Articles published in September, 2016

Saluan's Scribbles: On Creativity

    I’ve always found comfort in creating. It is truly amazing what the human mind is capable of.   When I was younger, my Mom always told me “life is about the experiences, not the possessions.” I’ve spent countless hours creating scenarios in my head. I’ve thought about the big picture scenarios-how would my…

The Gebhardt Collection: Skittles for Trump

    So, like many social science majors throughout the United States, I have been spending a lot of time recently studying for the September administration of the LSAT. Accordingly, hours and hours of logical reasoning games have made my brain hypersensitive to a bad argument—which is why, I think, that I have been so…

McGowan's Manifesto: Taking a Knee for Terance

    Last Friday, the sleepy evening- sun hung gently in the Tulsa, Oklahoma sky as Terence Crutcher left his music appreciation class at Tulsa Community College.   It’s hard to know what Crutcher was thinking about in the minutes before police sent a bullet through his lung for asking for help.   Maybe his…

Students aim to create laughter with new improvisation group

  A revival is happening around JCU’s campus, with a new development in student life in the form of the newly reinvented Improvisation Club.   The student organization was formed by senior Ese Osaghae, who serves as the club’s president. The group was on campus in previous years but was unofficial in nature, with only…

Five students win first place at entrepreneurship competition

A team of five John Carroll students competed and won first place in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition over the summer.   JCU competed against teams from Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Hiram College, Kent State University, Lake Erie College, Lorain Community College, The University of Akron and…

ITT Technical Institute closes doors

  ITT Technical Institute shut down all institutions nationwide on Tuesday, Sept. 13.   This included 130 campuses in 38 states, leaving roughly 43,000 students unable to continue their education at their institution and 8,000 faculty members out of jobs.   ITT Tech blames the closing of its buildings to the ban put in place…

Boler Business: Understanding the income gap between urban and rural areas

  The latest Census Bureau data released early this month on income and poverty shows the first significant growth in average household incomes in almost a decade.   The Census Bureau calculated the percent change in real median household income between 2014 and 2015 in principal cities, suburbs and rural areas.   This growth is…

Global Business: Pittsburgh gets Uber technical

    Everybody feels awkward when they have to make small talk with their Uber driver, but thanks to new advancements out of Uber’s Pittsburgh facility, this feeling will soon be a thing of the past.  Earlier this month, the technology startup out of San Francisco released its new fleet of self driving cars.  This…

Broadway sensations coming to Playhouse Square

  The 2016-2017 Keybank Broadway Series “Broadway in Cle” is always an annual showstopper for the Cleveland Theater District. With a range of Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and classic favorites, this year’s Broadway series will have theater-goers coming back for more.   The first musical in the Broadway series line-up is the five-time Tony Award-winning…

Here's the Thing: Here’s the thing

  Growing up, I greatly admired my older brother Andrew and tried to be like him in every way. This led to following his reading interests and I found myself down a rabbit hole learning about the Civil War. Despite changing my main historical focus and interest as I became older and more independent minded,…

John Carroll earns fourth at JCU Invitational

Eight different programs converged on The Country Club of Hudson on Monday, Sept. 19 for the JCU Invitational.   The hosting John Carroll University women’s golf team managed a fourth place finish in the Monday outing after collecting a 704 team score.   St. Francis University (In.) won the event for the third straight year…

Equity as compensation in startups creates competition in tech industry

  Companies such as Airbnb and Uber surpassed companies like Amazon and Apple in terms of compensation of their software engineers in the past few months.   Data from Paysa, a provider of compensation information, shows that tech start-up companies like Airbnb and Uber give their employees more equity annually than any other tech company.…

Utilizing Student Union

  Recently, the John Carroll University Student Union has expressed its disappointment that it has received very little attention from University administration regarding two bills passed last school year. One of the bills deals with changing the University’s language on its sexual consent policy and the other calls for the administration to start printing the…

Wild fourth quarter aids in first conference victory

It was not the prettiest of victories, but the first Ohio Athletic Conference win of 2016 is officially in the books.   The John Carroll University football team, led by head coach Tom Arth, evened its record at 1-1 following a 17-10 victory over Baldwin Wallace in the 28th edition of the Cuyahoga Gold Bowl…

How C.C. Sees It: Short Skirts and V Neck Shirts

  Okay friends, it’s that time of the week again! Time for your very own Carroll News Managing Editor to get on her soapbox! This weeks issue? Judging women based on their clothing. So, let’s strap in!   The summer after my freshman year of college, I worked at a museum in my hometown. The…

Joe's Journal: Is it all over?

It is over; it is all over. It is Thursday, Sept. 22, the Chicago Bears are 0-2 and I have given up all hope. At least I think I have. Every year I go into the new NFL season with the highest hopes for the hometown Bears. I have honestly convinced my fickle mind that…

From Pittsburgh to Cleveland, with love

I’m a Pittsburgh native and I’m sure proud of it. There’s nothing like being in love with your hometown and feeling so connected to a city that holds such profound meaning. When I have the chance to share my city with an out-of-towner, you can guarantee we’ll make the trek across the renowned Roberto Clemente…

Wrongfully convicted band members to speak at JCU

  At noon on Friday, Sept. 23, members of “The Exoneree Band” will speak at a panel in the LSC conference room in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center to discuss wrongful convictions. The band is in Cleveland for a House of Blues performance on Thursday, Sept. 22.   Each of the band members was exonerated…

Samsung phones under safety recall

  Samsung has recently undergone the largest recall in the history of the smartphone industry, with a total of 2.5 million units of the new high-end smartphone, Galaxy Note 7, being recalled due to the phones catching fire.   This version of the smartphone was predicted to be the next big thing for the South…

Student Union awaits administrative action on two passed bills

  John Carroll University has not taken complete action regarding two bills that the Student Union passed in November of 2015.   A bill begins by being drafted by a senator and then brought up at a student union meeting. After a majority vote, the Student Union President signs or vetoes the bill. If passed,…

Gaga’s new single: “Perfect Illusion” or a perfect storm

  After three long years, Lady Gaga has released her greatly anticipated single, “Perfect Illusion.” The song has been highly anticipated by many of her fans around the world. Many of her fans have even made jokes about the singer regarding how long it takes for her to release her music.   With the song…

John Carroll continues to roll with win over Oberlin

    In their debut night, the John Carroll University volleyball team defeated Oberlin College on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center. The Blue Streaks swept the Yeowomen in just three sets (25-15, 25-14, 25-15).   First-year head coach Michele Benoit lead her team to their seventh win this season and first…

First half dominance leads to JCU victory

    The John Carroll University women’s soccer team remains perfect at home this season with a dominating win over Kenyon College, 4-1.   The Blue and Gold move to 3-3-1 on the season and a 3-0 record on their home turf.   Scoring came early and often for the Blue Streaks as senior Dre…

John Carroll take second at OAC Fall Invite

  Mohawk Golf & Country Club played host for a Sunday edition of the Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Invitational.   All eight of the OAC programs were in attendance for the mid-September weekend outing. John Carroll fell just two strokes shy of taking the overall victory with a team total of 592. Otterbein University bested…

New location for Cleveland’s 2016 Ingenuity Fest

  The 2016 Cleveland Ingenuity Fest will include the same exciting celebration of art and technology as in years past, but this year’s guests will take their experience to a new location outside of the city.   The Ingenuity Fest is a technology, science and arts festival that aims to explore and cultivate the relationship…