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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Vol. 90, No. 8
JCU robbed and vandalized by persons unknown Karly Kovac
Asst. Campus Editor
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, students, faculty, staff and administrators across campus embarked on their morning walk around the Main Quad just as any other day. However, daily passersby quickly noticed that the scenery around campus had been altered overnight. Phallic images and derogatory phrases drawn in fluorescent spray paint marked approximately 15 separate locations. Some of the areas around campus tagged were the St. Ignatius statue, The Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center, the Administration building, a car parked in the Dolan West lot by the loading dock, street signs, office windows, the Dolan Center for Science and Technology, green electrical boxes, campus maps, Hamlin Hall, Rodman Hall and the O’Malley Center. Brian Hurd, assistant director of Campus Safety Services, said that CSS first received the report of the vandalism at 7:55 a.m. on Oct. 29. “We haven’t heard from anybody that saw what was happening … We don’t know exactly when it happened; it was sometime overnight … When we saw that there were so many of those drawings, it was kind of beyond what we had experienced here in the past,” Hurd said. Hurd said that the vandal(s) started at
Murphy Hall at the construction project, where someone climbed over the gate and into the building, where they most likely got the paint used to graffiti areas around campus. There were items stolen from the site, and set-off fire extinguishers and graffiti similar to the images around campus were found inside of Murphy Hall. “The building is closed up as much as it can be, but because it is a construction site, it is not totally secure all the way around because they are replacing windows and doors,” said Hurd. “It’s a concern for us because it’s not a safe area to be in, and there is a reason that the fence is there to keep people out for their own safety. We’re doing what we can to keep it as safe and secure as possible.” Dianna Taylor, chair of the philosophy department, was teaching a class when she noticed the graphic image drawn on the window of her classroom, AD 25. “I had already started class before I noticed that there was anything even on the window,” Taylor said. “I caught it out of the corner of my eye and it looked like it was offensive, frankly, like something vulgar. I didn’t want to acknowledge it, because I had already started class and I felt like acknowledging it would in a way validate it or justify it.” Overall, students have expressed shock at the acts of vandalism.
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Class of 2016 buzzes away lymphoma Hannah Domonkas The Carroll News
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My Big, Fat KΑθΔΤΔ Greek Dormitory KKΓ ΒΘΠ ΛXΑ ΓΦΒ
All Greek orgs set to reside under one roof next year Ryllie Danylko Managing Editor
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Sophomore Cole Hassay gave haircuts in the LSC atrium to benefit lymphoma research.
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Things will be getting a whole lot “Greeker” in Hamlin Hall starting in the fall of 2014. At a PanHellenic Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 30, Residence Life announced its decision to house all eight Greek organizations (all organizations besides Lambda Chi Alpha, which is still in the process of getting its charter) in Hamlin Hall. Half of the organizations have already made Hamlin their home, and the other four will make the move over the summer. While the floor plan is not yet set in stone, the tentative plan is to move Chi Omega to the south wing of the first floor, Delta Tau Delta to the ground floor, Gamma Phi Beta to the south wing of the third floor and Kappa Alpha Theta to the south wing of the second floor. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Kappa Delta, Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Kappa Gamma will remain on the first, second, third and fourth floors of the north wing of Hamlin, respectively. This decision came as a result of Res Life reworking next year’s housing system, which will be altered by the renovated Murphy Hall, which will house upperclassmen. “We wanted to balance what we wanted to do for the greater student population as well as the need to provide this experience that is so important to the Greek community,” said Director of Residence Life Lisa Brown. Brown said that the change also aims to promote unity within the larger Greek community. “We’re hopeful that by having them share one residence hall, we can help promote that unity and give them more opportunities for interaction being in closer proximity,” she said.
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JCU and CSU co-host Government Career Day
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On Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2. p.m., John Carroll University and Cleveland State University will co-host The 6th Annual Government Career Day. Held in the Grand Ballroom of the Cleveland State University Student Center, the event will have representatives from federal, state and local government agencies. Workshops will be held on the application process for different government jobs, where students can learn about methods of how to be a competitive job candidate.
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Class of 2016 works to support lymphoma research, Pat Waldron ‘16 Hannah Domonkas The Carroll News
Last Friday afternoon, the LSC Atrium was filled with laughter and music as several students lined up to get their hair cut for a worthy cause. The JCU student senate class of 2016 hosted the event, called Buzz Away Lymphoma, to raise money for The Lymphoma Research Fund and raise awareness about the disease. Lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects immune system cells called lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that help fight infections. The cancer develops when a person’s lymphocytes enter a state of uncontrolled cell growth. Class of 2016 senator Pat Waldron was diagnosed with lymphoma a few weeks prior to the event. Fortunately, Waldron has a form of lymphoma that is very treatable. “I found out [about the event] via a group email just a few days before the event went public,” said Waldron. “When I found out, I was so amazed that they would do something in my honor that it brought me to tears. It made me realize that I had made great friends here at John Carroll. Then to hear how well it did made me realize just how many people care about me. I’ve seen events in the atrium fail many times, but this truly was a success all around for lymphoma research.” Sophomore Connor Hines, a member of
say, ‘Hey Pat, we are all here for you, and we are all thinking of you,’” said Wach. “We are all here today,” said Hines. “The entire community at John Carroll is keeping Pat in our thoughts and prayers.” “It’s so cool that our community puts events on like this one,” said sophomore Christina Iafelice, who attended the event. “It’s so cool that we can come together as a community and raise money for one our own. This sort of thing really changes lives.” Class of 2016 senator Cole Hassey gave haircuts to other Blue Streaks. “I’ve been cutting hair for a while now, so it was really cool that we were all able to come together and use our talents to help our really close friend,” said Hassey. “Lymphoma is something that affects real people every day, even college students like us.” “They caught it at a very early stage for Pat,” Hassey explained. “So -Pat Waldron that’s a really good sign. He has really Class of 2016 Senator good chances of being cured.” The event raised nearly $200 for The Lymphoma Research Fund. away lymphoma.’” “I want to thank all the senators who came “We were really excited to be able to host up with the idea and carried it out,” said Walan event for him to raise money and support dron. “But I also want to thank anyone who him in what he’s going through,” said class of participated in any way. It made me feel a lot 2016 senator Emily Wach. Students could get haircuts for $5 or brace- better after a tough day of treatment. I’m not lets with the phrase “PatStrong” printed on afraid of what’s ahead anymore. I will beat this thing. But now I know I have an entire campus them for $1. “The bracelets are a great, visible way to fighting with me.” the class of 2016 senate, shared the inspiration behind the event. “We had been thinking originally about what we were going to do to give back to the community and our class, and it just so happens that Pat had been diagnosed only a few weeks earlier. [The senators] all got together and brainstormed what we were going to do, and we came up with this idea of ‘buzzing
“I’m not afraid of what’s ahead anymore. I will beat this thing. But now I know I have an entire campus fighting with me.”
It’s all Greek to Hamlin: Greek life moves in to one residence hall next year
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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has chosen John Carroll University as one of the top 100 private universities with the “best value.” JCU is one of five schools in Ohio to receive this recognition. The magazine bases its choices on academic quality and affordability. Kiplinger also analyzes the school’s admission rate, academic support, graduation rate, cost and financial aid. JCU was also ranked No. 5 in U.S. News and World Reports “Great Schools at Great Prices” category for universities offering masters programs in the Midwest.
Political science department presents ‘Lessons from Northern Ireland’
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On Thursday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., the department of political science at John Carroll University will present, “Lessons from Northern Ireland: Changing Identities and Building Peace.” This 2013 Suopis Lecture will be held in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology and will feature Xavier University Professor Timothy While and JCU professors Mindy Peden and Wendy Ann Wiedenhoft Murphy as speakers.
