No. 20 Blue Streaks, currently 5-0, have outscored opponents 212-14, p. 7
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On-campus accident increases pedestrian and driver alertness Abigail Rings Jackie Mitchell Campus Editors
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, but we know kind of where we found everything once we got called,” said Brian Hurd, director of Campus Safety Services. “We had some other students who were close by and heard something and came running over, and they called 911 and they called us.” Senior Kirsten Hagerty heard the accident occur as she was nearing the crosswalk at John Carroll Boulevard. “I was coming out through the bushes, and I heard
a loud noise as I was entering them,” said Hagerty. “I wasn’t sure what it was. I looked out, and the girl who had hit her had gotten out of the car and she was calling 911, and then the girl who was hit was lying on the ground. She was awake at the time. Her shoes had flown across the parking lot, her bag was by the bushes and her coffee was down, too. She had only landed probably a foot away from the crosswalk.” Hagerty and another student were the first to witness the scene. “Nobody else was there,” Hagerty said. “It was just me and one other girl.” According to Hagerty, a faculty member rushed out of the Dolan Center soon after Hagerty arrived. The police and emergency squad from the University Heights Police Department arrived on campus within two minutes of receiving the 911 call, and CSS responded to the scene shortly after. “They [UHPD] got the victim off to the hospital Please see ACCIDENT, p. 3
Student Union attendance JCU parents boost records reviewed tailgating to the next level Joe Ginley Sports Editor
Tailgates are a sacred ritual of Saturday afternoons in the fall. Scents wafting from the grill, footballs flying in the air and excited chatter coming from nearby radios often soothe fans waiting for kickoff. The traditional Blue Streaks football tailgate is one such happy event. In recent years, much experimentation has been completed in conducting this football tradition. The results left something to be desired at times, however, leading to some recent changes. This year ’s Blue Streaks Game Day has a completely new feel. In an effort to drum up support and excitement in John Carroll University athletics, the tailgate has transitioned from a University-run event to one engineered and managed by the parents of Blue Streaks football players. Jane Evans, assistant athletic director for external operations, has spent a great deal of time thinking about the tailgating experience. Over the course of her seven years at JCU, Evans has seen varying waves of interest in the program, outside of the always-passionate parents. She has long dreamt of creating a special atmosphere around Don Shula Stadium on Saturdays. “The goal is to host a mini-version of ESPN Gameday for our football experience, and eventually broaden that into all of our outdoor sports – soccer,
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lacrosse, etc – on key dates,” Evans said. Evans’ lofty goal is quickly becoming attainable. A group of “enthused, interested and willing” parents, as Evans described them, have stepped up and taken responsibility for the tailgate. Working closely with the JCU athletics department, the coalition of parents has worked to make the transition a smooth one. The two groups have also had a noted tailgate expert helping behind the scenes. Axel Hoyer, the father of Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer, not only formed the weekly St. Ignatius High School football “Tailcats” tailgate, but also co-founded Michigan State’s Spartan Football Parents Association. Hoyer not only knows how to cook a mean bratwurst, but also how to organize a worldclass tailgate. As the JCU parents began to plan out the logistics, Hoyer provided helpful guidance and advice every step of the way. “They said that they needed a playbook,” Hoyer said. “I got involved and wanted to help them, the fine-tuning for people to get together on gameday.” The first tailgate of the year, a joint venture with contributions from the parents, athletic department, alumni relations and the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013, was held in Chicago for the Blue Streaks’ opener against St. Norbert College on Sept. 7. The event turned out to be highly successful, with the tailgate supplying fun and the Blue and Gold
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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 attendance was brought up in the midst of discussion about the constitutional review committee — a group that creates recommendations to update the bylaws of SU. In the midst of the meeting, various senior senators proposed the idea of reverting back to a previous policy that was established for third semester senior senate members — stating that they were not required to attend meetings. The reasoning behind the policy was to allow seniors more time to complete internships and other obligations revolving around life after graduation. The old constitution, which was previously amended in spring 2012, said that seniors were automatically excused for the third semester. The current constitutional rule, established by the constitutional reviews committee, now requires third semester seniors to attend the weekly meetings. “We changed the rule to go in place for the class of 2014, so they knew going into the elections that that was going to be a rule for them,” said junior Brianna Lazarchik, vice president for communications. “I think it’s really important because we want the senior presence. We want their wisdom and their expertise. They are still senators, and that’s why the legislation came into play in the first place.” “It’s weird that it even came up and was being discussed, because what was being discussed was only the changes for the constitution,” said Lisa Ramsey, main advisor to SU. “What they were referring to wasn’t relevant to the constitutional updates that were being discussed,” Lazarchik agreed. “It was a side thought.” However, the attendance discussion brought to light the recent attendance of SU members and also showed that the topic was at the forefront of some of the senators’ minds. According to the SU attendance sheet, the senior class has had 25 total absences during the meetings that have been held since the beginning of the SU term in January 2013. Along with these cases, there have been 13 absences amongst the Please see ATTENDANCE, p. 2
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JCU Film Festival gives perspective on human rights
On Saturday, Oct. 26, John Carroll University will host the second annual Human Rights Film Festival in AD 226. The festival will showcase awardwinning films while creating a forum for justice through storytelling. Three films will be shown between 1 and 6 p.m. 1-2:40 p.m. Abused: The Pottsville Raid: 389 immigrant workers from Mexico and Guatemala were arrested by ICE agents in 2008. The trial and deportation of the workers through a makeshift judicial assembly tore families and communities apart and was the largest immigration raid in the history of the U.S. 2:45-4:15 p.m One Day After Peace: A woman born in the South African apartheid area, Robi Damelin’s story tracks the journey of a mother who lost her son serving with the Israeli Army reserve in the Occupied Territories. The film tracks Damelin’s discovery of peace efforts made during years of enmity and shows that through personal pain, a glimmer of hope can help one see a better future. 4:30-6 p.m. There Once Was An Island: The Takuu community of Polynesia was forced to abandon their home due to the devastating effects of tidal flood rips caused by climate change. Two scientists explore the impact of climate change on communities with limited resources.
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On Monday, Oct. 21, the event “Lady Dracula, the Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Vampire...or Victim?” will be presented by Martha Pereszlenyi Pinter, associate professor of French at JCU. The presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in the Jardine Room.
‘Make a difference’ at the Fatima food drive
On Saturday, Oct. 26, John Carroll University will celebrate “Make a Difference Day,” an annual national day of service. Starting at 11:30 a.m., the Arrupe Scholars will go door to door in the University Heights neighborhood collecting food in support of the Fatima food drive. The Fatima food drive will provide over 100 families in Cleveland’s Hough Neighborhood with groceries for a week and a Thanksgiving meal.
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JCU alumnus builds on a passion for pizza Hannah Domonkas The Carroll News
John Carroll University graduate Greg Kissel is serving up a big slice of success. Owner of the popular Guys Pizza, Kissel played football for JCU and graduated in 2000 with a degree in business management. “I worked at a pizza place all through high school and college. I just liked it. I’ve always wanted to open up my own place,” said Kissel. “After I graduated, my friend and I decided we would open up our own restaurant.” Kissel and the co-owner of Guy’s Pizza, Ohio State alumnus Ben Ziska, opened up their first location in Euclid in 2002. Two more locations were quick to follow: one in Kent and one in Cleveland Heights. Now, Guys Pizza has 19 locations in the greater Cleveland and surrounding area. The closest of these to JCU is on Coventry, where Guys Pizza has been located for the past eight years. “I wanted to open a place that would be different,” said Kissel. “You know, unique. I wanted a lot of variety in the menu. I didn’t want us to be like everyone else out there.” Kissel said his favorite pizza is pepperoni and mushroom, but patrons can order pizzas covered in anything from gyro meat and artichoke hearts to bacon and banana peppers.
In addition to pizza, Guys also serves wings, subs, wraps and salads. They recently added burgers to their menu, which have instantly become a huge success. “Burgers are our second best seller, right after pizza,” Kissel said. “Everyone loves them.”
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Guys Pizza owner Greg Kissel attributes much of his success to the JCU community.
Kissel attributes his success in the community to the support he has received from the JCU community. According to Kissel, the location at Coventry has experienced a lot of growth in the past five years. “A big component of our success comes from John Carroll kids,” he said. “Our location at Coventry is always our busiest because it’s so close to the University. When I was in college, Coventry was always the place to be, so it’s awesome to have a location there.” Guys Pizza is open until 2 a.m. most nights to coincide with late night study sessions. There are also weekly discounts and specials for college students. In order to be even more convenient and readily available, Guys recently embraced online ordering. Now hungry customers can either pick up the phone or log in online to get their pizza delivered. Students simply sign up or log in, select a location, and from there they can choose from different sizes, crusts and toppings and can have their pizza delivered directly to their residence hall. Not only can fans of Guys order pizza online, but there is an app for that as well. Users can browse menus, search for locations and even place an order, all from their smart phone or tablet. The app can be downloaded for free and can be found in the app store under “Guys Pizza.”
Student Union attendance under scrutiny after 49 collective absences From ATTENDANCE, p. 1
the sophomore and junior senate. At the executive level, there have been 11 total absences. The executive board members are paid a stipend of $500 per semester, and the president of SU receives $1,000 per semester. “Our pay and attendance are in no way correlated,” said Lazarchik. “That’s not what the point of this legislation is. The executive board has never, since I have been here, had a problem with attendance. This policy is not in effect for the executive board, but for the senators.” According Article 3. Sect. 1 Item b. of the SU Constitution, all members of the executive board must attend all general meetings. Though there have been 49 absences among the 24 SU members since the beginning of the 2013 term, SU executive board members deny that there is a noticeable attendance problem. “There are some senators that have had more excused absences than we’d prefer,” said junior Tim Ficke, executive vice president. “They are very good at being present, being active and being involved,” Lazarchik said, referring to the senators. “There are some individuals that may not come to meetings as much as we’d like them to.” However, 21 out of the 24 members within the SU senate and executive board have missed at least one meeting, including all of the senior senators. SU allows three unexcused absences per term. After these are allotted, SU members are at the discretion of the hearing board. According to the attendance records, 14 of the 49 total absences are unexcused and 35 are excused. Senior Jack Walton, vice president of judicial affairs, is constitutionally in charge of the hearing board on SU attendance and is also responsible for deciding what an excused absence is in the event that a member cannot attend a weekly meeting. “I can’t be aware of everything going on in everybody’s lives that are involved in the senate,” said Walton. “A personal thing may come up, something class-related … and the senators all have a responsibility to email me and let me know before the meeting.” Walton explained his approach to handling hearings on attendance issues. “It’s usually more of like a check-in with the student senator, making sure that everything’s okay with their situation, and is there something that the student senator isn’t aware of,” he said. “It isn’t usually a discipline type of thing.” When asked whether anyone has ever been kicked out of the senate due to absences, Lazarchik attested that she had never seen anyone removed for attendance reasons during her time on SU.
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October 8th, 2013 Hit-skip and accident damage occurred in Bohannon Lot at 9 a.m. October 13th, 2013 Student was found with city street sign behind Campion/Schweickert Field area at 3:29 a.m. Fire extinguisher was thrown through window in Millor Hall at 3:48 a.m.
These incidents are taken from the files of Campus Safety Services, located in the lower level of the Lombardo Student Center. For more information, contact x1615.
