Volume 90

Columns: Senior column

So, what do I want to write my last column about? It’s a big decision. I feel like it should be advice of some sort, but advice can be so tricky and is obviously situational. So, I guess my advice is to avoid giving too much advice. Although, I guess that’s advice, so I’ve already…

Columns: Senior column

Inspiring minds, transforming lives. If you’ve had the privilege of walking John Carroll University’s beautiful campus, you’ve seen the Forever Carroll banners proclaiming this statement. As I finish up my final week of classes, I feel compelled to echo the truth of this slogan. It’s more than just a catchy marketing ploy – the past…

Columns: Senior Column

In almost every “Ryllie Factor” column I’ve written this year, I’ve ranted about the things in the world that tick me off. My strong opinions and tone have become the foundations of my writing persona, but for my final column, I’d like to explore a different side of “The Ryllie Factor.”   Four years. 128…

Farewell, former president: Ficke flies into office

The Student Union inauguration ceremony took place on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. in the LSC Conference Room, ushering in junior Tim Ficke as the new Student Union president. The evening began with the farewell address of previous SU president senior Kim Rossi. “The Student Union vision: to promote positive progress and change, ensuring…

John Carroll professor publishes sixth collection of poetry

On Feb. 1, 2014, George Bilgere, of the John Carroll University English department, will release his newest volume of work entitled “Imperial,” a collection of poems about being middle-aged and middle-class in America. Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, this will be his sixth published collection of poetry. “[It is] an exploration of American…

Wading through the storm

The polar vortex that swept across the nation earlier this month wreaked havoc at John Carroll University, causing an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 worth of damage to offices and residence halls, according to Bernie Beyer, director of Physical Plant. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Writer-in-Residence Rev. Donald Cozzens received a call about some unexpected news: His…

New app offers inside look at John Carroll University

Waking up every morning with an Inside JCU email has become the norm for John Carroll University students. Keeping up with the trends in social media, JCU has taken the daily email to the next level by creating an Inside JCU app for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. “In this first phase, much of…

Students assaulted on Cabbie D party bus

Last Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m., the John Carroll University community received a security alert from Brian Hurd, assistant director of the JCU Police Department, concerning an incident of assault and harassment that occurred on Dec. 21, 2013 on Cabbie D party bus, a common method of transportation for JCU students going out on…

Student Union: A look at the past, present and future

rsity’s Student Union celebrated its 95th year of service to the University as SU president senior Kim Rossi passed the torch to junior Tim Ficke. On Nov. 5, 2013, Rossi gave her State of the Union address to prelude the Student Union elections. After a 10-month presidency, Rossi accredited the progress made by her executive…

Student Union attendance records reviewed

With furloughs creating problems at the national level as a result of the current government shutdown, America is currently witnessing how the country cannot run smoothly without all of the moving parts in place. John Carroll University’s Student Union is facing a similar issue. At the SU meeting on Oct. 8, the topic of poor…

On-campus accident increases pedestrian and driver alertness

On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 9, a vehicle struck a student on campus while traveling towards the east wing of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. The student driver had not quite reached the Bohannon Lot when the accident occurred. “We do not know exactly where that happened, what part of the roadway,…

On the bright side of things

With all that has been going on in Washington this week, it would be understandable for you to expect me to write about the turmoil going on with the United States government.  While this is quite tempting for me to discuss, I feel that anything I will write is just repetitive of previous columns and,…