From GREEK, p.1
Junior Samantha Ross, housing chair of KKG, said that she and her friends are excited at the prospect of getting to know more people in different Greek organizations by being in the same living quarters. Holly Mittelmeier, assistant director of student activities, said that not only will the decision promote unity amongst organizations, but it also makes sense for the larger campus community. She said that having freshmen move into dorms where Greek floors have already established themselves, like Campion Hall currently does, hinders the sense of freshmen community. Many members of fraternities and sororities on campus were surprised when they heard the news. The Greek organizations were not consulted during the decision making process. Sophomore Courtney Fallon, housing chair for Chi Omega, said that while her organization was initially shocked by the news, they were comforted by Res Life’s promise to help ease the transition. “When Lisa Brown said they were going to pay for everything and they’re going to repaint our floors for us and really not leave us in the dust as to how they were going to move us over there, that kind of calmed everyone’s fears a little bit,” said Fallon. The move has different implications for different Greeks. Delta Tau Delta, the smallest Greek organization, will experience cuts in the number of rooms it has available for its members. According to Alexander Wells, vice president of Delta Tau Delta, their current floor in Campion has 28 beds available; in Hamlin, they are only allotted 16. The organization also will not have the “elbow” lounge that the other seven groups have. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Kappa Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Kappa Gamma will all have 38 beds; Gamma Phi Beta will have 42 to fill; and Chi Omega will have 34. Some members of the Greek community have expressed concern about the effects this decision might have on the overall relationship between the Greek community and the rest of campus. “I think it will isolate it a little bit more. Before all the buildings were sort of half-Greek, half non-Greek, so we were a little more integrated. I think that by putting us all in one building, it kind of removes us even more from the community in that sense,” said Wells. Joe McHugh, junior housing chair of Sigma Phi Epsilon, echoed this concern. “People already view the Greeks as only sticking to themselves,
Campus Safety Log October 31, 2013 Hand rail torn off south stairwell in Pacelli Hall at 10:25 a.m.
November 3, 2013 Construction sign reported missing from Murphy Hall site at 7:45 a.m. Door handle was dismantled in the Murphy Conference Room at 8:01 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.
they only hang out with other Greek people, and they don’t really branch out,” McHugh said. “While I don’t think that’s true, I think that’s only going to reinforce that image that people have.” Others disagree with this prediction. “I think as a whole, Greek members are really involved in the rest of campus in general, so I don’t think it will have that big of a difference … Even when they were in Campion, they still had their own floor, so it’s not like they’re involved with other students anyway, so I don’t think much will change,” said Ross. Deirdre Byrne, senior resident assistant and president of the PanHellenic Council, said that while she understands that some organizations may be upset because of their emotional attachments to their current floors, the overall reaction has been positive. She said that the Greek floors are already fobbed off, which creates disconnect among both Greek and non-Greek Hamlin and Campion residents. “I think it’s great that the freshmen will be in Campion and it’s all going to be opened up so that they’ll have more of that community together,” said Byrne. “Ultimately, in the long run, I think a lot of people will see that it’s best for not just the Greek community, but the entire John Carroll community.”
Bed count for each organization
Delta Tau Delta: 16 beds and no elbow lounge Sigma Phi Epsilon: 38 beds Kappa Delta: 38 beds Kappa Alpha Theta: 38 beds Kappa Kappa Gamma: 38 beds Beta Theta Pi: 38 beds Gamma Phi Beta: 42 beds Chi Omega: 34 beds Lambda Chi Alpha: Because this organization is not chartered, they will not have a space in Hamlin Hall
UHPD Crime Blotter
October 23, 2013 An employee of Applebee’s reported theft of co-worker’s iPhone. Two suspects fled but were intercepted by police along Okalona Road at 2:26 p.m. October 25, 2013 Macy’s security personnel detained a man for stealing $194 worth of merchandise around 9 p.m. October 27, 2013 A 2012 Honda Accord was stolen from a resident’s driveway on South Green Road at 8:54 a.m.
Incidents taken from the University Heights police blotter at Cleveland.com.
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Who ya gonna call? JCU’s Boo-Streaks take on paranormal research Abigail Rings Campus Editor
John Carroll University’s campus is about to get spooky. A paranormal research organization was recently approved by junior Steve Henderson, vice president of student organizations and Lisa Ramsey, director of student activities, as a student organization, and they have started meeting and discussing which haunted locations they are going to start investigating in December. “A lot of the reactions I get are: ‘That is really neat’ or ‘Are you serious?’” said junior Gene Claridge, president of the Paranormal Research Club. “Our mission statement is to understand the ghost phenomena using an academic frame of mind. One of the examples I give everyone that asks about our group is that everyone has that ghost story that they want to share. I want to go out there and explain the phenomena first hand and see the truth behind it or what is going on.” As a sociology and criminology major with a minor in history, Claridge’s interest in the supernatural started from his love of the Civil War and the ghost stories that went along with it. As he grew older and started learning more about the history of locations and paranormal activity, he began his own investigations, eventually leading to an investigation of the battlefield in Gettysburg. “Gettysburg is considered one of the most haunted places in America. I have been there a few times, and me and my buddy Ray [Camma] – he is the co-founder of the group and financial officer – went on to the battlefield and did our own investigation,” Claridge said. “It was such an adrenaline rush being out there at night and it was kind of spooky, especially after hearing about all of the ghost stories and tales of paranormal activity. We took some pictures, and we got some, and it was pretty interesting.” Claridge and Camma, who is also a junior, decided to bring paranormal research back to JCU after their trip to Gettysburg as part of a history course. Because JCU is a Jesuit Catholic institution, Claridge and Camma thought that the paranormal research could tie into some Catholic ideas in regards to the existence of a soul. “If anything, this ghost phenomena validates the existence of a soul. There are two sides, people who are interested in the research and people who are curious about if there is such thing as a soul, and ghosts kind of suggest that we do have one,” Claridge said. The organization plans to go to haunted areas around Ohio such as the Agora Theatre
in downtown Cleveland and the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. Before the trips, the members of the club research the location and work to find any stories about paranormal activity, as well as see what other research groups have found at the locations. “By knowing the history, you have more of a chance to make contact,” Claridge said. “If you find out the name of a person who died in an accident or hung himself, maybe we could make contact with them that way.” Paranormal research entails going to these haunted locations and trying to debunk any stories of supernatural occurrences. For instance, if people say that they feel a draft in a certain area, the researchers will go to that area and see if the circulation in the house or building is causing the draft. Paranormal activity comes in when something happens that cannot be explained, such as a door slamming with nobody nearby to close it and with no draft to slam it shut.
The organization was recently given $1,200 from the Student Organization Budgeting Board for start-up equipment to begin different events and projects, according to Henderson. “I think this group will add more diversity to our roster of student organizations,” said Henderson. “It will obviously add a legitimate outlet to students who are interested in exploring paranormal activities.” The organization currently has 17 members and meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in the Administration building in room 29. Each member has an active role in the club in some capacity and the meetings consist of conversations about certain paranormal events that have happened and how they could be disproved. “What I try to do is incorporate members of the group as much as possible. So group membership and feeling like you are a part of it with an active role – that is what I want to do,” said Claridge.
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The JCU Paranormal Club will visit both the Mansfield Reformatory (left) and the Agora Theatre (right) to do investigations. “This is where you have to have an open Claridge explained that the club currently mind. If someone says that they hear foot- has three officers of research as well as a steps, we will go in and see if we can debunk social media officer and a person in-charge it by using testing,” said Claridge. of the organization’s website. The organization will use a variety of The group is planning on publishing their equipment to research paranormal activity, results on a blog after every investigation. including the aid of various audio and visual The blog will be a mixture of the organizarecording devices. They plan to use night tion’s findings with photos and recording that vision cameras so that everything can be people can analyze for themselves as well as photos of the actual research taking place. recorded in dark places. When asked about the role of the exorcist Students will also use sound recorders to capture any noises that may happen during in the organization, Claridge explained that an investigation such as clapping, screaming there is a little bit of misconception surrounding the concept of exorcism. or voices. “Every diocese has an exorcist appointed “There is something known as EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena. If I recorded a by the bishop as needed or requested. But conversation using an audio device and asked there has not been a need for one, so there the question ‘How many people are here with is not one right now,” Claridge said. “I have us right now?’ and hear nothing, but when contacted one who worked the offices and I play it back in the recording I hear, ‘So is a pastor now, and I called him and asked many’ or something of that nature. How do him a bunch of questions about possessions you explain that if I am the only one in the and the demonic stuff, and he gave me some further names.” room?” said Claridge.