“The way the policy stands currently is that you can have three unexcused absences before you go to the hearing board,” Lazarchik said. “Currently, as the constitution stands, there is no limit to the number of excused absences you can have. As long as you get your excuse to Jack [Walton] and he approves the excuse, then judicial affairs considers you excused.” When a senator or an executive board member knows they cannot make a meeting, they can send a proxy or alternate in their place to represent them in the senate. “It is a way that a student can still have a voice if someone has a class or someone has to miss a meeting,” said Walton. “I think it’s probably best to have something like that because then at least someone is filling a seat and giving an opinion, as opposed to just an empty chair being there.” In the Oct. 8 SU meeting, the idea of having five absences allotted to each term, excused or unexcused, was brought up as a potential change to the constitutional review committee. A vote was conducted at the Oct. 15 meeting after copies of the attendance record were given out to all SU members. At the meeting, attendance was discussed at length by SU, debating the five absence policy. SU approved the amendment to article 2 section 8 of the constitution. The constitution now states that, “Any senator meeting with the vice president of judicial affairs because of five or more absences or an unexcused absence may face the following actions.” Previously, the constitution read, “Any senator meeting with the vice president for judicial affairs because of too many absences or an unexcused absence will face the following actions.” The more specific wording of five or more absences appears to regulate the amount of absences. Conversely, the change of the word “will” to the word “may” instills leniency. The amendments will go into effect next semester. “The point of the bill is not to make Student Union a stricter environment,” Ramsey said. “It’s to lay out expectations. When you are making this decision, you are making a year-long commitment to be at the senate meetings every Tuesday at five, and other requirements that you are supposed to do, you must understand this is a serious position. It’s the only group on campus where you can really make change. It’s the only group on campus where it’s the voice for all of the students, and for this bill, the senators know that this is a real commitment, this is something that really matters.”
UHPD Crime Blotter October 2nd, 2013 Aggravated robbery occurred at Macy’s in University Square at 8:38 p.m. October 3rd, 2013 Property damage of two six-foot trees occurred at Silsby Rd. at 5:28 a.m.
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Oct. 17, 2013
Mission to enclose Murphy Hall before winter continues Matt Hribar Staff Reporter
Murphy Hall’s skeleton remains a fencedin project, emulating the feel of an abandoned mansion. Construction is continuing and plans to enclose the building before winter are well underway. Murphy Hall’s construction has been focused on the outside foundation for the last month. Carol Dietz, associate vice president of facilities, explained the many construction updates. The exterior masonry restoration has been completed. All the windows have been delivered and the installation will be completed by mid-October. The old, flat roofs have been removed and new roofs will be in place by mid-October, while slate roof repairs and framework projects are currently in progress. The foundations, steel framing and new
floors have already been placed, and work on new electrical, plumbing and ductwork in the new interior spaces has begun. Dietz added that there will be a gas shutdown on Oct. 18 in order to connect the new electrical and gas supplies to Murphy Hall. “One of the main objectives through the fall months is to completely enclose the building before winter,” Dietz said. The construction crew wants to complete window caulking, slate roof repairs, block and masonry work and window installation. Drywall installation will begin by the end of October. The end of October is also a deadline for framing, electrical, plumbing and ductwork for the interior of the hall. The crew also will begin building two new elevator shafts soon. “The main goals of the construction crew are to complete the build of all the interior spaces by late winter,” Dietz said, with Feb-
Entrepreneurship contest created in remembrance of John Soper Lauren McPherson Staff Reporter
The goal: To create an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. The possibilities: Endless. John Carroll University students from freshman to senior status have the opportunity to enter the John C. Soper Contest for Social Entrepreneurship for a chance to win $500 and further develop their idea with the JCU Hatchery. With a heavy dose of creativity and teamwork, students will collaborate to develop project proposals to present in front of a panel of judges on Nov. 4. Soper, an economics professor in the Boler School of Business, passed away this August after dedicating 31 years to the JCU community as an educator and mentor. He was a key force in developing the entrepreneurship minor at JCU, which has received honors for the top undergraduate entrepreneurship program in Ohio by Bloomberg Businessweek. Soper was also a visiting professor at the Oslo Business School in Norway and a prolific researcher. He earned the Henry H. Villard Award for research contributions in the field of economic education. His strong involvement in establishing the entrepreneurship minor at JCU led to a designation on the John Templeton Foundation honor roll. Soper’s wife, Judith Brenneke, was also involved in the development of the entrepreneurship minor. She has taught courses in the entrepreneurship minor, including social entrepreneurship, and will be one of the judges on Nov. 4. In memory of Soper, Mark Hauserman, director of the Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship, and Jackie Schmidt, interim director of the Entrepreneurship minor and professor in Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, developed this contest as an opportunity for students to gain funding and mentorship for an idea that positively influences the community. From the pool of applications, a panel of judges will select five to six projects to enter the final round. Final presentations will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Dolan Center for Science and Technology A202 and A203. This is an open event and all students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to attend. Schmidt has been a main contributor in getting this contest up and running. She states that the contest was proposed last April and presented to Soper for his final approval. This is the first year the contest has been facilitated, but will be instituted as an annual event for future aspiring student entrepreneurs. “John Carroll has a strong footprint in service,” Schmidt said. This past Monday, Oct. 14, a number of students attended an on-campus workshop to meet with various talented leaders in entrepreneurship to discuss project plans and projections. These critics will act as coaches to mentor and advise students through the planning process. So far, nine teams, a total of 34 students, have expressed interest in the contest. It is not too late for students who did not attend the workshop to enter their ideas. Students should submit a full application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Oct. 25 for admittance to the contest.
ruary as an estimated deadline. The interior space construction includes block, drywall, plumbing, fire protection, electrical and data conduits and mechanical ductwork and equipment. After the interior is finalized, the contractor will begin work on the beautification projects: painting, carpeting and wall-covering. “Internally, JCU is working on finalizing all the paint color, wall covering, flooring and carpet selections and will begin the furniture specification and selection process in the next few weeks,” Dietz said. Many students have wondered about the strings of lights illuminating from Murphy Hall on a round-the-clock basis. Dietz explained that the lights are on for safety and security purposes. “The lights are compact fluorescents and are very energy efficient,” Dietz said. Many students said that they felt like the
construction was going smoothly and were fully excited for the renovation. “The construction is an eyesore,” sophomore Natalie Wetzel said. “However, I do realize it’s necessary.” “I never got a chance to live in Murphy Hall as a freshman, so I hope that I will be able to as a senior,” junior Jade Clay said. Junior Jill Falzini is optimistic that the results of the construction will be beautiful. However, she jokingly added that she questions whether the construction will be completed as scheduled. Senior Rachel Morgan said that not hearing any noises from the construction crew was a nice surprise. “The plans look so nice,” Morgan said. “I’m definitely jealous of all the people who can live there next year. I guess that means I’ll have to come back after I graduate and take a look at it.”
JCU ‘Gameday’ in the works to improve tailgating
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providing a 41-0 win. “We kicked off the season on a high note in Chicago,” Evans said. “We had a big tailgate in Chicago, with a different structure. But it went great.” The following two tailgates, held before games against Otterbein University on Sept. 28 and Capital University on Oct. 5, also ran smoothly. Each featured appearances from the cheerleading squad, dance team and pep band, thus increasing the events’ popularity. The new tailgating format will be put on full display on Saturday, Oct. 19. Blue and Gold Com-
munity Day, planned by JCU Athletics and Student Union, will be held before the Blue Streaks’ football game against Muskingum University at 1:30 p.m. In the midst of other festivities, the tailgate will offer food, fun and camaraderie. As Hoyer said, tailgating is a special opportunity. “It’s a great way to enjoy what very few people are able to enjoy, and that’s watching their son play college football.” “One word Axel talks about all the time is ‘fellowship’,” Evans said. “That’s what tailgating is all about.”
Auto accident leaves student in ICU From ACCIDENT, p. 1
quickly and taken care of, so that was a really repository thing, that there was a really quick response from everybody,” said Hurd. “The student is still in the hospital as far as I know, in intensive care, and being treated right now. We have contacted that family and they are very connected, as much as they could be, to what happened.” Hurd explained that the driver said she did not see the pedestrian because of sun glare and shrubbery located close to the sidewalk at the entrance of campus, which hinder drivers’ visibility of pedestrians entering campus. Because the design of the parking lots has crossover between pedestrians and drivers, the speed limit on campus is five miles per hour to enforce caution. Hurd explained that, as a result of the accident, much of the conversation in the CSS office now centers around driver and pedestrian awareness, as well as preventative measures to ensure a similar incident does not occur on campus again. The accident has heightened sensitivity to the actions and behaviors of pedestrians and drivers. “We have been talking in our office about the speed limits, crosswalks and walkways and those things that are under our control,” said Hurd. “We obviously cannot control the sun glare, but we can look at doing things that would maybe help pedestrian and vehicular safety.” To ensure the speed limits and traffic regulations are followed, CSS does traffic enforcement and gives tickets and warnings for speeding and failure to stop at stop signs. Students voiced their opinions about drivers and pedestrians on campus and in the surrounding area. “Walking to and from campus, especially when it comes to the six-way intersections, is kind of nerveracking,” said senior Maria Loya. “Several drivers are on their cell phones and are not paying attention. Some even roll through the stop signs or just don’t even look to see if someone is trying to cross the street.” Loya recalled an instance earlier this year when she was nearly hit by a car as she was walking to campus. “One morning on my way to campus, someone was on their cell phone and was in a rush to get to where they were going. If I hadn’t stopped halfway in the street, they would have hit me as they rolled through the stop sign at the corner of Washington and South Belvoir.” While some students who walk across campus feel that drivers need to be more cautious, a student driver said that pedestrians need to be more aware and cautious as well. “Pedestrians need to be more careful, especially when walking through parking lots and crossing South Belvoir Boulevard, especially at night when it is hard for drivers to see them,” said junior Tim Ficke. “The JCU parking lots are not big, and drivers have to worry about maneuvering the parking lots as well as pedestrians darting in front of them. A little more caution by all would save a lot of frustration in the parking lot.”
Campus Calendar : Oct. 17 - 23
Northeast Ohio Happy Fall Break! Suburban College Fair in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Blue Gold Community Day at Don Shula Stadium at 11:30 a.m.
Mass in the St. Francis The presentation Free chair massages in Chapel at 6 and 10 p.m. “Lady Dracula, the the LSC Atrium from Blood Countess Eliza- 8 to 10 p.m. beth Bathory: Vampire or Victim?”will be held in the Jardine Room at 5 p.m.
