the FBI soon found what they consider a critical piece of evidence: perpetrator Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c.…

Canadian investment in U.S. is sparked in 2016

      In a predominant shift in the economic relationship between Canada and the U.S., Canada is, for the first time on record, a creditor to the United States.   Since 1990, the amount of assets held by U.S. interests in Canada is exceeded by the amount of assets held by Canadian interests in…

Cleveland Museum of Art hosts pharaoh in new Egyptian exhibit

\ The Cleveland Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th birthday with some special Egyptian guests: the men and women who ruled the land of the Nile. The museum’s newest exhibit, “Pharaoh: Ancient King of Egypt,” opens this Sunday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, June 12.   The exhibit has been a long time…

Boler Business: Money basics and common cents advice

    It does not matter if you are a broke college student or a CEO of a company–you need to be money smart. Learning how to control your cash flow is one of the most central lessons in life. No matter what major you intend to pursue or what career you choose, becoming wise with…

“Mean Girls” musical in the making confirmed

  The iconic 2004 film “Mean Girls” is now being adapted into a musical, thanks to the talented duo, comedian actress and producer Tina Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond.   Although little information about the movie’s musical adaptation has been shared at the time, Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the film, confirmed…

Apple to introduce new and smaller gadgets next month

Apple Inc. is expected to unveil a new iPhone, iPad and possibly some extra perks. At Apple’s last event, which was six months ago, the company announced the iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, an expansion of Apple Watch designs and updates to iOS.   For this upcoming Apple event, the current speculation is that Apple is…

JCU welcomes London actors for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performance

  Once a year, John Carroll University welcomes a professor, poet, novelist, playwright and so on, usually international, as part of the Hopkins Fellow professorship, named after the nineteenth century Jesuit poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins.   This year, John Carroll University Department of English welcomes the five-member acting troupe “Actors from the London Stage”  (AFTLS)…

The Gebhardt Collection: I’ve got spirit

  Everybody has their own method of finding cheap airline flights (if such a thing even exists).   Mine is going onto Kayak.com, entering my departure city and destination, the dates of my travel and hoping that I can get lucky and stumble upon some hidden bargain—it’s a hit or miss strategy, and one that…

Jobless claims hit new low in U.S.

  It can often be difficult to gauge the current state of the American economy.   In this election season, political rhetoric from both sides would make one believe that the economy is in shambles and that unemployment is skyrocketing.   This political discourse can easily be observed in popular opinion through the lens of…

Students stand in solidarity with Paris on study abroad trip

John Carroll University offers a number of study abroad opportunities to its students. The International Cultures course, “Gazing Women, from Paris to Florence,” provided students the opportunity to study Italian and French culture. The class included a mandatory trip to France and Italy over the course of spring break of 2016.   The class is…

New course teaches interconnectivity between religion and culture

“Soul Food and Food for the Soul” is now midway through its first semester of existence.   The course was created by Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter and the late Valentino Lassiter. “Linked courses,” such as this one, are part of the new integrative core affecting current freshmen. Students sign up for two classes which meet separately during…

Security Update: JCUPD responds to security threat

JCUPD has responded to a note containing a bomb threat, found at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14 in Grasselli Library.   The note said, “There is a bomb at John Carroll,” and was found in a desk by a library staffer.   The staff notified JCUPD, who then, along with the University Heights Police…

Students conduct research in Costa Rica over spring break

Seven students spent spring break studying over 150 bird species, 40 species of amphibians and reptiles, and at least 10 species of mammals in Costa Rica. Ralph Saporito, faculty member who accompanied the students on this trip, teaches a 400 level biology class called Tropical Field Biology, which introduces students to tropical biology and field…

Vigilance, efficiency, and awareness

  “There is a bomb at John Carroll.” These seven words rattled John Carroll University the evening of Monday, March 14, at 5:39 p.m. An email response to the note found in Grasselli Library at 9:30 a.m. that morning was sent out by the John Carroll Police Department and classified as a “low-level threat.” Although…

Kasich wins Ohio, Rubio out after loss in Florida

The five Democratic and Republican primaries on March 15 brought with them a series of ups and downs, as well as some predictable wins.   One of the biggest shake-ups of the night was Ohio Governor John Kasich’s win in his home state, the first win in the Republican candidate’s entire race. In this victory,…

Planned priorities

  Several weeks ago, Ohio Governor and Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich signed a bill stripping Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities in the state of $1.3 million. He signed this despite a majority of Ohioans opposing this action, according to a poll by the Hart Research Associates.   I own up to being staunchly…

The Islamic State group leaks information on 22,000 people

  Confidential documents from the Islamic State group were leaked to Sky News on Thursday, March 10. On some of the documents were questions like, “What is your Sharia or religious level,” “Who recommended you,” “What is your previous jihad experience,” and “are you more of a fighter or a suicide attacker?”   Sky News…

McGowan's Manifesto: Make America respectful again

  I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than celebrating the gift of democracy at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.   I know it probably sounds dorky, but there are few things I love more than the act of voting; there is something almost spiritual about it. Because I’m a…

Madeline's Montage: Manic at the museum

    I once did the Bernie with my two brothers in the middle of the Natural History Museum in New York City.   There’s something about running through a sea of people, knowing that the odds you ever see them again are slim to none, and it doesn’t matter how foolish you are–usually.  …

North Korea fires missiles into sea

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles Thursday, March 10 around 5:20 a.m. Korea Time.  Each missile traveled about 310 miles from the country’s north shore into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula.  According to NBC News, the missiles are believed to be Scud-type missiles.   This is the third sort of test the country…

OurView: An Open Letter: Thank You

    I hope you are having the best of days, I truly mean it. Taking every moment for what its fully worth is hard sometimes–we generally tend to overlook the tiny things in life that matter. However, for once I stopped rushing through the days and took a moment to really take in what…

Mayor Jackson gives State of the City speech

    In the midst of a dizzying presidential campaign, it is easy to forget about local politics. On Monday, March 10, The Carroll News attended the State of the City Address sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland, where Mayor Frank Jackson spoke of both celebrating the city’s successes and cobbling together a future that…

Blue Streaks falter as Spartans sweep three-game set

  Following a 5-3 start to the season in Florida, the John Carroll University baseball team has lost four straight games, including three losses in a row to Manchester University this past weekend.   The Blue and Gold hit the road on Friday, March 11, bound for Kokomo, Indiana for a three-game series against the…

My final four

Today is the day. The NCAA Tournament has officially started.   Sure, we’ve had some fun these past two days with what the NCAA wants us to call the “first round,” but the real games begin today. Over the next four days, 48 games will be played, and I couldn’t be more excited. Yet, despite…

Narrow defeat lengthens losing streak

On Saturday, March 12, the John Carroll University men’s tennis team hosted Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The Yeomen narrowly defeated the Blue Streaks, 5-4.   First off was the doubles matchups. The two person team of sophomores Dillon O’Brien and Scott Adsit suffered one of two doubles losses on the day for the Blue…