Editorial

R.E.A.L. Life

John Carroll University recently partnered with Cleveland Heights High School to host the R.E.A.L. Early College program. This program allows students to take college-level courses in addition to their high school courses. Students attend regular high school classes at their own school, but commute to John Carroll for their college-level courses. As a result, students…

Run, not walk, to the nearest computer

Recently, the Office of Alumni Relations rolled out the JCU Student Mentoring Network. This program aims to give students the opportunity to connect with John Carroll University alumni, who have similar interests, for advice about post-graduate opportunities.
 
The program, which can be found on John Carroll’s website, only requires that users are current or…

Letter to the editor 10/02/14

 
There is nothing quite like the sweet aroma of cancer when you step out of your dorm in the morning. That’s right, cigarettes cause cancer. Yet, it seems that many students here at John Carroll University are ignorant of this fact. Therefore, I would like to make a proposal that should have been implemented…

Working for change

 
Beginning last year, Students for Social Justice created the Workers’ Rights Committee at John Carroll University. The original purpose of the committee was to educate others about the issue of a living wage, and to ensure a living wage for all University employees. Last spring, students presented the committee’s goals about implementing the “Jesuit…

Proceed with Caution

 
Earlier this week, the John Carroll University Parking Office came under fire for accidentally sending out an email to the entire student body about one student’s unpaid parking tickets. Students soon took to social media to voice their complaints and try their hand at humor about the issue. Some students, in fact, suggested that…

Welcome, Dr. Mills

 
At the beginning of this semester, John Carroll University welcomed Terry Mills as the first assistant provost of diversity and chief diversity officer. This marks a new era for John Carroll in their initiative to promote diversity. Previously, the University did not have an administrator in charge of diversity issues. While Mills acknowledges that…

Yikking and yakking

Anonymous social media accounts have become quite a trend among today’s younger generation. Most recently, Yik Yak has hit the scene. Advertised as a local community bulletin board, this website has devolved into a gossip site marked by rumors, bad language and crude humor.  The site accepts anonymous contributions from users within a 10-mile radius,…

Goodness Gracious: Beta blues

The national headquarters of Beta Theta Pi fraternity recently mandated a reorganization of John Carroll University’s Eta Epsilon chapter. This past week, all current members were required to reapply for membership, which was to be determined by an advisory board. In addition, the chapter is no longer allowed to participate in the 2014 Greek Week,…

Streaks for change

In the next few weeks, two John Carroll University student organizations will be sponsoring a series of events to increase awareness about two different issues on campus. While the issues are very different, they both push students to act more conscientiously.
Beginning Monday, March 31, the Environmental Issues group began sponsoring a series of events…

Mo’ money, mo’ problems

The John Carroll University Student Union votes on a $1.1 million budget proposal issued by the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee every year. This year, Student Union senators spent much more time than usual debating the proposed budget. On Tuesday, after two meetings and roughly three hours of debate, the budget proposal came to a…

Why, Wahoo?

Last Wednesday, March 19, John Carroll University hosted a speaker who discussed the controversy of the Cleveland Indians’ team logo. The logo is the red-skinned face of a Native American chief with a wide, manic grin named Chief Wahoo, and is being scrutinized as a form of blatant racism against Native Americans.
Considering the amount…

One step further

Starting at the beginning of the spring semester, ARAMARK implemented various changes in the cafeteria. ARAMARK is the food service company at John Carroll that is responsible for all dining options. The most notable of these changes is the switch to the MyPlate diagram as a nutritional guide. The MyPlate diagram, like the MyPyramid before…

Med School? Check.

This past fall, John Carroll University implemented a new partnership with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ohio students (OU-HCOM). This program enables both current and future John Carroll students to gain acceptance to medical school much earlier than usual.
 
This program…

Community of inclusion

John Carroll University’s Student Union recently approved a new student organization called the John Carroll Secular Students Alliance. This organization seeks to recognize students with nontheistic backgrounds and currently has about 30 members.
 
Several students have expressed disapproval of this group, including concerns about the group infringing upon the values of other Catholic students.…

Cabbie D? Cabbie Don’t.

On Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at around 2:30 a.m., a group of students riding the “Cabbie D” party bus filed a report with JCU campus police. The students in question were verbally and physically harassed by a group of individuals who were not John Carroll students. The students had their belongings taken from them, and…

Willing and able to defend

On December 5, the Office of the President released a statement informing the John Carroll community that Campus Safety Services will be equipped with handguns beginning January 1, 2014. The motivation behind this decision is the startling fact that shootings have been a growing issue on college campuses nationwide. This initiative will be funded entirely…

What a drag

Last Thursday, John Carroll University hosted a drag show on campus. A large portion of the student body turned out for the event, the majority of which was in support of the event. One student, however, openly protested outside of the Dolan Center for Science & Technology, where the event was held. The protest was…

The government shutdown and you

On Tuesday at midnight, the United States government officially shut down. Our government has not done that since 1995, when the Capitol shuttered its doors for 21 days.
Two days ago, all the national parks closed, the Mars Rover stopped roving, the “panda cam” was switched off, some 800,000 government employees found themselves without work…

Does the punishment fit the crime?

An expensive new policy was implemented by Residence Life this year. The Professional Staff of the Residence Life Office has decided that students are now going to be charged $5 every time they lock themselves out of their dorm rooms and have to get an RA to let them in. If the fine is not…

Care to share but beware

With the start of the new school year, John Carroll University is implementing a new CarShare program. Enterprise and the National Car Rental Services, in conjunction with the sustainability committee, have begun a service that will allow students to rent cars through John Carroll.
There are two cars available in the Belvoir lot and, at…

A flood of freshmen

This year’s freshman class is the largest it has been in 10 years, with approximately 800 new students joining the John Carroll University community. Of these 800 students, 677 are living on campus, and with the renovation of Murphy Hall, living spaces are limited.
Over 200 students are living in triple rooms. In prior years,…

The event ends, but the fight continues

2013 marks the last year that the Relay for Life event will be held on the John Carroll University campus. The event has taken place annually in the spring since 2007, when graduates Joel Mullner and Pat Kelly first organized it on campus, garnering much more of a turnout than initially imagined. In 2007, 65…

Zero degrees of separation

John Carroll University recently announced that beginning next year, it will be offering the Pre-MBA Scholars program to high school seniors. The program will grant dual admission to the University’s undergraduate and Fifth Year Master of Business Administration programs at the beginning of a student’s undergraduate career.
Scholars will be allowed to pursue the degree…

Mirror, mirror

Dove has gained recognition over the past few years for their campaign to embrace the natural beauty of women. Recently, it began advertising a commercial titled “Real Beauty Sketches,” which has since gained a great deal of attention from the media and the public in general.
The commercial features an FBI-trained forensic artist and several…

Dark side of the moon

The Panhellenic Council at John Carroll University recently announced that the Gamma Phi Beta sorority will no longer be allowed to participate in upcoming Greek Week 2013 due to an incident that occurred during their formal at The House of Blues in Cleveland on Saturday, April 6.
The Gamma Phi Beta International Headquarters also issued…