The panel “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game Too” in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology in room 202-203
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Higl’s Squiggles: Talk to me
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Oct. 17, 2013
Abracadabra Alakazam: JCU hosts magician Derek Hughes Abrial Neely
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Alexandra Higl Arts & Life Editor
This is my formal resignation. No, not from The Carroll News (you can stop weeping tears of sorrow or contemplating doing anything drastic – you can’t get rid of me, yet). This is my formal resignation from the world of skewed communication. This is the land where text messages, Facebook messages and posts and other means of impersonal communication govern our lives, toy with our emotions and leave us in states of perplexity. Fear not: I’m not boycotting our technological means of communication. Rather, I hereby pledge that I will not let an impersonal, faceless conversation dictate the state of my relationships. As our society becomes enveloped in the age of digital technology, we are growing distant – and even awkward. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to sustain relationships – particularly intimate ones. Ladies, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we become emotionally distraught by a simple three word text message sent in a split second by some 20-something-year-old guy who, chances are, was playing Call of Duty, talking about “guy” things with his fellow bros that we girls will never quite understand and checking the status of his fantasy football team. The message that flashes across the screen: “Hey, what’s up?” There are only three little words. Just three. A monkey could type out that message with a bit of help. Yet, we stare at these little words for what seems to be an eternity and completely psychoanalyze the underlying message. We sprint to our best friend’s room across the hall, violently pound on her door and lapse into what I like to call the “Valley girl freak out phase.” If you deny ever falling victim to this natural female inclination, you’re lying to yourself. Then, you call in the troops. The masses assemble, and soon, you have about a half a dozen of your closest friends crouched over the light emanating from your phone like it’s some unfathomable mystery of life. After staring at the screen for about a minute, the high-pitched shrills die down, and the team of psychologists begin to analyze the intent behind the message. “What does it really mean? Is this a ‘just friends’ ‘hey what’s up?’ or is there a deeper subtext hidden behind the words in the message? Maybe he’s just trying to play it cool? He used a punctuation mark, so that means he cares, right?” Do you want to know the real message behind “Hey, what’s up?” It’s “Hey, what’s up?” That’s it: nothing more, nothing less. Yet, a good chunk of girls give the male population far too much credit for thinking out a simple text message. In girl world, you can spend around a century contemplating whether or not to include an exclamation mark, period or no punctuation. You don’t want to come off as too desperate, but you don’t want to come off as disinterested. The possibilities are endless and, before you know it, you’re tangled up into a web of confusion and uncertainty. Then, you throw your cell phone at the wall, scurry down to the Inn Between and drown your sorrows in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s “Everything but the…” ice cream. Let’s take a peek into boy world, shall we? It turns out that guy was texting about five other girls the same message. He was bored. His fantasy football team is going through a rough phase and he wanted to distract himself. Know you’ve just emotionally invested yourself and your friends into the quest for the meaning behind a three word text message for nothing. This may seem trivial, and you may scowl at my picture at the top of the column and say that no one is that idiotic or has the time to put such emphasis into decoding a three word text message – but this is the truth. How many of your friends are “talking” to someone mostly via text message? Do they actually have normal face-to-face interactions, or do the two parties involved act awkward around the other when faced with reality? Technology allows us to hide behind a screen. We let go of our insecurities that might show in person, and establish a newfound confidence in the glowing light emanating from the screen of an electronic device. Do people even remember how to talk on the phone? Or, if you really want to go the distance, express your feelings face-to-face? So, ladies, if you would like to join me, I’m going to pull a Rapunzel and lock myself in a tower, grow my hair out to an absurd length and wait until some guy has the guts to climb up the tower and actually talk to me in person. Even if it’s just a “Hey, what’s up?” Okay, so I won’t lock myself in a tower. But, I offer you this challenge: Don’t text him back. Go up to him in person, and break down the awkward barrier. If he brushes you off, he’s not worth your time. Let’s go back to the olden days: Just talk to me.
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O n T h u r s d a y, Oct. 10, John Carroll University hosted a well-known magician and actor, Derek Hughes, in the Lombardo Student Center Atrium. Food, drinks and even cupcakes were the main attraction until Hughes set foot on the stage. All audience members were hooked from beginning to end. Hughes, a seasoned magician, was no stranger to the JCU campus. Student Union Programming Board executive member and sophomore Matt Hribar, said, “This isn’t the first time having Hughes on campus.” According to Hribar, Hughes performed at JCU three or four years ago. After attending a programming convention in February, SUPB decided to bring him back. Hribar added, “He’s really funny, he’s really cool and he pushes boundaries.” “These programs are great for campus, great for students and everyone is entertained,” said Hribar. Indeed everyone was entertained. From start to finish, the audience roared with laughter. Hughes kept everyone amused by
involving audience members in his performance. Event coordinator and sophomore Corinne Hendrock said she was nervous because this was her first event as an on-campus coordinator. “Once Derek showed, the food was set up, and people were arriving, I started to calm down,” said Hendrock. As the night went on, Hendrock felt even more relieved. “A lot more people showed than I expected. Even the OneAct performers came,” she said. The event even drew in people who were just walking by the atrium. Hendrock said that she was pleased with the event’s outcome. She describes working with Hughes as more than wonderful. “Having his set was awesome,” she said. Much like the audience, Hughes also enjoyed himself. “I had a really good time with the group tonight,” he said. “It was a fun event.” In addition to performing and making jokes, he also converted some skeptics into believers. “I spend a lot of time with my magic,” Hughes said. He takes skeptics into consideration and tries to eliminate possible solutions people may have in their minds to one of his tricks. “I try to erase all loose ends or Photo from derekhughes.net weak points, so the only solution left should be magic,” said Hughes. Hughes does not believe in revealing any of his magic tricks because he says magic is based on secrets. “When I was younger, my teachers did not just tell me the secrets to the magic tricks I wanted to learn,” recalls Hughes. “I had to do research and I had to practice.” Hughes said that if his mentors had given him the answers, he definitely would not be where he is today – magic wise.
Heights Music Hop brings hype to the Heights Ryllie Danylko Managing Editor
As many students head home for Fall Break, campus is going to get pretty quiet. But for those hanging around JCU during the long weekend, things might get pretty loud, that is, if they head over to the Heights Music Hop in Cleveland Heights. FutureHeights, Cleveland Beer Week and Cellar Door Cleveland teamed up to plan this free music festival on Friday, Oct. 18. The festival is happening just minutes from campus, with the main stage venues at Cedar Lee Pub, Lopez Bar & Grill, New Heights Grill, Phoenix Coffee, The Social Room, The Stone Oven and The WineSpot – and those are just to name a few. All of the bands playing at the festival are from Northeast Ohio, and most are based in Cleveland and the Cleveland Heights area. “It’s exciting to demonstrate to people what a whole lot of talent there is in this area, because then they’ll support them too and it’s good for our region,” said Jeff Coryell, committee member and one of the masterminds behind the creation of the festival. The Hop is one of five flagship events happening across Cleveland on the opening night of 2013 Cleveland Beer Week, but you do not need the paid beer week ticket in order to attend. While some of the bands are performing at bars, students under the age of 21 can still join in on the fun. Coryell said some of the best bands are playing at venues that don’t serve alcohol, including The Stone Oven, Heights Arts and Phoenix Coffee. Even JCU’s own radio station, WJCU, is getting in on the fun. The station will have a table set up during the festival to promote the station and connect with both current and potential listeners. “A lot of the people who are performing at the Heights Music Hop are artists that we play in ‘The Heights,’ which is our 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. programming, Monday through Friday,” said sophomore Matt Hribar, promotions director at WJCU. “It’s a grassroots kind of concert, and we’re kind of a grassroots station, so there’s a lot of similarities. I think people who aren’t aware of our presence who love stuff like the Heights Hop will really end up liking the station.” Coryell had the idea for the festival two years ago, as a way to help Cleveland Heights and University Heights become entertainment destinations. “I feel like we’re a great music town, a great arts and culture town, but people aren’t very much aware of us as a place to go for entertainment and dining,” Coryell said. Prior to moving to Cleveland, Coryell lived in Austin, Texas, home of the popular music festival South by Southwest. He recalls the festival in its beginning stages, and hopes for the Hop to do for Cleveland Heights what South by Southwest did for Austin – make it an entertainment town. Coryell expects the festival to draw about 1,000 people this year and continue to grow in the future as an annual event. The Hop has something to offer for fans of every genre from rock to jazz to classical, and performers include Oldboy, Seafair, The Admirables and Tom Evanchuck. A complete listing and schedule is available at heightsmusichop.com The fun doesn’t end after the final shows. For those who are of age (21 and over), the Hop is hosting an official after party from 10 to 11:30 p.m. at The Bottlehouse, with a $5 cover charge at the door including live music by Bethesda, a half-pint sample of a new craft brew and door prizes. “You’ll never find this many great bands all in one place all playing for free,” Coryell said. “It’s an event Photo from heightmusichop.com not to be missed.”
Arts & Life
Oct. 17, 2013
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Cup of Joe
Oct. 17, 2013
JCU football mauls Marietta, offense explodes in 62-7 rout Grobsmith, Michals lead No. 20 Blue Streaks in road victory; JCU now 5-0
Joe Ginley Sports Editor
The future is golden for JCU football I’m running out of superlatives to describe the JCU football team. The Blue Streaks have rolled to a 5-0 record thus far, crushing opponents with a powerful offense and a shutdown defense. I wrote about the potential for this team on Sept. 12 after JCU’s 41-0 win over St. Norbert. But I could not have predicted the Blue Streaks’ sheer dominance to date. The team’s hot start begins with its head coach. Since his ascent to the position in December, Tom Arth has reinvented a program desperate for new energy. The Blue Streaks love playing for Arth. The former JCU and NFL quarterback inspires his men to strive for more, both on and off the field. Passionate on the gridiron but compassionate off it, Arth is a person his players can identify with. As a first-year head coach, Arth has also shown remarkable confidence in his players. The 2003 graduate made it perfectly clear that he expected to compete from the get-go. His team bought in from the start. Under a hybrid, pro-style scheme, the offense is vastly improved. Thanks to a more balanced approach, junior quarterback Mark Myers is not the only catalyst on offense. Though the signal-caller still plays a large role in the offense, the ground game has taken on much more significance. Headlining an expanded rushing attack, senior running back DaQuan Grobsmith has already racked up 486 yards and nine touchdowns. Change of pace back Tommy Michals also has 321 yards and a score on the year. While the pair has piled on the points, junior fullback Vince Ziccardi and the JCU offensive line have also performed admirably. Directed by defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, the defense has excelled, featuring a new 3-4 defense, with some 4-3 mixed in, that has stifled opposing offenses. Senior linebackers Mitch Krotz and Matt Feeney have been incredible. The secondary, supplemented by newly-converted cornerback Randy Greenwood, has also been stellar. As many long-time community members are saying, this is one of the best Blue Streaks’ teams in recent memory. This JCU squad is something special. Simply from being near the players, I can sense this team’s amazing potential. Of the team’s five remaining regular season games, only two should pose a major challenge for the Blue and Gold. The team’s last two matchups, Heidelberg University on Nov. 9 and the University of Mount Union on Nov. 16, will determine JCU’s playoff fate. For this talented and motivated Blue Streaks team, the prospects of a return to the playoffs look promising. Follow @JoeGinley on Twitter or email him at email@example.com
had rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Grobsmith would go on to finish the game The John Carroll University with 177 yards and three scores. football team continued its incredBy the time the third quarter ible 2013 season with a 62-7 victory rolled around, JCU turned to junior over Marietta College last Saturday running back Tommy Michals, in Marietta, Ohio. The Blue Streaks who continued to pound through improved to 5-0 on the season, their the Pioneers defense. A historic first such start since the 2002 season, moment for Michals came in the when current head coach Tom Arth third quarter when he broke through was finishing his playing career as several Marietta defenders en route a senior quarterback for the Blue to a 97-yard touchdown run, the lonStreaks. gest touchdown run in JCU history, The Blue Streaks utilized their topping Bruce Saban’s 96-yard run running backs early and often, as against Otterbein in 1991. Michals JCU had two 100-yard rushing finished the game with 170 yards performances. Senior running back on 13 carries. DaQuan Grobsmith was explosive “I thought we did a good job of out of the gate with a 50-yard burst keeping the intensity up and the ofon the game’s opening drive. By the fensive line did a great job the whole end of the first quarter, Grobsmith game,” Michals said. “DaQuan is a great running back and I just try to stay ready for when I get my chances.” Wi t h a d o m i n a n t ground attack setting the tempo, the Blue Streaks took advantage with their play action passes. Junior quarterback Mark Myers threw for three touchdowns in the first half, with two of them going to junior wide receiver Aramis Greenwood. “Every practice I go up against my brother, Randy, who is our starting cornerback, and he gives me that extra push Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information that I need. I must say Junior Tommy Michals (right) follows that all of our summer his fullback, junior Vince Ziccardi. workouts and two-aMichals set the record for the longest days are starting to pay rush in school history with a 97-yard off. We are undefeated,” touchdown run in the fourth quarter of Greenwood exclaimed. “It’s very humbling and JCU’s 62-7 win on Saturday.