Claridge said that from his research about exorcisms and the demonic side of paranormal activity, he has decided that the organization is going to try to avoid any contact with demonic spirits. However, they plan to continue learning more as members become interested. Students think that the new organization is a great addition to JCU. “I think it’s awesome that students here have the opportunity to follow their passions, no matter if that’s looking for ghosts, doing service, etc. If we don’t already have a club, you have the opportunity to start one,” said junior John Oddo. “Hopefully, the ghost of St. Ignatius won’t come alive in his statue.” “I believe that the Paranormal Research Club is a great addition to our campus organizations here at John Carroll,” said sophomore Tim Schifferle. “There are sure to be people here who are interested in paranormal activity and I feel that this new organization gives them a group of students to meet with and discuss their thoughts and feelings on the subject.” Some students expressed that it is important for the club to remain rooted in academic pursuits in order to be taken seriously. “I’m concerned that people may think the club is fostering a belief in the supernatural, which I don’t necessarily think is the cause,” said senior Chelsea Neubecker. “I could see people being confused about the need for this club, but I support it. I think it’s valuable to look at situations and events from various perspectives. If the paranormal research club is rooted in scholarship, that is great.” The organization is planning on starting with investigations in local areas, but they have considered doing some investigations in students’ homes. “We know of a bunch of people who live in houses and one of the things we heard this summer was a bunch of the guys on the football team that bought a house and had weird stuff going on,” said Claridge. “What we are thinking about is, if people want, we can perform an investigation in their home. We want to run that by other people in the group before we start, though.” The organization will do their first investigation in December at the Agora Theatre and will continue from there. “Everyone has their own ghost stories, whether it be themselves, a friend or a relative. It really is going out there and finding out that seeing really is believing,” said Claridge.
Students, faculty and staff express frustration about vandalism around campus From VANDALISM, p.1
“[The vandalism] is really disappointing because this is our home, and you need to treat it with respect,” said sophomore tour guide Allison Deighan. “This is such an awesome place to be, and I want people that come to tour to feel that awesomeness, and having vandalism on campus doesn’t show off how great this place is.” “I saw it on the way to Dolan behind the stop signs over there,” said senior Tashiana Jackson. “I mean, I don’t want to say that it comes as a shock, but to see those types of graphic things, it’s different … I knew this one girl who was really upset about it and filled out a bias report because she was mad that it happened.” Sophomore Jackie Sosnowski, a worker at the Center for Service and Social Action, said, “I was surprised to see it around campus, honestly, especially giving tours around this time of year. People are applying to Carroll, looking at Carroll, and then they see this at our school and probably think that we are crazier. I just think it’s not nice to have that stuff around campus ... It doesn’t show the right side of Carroll. I think that we have a good reputation, and something like that can change someone’s point of view.” Hamlin Hall was the only reported residence hall tagged with paint on the inside. When asked if the potential vandal(s) could reside in Hamlin Hall, Hurd said, “It could be, but we don’t know enough yet to say that.” Hurd noted that the monitoring of Murphy Hall will increase due to the incident, and a
continued investigation will occur. There are no current suspects and no definite knowledge that it was a student act. While the investigation ensues, Hurd acknowledged that the University has a limited number of cameras around campus. CSS and the University have been looking into the cost of increasing the number of security cameras on campus and how this decision would affect JCU. “There would be some benefits, but we have to be very careful that we lay out what we’d like to accomplish with cameras,” said Hurd. “We don’t have a lot on campus, and it’s a big undertaking to look at.” Taylor emphasized that overall, the vandalism was a selfish act that affects the entire JCU community. “I was walking across campus later that day to go to a meeting in Dolan, and I passed two members of our cleaning staff, who were talking — because they clearly were having to clean the windows,” said Taylor. “They were expressing astonishment that this would have happened on a college campus. They were sort of saying, ‘I can see that at a high school campus, but a college campus you would think that students would be above that kind of thing,’ and that’s my thought too. When students do things like that, they should think about the fact that somebody else has to come and clean up after them. Ideally, it would have been great if the people were identified and were made to clean it up themselves.”
Campus Calendar : nov. 7 - 13
Wellness in the Stacks in the Library Learning Commons of the Grasselli Library from 7 to 10 p.m.
Late Night at Carroll sponsored CarrollCan Kick-Off Event in the Jardine Room from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
JCU vs. Heidelberg football game at Don Shula Stadium at 1:30 p.m.
Blue Streak Preview Day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
JCU Diversity Week begins
Nutrition Clinic in the Student Health Center from 1 to 5 p.m.
GUTS! Late Night deadline. Sign up at the Rec Desk or IMLeagues.com
Come Support the Carroll Cancer Advocacy Network this Friday, November 8th at 10 p.m. in the Jardine Room. There will be raffles, a movie, and a build-your-own dessert bar*! We will also have crafts including tie pillows, finger painting on canvas, and crayon art*! ALL proceeds go to Rainbow Babies at University Hospitals. *Bring a monetary donation to participate in this activity.
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Arts & Life
Nov. 7, 2013
Snaps for “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at JCU THEATER REVIEW “Legally Blonde: The Musical”
Alexandra Higl Arts & Life Editor
‘Tis the season for Ugg boots, leggings and North Face jackets at John Carroll University. You’re walking across the campus to your 8 a.m., latte in hand, when you notice the girls in front of you, behind you and next to you are wearing the exact same outfit. You say with your classic Valley Girl accent, “Oh my gosh, we’re so totally twinning” even though you look nothing alike. Can you live in peace enlisting in the army of unoriginality? Maybe you can, but I can’t. One time, I wore black leggings, $10 Ugg knock-offs from Target and a generic fleece jacket, and was physically unable to step foot outside and join the flocks of girls who are “so totally twinning.” This just wasn’t me. I’d like to think of myself as an individual, not a number. Sometimes, being like everyone else is just plain boring. No, it’s not that I intentionally want to stick out or attract attention. I would have called up Lady Gaga and borrowed her meat dress if I did. I simply want to remain true to myself. Fashion is what you feel. The culmination of brilliant colors, unique patterns and avant-garde fabrics energizes me with a boost of confidence to tackle the day. I’m ready to “sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” (That goes out to all you Walt Whitman fans.) The other day, someone asked if I felt self-conscious about dressing differently. The classic scrunched nose and purse-lipped combination facial expression was my first reaction. This question caught me off guard. For starters, I didn’t even realize my outfits actually drew attention. It’s not as though I prance around in sparkly, hot pink five-inch stilettos, a crop top and a sequined skirt. This may be my naivety shining through. True, if I said I’ve never worn hot pink skinny jeans to class, I’d be lying through my teeth. Yet, I’ve never been self-conscious about my style. Why do people find a need to fit it in? Will you be shunned from your lunch table because you don’t match the others? Do you live in fear of Gretchen Wieners shaking her brown curly locks out of rage screaming, “You can’t sit with us”? The sad fact of the matter is that there are ladies out there who are hesitant to break out of their comfort zones. Come on, girls: I’ve heard some of you bashing your bodies saying you could never rock a casual dress and patterned tights to class. In reality, I’m willing to bet your decision to opt out of the “riskier” outfit is not about you – but rather, what other people will allegedly think of you. If I had a nickel for every time one of my friends tried on an outfit, slumped their shoulders and whined in an insecure tone, “Do you think people will think this looks weird?” I’d be set on colored skinny jeans for the next five years. Who cares what people think? You should wear what makes you feel confident, comfortable and at ease. It all boils down to you – no one else. So, here’s my challenge to you: Go out on a limb. Don’t be afraid to be the black sheep of the flock. Tomorrow, if you’re feeling feisty, slap on some red skinny jeans. Warning: they may cause instantaneous sass.
