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Ohio Secretary of State: Libertarian candidate focuses on a younger crowd

 
“Democrat or Republican?” we often ask our fellow voting friends. But Kevin Knedler is bringing a new party to the table in the upcoming Nov. 4 election – Libertarian. Often times, we feel that voter choice is limited to two parties, but with an abundance of prospective independent voters in the state of Ohio,…

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…

Oscar nominations raise anticipation

The turn of the New Year can only mean one thing: red carpet season. The People’s Choice Awards were just a few weeks ago, followed by the Golden Globes and The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
Movie critics and fanatics are now marking their calendars for the Academy Awards, which air on ABC on March 2.…

CN Sports Roundtable: Fixing a big Brown mess

The flying circus that is the Cleveland Browns front office is again immersed in what has become a nearly annual ritual: a head coaching search.
 
Since firing rookie head coach Rob Chudzinski hours after the conclusion of the Browns season, Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam, CEO Joe Banner and General Manager Mike Lombardi have been…

Searching for a quarterback: Options for the Browns in the Draft

Well, Browns fans, unfortunately it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is upon us and not much has changed for the 4-9 Cleveland Browns.
 
A quarterback still remains  a top item on the team’s wish list, as it has for the past decade. While some may say Brian Hoyer performed admirably and…

Blue Streaks dominate in Carnegie Mellon Invitational, bring home four victories

Coming home on a winning streak after a long road trip always feels good. The John Carroll University volleyball team felt elated after rolling through the Carnegie Mellon Invitational this past weekend and sweeping all four matches.
The team began the weekend with a matchup with Case Western Reserve University on Friday, Sept. 20. The…

Men’s cross country wins Ric Sayre Invitational; women’s team finishes second

Men’s Cross Country
[By Gabriella Kreuz]
The JCU men’s cross country team ran with a vengeance on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Ric Sayre Invitational in North Canton, Ohio.  Following a second place finish in the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference behind the University of Mount Union, any place besides first simply wouldn’t do.
The points…

Tom Arth’s Blue Streaks back in action for spring ball

While the spring sports season slowly comes to a close, the John Carroll University football team is busy preparing for fall. This time of the year is critical for college football teams, as coaches use spring practice to begin implementation of the playbook, evaluation of  talent at every position and get a feel for the…

‘Pain & Gain’ delivers a whirlwind of emotions

“Unfortunately, this is a true story.”
This is how the new Michael Bay movie, “Pain & Gain” begins. Body builders, money launderers, murderers and more are featured in Bay’s new film. Throughout the entire movie, it is important to keep reminding yourself that everything you are seeing actually happened.
The film begins telling the story…

‘Spring Breakers’: an interview

The Carroll News participated in a conference call with director Harmony Korine and actress Ashley Benson from “Spring Breakers.”
 
Here’s what they had to say:
Question:              How does music influence your writing and your vision of films?  Does it serve as a guiding force when you were putting together the script and idea?
Harmony…

The 2013 Carroll News Celebrity Bracket Challenge

Updated on March 31, 10:55 p.m.
Following the Elite Eight round, the Challenge has nearly been decided. Only four competitors (Alyse Viggiano, Dan Cooney, Mike Moran and Brendan Gulick) chose a correct Final Four team — all chose Louisville. Plus, only one picked two correct Final Four teams (Alyse- Louisville and Syracuse). The remaining six…

Where we’ve been, where we are, where we are headed: How JCU is recording its history

On the bottom floor of Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center is a non-descript, closed-off, walled-in office space. But behind the door of the office lies stacks of photos, newspapers, documents and other artifacts that tell a story.
The story covers the 126-year history of John Carroll University.
The University Archives office contains a treasure…

Campus buildings being considered for ‘historic landmark’ status

Buildings on John Carroll University’s campus may soon be joining the ranks of prestigious national historic landmarks across the country. The following buildings on campus are pending approval to be honored as such: the Administration Building, Rodman Hall, Bernet Hall and the Boiler House, all built in 1935, as well as Pacelli Hall, built in…

OurView: A resolution revolution

It’s 8:30 a.m., and I venture out on my morning trek to breakfast, eager to stuff my face. Cleverly enough, my morning commute from Campion to the Schott Dining Hall passes the Corbo Room. I pause, just for a moment. It’s the first week of school, far too early in my opinion to see the…

Come back, students!

This year’s freshman class enrollment reached the lowest that it has been in three years, decreasing by 10 percent from the past 10 years’ average. This is a statewide occurrence, due to a decrease in public high school graduates in Ohio. Despite the decrease in graduates, incoming classes are expected to be more racially diverse.…

The Bayer Necessities: A formal concession

My fellow patriots,
Now that Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as President of the United States of America, I must now face the harsh reality that I did not in fact win the presidential race.
It’s true Đ I was never an official candidate; but there was always a…

Music to start the year off right

A new year brings on a new beginning. With 2013 off to such a fresh start, many artists have discussed new music they are working on. In addition, notable talent we have not heard from in a while are making a comeback. This year is going to bring back a lot of musical personalities who…

2013: New year, new you

Almost every single list of New Year’s resolutions includes something along these lines: “Get in shape.” Easier said than done.
WebMD.com listed the “Top 6 Exercise Excuses and How to Beat Them.”
1.  “I don’t have time.”
On a college campus, this is most likely the biggest excuse. We have classes, jobs, friends and then…

Blizzard Bash 2012 comes in storming

On Sunday, Nov. 17, The Brothers Lounge hosted WJCU-FM’s annual Blizzard Bash fundraiser and concert event.
The music provided for the evening included The Commonwealth, Lowly, The Tree Ghost and Oldboy. The Commonwealth was the first band on for the night, charged with the job of getting the crowd hyped. They produce a pretty eerie…

The Carroll News talks ‘mindfulness’ with Rep. Tim Ryan

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, from Ohio’s 17th District, stopped at John Carroll University on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to discuss his new book, “A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance and Recapture the American Spirit.” The Carroll News sat down with him for an interview after his talk to…

Women’s soccer: Roller-coaster ride ends in defeat for Blue Streaks

Although rarely the favorite, the underdog spirit of this Blue Streaks team showed all season, as they fought through injury and adversity and played their way all the way to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship, where they eventually fell to Ohio Northern University, 2-0.
Although they did not finish the season as OAC champions, the…

Taylor Swift’s new album pleases die-hard fans

Taylor Swift’s two-year awaited album “Red” came out last week.  Most people fall into two categories when it comes to Swift’s music: either they break the CD case within the first five minutes of having it because they are so excited to have the new CD, or people think she is overrated and her music…

Inspection records address students’ claims of food contamination

In response to student outcry after the Aramark story that ran two issues ago, The Carroll News requested health inspection reports for John Carroll University Dining and Schott Dining Hall from the past year. Two standard inspection reports dated April 17, 2012 and Sept. 26, 2012, detailing five total health code violations seen upon routine…

Homecoming gets wild in more ways than one: students witness capybaras birth during dance

Needless to say, the 2012 John Carroll University Homecoming dance got a little “wild.” In addition to its venue at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and a few hundred rambunctious college students, this year’s dance provided attendees with a glimpse into the uncertainty that accompanies the world’s natural environments. Shortly after the first…

JCU volleyball captures 3-2 decision over Oberlin

[By Beckie Reid]
Having only won a total of nine games last year, the John Carroll women’s volleyball team overcame their slump by turning it into double digits of victories, with a handful of games left to play. The team is on a four-game winning streak, with Oberlin as their latest victim, which has not…