Connor Glowacki Staff Reporter
Player of the Game
Inside The Box Score Marietta John Carroll 1st 1st 1st 1st
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Junior quarterback Mark Myers headlines a dynamic JCU offensive attack that has torched opposing defenses for an average of 42.4 points per game this season. I’m so blessed to be a part of this ception return added another JCU football team.” touchdown in the second half. The JCU defense continued to “One of the most amazing things prove why it is ranked No. 1 in to me so far this season is just how the country in scoring defense by quickly that group [the defense] has giving up only seven points all af- been able to learn our defense and ternoon. In the first half, the defense go out and execute it at a very high dominated by allowing just 13 total level,” Arth said. yards of offense from the Pioneers. Pines credits the defense’s imThe defensive line stifled all chal- provement to the leadership of delenges from the Marietta offensive fensive coordinator Brandon Staley. attack, led by Pioneers running “He set the standard of constant back Tim Conner and quarterback progression and improvement. We Tom Fulton. as a team will get better everyday by “Our standards are to be perfect,” bettering ourselves as individuals,” junior defensive lineman Frank Pines said. Pines said. “We strive to get better Okeyo also credits the coaching each week. We have a lot of leaders staff, saying that it will be a huge on defense, great camaraderie and strength the rest of the season. we have a great coaching staff to go “The next five games will be along with it.” an uphill battle for our team, and I Standouts on the defensive side believe we may have the best coachof the ball included Pines, who had ing staff that will challenge us to 1.5 sacks against Marietta, junior get better every week,” Okeyo said. linebacker Jimmy King with 11 As Arth said, “We’re getting bettackles, senior linebacker Paul ter every week, which is our goal. Okeyo with 11 tackles and one We just look to continue to do that forced fumble and junior linebacker because we know there’s room for Choe Samba, whose 77-yard inter- improvement.”
Final 7 62
D. Grobsmith 1 Yd run A. Greenwood 4 Yd pass from M. Myers D. Grobsmith 4 Yd run K. Ivkovic 32 Yd field goal
2nd - 11:51 - JCU - A. Greenwood 3 Yd pass from M. Myers 2nd - 05:26 - JCU - J. D’Orazio 21 Yd pass from M. Myers 3rd - 13:34 - JCU - D. Grobsmith 11 Yd run 3rd - 03:15 - JCU - C. Samba 77 Yd interception 4th - 13:04 - JCU - K. Ivkovic 34 Yd field goal 4th - 10:06 - JCU - T. Michals 97 Yd run 4th - 01:40 - MC - A. Franzoy 1 Yd run
The entire JCU offense deserved this honor, with the unit racking up 62 points and 493 yards of total offense, but the honor can only go to one player. Senior DaQuan Grobsmith earned this distinction against Marietta with an outstanding day rushing the ball. The veteran back notched his third 100-yard game of the year, running for 177 yards and three touchdowns. He now has 486 yards and nine scores on the year.
Play of the Game
Choe Samba’s 77-yard interception return
Though Tommy Michals’ 97-yard run in the fourth quarter was quite impressive, junior linebacker Choe Samba turned in a few noteworthy plays of his own. To begin with, Samba blocked a Marietta punt in the first quarter, which led to a JCU touchdown and Samba’s selection as OAC special teams Player of the Week. Samba also picked off a pass by Marietta quarterback Tom Fulton, and dashed 77 yards for a touchdown to put the Blue Streaks ahead 52-0 late in the third quarter. The interception was the first of Samba’s career.
THE CARROLL NEWS GAMES OF THE WEEK
Joe Ginley Sports Editor
FSU 48, Clemson 42 Browns 24, Packers 21 Broncos 38, Colts 24 Overall 8-7
Clemson 31, FSU 30 Packers 28, Browns 6 Broncos 32, Colts 17 Overall: 7-8
Clemson 28, FSU 24 Packers 30, Browns 13 Broncos 34, Colts 24 Overall: 9-6
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Clemson 14, FSU 9 Packers 37, Browns 9 Broncos 38, Colts 28 Guests Overall: 13-5
Sports JCU soccer lights up the scoreboard in weekend action
Oct. 17, 2013
The Carroll News
Men’s team shuts out Marietta; women’s team hangs seven goals on Pioneers
nearly every chance Marietta had before the Pioneers could even register a shot. Jake Hirschmann JCU held a 2-0 lead until the 70th minute, Staff Reporter when sophomore defender Jimmy Mattina finThe John Carroll University men’s soccer ished off a corner kick with a far post header team defended its home turf once again last to pile on to the already dominant performance Saturday as the squad by the Blue Streaks. shut out visiting Marietta Senior forward College, 4-0. Wycliffe Odhiambo addIt was the fourth shuted a final insurance goal out of the season, and in the 84th minute, and second straight, for the JCU closed out the game Blue Streaks. The team strong, holding on for a is putting together one 4-0 victory. of the best starts in JCU Odhiambo placed his men’s soccer history, team’s emphasis on deand is already out to a fense as the biggest reason 10-2 start. for their early success. The game’s beginning “I think the foundation was rough for JCU, as for winning games is built the starting lineup was on not conceding goals,” unable to create many he said. “One of our main opportunities. aims at the beginning Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information of the season was to get The struggles eventually frustrated head Senior Kevin McKamish holds shutouts. We work hard coach Hector Marinaro. back a defender during JCU’s 4-0 to achieve them and take Around the 30th minute, win on Saturday. immense pride when we he began drawing players do post them.” off the bench, hoping they could create the Junior goalkeeper Chris Garbinsky did spark needed to get the Blue Streaks on the not face much of an opposition against the scoreboard. Pioneers, as they only registered one shot on The strategy paid off immediately. In the net. Nonetheless, it was his second straight 38th minute, senior Mariusz Trzeciak tallied shutout, as he has been a big reason JCU has a goal from the top of the box, giving JCU a gotten off to such a great start. lead it would never relinquish. “We are always happy to get a result at Just over four minutes later, freshman home and improve our record,” Garbinsky midfielder Tim Delaney finished off a rebound said. “All we want to do is win the OAC’s to stretch the lead to two for JCU. and then a national championship.” The assist was registered to Trzeciak, who Editor’s Note: The Blue Streaks faced was the catalyst for the Blue and Gold’s surge another Ohio Athletic Conference foe on at the end of the half. Tuesday. The Blue Streaks defeated the Purple As the second half began, the Blue Streaks Raiders of the University of Mount Union, tightened up their defense and shut down 6-3, at Don Shula Stadium. JCU is now 11-2.
for JCU. The Blue Streaks produced 11 total shots, eight of those on goal, in the first half alone. Joe McCarthy With such a surge in offense, the Blue Staff Reporter Streaks brought their shooting percentage to After five games away from Don Shula 50.6 percent and now have 16 goals on the Stadium, the John Carroll University women’s season. Junior goalie Haley McDonald fended off soccer team triumphantly returned home with all nine of the Pioneers’ shots, bringing her a win over Marietta College on Saturday. Four different goal scorers propelled the save percentage to 71.7 percent on the seaBlue Streaks to a 7-0 win over the Pioneers, son. McDonald also earned her first shutout upping JCU’s record to 1-2-0 in the Ohio of the year. Akerly helped to orchestrate the sevenAthletic Conference and 4-6-3 overall. Just two minutes into the game, senior goal performance for the Blue and Gold. Kristen Profeta headed the ball past Marietta Playing a part in five of the scores, the junior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Pearse for her first goal of midfielder had three assists and two goals in the win over the the season. Pioneers. Adding to Five minutes later, the her team-leading assist Blue and Gold found the count, Akerly now has back of the net again, this five assists and four time off the foot of senior goals on the season. Nicki Bohrer and an assist After only putting from junior Kay Akerly. three goals on the The tally gave the Blue board during the fiveStreaks a two-goal lead game road trip, JCU barely 10 minutes into the succeeded in waking contest. up the offense. The Blue and Gold “We are hoping to notched three more goals take the momentum before the end of the first from the Marietta game half. Senior Genny Goergen added her second Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information and continue our offensive success,” Akerly goal on the season, while Junior Kay Akerly had a monster Akerly added two goals day against Marietta on Saturday, said. “We came out strong and fast from of her own and another posting two goals and three the first whistle and assist before halftime. assists in a 7-0 win. plan to continue to do The second half was no different for JCU. Goergen and Bohrer so. We are most successful when we strike each added another score within the first three first and capitalize on our opportunities early.” Editor’s Note: The Blue Streaks played the minutes of the second half. Just 48 minutes into the match, the Blue and Gold held an University of Mount Union on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Alliance. For a recap of the game insurmountable 7-0 lead. Domination was the name of the game and stats, check out jcusports.com.
THIS WEEK IN BLUE STREAKS ATHLETICS Football
JCU vs. Muskingum University Saturday, Oct. 19 1:30 p.m., Don Shula Stadium
JCU at Muskingum University Saturday, Oct. 19 7 p.m., Muskingum University
Prior to Saturday’s football game Don Shula Stadium, 11:30-1:30 p.m. Activities will include: free food, face painting, Heights Youth Theatre, CYO football
JCU at Muskingum University Saturday, Oct. 19 12 p.m., Muskingum University
JCU at Wesley/Frostburg State Saturday, Oct. 19 4/6 p.m., Frostburg, MD
Streaks of the Week
Kit O’Shaughnessy freshman The freshman phenom performed admirably for the Blue and Gold on Saturday in JCU’s 3-1 win over Marietta. O’Shaughnessy recorded 37 assists and 23 digs to earn Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Football DaQuan Grobsmith senior The veteran running back exploded for the Blue Streaks in their 62-7 win over Marietta on Saturday. In the first quarter alone, Grobsmith rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns, finishing with 177 yards and three scores overall.
Katherine Devine freshman
Mariusz Trzeciak senior
Kay Akerly junior
Devine played a key role in the Blue and Gold’s 5-4 victory over Edinboro on Saturday. The freshman won both her singles match (6-2, 6-1) and her doubles match (9-7) with the help of her partner, junior Hannah Baumwell.
The midfielder came off the bench for the Blue Streaks on Saturday, tallying a goal and an assist to guide his squad to a 4-0 triumph over the Pioneers. Trzeciak now has six goals and three assists on the season for JCU.
Akerly helped the Blue and Gold light up the scoreboard on Saturday in her team’s 7-0 trouncing of Marietta. The forward tabbed two goals and added three assists to guide JCU to victory. She now leads the team with 13 points.