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“Omigod You Guys!” If you The Delta Nu Greek chorus performs during a dress rehearsal. need a light-hearted pick-me-up to Throughout the duration of the dancing lessons to master their stay “Positive,” or a little motivaperformance, it was as though the choreography. Years of dance tion to focus on school work to pink lighting shined throughout training were prominent in their get the career that is “What You the happiest and saddest of ad- outstanding Irish dancing duets. Want,” the story of a vivacious and The group of jump ropers proambitious blonde is the perfect fix ventures Elle faced on her quest to make you feel “So Much Better.” for love. Even the frilly and vided great entertainment in their Who might this bubbly, life-size ultra-feminine costumes filled great ability to multitask. Being the stage with Elle’s favorite able to jump rope while holding Barbie be? The answer: none other than Elle color. However, the girly shade a high note is no easy task. This musical version is just Woods of “Legally Blonde: The serves as more than the color of Musical.” This musical, based off Elle’s jacket or the paint used to as entertaining as the hit movie of the blockbuster movie, is about decorate the set. Pink symbolizes with Reese Witherspoon. If you a popular UCLA student whose strength and confidence when are a fan of the movie, the live life revolves around her fashion Elle needs it most to ultimately performance with a fresh twist and catchy songs are sure to put merchandising degree, presidency remind her to be true to herself. The actress playing Elle, a smile on your face and keep it of the Delta Nu sorority, being a future fiancé to her boyfriend and, freshman Cailtin Salvino, gave there throughout the entire show the show genuine energy. The vo- – unless you are already in tears of course, everything pink. But when her love life does not cal talents of the young performer of laughter when trying to figure out if Nikos is gay or European. pan out the way she planned, Elle are up to leading-lady par. An actress also blessed with If you were not able to atdecides to let more than just her hair color define her. How does she a beautiful voice is Jacqueline tend JCU’s production of “Ledo this? She becomes a student at Uhlik who plays the role of Pau- gally Blonde: The Musical” last Harvard Law for the sake of love – lette. Uhlik brought down the weekend, more performances are house in laughter with her spunky scheduled on Nov. 8 and 9 at 7:30 or so she thought. p.m. and on Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m. The first thing your eyes are one-liners. An actor that plays his two in the Kulas Auditorium. drawn to when entering the auditoBut I must warn you, be prerium after receiving your hot pink characters convincingly well program is the grand setup on the and with great talent is senior pared to have the catchiest of stage. One feels as though they truly River Onwudinjo. His solo as tunes stuck in your head long are in an upscale Greek life sorority Grandmaster Chad was as full of after you exit the auditorium with house for the first scene, and then energy and enthusiasm as his per- a bounce in your step and smile at the Harvard Law campus later fect 180 degrees toe-touch jump. as big as Elle’s heart. Nikos, his other character, was a in the show. Editor’s Note: The part of Elle Pink is unmistakably the staple comedic highlight of the show. Great athleticism was dis- and Paulette are also played by jucolor of the show. The bright pink doors framing the left and right played by two groups throughout niors Amanda Farinelli and Marie ends of the stage never could let the show. It was evident that Bshara respectively. Tickets are $7 one forget about what show he or freshmen Catie Pauley and Cara in advance by calling the box office Sutherland did not need any at 216 397-4428 or $10 at the door. she is attending.
Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives – Oh My!
Student Activity Fee-funded trips allow students to taste the best of Cleveland Morgan Osheka The Carroll News
How many of you out there are Food Network fans? Whether you personally enjoy expanding your cooking knowledge and techniques or just tune in to watch the entertaining nighttime competitions, you are probably familiar with Guy Fieri, a wellknown chef on the Food Network. Winner of the second season of “The Next Food Network Star,” Fieri’s lively television shows highlight his rowdy personality and bold energy. His most famous and well-known series, “Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives,” is a traveling, food tasting series with Fieri visiting independent eateries and covering some of the best food across America. In Cleveland, a total of nine different restaurants have been featured on Fieri’s hit television show. Luckily for JCU students, there is a chance to eat lunch or dinner at six of
these restaurants free of charge. Coordinated by JCU Director of Orientation and Leadership Kyle O’Dell, the Diners, Driveins, and Dives – Oh My! program allows students a chance to become more familiar with some of the greatest restaurants Cleveland has to offer. The program, funded by leftover money from the Student Activity fee, is completely free for the eight students who attend these trips. The trips are limited to eight students. However, if more than eight are inter-
ested, students are randomly selected in order to be given a fair chance. When asked w h a t sparked t h e idea f o r these trips, O’Dell responded, “I love the Food Network. Guy Fieri gives off positive energy and has lots of fun. I wanted students to have the opportunity to be exposed to the city as well as have time to socialize with people they might not normally know.” Traveling and a dinner with eight
allows students to become more acquainted with others while also enjoying a fabulous meal. Recently, the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives – Oh My! program took students to Melt Bar and Grilled and Frank Sterle’s Slovenian Country House. Freshman Molly Hill, who took advantage of the trip to Sterle’s, said, “It was a very fun experience going to the restaurant. The live band there made the atmosphere feel very comfortable and the food was delicious. The band was very friendly and played classic polka songs which encouraged the diners to dance and enjoy themselves. It was a great outing.” The next trip will be to Momocho Mod Mex, a modern Mexican restaurant, this Sunday, Nov. 10. Interested students should look for announcements in Inside JCU
or contact Kyle O’Dell at kodell@ jcu.edu.
Nov. 7, 2013
Cup of Joe
The Carroll News
Another one bites the dust: No. 14 JCU downs Quakers, 63-3 Myers superb in big win; key home game with No. 10 Heidelberg next
Joe Ginley Sports Editor
Golden hopes after blue beginning
One month ago, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team reached a low point. On Oct. 8, JCU held a 3-6-3 record. The Blue Streaks had not won a game since their last home appearance on Sept. 17. In five games, the Blue and Gold tied twice and lost three times, scoring just three goals. Two of those losses occurred in Ohio Athletic Conference play to Otterbein and Capital. With a grueling schedule ahead, JCU needed a spark. “We definitely still had an opportunity, but we had to start winning our games,” head coach Michael Marich said. Following the loss to Otterbein, the team gathered for a meeting. Marich spoke to the group and opened the floor to the captains and seniors. The team’s leaders made a decision to set a new tone. As Marich explained, the group decided to stop accepting mistakes and begin to correct them. “We have a great group of seniors,” Marich said. “They lead by example. They weren’t going to let each other lose anymore.” The Blue Streaks applied that message against Marietta College a few days later. Finally back in the friendly confines of Don Shula Stadium, JCU dominated the Pioneers. One of the team’s leaders, fifth year senior Kristen Profeta, scored the first goal of the game and began an offensive avalanche. The Blue and Gold tallied six more goals to earn a 7-0 win over the Pioneers. Junior Kay Akerly was the star, notching two goals and three assists. The Blue Streaks didn’t look back. The wins kept rolling in one right after another. Victories over Muskingum University and the University of Mount Union soon followed. The Blue and Gold went on to beat Baldwin Wallace University, a team with a 5-1 conference record entering the game. The Blue Streaks then continued their winning ways against Ohio Northern University, Heidelberg University and Wilmington College in the final three games of the season to take a seven-game win streak into the OAC Tournament. Over that stretch, the Blue Streaks scored 17 goals. The defense also excelled in front of junior goalie Haley McDonald, who regained her confidence after a rough start to the season. “Her coming back, playing with confidence and making big saves for us was the Haley of last year, and hopefully something she continues to grow on,” Marich said. This team’s journey has been incredible thus far. And with the OAC Tournament beginning for JCU tonight, it might only be getting started. Follow @JoeGinley on Twitter or email him at email@example.com
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Now the fun begins. The Blue Streaks easily disposed of the Wilmington Quakers, 63-3, on Saturday afternoon to advance to 8-0 heading into this Saturday’s highly-anticipated Ohio Athletic Conference showdown with No. 10 Heidelberg University. The Blue and Gold quickly established control over the Quakers. On the fourth play from scrimmage, junior quarterback Mark Myers threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Aramis Greenwood. Sophomore Jordan D’Orazio increased the lead later in the quarter, returning a punt 73 yards to the end zone, the first of his career. The Quakers threatened to score on their ensuing drive, reaching the JCU 9-yard line. But the Blue Streaks thwarted the scoring threat,
of the secas senior ond quarter. cornerback Ryan Myers, the Wi n c h e l l OAC Offenintercepted sive Player a Brandon of the Week, connected Areheart with Greenpass in the end zone, wood twice returning more for the ball to touchdowns the JCU ofof 6 and 23 fense. yards beMyers fore finding Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information and comD’Orazio pany took Freshman Brian Kornowski had a for an 11advantage career day on Saturday’s 63-3 victory yard score of the op- over Wilmington. He hauled in seven with three portunity. passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. seconds left The Blue Streaks used nine plays in the first half. to drive 75 yards for a touchdown, The visitors held a commanding capped off by a five-yard pass from 42-0 lead after two quarters. Myers to freshman wideout Brian The second half saw the Blue Kornowski. Streaks extend the lead further. The Blue Streaks added on three Sophomores Jake Schaefer, Jake more scores in the last five minutes Mooney and Josh Dasch recorded
Inside The Box Score 1st 0 14
Wilmington John Carroll
2nd 0 28
3rd 0 14
4th 3 7
Final 3 63
1st- 13:17 - JCU - A. Greenwood 53 yd pass from M. Myers 1st- 04:36 - JCU - J. D’Orazio 73 yd punt return 2nd- 09:09 2nd- 04:16 2nd- 01:32 2nd- 00:03
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B. Kornowski 5 yd pass from M. Myers A. Greenwood 6 yd pass from M. Myers A. Greenwood 23 yd pass from M. Myers J. D’Orazio 11 yd pass from M. Myers
3rd- 05:30 - JCU - R. Greenwood 24 yd pass from J. Schaefer 3rd- 02:46 - JCU - J. Mooney 29 yd pass from J. Schaefer 4th- 07:53 - WIL - G. Brown 25 yd field goal 4th- 04:41 - JCU - J. Dasch 9 yd run
the first touchdown of their respective JCU careers. Schaefer threw touchdown passes of 24 yards to senior Randy Greenwood and 29 yards to Mooney to extend the lead to 56-0 after three quarters. Wilmington broke the shutout with a late field goal, but Dasch soon answered with a 9-yard touchdown run, making the final score 63-3. The big win marked a breakout performance for the offense, particularly Aramis Greenwood. But the junior wideout doesn’t take any credit for his success. “All of the credit goes to head coach [Tom] Arth, coach [Bryan] Beigie and coach [Joe] Perella,” Greenwood said. “These guys have helped me as a player tremendously. Not just helping me advance skillwise, but also when it comes down to knowing the game. “These are not just your ordinary coaches but they are very special men of Carroll.”
