Articles by Spencer German

OurView: What I’ve gained and where I’ll go

I love traveling. If I could get paid to travel anywhere and everywhere, I would sign on the dotted line right now. That being said my senior year has provided me with quite the series of trips that were not only fun but furthered my connection to John Carroll and the a handful of qualities…

Breaking the chains: Students and faculty dance to fight violence against women

On Thursday, Feb. 14, people on John Carroll University’s campus witnessed two flash mobs rallying faculty and students to take a stand for women. One Billion Rising is a program established by Eve Ensler, an activist known for her play “The Vagina Monologues” (which has been performed at JCU in past years) that raises awareness…

STO: Should it stay or should it go?: John Carroll decides against removing SportsTime Ohio from on-campus cable

Over the course of the past week, rumors had circulated about the idea of removing channels from John Carroll University’s on-campus cable circuit, one of those, including Cleveland’s own SportsTime Ohio. STO is particularly popular to students who, year after year, dedicate themselves to Cleveland Indians baseball, rooting their hometown team to victory from April…

OurView: What about the rest of the year?

What about the rest of the year? It’s Valentine’s Day. It’s the worst day of the year (well, other than every Monday of the year) but otherwise, the worst day of the year.  Now let me explain, because I have a feeling everyone reading this right now probably has that stereotypical thought of “Oh, he’s…

Economic report showcases JCU’s impact in the community

Drive down John Carroll Boulevard, and you will see a sign that reads, “University Heights: Home of John Carroll University, ‘The City’s Namesake.’” With the release of JCU’s annual report, the text on that sign can be explained on a deeper, statistical level. The report, which can be found and downloaded from John Carroll’s home…

The Carroll News sits down with University Heights resident Susan Kane

The CN: How long have you lived here in UH?  Susan Kane: 25 years. CN: Did you happen to read any of the comments on your article?  Kane: There were a lot of students that responded, and unfortunately in my initial letter to the Sun Press, I was about 800 words over.  So I had…

Your votes are in: JCU students elect Student Union officers for 2013 term

It was fitting that in the aftermath of the nation choosing its respective government representatives, the John Carroll University student body would do the same, electing their Student Union executive board for the upcoming year. In a three-way race for president, junior Kim Rossi emerged as the winner, after collecting 43.1 percent of the vote…

Remembering former board president Allyn R. Adams

Former president of the JCU Board of Directors Allyn R. Adams passed away Sunday, Sept. 30 of a heart attack in his Berea, Ohio home. He was 69 years old. “He was John Carroll for so many – always acting as an ambassador for the university and supporting our mission in meaningful ways,” the Rev.…

OurView: Making ‘Spence’ of vulnerability

To what may be a surprise to some, throughout my entire life a big fear of mine has always been addressing that girl I have feelings for. Now maybe some of you agree. Maybe some of you think that is cliché, and still others think it is a dumb thing to be fearful of. And…

Residents of Crozier tragedy-house to be evicted

In the aftermath of a tragedy that hit home with the John Carroll community last year, some kind of closure may have finally been reached. On Jan. 1, 2011 Matt Crozier, a former JCU student, was at a party in his hometown of Philadelphia on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.  The party itself…

Learning from scandal: What Penn State’s failure to report sexual abuse can teach our University

In the aftermath of one of the most talked-about scandals in history, Pennsylvania State University has quickly become the example of what not to do when reports of sexual abuse are discovered on a college campus. Administrators at JCU say they are confident that their staff is well-trained on how to avoid a similar scandal.…

New semester brings new renovations to campus

As a new fall semester commences at John Carroll University, both returning and new students have witnessed some renovations around campus. The projects that have gone into effect since the beginning of summer include masonry restoration of Grasselli Tower, the Administration Building arcades, Dolan Residence Hall and the Boiler House; fire alarm device upgrades in…

OurView: Call me maybe?

Let me start by saying that I have a very strong, passionate, tenacious dislike for texting. That being said, I’m probably texting as you read this sentence. But before you call me a hypocrite, let me defend myself by saying, unfortunately, I, like many other people in the world today, have been forced to accept…

‘C-Fest’ takes campus by storm

As students prepared for a weekend packed full of great music, the first-ever Carroll Fest came to campus. The festivities kicked off on Friday evening around 5 p.m., with Charlie Mosbrook, followed by several other bands, including Unknown for Now, The Beauregards and The Alibi. Junior Evan Bellan, the drummer for The Beauregards, was thrilled…

SUPB to lose $12,000 in funding

The Student Union Programming Board is known best for its success in putting on various events and activities both on and off campus throughout the year for students to meet new friends, have some fun and enjoy all that JCU and Cleveland have to offer. From karaoke nights and movie screenings, to Indians games and…

OurView: Spencito takes on the #ClevelandBrownsProblems

Today’s the day! The 2012 NFL draft is finally here, as the top college prospects from around the country walk across the stage at Radio City Music Hall to shake hands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and join their first professional football team. Every year, the draft is the first step to the long road…

JCU Relay For Life brings in over $26,000 for cancer research

Cancer affects families all over the world on a daily basis, including many here at John Carroll University, where even some students have faced battles with the dangerous disease that kills thousands every year. This past Saturday, April 14, JCU gave those members of the campus community a chance to reflect on their experiences with…