The Carroll News
Oct. 17, 2013
JCU volleyball captures 3-1 road win over Marietta, improves to14-8 Blue Streaks start strong with two set wins before finishing off the Pioneers in the fourth set Ashley Bastock Staff Reporter
The season just keeps getting better for the John Carroll University volleyball team. The Blue Streaks defeated Marietta College in four sets on Saturday to secure their first conference win away from the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center since Oct. 9, 2010. It was homecoming weekend for Marietta, giving the Blue and Gold the chance to play spoiler. JCU did just that, seizing complete statistical and mental control over the match. The beginning was a bit rough, however. Marietta jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first set. The Blue Streaks were prepared for battle though, and showed a new-found resiliency. JCU went on an 8-1 run, fueled in large part by freshman Katie Cosker’s two aces that tied the first set at 21. After allowing Marietta to retake a slim lead, the Blue Streaks helped senior
Teresa Noewer record a kill to knot the score at 24. Marietta floundered, committing two attack errors to give JCU the set. The Blue Streaks continued their momentum into the second set as they jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead. Sophomore Sarah Orlandi came out particularly strong, scoring four of those 10 points with two service aces and two kills. Service, ball-handling and attack errors all prevented Marietta from making a strong comeback. Noewer, Orlandi and freshman setter Kit O’Shaughnessy all contributed to the JCU effort that resulted in a 25-14 set win. But the Pioneers refused to roll over in the third set. Despite JCU’s 9-4 lead, Marietta regained control and composure in the middle of the
set with an 8-0 run, giving them the 19-15 lead. The Pioneers continued to commit attack and block errors, however, allowing JCU to knot the set at 21. The Pioneers regained a sense of poise and came away with the 25-23 win after the Blue Streaks committed some attack and ball-handling errors of their own. In set four, the Pioneers started off with a bang, fighting their way to an 11-8 lead. JCU answered and quickly tied the set at 15. Another Cosker service ace and two kills courtesy of freshman Maddie McDowell gave the Blue and Gold the momentum they Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information would need to close out the match. Freshman Kit Sophomore Leah Switalski sealed the O’Shaughnessy match with her team-high 11th kill of helped JCU beat the night. To say the JCU attack was balMarietta, 3-1.
Tennis teams end fall on high note
anced would be an understatement, as six players recorded at least six kills, five had at least a dozen digs and seven recorded at least one block. “We had really good communication and had each other’s backs,” junior Jessica Kodrich said. Editor’s Note: As the Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information Blue Streaks traveled to Alliance, Ohio for a Sophomore match with No. 9 Mount Sara Kaminski Union on Tuesday, the sets up a JCU team hoped to continue spike. its positive momentum gained from a win over Marietta. Alas, it was not to be, as the Purple Raiders defeated JCU, 3-1.
JCU MEN’S LACROSSE DOMINANT IN FIRST-EVER SCRIMMAGE
Women’s team wins, men’s loses hard-fought match Women’s Tennis Haley Turner Staff Reporter
As the fall season comes to a close for the John Carroll University women’s tennis team, it’s safe to say that the Blue Streaks ought to be quite pleased with how their four fall matches went. The Blue and Gold pulled off a narrow, but impressive, 5-4 victory on the road over Edinboro University on Saturday. The match did not begin well for the Blue Streaks, however. JCU’s first doubles team of sophomore Catherine Engel and freshman Josephine Miller fell to Edinboro’s pair in an 8-4 loss. Sophomore Anna Stein and junior Tracy Gibson also faced a tough early going, falling behind 6-1. But the duo came back stronger than ever in the end, defeating their counterparts, 9-7. “During the changeover, Anna and I really transformed our attitudes and pumped each other up,” Gibson said. “This energy was exactly what we needed in order to get the win.” Also winning in doubles play were freshman Katherine Devine and junior Hannah Baumwell. The pair beat their opponents, 9-7. Going into the singles competition, the Blue Streaks held a 2-1 lead, but still had a lot of work to do. In singles, Devine (6-2, 6-1) and Gibson (6-0, 6-1) each captured a victory. Gibson’s triumph was not just any win, but her seventh in a row dating back to last season. Baumwell was also successful in singles
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Junior Tracy Gibson led the Blue and Gold to a 7-2 victory over Edinboro on Saturday. She has seven consecutive wins in singles play dating back to last season.
competition, as she fought a grueling threeround battle, but won in sets of 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. The Blue Streaks finished the fall season with a 3-1 record. The team as a whole has displayed a great deal of confidence. “This fall season has really made us realize how strong a team we are and how much potential we have for the spring,” Gibson said. The Blue Streaks will have the winter to prepare for their nine-match spring season, which begins on March 15, 2014 against Oberlin College.
Men’s Tennis Beckie Reid
The Carroll News
In an attempt to end the fall season on a high note, the Blue Streaks concluded their season with a match against Edinboro University last Saturday. The trip to Edinboro was unsuccessful, as the Blue and Gold lost 7-2 to the Fighting Scots. JCU played Edinboro on the road last year, losing a tough battle 5-4. The Blue Streaks were looking to redeem themselves, but their idea did not work out as well as they planned. Freshman Jad Abdul-Aal carried the JCU men’s team with wins at No. 1 singles and doubles. He singlehandedly defeated Bruno Borja in a hard-fought match, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8. “The finale of the match was pretty dramatic,” Abdul-Aal said, “and could’ve gone either way. Winning a match like that always feels amazing.” Abdul-Aal teamed up with freshman Nick Siciliano to beat the Fighting Scot duo of Borja and Brandon Romain, 8-4. Unfortunately, the rest of the team did not have such a fortunate fate. The Blue and Gold’s senior Eric Grimaldi and freshman Brett Peskin came close to Kody Duncan and Amir Talab, yet fell short, 8-2. In singles play, Siciliano held a tough battle against Duncan. The first match ended in a 7-5 loss, while Siciliano responded with a 6-0 shutout. In the end, Duncan was victorious, winning the deciding set, 10-6. Grimaldi, Peskin and junior Alex Messina also competed in singles play on Saturday, but did not come up with wins. Edinboro improved to 2-1 on the year, while JCU ended the fall season with 0-3 record. The men’s team will return to action in the spring on March 15, 2014, as the Blue Streaks will travel to Oberlin College to start off their spring season. “Although we are yet to come out with a victory, I feel confident in my team and I know we’ll come out strong this spring,” Abdul-Aal said. “As a team we just need to work on some consistency on the court.”
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The JCU men’s lacrosse team faced off against Defiance College in the team’s fall scrimmage on Saturday. The Blue Streaks won by an unofficial score of 14-1. The scrimmage was a significant milestone for the Blue and Gold, who will play their first official game as a varsity program on Feb. 15 against Concordia University.
Around the OAC: Football enters week six
Mount Union, Heidelberg, JCU emerge as juggernauts Joe Ginley Sports Editor
As the Ohio Athletic Conference’s 10 teams enter the second half of the season, three contenders have emerged. The University of Mount Union, Heidelberg University and John Carroll University stand as the three teams contending for the conference crown. With five games remaining, The Carroll News took a look at the OAC’s other nine teams. Mount Union: The Purple Raiders (5-0, 4-1 OAC) have dominated the OAC since before many JCU students were born, capturing every OAC title since 1992. Though the team is led by a new head coach in Vince Kehres, son of former coach Larry Kehres, the Raiders are the favorite once again. Senior quarterback Kevin Burke is the team’s primary playmaker, with 1,712 total yards and 19 touchdowns. The defense also has a lot of talent, as the unit has held opposing offenses to 9.8 points per game. The Blue Streaks play Mount Union in week 10. Heidelberg: With the Raiders cemented in first place, the Student Princes (5-0, 4-1) hold down second place in the conference. Heidelberg possesses a dominant offense, led by quarterback Michael Mees and running back Cartel Brooks. Leading the league in both rushing yards (586) and touchdowns (11), Brooks is a premier player who presents a challenge for JCU in week nine. Otterbein: Defeated by the Blue Streaks in week three, the Cardinals (3-2, 3-1) have
bounced back with a pair of wins over Baldwin Wallace University and Muskingum University. Despite having a struggling offense, the team has eked out victories thanks to a solid defense. Otterbein has allowed an average of 17.4 points per game. Linebacker Austin Jones leads the team with 47 tackles. Baldwin Wallace: Hot and cold is the best way to describe the Yellow Jackets (3-2, 2-2). BW’s offensive attack, though potent with weapons such as Josiah Holt and Nolan Sordyl, has failed to produce points consistently, especially during BW’s 27-7 loss to JCU in week two. Ohio Northern: Despite big wins over Alfred State and Capital, the Polar Bears (2-3, 1-3) have suffered big losses to Heidelberg, Mount Union and BW. ONU, featuring a balanced attack on offense, hosts JCU in week seven. Capital: The Crusaders (1-4, 1-3) suffered a major defeat, 54-0 to JCU in week four and were trounced by Heidelberg, 73-17 last week. Muskingum: The Fighting Muskies (1-4, 1-3), led by quarterback C.J. Snider (368 passing yards, two touchdowns), face off with JCU on Saturday, Oct. 19. The team’s lone win came against Wilmington College in week four. Marietta: The Pioneers (0-5, 0-4) lost big to JCU last weekend, 62-7. Wilmington: Veteran signalcaller Brandon Areheart will lead the Quakers (0-5) against JCU in week seven, as Wilmington will try for its first win. Background photo of Cartel Brooks (left) taken by Doug Sampson Courtesy of Heidelberg Athletics
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Business & Finance
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Oct. 17, 2013
Netflix in talks to Full disclosure team-up with cable Anthony Ahlegian
Business & Finance Editor
Katii Sheffield Staff Reporter
Talks have resurfaced between online video service Netflix Inc. and several different U.S. cable providers, including Comcast Corp. and Suddenlink Communications, to make the online video service available through the set-top boxes as an app, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. Currently, Netflix can be streamed onto TVs. However, TVs must be connected to Internet service or on a TV input that is receiving signal from Netflix through a third party device, such as the Nintendo Wii, Xbox or Apple TV. The potential deal brings advantages to both Netflix and U.S. cable providers. Netflix would have an opportunity for its subscribers and potential subscribers to ac-
cess their service. Cable providers would be able to give their customers access to a new service, using the same distribution channel already in place. A hang-up appearing in these talks is that Netflix is insisting that the cable provider include a technology that improves the streaming of videos, particularly when there is high density on Netflix. This technology is part of its Open Connection program. Netflix believes that this technology is imperative in providing the best quality service to subscribers. It has been reported by the WSJ that Comcast is currently refusing to use such technology, fearing that it may lead to other “special treatment” services. Internet providers argue that their broadband networks are capable of handling all Netflix traffic. Another possible hang-up is that Netflix
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could use the app as another way to sell pay-per-view movies. This could compete with the cable provider’s similar services already in place. Comcast already turned down an opportunity to partner with Netflix back in March 2012. The New York Times stated that Comcast had no interest working with Netflix after the video service, Streampix, was launched free of charge to premium customers. In the past year, Streampix has been unsuccessful in gaining popularity, while Netflix has been more successful in doing so. Adding a Netflix app would be the latest move by cable providers to transform set-top boxes into more featured Internet connected gadgets. Information from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times was used in this article.
Hot Topics The Nobel Prize in economics was won by several U.S. scholars this past Monday due to their respective pioneering work in financial markets. These laureates are Robert Shiller, Lars Peter Hansen and Eugene Fama. Government debts, specifically short-term bonds, have been sold off in the amounts of billions of dollars by investors and banks over the last two weeks while government leaders have been working to avoid a default. Commercial real-estate loans have been growing over the past year, according to U.S. banks such as J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Rising real-estate values and improved credit quality have been supporting factors.
