Articles published in April, 2016

Strong competition helps JCU build for end of season

Junior Jonathan Radney led the way for the John Carroll University men’s track and field team this weekend at the John Homon Open at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.   Radney won the 100-meter dash in 11.44, narrowly beating Mount Union’s Tyler Orewier by .04 seconds. Freshman Cole Weirich finished sixth in…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Words Past Midnight

by Zachary Thomas, sophomore About: “I’m whatever I put my heart and mind toward, but my name is Zach.” Zach loves storytelling. Every two weeks or sooner, he will post a new creative work on his blog site as part of a challenge made among his friends for the entire year called the Creator’s Pact.…

Doubles play sets tone in victory over Otterbein

In Westerville, doubles set the tone for the John Carroll University Men’s Tennis match against Otterbein University.   Both squads enjoyed close matches throughout the afternoon, but JCU earned the upper hand in all three.   Junior Jad Abdul-Aal and freshman David Sinense proved victorious over the Otterbein senior due of David Seckel and Will…

Earthquake rocks southern Japan

    Thousands of individuals are fleeing the country after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Southern Japan on Saturday, April 16. Nine people have been confirmed dead, eight people are in serious condition and more than 850 individuals were injured.   43 people are reportedly trapped and 23 people have been buried alive. This occurred…

Doubles competition earns JCU victory

    On April 16, at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, the battle between John Carroll University and Otterbein University for the undefeated title commenced.   While fans enjoyed a long match in the spring sunshine, JCU enjoyed a victory, winning the match, 8-1. The victory pushes JCU’s record to 9-3, including a perfect…

Slow start plagues JCU in Columbus

    It was a battle of top three Ohio Athletic Conference teams when John Carroll University women’s lacrosse team traveled to Columbus, Ohio for a meeting with Capital University.   A seven goal first quarter for the hosting Crusaders set an earlier tone the Blue Streaks could not match. JCU dropped their second straight…

Recording setting performances aid JCU in solid team finish

It was an impressive showing for the John Carroll University Women’s Outdoor Track and Field team at the All-Ohio Division III Championships.   Aided by five different Blue Streaks earning individual top 10 finishes, JCU finished 11th as a team in the field of 19 programs in attendance.   History was made when the 4…

Offensive production shines in conference victory

    The John Carroll University Men’s Lacrosse team moved into fourth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference after defeating Capital University 13-10 in an April 16 contest.   Sunshine, warm weather and clear skies drew the largest crowd Don Shula Stadium has seen this spring season.   The momentum started in Capital’s favor at the…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Tarably Tarafied

by Tara Daly, junior About: Since Tara started college, she has always wanted to blog, but never knew what to write about or how to get started. Tara always thought that a blogger had to be doing something monumental in order to publicly document it. However, Tara now sees that each and every moment in…

Win moves JCU to third in conference

  The John Carroll University women’s lacrosse team earned a hard fought victory against Otterbein University on Saturday, April 23. John Carroll finished on top come the final horn, winning the conference meeting 12-10.   As the conference schedule progresses through its final contests, each game proves to be more important than the last. With…

Obama goes to Saudi Arabia, meets with officials

    President Barack Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to hold a meeting with King Salman Riyadh on Wednesday, April 20. With the growing tension between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this trip was timely. This tension stems from Saudi opposition to American outreach to Iran and the correspondence with Syria.   Obama was…

JCU crew connects philosophy to horses in “A Horse for Alhazen”

  Part-time JCU philosophy professor, Christina Rawls, along with a crew of student volunteers created an original documentary entitled, “A Horse for Alhazen,” which incorporates elements of philosophy that connect to behaviors and communication of horses and the history of filmmaking.   Being Rawls’ second documentary made alongside JCU students, “A Horse for Alhazen” will…

Your vote is your voice

  As a country, the United States is fundamentally about freedom – freedom to speak our minds, freedom from tyrannical rule, and even the freedom to choose our own leaders. In the 2014 midterm election, voter turnout was 36.4%. That was the worst turnout in the U.S. since World War II. This begs the question:…

JCU’s “Sweet Charity” gave sweetly thrilling performances

John Carroll University’s performances of “Sweet Charity” over the past two weeks came to a close on Sunday, April 17 in the Kulas Auditorium. The show provided audience members with vibrant entertainment and gave audiences a captivating theater experience.   With a push into the lake, Charity Hope Valentine’s future began. In the beginning of…

Conference play rejuvenates baseball for second half

The beginning of the Ohio Athletic Conference portion of the 2016 schedule has brought new life to a resilient John Carroll University baseball program. After suffering an early six-game losing streak, the team has fought back and won six of its 10 conference matchups, four of which came this past week.   This past Tuesday,…

John Carroll alumnus survives earthquake in Ecuador

While hundreds died after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador on Saturday, April 16, John Carroll alumnus, Brian Bayer ’13, survived.   Bayer went to Ecuador three years ago as a year-long volunteer with JCU’s immersion program affiliate, Rostro de Cristo. Afterwards he was invited to return to work on a nonprofit journalism project and…

Holocaust survivor tells story of “The Miracle of Life”

John Carroll University students marched on campus and held a memorial service for Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, April 18 in order to honor the victims of one of worst genocides in history. One victim, survivor Roman Frayman, came to share his own personal story of survival in a lecture titled “Miracle of Life.”  …

JCU knitting group “fiber bombs” trees on campus

  Walking around outside of campus as of late, students may have noticed an added touch, making campus a little more colorful.   This act is known as “fiber bombing,” which is creating quilts and covering an area with them, spreading them around to surprise people and brighten their day. Administrative assistant in the psychological…

Ready for another parade

Hello, April. I have been patiently waiting for you to come up on the calendar. For when April rolls around, so does my favorite time of the year: playoff hockey time.   The NHL playoffs just make me feel like a kid on Christmas Day, except I get to feel those feelings of jubilation for…

Gettin’ more from the core

John Carroll University alumni have shared their talents on a worldwide scale, but a few success stories have come to the attention of the JCU community, and The Carroll News feels they are worth telling. In the most recent issue of the alumni magazine, editor John Walsh shared stories of individuals and their careers post-graduation.…

The Gebhardt Collection: To condemn a comic

  Most are familiar with the rudimentary characteristics of any legitimate, liberal democracy—freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion (or the freedom from religion, if you’re French), etc. Those qualities are what make a liberal regime and are basic human rights that governments in North America and Europe believe ought to be…

How C.C. Sees It: A kid at heart

  Hi there. My name is Carly, and on the outside, I look like any other 20-year-old basic white girl. I go to school at a university, drink way too many chai tea lattes and am a little bit more than slightly obsessed with my favorite red lipstick.   However, on the inside, I would…

OurView: Defense of the republic

  When I was younger, my first exposure to politics was hearing news about President George W. Bush’s election and the controversy surrounding the Electoral College. At the time, I did not understand the nature or purpose of the Electoral College. If we live in a democracy, why don’t we just directly elect the President?…

McGowan's Manifesto: Dear scared white student

  Dear scared white student: Let me introduce myself. My name is Mary Frances McGowan, and I, like the students who you so callously called murderers, thieves and encouraged to “go back over the wall,” hail from an immigrant background.   I know that it is hard to comprehend, scared white student. My complexion, with…

Strong day two showing moves JCU up the charts

  The John Carroll University men’s golf team took to Red Hawk, Ohio for the Heidelberg Invitational over two days on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17.   The Blue Streaks put forward their best effort, ultimately finishing in fourth place when all was said and done.   After sitting in sixth place out…