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‘Boo Streaks’ reflects on first year as a student organization

 
There is a group of students at John Carroll University that thrives on fright. JCU’s paranormal research group, the Boo Streaks, was founded last November by current president and senior, Eugene Claridge.
 
The Boo Streaks have had much success since their founding, even winning the “Outstanding Organization of the Year” award last year. …

A eulogy for Lee Road: JCU mourns the loss of community staples

 
This week, two Cedar Lee restaurants decided to close their doors. On Monday Oct. 13, both The Cedar Lee Pub and Grill and Sweetie Fry (an ice cream and French fry eatery) announced that they planned on closing their doors forever.
 
The Pub made tweeted their announcement, saying, “We regret to inform you…

High school students begin early college program

College in the morning and high school in the afternoon is not how most of us remember 11th grade. But for eight students at Cleveland Heights High School, it’s just their regular routine.
These students began taking classes at John Carroll University this semester as part of the R.E.A.L. Early College small school.
High school…

Humans of John Carroll 10/16/2014

 
Family always comes first for Chris and Mike Nicholson, two staff members of the Facilities Department at John Carroll.
 
Chris and Mike are brothers and have strengthened their family bond by working together to make the JCU campus a safe and clean environment for the students.
 
“I feel like I know him…

Army general and JCU alumnus visits campus

Gen. Carter Ham, the former four-star general of the army in charge of Africa Command and John Carroll University alumnus, class of 1976, hosted a dinner and discussion with a group of selected students and faculty at JCU on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Ham requested to meet with some of the top political science students and…

I want to ride my bicycle

 
Bicycles: we’ve all had one. They helped to define our childhoods, providing us with limitless adventure. For many, myself included, a learning to ride a bicycle represents one of the first major obstacles we had to overcome. Learning to ride a bike was no small task, and when we finally managed to figure it…

University receives Career Ready Internship grant

This year, John Carroll University is one of 40 colleges to receive a Career Ready Internship grant in the amount of $147,933 from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates for the 2014-2015 academic year. The funds will be used to establish 38 new paid internships for juniors and seniors in the College of…

Students take a STAND against genocide: Developing organization aims to spread awareness about mass killings

Polish-Jewish jurist Raphael Lemkin defined genocide as a “coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves.”
 
This is the definition that STAND adopted. STAND looks at mass casualties as well as mass atrocities dealing with race…

Humans of John Carroll 10/09/2014

Unwavering school spirit and support for athletics can be hard to find at a Division III university–but that doesn’t stop junior Courtney Fallon.
 
Fallon is the president of the Carroll Crazies, an organization dedicated to bringing school spirit to every JCU athletic event. She devotes her time to creating a supportive fan base for…

Drag show evokes entertainment and dialogue

 
 
 
Lights flashed and music played as five drag queens took the stage in the LSC Conference Room on Thursday, Oct. 2.
 
Even now, it continues to spark dialogue amongst students.
 
Senior Taylor Hartman, vice president of Allies, said, “I really love that this is happening. Last year, it was like…

How to live green on campus

 
It can be tough trying to live a sustainable life while a student, you might not even know where to begin. But that’s what I’m for. Hello I’m Joe, your JCU Environmental Wacko here to give you some easy tips to help you live green on campus.
 
For starters, turn off your computer…

The Clean Murph

This week you resident tree hugger will take you inside the Dirty Murph. Now you may know about the recent renovations that the Murphy residence hall underwent, but you may not know that the hall is now LEED Silver certified. LEED which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is awarded by the US…

Stargazers unite in new campus club

 
 
 
Sophomore Emily Mitchell’s interest in stars started at an early age. Mitchell remembers her father waking up her and her sister in the middle of the night to look for shooting stars and meteor showers. And, like many ‘90s kids, the ceiling in her room was covered with glow-in-the-dark stick-on stars. This…

The fight for a ‘living wage’ continues: JCU Workers’ Rights Committee organizes for fair pay for workers

 
 
 
According to the president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the Rev. Michael Sheeran, S.J., one of the characteristics of a Jesuit university is integrity. Under that characteristic was the question: does the university ensure a just wage for its employees with particular concern given to those earning the least within…

Humans of John Carroll 10/02/14

 
Politics has always been a passion for senior Shamir Brice.
 
“I remember in my seventh grade social studies class, we would start by reading the daily paper for five minutes,” said Brice. “Most kids were interested in the sports section or the cartoons. Well, I was always reading the front page with news…

‘We the People’ receives $50,000: CSSA’s program awarded Honor Project Trust grant

John Carroll University’s ‘We the People’ service program received a generous grant from the Honor Project Trust on Sept. 4.
 
The Honor Project Trust is an organization dedicated to giving money to charitable organizations in Ohio that have a positive impact on society. This year alone, the Honor Project Trust gave $6 million to…

Humans of John Carroll 9/25/14

It takes a special sort of person to start each early morning with a beaming smile and immense work ethic.
 
Not everyone can rise each day before the sun, commute to work as it rises and serve the JCU community before most students have even thought about waking up.
 
Diane Seifert, longtime John…

‘The caf’ goes green

This week in sustainability, we will take a look at something near and dear to all of our hearts, the Schott Dining Hall. Commonly known as “the caf,” it is actually one of the most environmentally conscious entities on campus. You have all probably noticed the new dish carousel (the thing that takes your dirty…

This week in sustainability: Think before you trash it

The John Carroll University Environmental Issues Group (EIG) would like to welcome everyone back to John Carroll for another great year.
 
Good news: The bike co-op is back in gear with bikes now available for student use at the Recreation Desk.
 
There is a lot to look forward to this year–from new friends,…

HUMANS OF JOHN CARROLL: A new weekly feature about the people who make up JCU

If you see a girl wheeling a blue suitcase across campus at 5 a.m., it’s probably sophomore Amber Guizzotti with her ice skates, getting ready for her next competition.
 
Guizzotti represented John Carroll University at the Collegiate National Championship in Rochester Hills, Michigan this past August. She came in second place in her division…

Entrepreneurship Club takes home first place

During the first week of August, the University of Akron hosted the eighth annual Entrepreneurship Immersion Week. The competition is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium. The EEC is a group of entrepreneurship directors from 11 universities across Northeast Ohio.
 
Every year, the EEC hosts the event with the goal of educating entrepreneurship students…

JCU welcomes first assistant provost for diversity, Terry Mills

 
John Carroll University showed commitment to university-wide diversity with the addition of the new appointed position of chief diversity officer. Terry Mills’ position has been effective since Aug. 18.
 
“I didn’t come to Cleveland for the weather, Mills joked, “I came to Cleveland because John Carroll’s commitment to higher education and social justice…

‘Yik Yak’ app hits JCU

 
A new social media craze has taken the John Carroll University social-scene by storm. Yik Yak, the infamous “anonymous sharing” site geared towards college students, has both entertained and disgusted JCU students since gaining popularity this fall.
 
According to Yik Yak’s profile on iTunes, the creators of Yik Yak intended to create a…

JCU community remembers lives of two students

John Carroll University suffered two losses over the summer: sophomore Patrick Waldron and freshman Adam Shergalis.
 
Patrick Waldron
 
Patrick Waldron was a son to his father, Keith, and mother, Julie, and brother to his sister, Maddie. Hailing from Williamsville, New York (outside of Buffalo), he attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, where he was…

Former dean Jeanne Colleran appointed new provost and academic vice president

 
Candidates from all over the country were considered for the position of provost and academic vice president, but the position ultimately went to one of John Carroll University’s own.
 
Jeanne Colleran, the new provost and academic vice president of JCU, is a 1976 graduate of Carroll and has worked at the University since…