The Game of the Year
What: John Carroll (8-0) vs. Heidelberg University (7-1) When: Saturday, Nov. 9 Time: 1:30 p.m. Where: Don Shula Stadium
Don Shula Stadium will host one of the most important games played on its turf since it was opened in September 2003. For the first time since 1989, the Blue Streaks are 8-0. Ranked No. 14 in the most recent D3Football.com poll, the Blue and Gold have dominated the competition, outscoring opponents 363-26. Heidelberg stands at No. 10 following a 44-34 loss to No. 1 Mount Union on Saturday. The Student Princes boast a great ground game with Cartel Brooks (1,146 yards, 20 touchdowns) as the feature back. Quarterback Michael Mees (1,834 yards, 23 TDs) also gives Heidelberg a dangerous aerial attack. Should the Blue Streaks win, they would likely secure a playoff appearance. A loss would force JCU to beat Mount Union next week to reach the playoffs. JCU needs two wins for an outright OAC title, and one for a share of the crown.
Volleyball beats Quakers, falls in OAC Tournament Ashley Bastock Staff Reporter
Though the John Carroll University volleyball team dropped its quarterfinal match of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament to No. 16 Otterbein University on the road on Tuesday, 3-0, the squad ended the season on a positive note. The Blue Streaks reached the postseason for the first time in three years and beat Wilmington in the season finale to finish the regular season with a 19-10 record. JCU looked to gain some momentum heading into the postseason on Saturday at Wilmington College. Momentum is exactly what they got as they swept the Quakers. Overcoming back-to-back losses to Ohio Northern University and Heidelberg University, the Blue Streaks rebounded and catapulted past the Quakers in three sets, 25-13, 25-12, 25-16.
It marked JCU’s fifth win in conference play, the team’s most since 2001. Freshman setter Kit O’Shaughnessy continued her dominance and earned her 15th double-double of the season. She recorded a match-high 20 digs and chipped in 32 assists. Freshman Leah Switalski led the hitting attack for JCU, recording 11 kills and a .308 hitting percentage. Guided by O’Shaughnessy and Switalski, the Blue Streaks came ready to play and began the set on a 5-0 run, forcing Wilmington to burn an early timeout. Midway through the set, JCU completed another 5-0 run, partially fueled by three Wilmington errors. At the end of the set, Switalski and sophomore Sarah Orlandi fueled the fire of a 7-0 run, allowing JCU to walk away with the first set. The Blue Streaks kept the heat turned on in the second set. Switalski and freshman Alexa Webber combined for nine kills in that set alone. Sopho-
more Sara Kaminski also recorded two aces. JCU jumped out to a quick 16-5 lead behind this balanced attack and never looked back. Wilmington only scored seven more points before JCU walked away with the 25-12 win. Wilmington played hard in the third set and knotted the set up at six before JCU called a timeout. Two blocks by freshman Maddie McDowell got the Blue Streaks back into the swing of things. Senior Teresa Noewer recorded two of her four kills in the second half of the third set and helped the Blue Streaks close out the third set and the match. Along with O’Shaughnessy’s 20 digs, Kaminski chipped in 19 and Noewer added 10. Noewer also lead the team with her .375 attack percentage. Webber also contributed nine kills along with Orlandi. Wilmington only recorded 42 digs on the night as a result of JCU’s steady attack.
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Sports 7 JCU soccer squads claim No. 2 seeds in OAC Tournaments
The Carroll News
Nov. 7, 2013
Men’s team ties Wilmington; women win 1-0 to claim share of OAC title
Heights Fire Department came to check out the problem. Fortunately for all involved, the alarm led Jake Hirschmann Staff Reporter to no real danger, and the game began with about 30 minutes left. The John Carroll University men’s soccer The great swing of momentum that the team came into Saturday’s contest against Blue Streaks once had disappeared after the Wilmington College in need of a victory to fire delay, and swung in Wilmington’s favor. secure at least a share of the regular season In what was the greatest chance for either Ohio Athletic Conference title with Ohio team in the game, JCU junior goalkeeper Northern University. Chris Garbinsky was given a red card and Alas, due to a combination of treacherous sent off, and Wilmington was awarded a weather, a fire delay and strong play by Wilm- penalty kick. ington, the Blue Streaks were only able to Freshman goalkeeper Zach Fehrenbach salvage a 0-0 draw and come out of OAC play made an incredible diving save off the bench with a No. 2 seed in the OAC Tournament. to preserve the tie game for JCU. Slippery conditions at Don Shula Stadium After the incredible save, neither team was able to regain momentum and the game ended in a 0-0 tie after overtime. The draw was the first game this season during which JCU did not find the back of the net. But the regular season was still a monumental success with the team finishing with a 14-3-1 overall record and 7-1-1 in the OAC. “In the Wilmington game, we had to face some adversity,” Fehrenbach said. “I’m glad I could come in and make a big Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information play to give us some enJunior Brian Potocnik received the Capital One ergy. Academic All-District award on Tuesday for his “We’re looking to shock outstanding work on the field and in this classroom. some people and make a made the usually prolific JCU attack ineffecrun, and we know we’re capable of doing so.” tive in the first half as the ball, as well as the Editor’s Note: JCU hosted the University players, were all over the pitch. of Mount Union at Shula Stadium at 4 p.m. The second half was a totally different on Wednesday in the OAC Tournament semistory in terms of activity and legitimate final round. Stats and a recap can be found at chances for both teams. jcusports.com. The Blue and Gold came out to start the second half with a fire underneath them that Women’s Soccer was nonexistent in the first. The prolific Joe McCarthy offense that had been there all season had Staff Reporter reappeared, and goal chances produced one after another. Before entering Ohio Athletic Conference Then, as JCU had all of the momentum and play, the John Carroll University women’s it looked as if a goal was in the near future soccer team had many questions surrounding for the home team, a fire alarm sounded and the squad. the stadium was cleared as the University It would seem that all questions have been
Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information
Senior midfielder/defender Kristen Profeta tallied JCU’s lone goal in a 1-0 victory over the Quakers on Saturday. answered now. has found success playing at Don Shula StaLed by head coach Michael Marich and dium, finishing with a record of 7-1. While a group of eight seniors, the Blue Streaks playing in University Heights, the Blue and went 7-2 in conference play and captured a Gold have scored 17 goals and produced eight share of their first regular season champion- shutouts. ship title since 2002, ending the season with Early in the season, tight games and ties a 1-0 win over Wilmington College at home were a staple for the defensive-minded Blue on Saturday. Streaks. But with an outbreak of scoring from The win marked the seventh straight Akerly and Profeta, the new offensive power shutout for the Blue Streaks. An early goal balances the team. by senior Kristen Profeta was the difference With the outbreak of offense came the in the Senior Night victory. progression of the young Blue and Gold. It only took five minutes for the JCU of- Eight freshmen have seen extended time for fense to add a tally to the board. Breaking the Blue Streaks, taking a combined 41 shots down the left side on the field, junior forward and tallying 12 points. Kay Akerly sent a pass to Profeta, who got a Underclassmen have played a large role shot off that rose above the head of Wilm- in the Blue and Gold’s success as of late, and ington goaltender Grace Hignite for the only freshman Preston Mendel plans to continue score of the game. the trend. The JCU offense dominated the shot count, “I’m just looking to go out there give it my outshooting the Quakers 14-1, putting five all and play the game,” Mendel said. “Lately shots on goal to the Wilmington’s one. that has proven successful so I hope that Although Profeta supplied the only goal of continues for myself and more importantly the game, the JCU defense performed well. the team. The defensive duo of freshman Kyla Sofo “Giving that full effort for every minute and sophomore Sarah Ruckstuhl only allowed and making each play count in these next two one shot, which goaltender Haley McDonald games will hopefully pay off and put us in a gobbled up to continue her scoreless streak great spot to contend for the OAC championto seven games. ship,” Mendel said. Now that the Blue Streaks have captured Editor’s Note: The Blue Streaks play Ohio their first regular season championship title Northern University tonight in an OAC Toursince 2002, the squad looks to move forward nament semifinal game at Don Shula Stadium into the playoffs. at 7 p.m. Stats and a recap from the game will Finishing the regular season 10-6-3, JCU be available at jcusports.com.