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State-run exchanges for health insurance are central to Obamacare.
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This chart from July 9 illustrates early year muni bond outflow.
This is the amount in thousands of people who have signed up for new health plans in the state-run exchanges as of this past Tuesday, according to data tabulated by The Wall Street Journal. This provides an early glimpse that buying insurance without being asked about medical history has drawn interest.
This is merely the amount in billions of dollars that investors have pulled out of municipal-bond funds this year, according to data tracker Lipper. This has caused the average yield on high-grade municipal bonds to rise one percent since the end of last year. This is amid recent concern over debt in Detroit and Puerto Rico.
– Information compiled by Anthony Ahlegian
Eyes on the prize
As college students, we continue to multitask. In the classroom, in the car and even where it might not be legal. Research has proven time and time again that we can not multitask, as much as we think we can switch seamlessly between two activities fast enough to do both at once. Our phones, whether they are smart or not, have become a great resource to utilize in order to make sure we stick to our daily agendas, receive crucial reminders and stay connected with our family and friends. However, our phones can also be a deadly distraction when we attempt to multitask while we drive. According to new research from King’s College in Pennsylvania, four out of five college student drivers have texted while driving. This is despite recognizing the obvious risk that texting will slow driving reaction times. Business Insider, a U.S. business and technology news website, recently reported that “an exploratory study of psychological tendencies related to texting while driving” has linked the personality traits of “impulsiveness” and a “need to be connected” to the dangerous act. Researchers Garold Lantz and Sandra Loeb of the McGowan School of Business said in a statement regarding this matter, “There seems to be a mentality that the use of electronic devices is dangerous for everyone but me.” This mentality has left many of us exposed to the risk of getting into an accident while texting and driving, which is up to 23 times the normal accident rate, according to Business Week. Texting and driving has become the leading cause of death among teens, surpassing drinking and driving. For these reasons, I encourage you to remember to put your phone down when you are driving. Keep yourself and others safe. Plan your time appropriately and keep your eyes on the prize, not your phone. Contact Anthony Ahlegian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Basics 401 (k) Plan
A 401 (k) plan is one of the most widely used retirement savings accounts. These plans are established by your employers in order to help you realize your retirement goals. You can make contributions to these plans from your earnings. Your earnings in your 401 (k) plan are invested into the stock market and accrue interest. If earnings are contributed to the 40l (k) plan before payroll taxes are imposed, your taxable income will be immediately reduced. The interest that accrues will not be taxed until you withdraw the funds at retirement. If you contribute to your 401 (k) plan after payroll taxes (ROTH), you won’t pay tax on earned interest at retirement. Because of these different tax advantages, 401 (k) plans can help your retirement savings grow much faster than if you saved them without investing them. – Information compiled by Anthony Ahlegian
Oct. 17, 2013
Around the World 3
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Senate tries to find solution to end the shutdown
World News Editor
As the nation moves forth into day 17 of the government shutdown, it remains unclear when thw gridlock in Congress is going to end. With deals between President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner and the House Republicans currently at a stalemate, the next best option appears to be focused on the efforts of the Senate. The upper chamber of Congress appears to be a little more pragmatic than their counterparts in the House due to the looming debtceiling crisis. The U.S. federal government has until today to decide on the matter of whether the U.S. would default on its debt. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Senate Democrats met at the White House for 75 minutes with Obama in order to discuss the current situation, according to CNN. All seemed to be generally unified in the matter of where they stand and how to handle the demands that have been made by the conservative Republican members of the 113th Congress. The real question among many, however, has been whether the end of the shutdown may be in sight. A number of Senate Democrats seem to be optimistic that there is a solution coming and the debt ceiling crisis can be averted, while others are not so confident, accord-
Minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaking with staff members on Monday, Oct. 14, in the Capitol. He had hinted that day that the Senate was currently in the middle of working on a solution for the shutdown as well as the debt ceiling. ing to NBC News. During a “Meet the Press” interview on Sunday, Oct. 13, Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) expressed the former view. Durbin implied that a conversation with Majority leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “has the promise to find a solution.” Durbin also expressed his discontent with the House Republicans during the same interview,
implying that they had no intention of finding a solution, but just causing more problems. Democrats have proven to not be the only ones eager to re-open the government, as a couple of Senate Republicans wish to accomplish the same goal. On Friday, Oct. 11, Sen. Rob Portman (ROhio) stated, “We will have decided as a Congress that we need to avoid going over the debt
limit and we’ll figure it out and it’ll probably be a relatively short-term solution. I’m hopeful we’ll do that actually in the next couple of days.” Portman also indicated that Republicans still want the spending limits to remain in tact, according to NBC News. Obama had originally intended on meeting with Congress to discuss the looming debt crisis as well as the shutdown. However, the President surprised everyone with the news that the meeting was postponed in order to allow Congress to work out a deal that they were potentially creating, according to CNN. As of Tuesday, Senate leaders were attempting to come to a deal that would be designed to temporarily fund the government until Jan. 15. The federal borrowing limit would also be extended to Feb. 7. Meanwhile, the House bill has been rejected by those in the Senate, which continues to show their dwindling power. The amount of optimism hovering around the Senate’s perseverance seems like it may become reality. Both parties in the Senate appear to be in relative agreement about ending the shutdown by today. As far as the majority Americans are concerned, this act of bipartisanship is the last ounce of hope for success. Information from NBC News and CNN were used in this news report.
Tea party causes split among Republicans
Catherine Pauley Staff Reporter
As the federal government shutdown continues, GOP approval ratings have hit a remarkable low. Recently, the Republican party has been divided by moderate Republicans and tea party conservatives. This split approached an entirely new level when tea party leader and freshman senator Ted Cruz of Texas employed radical strategies to defund Obamacare. According to NBC News, Cruz holds a grim 14 percent approval rating. GOP ratings continue to sink as the shutdown wears on. A recent Gallup poll shows that just 28 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of the party, down 10 percent from September’s poll. This mere 28 percent is the lowest approval rating any party has achieved since Gallup started polling this 21 years ago. Republicans themselves do not seem to have full confidence in their party either. More than one-quarter of Republicans - 27 percent - view their own party unfavorably, according to a recent Gallup poll. It can be debated that the reason for the diminishing approval ratings of the party is the political schism on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republicans continue to polarize as a more ultra-conservative tea party emerges and continues to dispute with its more moderate counterparts. The debate
between House and Senate Republicans is displayed through Cruz’s tactics to block Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) plans to come up with an effective strategy to end the government shutdown. Cruz, in partnership with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), encouraged House Republicans to reject such an approach by Boehner. A separate division within the Republicans occurs on a much broader scale. Elected GOP officials across the U.S. are holding much higher approval ratings than the elected Congressmen in Washington. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is relishing in a grandiose 66 percent approval rating and carries a 33 point lead over his Democratic challenger in the historically Democratic state, according to Politico. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez currently champions an astounding 70 percent approval rating with women and a 62 percent rating with men. Wyoming governor Matt Mead enjoys a skyrocketing 77 percent approval rating while Ohio’s own John Kasich draws close to a 50 percent approval rating. Republican leaders who live outside of Washington appear to be accomplishing more and maintaining their popularity, while those in Washington continue to argue and push against each other to further the stalemate, according to NBC News. As Congress resides in its dismal five percent approval rating, reported by an Associated Press survey, both
New Jersey Republican governor Chris Christie at a campaign stop for his reelection. Christie represents one of the more moderate members of his party who disagrees with many of the tea party elements of the GOP. This split between ideology in the party has become more prevalent recently. divisions of the GOP continue to divide further apart. The party of Abraham Lincoln will surely test the historic phrase, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” Americans will
continue to await a resolution of the government shutdown as the GOP split continues to test the limits. Information from NBC News, Politico and Gallup was used in this news report.
13 Katelyn’s Candor: 3 Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at 88
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Oct. 17, 2013
Asst. Editorial & Op/ Ed Editor
This past week, one of the United States’ iconic figures from the 1960’s space race passed away. Scott Carpenter, the second American to ever orbit the Earth, died on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the age of 88. Speculation suggests that he died after complications from a recent stroke proved to put too much stress on his body. However, his family has not publicly offered on explanation for his passing. Carpenter served as one of the most notable figures from the space race, as his first mission to space in 1962 was one of the most eventful and dangerous to ever take place. The American public followed his mission closely, although it almost ended in disaster for Carpenter. The duration of his flight was riddled with mechanical and technical issues, resulting in the unplanned landing of his craft 250 miles from his target landing area. NASA Control was entirely unable to find Carpenter’s spacecraft for one hour after his landing and, during that time, assumed he died during his crash landing. Finally, he was found after a NASA search party identified his life raft floating adrift in the open ocean, according to The New York Times. Apart from this riveting mission, Carpenter is also known for serving as the first backup astronaut to John Glenn. As backup astronaut, Carpenter served as Glenn’s capsule commander and famously used the term, “Godspeed John Glenn” upon Glenn’s first venture into space. Carpenter was born in Boulder, Colo. on May 1, 1925 to Dr. M. Scott Carpenter and Florence Kelso Noxon. In 1949, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado. Later that year, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy. He served numerous roles in the Navy, ranging from test piloting for every active naval aircraft to active duty missions during the Korean War, according to NBC. While best known for his service as a NASA astronaut, Carpenter distinguished himself as a prominent military man and businessman. He ascended further to air intelligence officer on the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet.
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Iconic astronaut Scott Carpenter, shown here in 1967, was one of the Mercury 7, the first astronauts recruited to go into space. His memorable mission came in 1962. He died Oct. 10 after complications from a stroke at age 88. In one rare leave of absence, Carpenter pushed himself further than any other astronaut had before. Carpenter participated in a 45-day aquatic experiment in the deep ocean. At depths of up to 205 feet below sea level, Carpenter spent 30 consecutive days studying the ocean floor for scientific purposes. Carpenter, in his aeronautical and oceanographic experience, became the first astronaut/ aquanaut in history. After 25 years of service, Carpenter retired from the Navy in 1969 to pursue interests as a venture capitalist. As chief executive officer of his own venture capital corporation, Carpenter employed his wealth of knowledge concerning oceanography to better the health of the planet. He
also contributed to numerous other projects in the public and private sector, making him one of the most enterprising and motivated men in modern American history. Carpenter proved himself to not only be one of the most intelligent, but also one of the most driven, astronauts in his field, according to NBC. Collecting accolades and titles in every one of his endeavors, Carpenter can be best summarized in words he penned for his book of reflections: “I thought [aeronautics] was a chance for immortality. Pioneering in space was something I would willingly give my life for.” Information from NBC News and the New York Times were used in this report.
Trial in progress for Libyan terrorist al-Libi The Associated Press
After a week long interrogation aboard a U.S. warship, a Libyan al-Qaida suspect is now in New York awaiting trial on terrorism charges, U.S. officials said Monday. Abu Anas al-Libi was grabbed in a military raid in Libya on Oct. 5. He’s due to stand trial in Manhattan, where he has been under indictment for more than a decade on charges he helped plan and conduct surveillance for the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998. Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York, confirmed that al-Libi was transferred to law enforcement custody over the weekend. Al-Libi was expected to be arraigned Tuesday, Bharara said. President Barack Obama’s administration took criticism years ago when it decided to prosecute admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New
York, rather than at the naval prison at Guantanamo Bay. After reversing course, however, the government has successfully prosecuted several terrorism cases in civilian courts. A federal law enforcement official and two other U.S. officials said al-Libi arrived in New York on Saturday. The officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. Intelligence officials interrogated alLibi for a week aboard the USS San Antonio in the Mediterranean. Interrogations at sea have replaced CIA black sites as the U.S. government’s preferred method for holding suspected terrorists and questioning them without access to lawyers. Al-Libi’s al-Qaida ties date back to the terrorist group’s early years, according to court documents. That would make him a valuable source of information about the group’s history.