Streaks of the Week
Swimming & Diving
Kit O’Shaughnessy freshman
Aramis Greenwood junior
Lindsey Fano sophomore
The freshman middle hitter guided the Blue Streaks to a 3-0 victory over Wilmington on Saturday. O’Shaughnessy recorded 32 assists and 20 digs in the victory. She also tabbed 27 assists and 12 digs against Otterbein on Tuesday.
The junior wideout provided a spark on offense for JCU during Saturday’s 63-3 victory over the Quakers. Greenwood hauled in seven passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns, and leads the team in catches and receiving yards.
Fano won two races to lead the Blue Streaks on Saturday. The sophomore won the 200IM with a time of 2:13.8 and also captured the 100-breast, finishing the event in 1:08.27. She has already won four events this season.
Zach Fehrenbach freshman
Kristen Profeta senior
Forced to come off the bench for a Wilmington penalty kick on Saturday, the freshman goalkeeper turned away the shot and held off the Quakers in the scoreless tie. Fehrenbach moved to 5-2-1 on the year with the tie.
The fifth-year senior tallied one of the biggest goals of the season for the Blue Streaks on Saturday in a 1-0 win over Wilmington. Profeta scored in the first five minutes of the game, allowing JCU to capture a share of the OAC title.
The Carroll News
Nov. 7, 2013
Women’s cross country brings home first OAC title in 22 years Five Blue Streaks place in the top 10, help the program hoist another banner
Haley Turner Staff Reporter
This past Saturday was a historic day at the Ohio Athletic Conference women’s cross country championship meet held at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. The JCU women’s team brought home a title which had not been captured since 1991, before most of these Blue Streaks were even born. The Blue Streaks were crowned OAC champions after they successfully defeated second-place University of Mount Union and the rest of the eight teams in their conference. The Blue and Gold scored an incredibly low total of 34 points, which put them only three
“I’ve never been more impressed with a team in my life ... It was a total team effort.”
– Dara Ford Cross Country Head Coach
points away from placing second to Mount overall. Union. The Blue Streaks had five runners in the Finishing ninth overall was senior Taylor top 10, an impressive feat in itself. This strong Whisler (23:45.9). Whisler has certainly had display of pack running largely contributed to a great four-year running career at JCU, but their victory. she explained Finishing how winning an first for JCU OAC championwas senior Gaship was everybriella Kreuz thing she and her with a time of teammates had 23:17.4. This ever wanted. landed her “We simply fourth place ran as a team, overall. Staykeeping in mind ing close with who we had her was freshto catch. As a man Becky senior, this has Rohwer, who been an amazPhoto courtesy of JCU Sports Information has had quite The JCU women’s cross country team poses ing experience,” the rookie seaWhisler said. for a picture following the squad’s exciting first son. Rohwer “When I look place finish at the OAC Tournament on Saturday. clocked in at back at my col23:25.4 (fifth overall), only eight seconds after lege years, this will be a memory that will Kreuz. definitely last a lifetime.” Next was junior Emily Mapes, who trailed Head coach Dara Ford expressed Whisler’s Rohwer by only three seconds. A time of pertinent role in the victory. 23:28.0 was enough for Mapes to finish sixth “We would have ended up short had it not
been for the heroic kick of Whisler in the last 400 meters,” Ford said. “This was pure guts.” Rounding out the top five for the Blue and Gold was junior Jenny Vrobel, who ran a time of 23:47.9. This scored her a 10th place overall finish. Finishing sixth and seventh for JCU were sophomore Hanna Sterle and senior Caroline Kapela, respectively. Sterle finished 20th overall (24:25.0) and Kapela was 29th (24:47.1). The coaching staff made it clear that they could not have been more proud of this women’s team. “I’ve never been more impressed with a team in my life,” Ford said. “From the moment they stepped onto that line, they knew they were going to win. It was a total team effort.” Although the Blue Streaks hold the conference championship, their job is certainly not done yet. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships held in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Saturday, Nov. 16. “We still have work to do, but it certainly helps having this first place championship keeping our fire burning for Nationals,” Ford said.
Men’s cross country turns in strong performance, brings home bronze at OACs Karski, Honkala lead the way with All-OAC honors at conference meet
Joe Ginley Sports Editor
The John Carroll University men’s cross country team might have stolen the show on Saturday at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championsips, but the men’s squad achieved a historic feat of their own. For the first time in program history, the JCU men’s cross country team placed five runners in the top 20 at OACs, leading to a third place finish behind Ohio Northern University and the University of Mount Union at Saturday’s meet at Otterbein University. But the coaching staff remains unsatisfied. The team’s goal was to win the OAC Championship, and anything less represents a disappointment. “Four years ago, even three years ago, we’d be really happy with that result,” Ford said. “But this season, we were kind of expecting more. We
haven’t been beat by ONU and we haven’t lost to Mount Union since the first week of the season. “Basically, they just ran better races than we did,” Ford continued. “It’s not that we had a horrible race or anything like that, we just didn’t have as good of a race as they did.” The squad’s solid finish marks the third consecutive year the Blue Streaks have Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information captured a third place Junior Johnny Honkala runs finish. Much of the credit intently during the OAC can be placed on two Championships on Saturday.
of the team’s top runners. Juniors Tadhg Karski and Johnny Honkala each picked up first-team All-OAC honors with top finishes. Karski notched a time of 25:44.6, good enough for fourth, and Honkala came close behind in seventh with a finish of 25:56.4. The rest of the pack held its own, too. Sophomore Pat O’Brien earned a slot at 10th with a time of 26:10.3. Sophomore Drake Sulzer was on his heels, running the race in 26:18.3 to earn 18th. The lone senior on the squad, Chuck Mulé, earned the last, final top 20 finish. The veteran posted a time of
26:18.3, granting him 19th place. Freshman Gus Kazek and sophomore Mike Hurley came in 28th and 29th, respectively, to give JCU seven runners in the top 30. Sophomore Matt Chojnacki (31st), freshman Matt Oswald (39th) and sophomore Andrew Snyder (45th) also placed in top 50 for the Blue Streaks. Mount Union took the title for the third time in four years with 34 points. ONU grabbed second with 56 points while JCU earned third with 61. The Blue and Gold will run again on Saturday, Nov. 16 in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships, hosted by Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. “We’ve always raced better at Regionals for whatever reason,” Ford said. “We just have to execute our race plan a little bit better and have all five guys run their best race on the same day, which we’re totally capable of doing.”
Swimming and diving squads split meets in Cleveland Dual Tournament Both men’s and women’s teams beat Notre Dame College, fall to CWRU in weekend meets
Men’s Swimming & Diving Missy Spahar The Carroll News
After an opening day loss against Ohio Northern University in the first meet of the year, the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team competed against two local foes on Saturday at Case Western Reserve University. Defeating Notre Dame College 263-166, the Blue Streaks secured their first victory of the season. They were unable to carry their momentum forward, though, and fell to CWRU, 233-205. The meets were part of the Cleveland Dual Tournament, which combines both the men’s and women’s scores to calculate the winner. The squad came out ready to go when the men secured two of the top three spots in the 50-free, as freshman Gabe Nock notched first and senior Nick Holvey took second. Freshman Ben Parker put on a strong performance, continuing to impress in his first year at the collegiate level. Parker took first in the 500-free, clocking in at 5:00.34. Junior Michael Goggins took another individual win in the 100-breast, as last week he took third in the 200-medley relay at ONU.
The JCU men took three out of the top four spots in the 100-back. Junior Nick Bockanic took second, senior Zach Morris took third and Nock came in fourth. Freshman Corey Khram and senior Pat McLaughlin clinched two of the top three spots in 100-fly. In the 100-free, the Blue and Gold again sealed two of the top three spots, this time by Holvey and senior David Sved. But that was not it for the Blue Streaks on Saturday. The 200-free relay was led by Holvey, though Nock, Sved and Krahm also did well, triumphing in the day’s final event at 1:29.74. The JCU divers also performed well on Saturday. Sophomore Drew Dockery placed second and freshman Doug Hinchen captured third, bringing in some crucial points in the onemeter dive for JCU. The Blue Streaks are now 1-2 overall under the watchful eye of rookie head coach Mark Fino. “The team has been training with intensity and enthusiasm since the beginning of the year, and last weekend was the result of the team’s work ethic through the first six weeks of the year,” Fino said. “We are still too small to beat teams like
CWRU, but we demonstrated we have the heart to compete with anyone.”
Women’s Swimming & Diving Andrew Orie Staff Reporter
The John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team worked with its male counterparts to face two neighboring opponents in the Cleveland Dual Tournament at Case Western Reserve University on Saturday. The Blue Streaks secured their first victory of the season with a win over Notre Dame College, 263-166, but fell in a loss to Case Western Reserve University, 233-205. The meet started with a strong performance in the 200-medley with a second place finish. Sophomore Lindsey Fano, freshman Christine Gabb, sophomore Ann Murphy and freshman Margaret Zagrobelny competed in the race for JCU. Next, Fano contributed with a strong effort by placing first in the 200-IM, recording a time of 2:13:18. She then brought home another first place finish in the 100-breast with a time of 1:08:27. Another top performer was junior
Victoria Watson, who took a first place finish in the 100-free. Junior Katii Sheffield was up next, and she delivered another strong performance. She clocked in with an impressive 2:04:01 in the 200-free, good enough to earn her second place. Watson and freshman Amanda Casamatta both provided critical performances in the 50free, finishing third and fourth, respectively. Watson finished with a time of 25:56 and Casamatta was not far behind her at 26:07. The 100-fly and 100-breast were up next for the Blue Streaks, with Zagrobelny and senior Sara Needham competing. Both fought hard for a well-deserved third place finish, giving JCU some momentum going into the final event. The 200-free relay was the last event of the day. The competitors for the event were senior Rachael Libertin, Casamatta, Sheffield and Watson. The four swam well and posted an impressive 1:45:09 time, but unfortunately Notre Dame barely finished ahead of them by only two seconds. Even though JCU came up short, they still finished second in the event and earned their first victory of the season, advancing to 1-2 on the year.
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Editors’ Style Pick: Thrift Store Edition
Nov. 7, 2013
As a college student on a budget, money can be tight. However, a few of The Carroll News editors proved that you can still turn heads without breaking the bank. In the words of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the editors “popped some tags” with only $20 in their pockets. Here’s what they found:
Ryllie Danylko Managing Editor
-You save money. What college student can say no to that? -Many stores, like the Salvation Army, give back to the community. -They carry every st yle from indie, to modern, to vintage. -Each time, you have the opportunity to discover hidden treasures.
Arts & Life Editor
H&M dress: $14
Shirt: $5 (Avalon Exchange)
Number of items: 2 GRAND TOTAL: $18.50
Thrift Shop Land’s End red vest: $4.50
(Unique Thrift Store)
Nov. 7, 2013
Why shop at thrift stores?
–Compiled by Alexandra Higl
Sweater: $5.49 Boots: $4.12
Asst. Campus Editor
BCBG Shirt: $4.12 (Unique Thrift Store)
St. John’s Bay pants: $3.00 Tommy Hilfiger shirt: $4.50 Plaid flannel pullover: $6.49 (Unique Thrift Store)
Number of items: 3 GRAND TOTAL: $16.10
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LOFT Sweater: $4.49 (Unique Thrift Store)
Number of items: 3 GRAND TOTAL: $13.61
Nov. 7, 2013
Around the World
Elections result in victories for McAuliffe, Christie, DeBlasio Sam Lane
World News Editor
While the majority of the country is either recovering from last years election season or gearing up for 2014, three important elections took place on Tuesday. Both New Jersey and Virginia held their gubernatorial elections, choosing Republican Chris Christie and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, respectively. Meanwhile, New York City held its mayoral electon, electing Democrat Bill DeBlasio. All three elections were not relatively remarkable in terms of final results. All three candidates were expected to win throughout the campaign, and in the end all three won by just as expected. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, voters elected McAuliffe, over his Republican opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, by a close margin, according to NBC News. McAuliffe had been the favorite to win the race throughout most of the campaign, although many polls indicated he would win by a larger margin than he actually ended up with, according to CNN. As of Tuesday night, he was projected to win 47 percent of the vote to Cuccinelli’s 45 percent. The results of the election appeared to be more of a rejection of the Republican party and their policies rather than a strong endorsement of McAuliffe himself. The staunchly conservative Cuccinelli had been frequently tied to the radical obstructionists, who are considered to be the ones responsible for the government shutdown that occured last month, according to The New York
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Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was reelected in a landslide victory on Tuesday. He is the first governor to be reelected in the highly liberal state in 16 years. In New York, Bill DeBlasio was elected as the next mayor, succeeding Michael Bloomberg, who held the position for 12 years. Times. This was increasingly evident when President Barack Obama paid a visit to Virginia. There he indicated that Cuccinelli was just another example of the tea party movement which has been problematic for governing in Washington. McAuliffe’s election means that he will succeed Republican incumbent governor Bob McDonnell, who served for one term and is barred from seeking reelection due to term limits. As of 2013, Virginia remains the only state in the
Union that does not allow its governor to serve two consecutive terms. Meanwhile in the state of New Jersey, the Republican Party still found reason to be optimistic, as voters reelected Governor Chris Christie in a historical landslide victory. He defeated his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono, by a wide margin with 60 percent of the vote, according to NBC News. Christie’s reelection margin is noteworthy
in a number of ways. This is not so much due to his victory margin itself, since most pundits predicted the popular Christie would win against his little-known opponent. Instead, it is more the fact that his victory has come in a heavily liberal state, where many voters view the majority of Christie’s party very negatively. Christie is the first governor to be reelected in the state of New Jersey since fellow Republican Christine Todd Whitman won in 1997, according to CNN. Christie came to office four years ago after defeating incumbent Jon Corzine. Much of his earlier tenure dealt with helping to cure the state’s financial problems, where a number of his methods proved controversial, but were supported by a majority of voters. His approval ratings skyrocketed last year following his handling of Hurricane Sandy. Christie’s victory transcends state politics. He is widely considered a potential contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. His supporters are hoping that his reelection will signify his ability to appeal to Democrats and independents, who would be key for winning the presidency, according to CNN. Finally, New York City residents elected Bill DeBlasio as the next mayor, according to NBC News. His election marks the first change of mayor in 12 years, as he will be succeeding Michael Bloomberg. DeBlasio is also the first member from the Democratic party to be elected mayor since David Dinkins in 1989. Information from The New York Times, NBC News, and CNN was used in this report.
Further U.S. spying allegations revealed to the public Catie Pauley Staff Reporter
Scandal in Washington continues as recent reports exposed The White House’s and State Department’s approval of spying on allied foreign leaders. Der Spiegel, a German news magazine, reported last week that the NSA’s Special Collection Service has been monitoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel since 2002. Der Spiegel cited documents from former NSA contractor and now exiled leaker Edward Snowden in its reports. President Obama assured Merkel he was not informed of this, though recent statements reveal that both the State Department and White House were aware of the phone-tapping. According to the LA Times, Obama may not have been directly informed, though one of the officials reports that “certainly the National Security Council and senior people across the intelligence community knew exactly what was going on, and to suggest otherwise is ridiculous.” Ranking officials in Washington are not pleased with these recent revelations. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, provided a statement regarding the spying controversies and hacking of allied foreign leaders’
phones. “I am totally opposed” she said. “Unless the United States is engaged in hostilities against a country or there is an emergency need for this type of surveillance, I do not believe the United States should be collecting phone calls or emails of friendly presidents and prime ministers.” Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), member of the Armed Services Committee, told reporters in Chicago, “Obviously, we’re going to want to know exactly what the President knew and when he knew it. We have always eavesdropped on people around the world. But the advance of technology has given us enormous capabilities, and I think you might make an argument that some of this capability has been very offensive both to us and our allies.” While the U.S. attempts to recover relations with Germany, Merkel openly displayed her anger. “We need trust among allies and partners. Such trust now has to be built anew. This is what we have to think about,” she told reporters Thursday, according to The Guardian. Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian prime minister, articulated his views that such
German lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele shows a letter to the media which he says he received from Edward Snowden, prior to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 1. More revelations have been uncovered regarding U.S. spying on several foreign leaders. surveillance activities must come to an end. “There is no reason to spy on Angela Merkel. It’s a real scandal. A new agreement is needed between the EU and the US; this cannot continue,” said Verhofstadt. Recent reports state that Germany and
the U.S. are expected to strike a deal to put a halt to each others’ spying, according to The Guardian. Information from Der Spiegel, The Guardian, and the LA Times was used in this report.