It’s unclear whether he could offer fresh intelligence on the group, the core of which has been battered and fragmented. Al-Libi has long-standing health issues and will get medical testing while in custody to determine whether he needs treatment, U.S. officials said. Where exactly al-Libi is being held and where that testing would take place is unclear. Al-Libi, whose full name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, used to be on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists. His family denies he was in al-Qaida. Known as one of al-Qaida’s early computer experts, al-Libi is believed to have used an early-generation Apple computer to assemble surveillance photographs in Kenya before a bombing there killed more than 200 people. That information was presented to Osama bin Laden, who approved the bombing, a former federal law enforcement official has said.
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Let me tell you a story. In times past, there was a civilization that was the most prominent of its time. It had a strong government founded on a constitution, based on the principles of equality for all citizens, having elected officials, as well as foreign and domestic policies. In the early years of the civilization, a senate was founded to advise and vote on legislation. Additionally, elections took place to elect one main leader. However, these elections were direly expensive, and often centered on who spent the most money to be elected instead of who was a better leader. As a result, being elected meant a lifetime of personal wealth, even after leaving office. Does this sound familiar yet? If not, I will continue. This civilization’s military was strong, which was fortunate because the nation spent most of its time fighting or preparing for wars. Many of these were caused by violations of treaties, insecurities about balance of power and personal feuds between leaders. This constant wartime status was part of the cause for government corruption. A vast amount of funding was allotted to the military instead of using it for domestic improvement. In addition, the senators became greedy and were more concerned for their personal wealth instead of helping the civilization to end the wars. As taxes began to rise drastically, many members of the middle class found themselves unable to afford to work in their trades, causing their social ranks to sink. In addition, as immigration increased with little control, the middle class began to collapse while the government found ways to pay immigrants less than standard wages, giving rise to income inequality. All of these factors combined caused a disturbance in the civilization’s stability. The senators started developing extremist views individually, without having any unity, giving cause for rioting among citizens. The government became too large without unity and spending was out of control. With the increase of spending came the decrease of value of currency, causing the economy to steadily decline. As the civilization declined, outsiders began to sense its vulnerability. Since the military was always at war, it could not protect its own borders. Eventually, the government was overthrown, and this, along with the collapse of the middle class, lead to the fall of the civilization. The civilization I speak of here was the Roman Empire. However, it draws many parallels with the current status of the United States. Our country is known around the world for its military and our apparent constant need to be either at war or contemplating it. Like the Roman Empire, we have a senate as well as a House of Representatives, both of which lack any concept of unity and contain certain individuals with extremist views that concern American citizens. Federal spending is out of control, as displayed by the fact that we are about to hit our debt ceiling. To members of Congress, my message is simply this: the popular opinion was that the Roman Empire was invincible and would never fail. Similarly, the U.S. is considered the most powerful nation in the world. If the Roman Empire could collapse, so can America. It’s time to end your stubbornness and come to a compromise. After all, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Contact Katelyn DeBaun at email@example.com
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Last Wednesday, Oct. 9, a John Carroll University student
was hit by a car as she was walking across the drive in front of Dolan Science Center. As a result, the student suffered
massive head trauma and had to be rushed to the hospital, where she has been for the past week.
With Murphy Hall being closed this year, there are a lot
more students who have had to seek housing options off cam-
pus. Therefore, there are a lot more students who are walking
to and from campus each day. The fact that a girl got hit by a car on campus is a major concern to many students who walk or bike to class from their houses in the area.
We’re slightly confused as to how this could happen, see-
ing as the speed limit on campus is 5 mph. However, with an
increased population of students walking to campus this year, it is important that they feel safe while doing so. Therefore, it
and that pedestrians are wary of cars on and around campus.
Currently, the speed limit postings are not very noticeable,
prevent this from ocurring in the future, the University should
“This particle originates from an invisible field that fills up all space. Even when the universe seems empty, this field is there. Without it, we would not exist, because it is from contact with the field that particles acquire mass. The theory proposed by Englert and Higgs describes this process.”
invest in making the speed limit much more obvious, as well as increasing the number of yield and pedestrian crossing signs. One thing that should be considered is installing flash-
ing yellow lights to indicate crosswalks. CSS should also pay more attention to speeding on campus and take action when someone is driving over the speed limit.
— The Nobel Committee on physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their studies involving the Higgs-Boson particle
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Since the beginning of this semester, John Carroll Univer-
sity students have been filing complaints to the IT department a myriad of other technological issues. Most of the computer
issues have been rectified, but students are still experiencing a great deal of difficulty when it comes to printing.
Most of the printers are very old, and are constantly low
on paper or jammed. Furthermore, the system used to charge printing on students’ campus cards has been malfunctioning, and students no longer have to pay for their prints. As a result, printing volume on campus has increased significantly.
The IT department spent so much money this summer on
deploying a new Virtual Desktop program that assists math
and computer science majors with their projects. However, they should have allocated some funds to replace the numerous
old printers around campus, which would directly affect more students than the Virtual Desktop program.
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Editor in Chief ZACH MENTZ
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Oct. 17, 2013
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Dale Armbruster Asst. Sports Editor
Imagine for a second that Chicago was awarded a second pro football franchise. A shining new dual-sport stadium is built on the South Side that the new team will share with the White Sox. In order to pay tribute to their roommates while remaining original, the new owner calls his team the “Whiteskins.” Does this sound ridiculous? It should. Unfortunately, that is essentially what happened when the Boston Braves decided to share Fenway Park with the Red Sox in 1932 and became the Boston Redskins. The team moved to Washington, D.C. five years later and their name has been a lightning rod for controversy since. In recent weeks, everyone from Native American groups, to members of Congress, to the President of the United States have called on Redskins owner Dan Snyder to review the team’s name. He has refused. If he continues to refuse, the National Football League needs to force the name change. Sports are meant to unite communities in the way the Yankees and Mets did for New York after Sept. 11 and in the way the Saints did for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
They are not meant to divide and alienate communities like the Washington football team has. Sports are a three-hour distraction from your daily life, and adding needless controversy only complicates what should be a pure experience for everyone. I understand that change in sports can be slow. It took 78 years for the first black player to play on the same baseball field as whites. It was only recently that professional athletes like Jason Collins and Brittney Griner felt comfortable enough to be public about their homosexuality. It took collegiate teams decades to realize that names like “Fighting Savages” and mascots like “The Redman” were inappropriate. The bottom line is that the calendar says 2013, not 1932. Time has run out on the argument that “the team is recognizing a proud heritage.” Selling that line is like trying to say that they would be celebrating AfricanAmerican history by calling themselves the “Washington Negroes.” The Washington football team’s logo needs to be retired into history alongside countless other caricatures of Native American culture (including the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo). Sports are meant to be a place of inclusion, where entire communities band together under one banner.Adding needless controversy to a place that is meant to be a distraction from everyday life makes little sense. Washington already has a history of changing controversial team names. In
1995, Washington Bullets owner Abe Pollin changed his team’s name to the Wizards because the implications of the name made him uncomfortable. If national groups are calling for the football team to do the same, why should Snyder and his organization be exempt? This is a league that universally condemned Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper after video surfaced of him using the n-word at a Kenny Chesney concert in July. If that video was a problem, why then is there less outrage over a racial slur being trademarked as the name of a franchise? Oh that’s right, because the “nonprofit” NFL makes countless millions off of team merchandise. D.C. is a city full of rich history and tradition. There are countless names that could be applied, including my favorite option: the Senators. Then again, these days might have made Senator an even more offensive word. In the end, Mr. Snyder has a choice. Change his team’s name and join the rest of us in the 21st century, or enter into history next to Marge Schott as an owner remembered only for the incredibly ignorant things they’ve said and done. Mr. Snyder and his organization should not forget the most basic lesson sports can teach. The only color that should matter on the field is the one on your uniform.
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What does skinkling mean?
“When a skunk is tinkling” Emily Nobbe and Jen Paullin, sophomores
“The aftermath of a Chuck Norris beatdown” Kevin Kussmaul, sophomore
“Snorkling without a bathing suit” Lindsey Bernhard, senior
Skinkling: Sparkling, glistening, gleaming; showy
The beauty of baseball
Zach Mentz Editor in Chief
Picture this: Bottom of the eighth inning. Two outs. Bases loaded, and the team batting is trailing by four runs, 5-1. The sky is dark and the crowd is roaring as a crisp autumn wind blows through the stadium. A new pitcher just came into the ballgame. As the batter steps into the white chalked box, everyone in the ballpark begins to feel their heart beat faster … and faster … and faster. The batter and the pitcher lock eyes and prepare to duel, one armed with a bat and the other with a ball. The pitcher looks to his catcher, gets his sign and comes set as 38,029 fans intensely await the ensuing pitch. In the blink of an eye, everything could change. Yet, at the same time, nothing could change. That’s the beauty of baseball. That’s also what America watched unfold on Sunday night, when the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox played game two of the American League Championship Series at the historic Fenway Park. For those still wondering, the batter in the aforementioned situation was Red Sox slugger David Ortiz – and I emphasize the word “slugger.” On the very first pitch of that eighth inning at-bat, Ortiz launched a gametying grand slam 387 feet into the Boston bullpen that gave new life to a Red Sox team that previously looked anything but alive. In the following and final inning, the Red Sox went on to score once more to pick up the 6-5 win, thus tying the seven game series at 1-1. Considering all of the drama and emotions tied into that moment, I pose the following question: Does it get any better than this? That’s what I silently asked myself after watching the improbable grand slam from Ortiz. And this is coming from a born-andraised Yankees fan. Whether it’s the NFL, NBA or NHL, every postseason is dramatic and unique in its own way – but baseball is special. There’s something different – something
magical – about postseason baseball that’s difficult to explain. Unlike most sports, there’s no time limit in baseball that pressures you to perform before the ticking clock expires. Instead, the only pressure that exists in baseball is the pressure you put on yourself. No one will rush you, not even the umpire; you know the situation and you know what you have to do. There’s just one question for you to answer: do you have what it takes to rise above the pressure or will you fold like a cheap deck of cards? That’s for no one else but you to decide. Again, that’s what makes baseball beautiful. It’s a timeless battle between one man gripping a ball and another yielding a cylindrical bat. In an entire baseball field, there are nine defensive players and plenty of open area, yet it can sometimes seem impossible to find a vacant spot to hit the ball. Fortunately for the Red Sox, Ortiz didn’t have any trouble finding vacant territory as he blasted the pitch right out of fair territory for a home run. As I sat in my living room and watched the arch-rival Red Sox celebrate one of the most bizarre come-from-behind victories in postseason history, I couldn’t help but smile. Not because I was rooting for the Red Sox or because I love the city of Boston, but rather because I love the sport of baseball, and that, to me, trumps any hatred I might have for an opposing team. The magic that occurred on Sunday night at Fenway is the same type of magic that reeled me in as a kid and hooked me on the sport of baseball for life. It’s the same type of magic that keeps grown men coming back to play a child’s game – and I stress the word “play.” This is supposed to be fun. After all, when both teams are ready for the first pitch and the game is ready to begin, the plate umpire says “Play ball,” not “work ball.” And, once again, that’s the beauty of baseball. Contact Zach Mentz at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ryllie Factor: P a r t y i n g t o o h a r d
Ryllie Danylko Managing Editor What is the number one lesson we were all supposed to learn from watching every cliché high school movie ever? Labels are bad. In all of these movies, there is a scene that shows the high school cafeteria divided up into stereotypical groups: jocks, nerds, loners, girls who eat their feelings, girls who don’t eat anything, desperate wannabes, burnouts, sexually active band geeks (all credit goes to “Mean Girls:” for those last six).The lesson is that people are complex and shouldn’t be squeezed into narrow labels. We all learned it, but many of us seem to forget it. I’m looking at you, U.S. government officials. Our government’s model is loosely
based on a phenomenon called a false dichotomy which is a black-and-white perspective of the world in which there are, for the most part, only two options, and we must all choose which one is right and which one is wrong. One of the things that has always bothered me most about the U.S. government (it’s in my top-10 list) is its two-party model. While there are more than two parties with which one can affiliate, ultimately, most of the money and all the attention is directed at the Democratic or Republican parties. However, if the recent government shutdown is any indication, this model sets the nation up for failure. In a country of over 300 million people, are we to believe that each person’s political views fit neatly into one of two choices? Even the creation of an informal scale that identifies “conservative Democrats” and “liberal Republicans,” is a poor excuse for accommodating the range of views that make up Americans’ political views. The solution for someone who
doesn’t fit in to either party seems to be obvious: be independent; don’t affiliate with a party. However, the vast majority of people do not agree 100 percent with every position of the party with which they are affiliated, so why do so many Americans seem so dedicated to strict partisan ties? For the sake of neutrality, I’m going to use an imaginary example to further demonstrate my point. Let’s take the controversial issue of macaroni and cheese. In my fantasy world, Democrats hate mac and cheese, and Republicans will fight tooth and nail for mac and cheese rights. We come across a man named Steve who is a registered Democrat. Steve is quite unsure how he feels about mac and cheese – heck, Steve’s not even sure if he cares about mac and cheese at all. Over time, however, Steve will hear the politicians he supports speaking out against the atrocities of mac and cheese and, maybe one day, Steve’s friends will ask him where he stands on the mac and cheese debate. Well,
Steve figures, since he still is unsure of his opinion on mac and cheese, he might as well say he is against it. After all, that view aligns with his party, and Steve doesn’t want to seem like a hypocrite. As time progresses, Steve will probably begin to have negative views about mac and cheese as well, not because he genuinely thinks mac and cheese is disgusting, but because his party says it is. The next thing we know, Steve is outside the Kraft factory picketing against the corrupt mac and cheese industry. Steve’s views and his party’s views become one in the same. As a society, it seems that we are so afraid of cognitive dissonance that we end up oversimplifying very important issues – even ones beyond mac and cheese – to a point of futility. The thought of agreeing with the opposition’s stance on even just a single issue makes us panic, and we quickly adjust our mindset and trick ourselves into believing the “correct” thing. When some Americans look at the parties, they see the elephant and the
donkey. They see two distinct entities that have nothing in common and whose ideas directly oppose one another on all fronts. This view trickles down from politicians themselves, who become so ingrained in their parties’ identities that they become stubborn to the point of complete uselessness, with consequences as huge as a government shutdown. I’m not advocating having one party for every possible combination of viewpoints on every possible political issue – that would leave us with a virtually infinite number of parties. In fact, I’m not advocating any political action at all. What I am advocating is that people get some perspective on how important their Democrat or Republican label actually is. If not, the “us versus them” mentality will continue to cause ridiculous disputes and halt any progress in solving important national problems. Contact Ryllie Danylko at email@example.com
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Ways to celebrate fall
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Grace Kaucic Editorial & Op/Ed Editor Guess what, everybody? Midterms are coming up! You know what that means, right? Say hello to the next couple of weeks from hell, because you are about to get slammed with exams, papers, projects and whatever else you can think of. Thank God, right? Because it’s not like any of us already have enough on our plates as is. A regular week of school is stressful enough without adding to the mix an extra few things that could make or break your grade. Please trust me when I say that I fully appreciate and relate to the pain of those who have so many things to do that sleep isn’t a foreseeable event in the near future. Every second of the day is spent planning how to get everything done on time and worrying about actually getting it done. Everything else is pretty much forced to the wayside while you run around like the Road Runner from Looney Tunes trying to make sure you’re at the top of your game with your academics. Why? Well, silly you for asking! These days, you need to have top notch grades in order to have any kind of security in job hunting after you graduate. It doesn’t matter if your experiences outside the classroom are what shaped your capabilities and values. If you don’t have stellar study habits or test-taking abilities, your chances for employment decrease dramatically. I won’t go into detail about my opinions on the education system this week, though, nor am I trying to dishearten anyone who is struggling with their schoolwork because, as I mentioned before, I am in the same boat. Rather, I am trying to give those who are struggling a nice, brand new pair of rose-colored glasses to wear around and show off to your friends and family. These glasses are beautiful and can do so much more for you than any other pair of glasses in the world. I personally decided to get a pair quite some years ago, and I can honestly say that they have become an integral part of my character now. Granted, there are some days that I forget to put them on. Sometimes, I even lose them for a month or so. But, I always manage to find them, shine them up and stick them back on again. Everybody needs to invest in a pair of these wonderful glasses, because they really do change not only the way you see things, but more importantly the way you choose to react to the events of the
Oct. 17, 2013
The Op/Ed Top Ten:
La vie en rose
world, which is critical to your overall happiness. In case there is any confusion among my readers about what the heck rose-colored glasses are, they are a metaphor for optimism and looking at the world from a positive perspective. For me, they are absolutely vital to making it through the day, especially during stressful and unhappy times. I don’t like to speak for other people, but I am sure most of my readers can relate when I say that it would be so easy to just give up and stop trying to be happy and let the world beat you down into a little speck on the ground. But, as I’ve been taught from day one, life isn’t supposed to be easy. If it is, then you are either doing it wrong or you are just the luckiest person in the universe. For most of us, though, it is not supposed to be easy at all. We become who we are by tackling the mountains in our paths. In the words of my favorite person, Miley Cyrus, “it ain’t about how fast you get there, it ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side, it’s the climb.” Thanks, Miley! That’s some pure gold right there. All sarcasm aside, though, she is right about your challenges just being a part of the journey. I’ve learned through my own experiences that the best way to deal with the tough things in life is to accept them for what they are, while at the same time fully appreciating all of the other things in life that make you happier than happy could be. For me, this would include my entire incredibly amazing family who has been there for me through the thick and thin. It would also include a great deal of the people I have met at John Carroll who make getting through the day a lot easier just by being who they are. Even taking time to appreciate the small things that make you happy can make an entire world of difference. For example, if you love pumpkin spice lattes as much as I do, then go ahead and get one when you are having a really bad day. Go ahead and let it make you feel better for the five or 10 minutes you spend enjoying it’s wonderful pumpkin-y goodness. The bottom line is that your happiness depends heavily on how devoted you are to it. If you wake up in the morning and say, “I’m gonna be happy today, no matter what happens,” it’s pretty much guaranteed that you will have a better day than someone who rolls out of bed and puts a robe of misery on. Now, I don’t believe it is possible to be completely happy all of the time, because sometimes life really does just get you down, and that’s okay. That is an unfortunate part of life as well. However, sometimes the key to your happiness is right in your hands. Sometimes it’s just as simple as putting on your rose-colored glasses and seeing the world light up. Contact Grace Kaucic at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clara Richter Editorial & Op/Ed Editor I would pay good money to see the majority of college students’ faces after reading the following sentence: I am willing to sacrifice a few points on an exam if it means I get an extra few hours of sleep. (That’s straight blasphemy, right?) I’ve been doing this college thing for over three years and there are two mysteries of college life that I’m still perplexed by. Mystery number one: why students neglect normal sleep patterns. Mystery number two: why students fail to observe normal eating habits. Maybe I’m just a bad student and I fail to study more than my average collegiate counterparts, but I have never understood how students can deny themselves basic human needs like food and sleep in order to get good grades, and if doing so really helps them get good grades. I can’t tell you the number of times I have texted a friend during finals week to see if they want to get lunch or dinner and they respond with something in the vein of, “Can’t. I have to study.” Or when I’ve decided to go to bed at midnight (because in my mind that seems like a fairly late hour) and my roommate informs me that she is going to be up most of the night studying. To me, it seems silly to give up important things like food and sleep just to get in a few extra hours of studying. In all honesty, how much are you going to be able to concentrate if you are desperately trying to keep
your eyes from closing as they grow heavier and heavier with each blink, or if you are trying to ignore the deep rumbling your stomach starts to make when it is begging for food. And are you going to be able to concentrate on the actual exam if you show up sleep deprived and not properly fed? We have now reached the halfway point of the semester. Dreaded midterms are upon us and, by this time, most students are bogged down with essays, assignments, extracurricular activities, jobs, athletics, etc. I’m not even really sure how I’m finding the time to write this column. However, this doesn’t mean that I’m going to skip my midnight snack tonight and my breakfast tomorrow. I’m going to indulge in both meals. And between them, I am going to get a solid seven (or more!) hours of sleep. I promise you, I’m just as concerned about my grades as you are. I have a GPA to maintain just like you do, but I’m not about to neglect my body in order to maintain it. There is nothing to get the brain going like a night of sound sleep. Anything under three hours is a nap, in my book. Meals are important and if you’re living on campus and have the cafeteria at your fingertips, you have no excuse to deprive your body of food. Someone is cooking for you. Be glad you don’t have to take a half hour to an hour and a half out of your day to make yourself a decent dinner. Ernest Hemingway once said, “I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” If you’re stressed with schoolwork, what’s better than a little sleep to get your mind off of all that you have on your plate? It’s a surefire way to let things go for a
little while and ignore the fact that you’re stressed and overworked and that your life may very well be “falling apart.” Personally, I would rather show up to a difficult exam alert and well-rested, though maybe not having studied everything to pieces, than show up well-studied, but with bags under my eyes, yawing and wondering when I’ll have time to take a nap. The food neglect really bothers me because I can never understand why anyone would willingly choose not to feed themself. In the first place, no one wants to be sitting in class taking an exam and hear their stomach growling loud enough for the sonic vibrations to cause minor oceanic earthquakes. Second of all, no one wants to be around someone who is both anxious about their 12 page essay due in the next 14 hours and intensely hangry. You know what I’m talking about, that form of anger you suffer from when your blood sugar drops too low. I know it. It’s vicious. It turns you into a monster. And the last thing you want to be when you are taking a midterm is a hungry, angry, stressed out monster. College is stressful, I’m not trying to deny that it’s not. Sometimes you have to pull the occasional all-nighter to make sure that you get your term paper turned in on time. However, allnighters shouldn’t be a habit, and you shouldn’t be a stranger to the cafeteria or your kitchen. Sleeping and eating are necessary for living. Getting a 99 as opposed to getting a 96 on an exam is just a perk. Keep that in mind the next time you’re tearing your hair out at five in the morning. Contact Clara Richter at email@example.com
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