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People rush outside after 23-year-old Paul Ciancia open fire on people inside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1. Ciancia killed one TSA officer after shooting him at point-blank range. Seven others were injured before police officers shot and wounded Ciancia. He currently remains in critical condition. Tim Johnson
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The hustle and bustle of Friday afternoons in Los Angeles International Airport usually represents the thriving airline industry, but on Friday, Nov. 1, it represented something much different. Around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, 23-yearold Paul Ciancia walked into the Los Angeles International Airport and shot an on-duty TSA officer at point-blank range. Ciancia’s shooting did not end there. He proceeded to shoot two other people, including one more TSA officer. A total of seven people were injured during the terrifying sequence before police officers shot and severely wounded Ciancia, according to NBC News. Ciancia was handcuffed and immediately taken to the hospital. He remains unresponsive and is listed in critical condition following his onslaught. As a result, Ciancia has been unable to provide law enforcement officials with any details concerning his motives or the events leading up to his assault. However, what officials do know is that he was carrying an assault
rifle with roughly 100 rounds of ammunition for his weapon and several disturbing notes when he was finally apprehended. The notes, which appear to be written by Ciancia, contained “antigovernment and anti-TSA ramblings,” according to a senior federal official. The notes provided the first glimpses into Ciancia’s thought process and possible motives for these actions. In addition to Ciancia’s notes, new leads developed later that day as Ciancia’s family members contacted police. His family reportedly called the police just hours after the shooting about some disturbing text messages that Ciancia had sent his younger brother. The nature of the texts alluded to Ciancia’s wish to harm himself, according to CNN. In Ciancia’s hometown of Pennsville, N.J., police chief Allen Cummings said that the word “suicide” was not included in the text message, but he noted that “the way it was written, [his family] had some concern about it.” With possible mental instability and antigovernmental sentiments as factors, officials were quick to dispel any concerns about links to
terroristic organizations. Officials have said that Ciancia appeared to be targeting TSA officers. FBI Special Agent in Charge David Bowdich noted that Ciancia “addressed [TSA officers] at one point in the letter and stated that he wanted to “instill fear into their traitorous minds.” The notes found on Ciancia bore this phrase along with other similarly inflammatory language. Friday’s attack was the first time a TSA officer had ever been killed in the line of duty since they were implemented in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. TSA officers are not equipped with firearms in airports but, following this attack, some have called that policy into question. No official statement regarding any potential changes to their no-firearms policy was immediately available. Ciancia will face two felony charges including murder of a federal officer and commission of violence in an international airport. With his trial and subsequent testimony, officials hope to gain insight into his motives and, more importantly, insight towards preventing future attacks. Information from CNN and NBC News were used in this report.
Senate looks to pass anti-bias gay rights bill The Associated Press
The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans’ greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after lawmakers narrowly rejected discrimination legislation. By a vote of 61-30, one more than necessary, the Senate agreed to move ahead on the bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Lawmakers could pass the bill by week’s end, but its prospects in the Republican-majority House are dimmer. Two backers of the measure — Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — were on planes back to Washington. That left sponsors stuck at 58 of the necessary 60 votes, forcing Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to lobby fiercely, sometimes at the door of the Republican cloakroom off the Senate floor. Minutes into the vote, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire emerged to vote yes. Then the outcome rested with Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, who announced earlier this year that his son was gay and he supported same-sex marriage, and Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. After extended discussions, Portman and Toomey emerged to vote yes. “I have long believed that more legal protections are appropriate to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation,” Toomey said in a statement after the vote, in which he promised to offer an amendment to protect religious freedom.
The vote came as a stark reminder of the nation’s changing views, lingering resistance to homosexuality and the political implications resonated in Maine, as six-term Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud, who is running for governor, said he was gay and questioned whether it still mattered to voters. Hours before Monday’s vote, President Barack Obama issued a fresh plea for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the first significant gay rights bill since Congress lifted the ban on gays serving openly in the military nearly three years ago. “Americans ought to be judged by one thing only in their workplaces: their ability to get their jobs done,” the president said in a message written for Huffingtonpost.com. “Does it make a difference if the firefighter who rescues you is gay — or the accountant who does your taxes or the mechanic who fixes your car?” Seven Republicans joined all the members of the Democratic majority who voted for the measure. The three potential Republican presidential candidates — Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky — voted against. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., announced his support on Monday, saying that the measure “raises the federal standards to match what we have come to expect in Nevada, which is that discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstance.” Opening Senate debate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., quoted slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, who argued that freedom and individual rights shouldn’t hinge on political
deals and opinion polls. The law, Reid said, would ensure that “all Americans, regardless of where they live, can go to work unafraid to be who they are.” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., called the measure another step forward in the country’s progress. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., delivered his first speech on the Senate floor since suffering a stroke in January 2012. Seated at a desk, Kirk said it was especially important for an Illinois Republican to speak out for the legislation in the tradition of Everett Dirksen and Abraham Lincoln, two leaders on civil rights. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., the first openly gay member of the Senate, praised the Republicans and Democrats united behind the bill. “For those that stand up this week and answer the call for courage, I can say with confidence your courage will be respected and remembered when the history of this struggle is written,” Baldwin said. Current federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race and national origin. But it doesn’t stop an employer from firing or refusing to hire workers because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The bill would bar employers with 15 or more workers from using a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for making employment decisions, including hiring, firing, compensation or promotion. Possible passage of the bill would cap a 17year quest to secure Senate support for the antibias measure that failed by one vote in 1996, the same year Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act.
Another week has come to pass, and with that week has come a plethora of dismal headlines. While reflecting on the recent shooting at LAX, the looming consequences of the government shutdown and the NSA spying scandal, I realized that, for the most part, positivity is scarce in the news. As we begin to move closer to Thanksgiving, I offer readers three reasons we can be thankful for the current state of society in our country. 1. All Americans have basic human rights. We have the freedom to say what we want about anything we want; we cannot be persecuted for our beliefs. For example, North Koreans lack these rights and, additionally, only television and radio stations that the Communist government finds appropriate are allowed to broadcast. Chinese citizens can be imprisoned and tortured for commenting on anything that even implies an anti-government attitude on the Internet. In America, people don’t have to worry about being arrested for expressing our dislike of politicians or government structure, which I’m sure is a blessing for many. Additionally, the U.S., unlike many other countries, offers freedom of religion. For example, Iran’s constitution declares Twelver Shiism, a restrictive form of Islam, the official religion, and although it says that citizens who practice other religions must be respected, this is a rarity. Those who practice Judaism, Christianity or other religions are often targeted by the government and eventually executed. In the U.S., however, people can practice any religion, from Christianity, to Islam, to anything as outlandish as Pastafarianism, which contributes to the plentiful diversity of the United States. 2. Marriage equality is steadily being accepted. This year, Delaware, California, Rhode Island and Minnesota joined the list of states that allow same-sex marriage, bringing the current count to 14 states, plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii and Colorado all offer samesex civil unions. While the idea of having only 18 states with any laws regarding same-sex couples may seem slightly disappointing, America as a whole is far more accepting of LGBTQ individuals than it has been in the past. A Gallup poll from May indicates that 59 percent of Americans are accepting of homosexual relationships, up 19 points from 10 years prior. Progress is progress, and here’s hoping that we continue to advance as a society. 3. We have men and women that are willing to join the military and fight overseas. These people risk their lives, relationships and well-being to protect our nation. They ensure the security of our country and I cannot possibly imagine putting myself in their situation. They are the best of the best and I continue to hope that soon, they can return home to their loved ones. All in all, it is easy to focus on all of the negative aspects of the current state of the government. However, I think we should all take a moment to remember that we are truly fortunate as a society. We are allowed freedoms unthinkable to those in many other countries, and we are blessed to have individuals who go and fight to protect those freedoms. This year, I know why I’m thankful to be an American. Do you? Contact Katelyn DeBaun at firstname.lastname@example.org
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China continues to aim at U.S. for open investment opportunities Katii Sheffield Staff Reporter
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With tuition rates rising across the country, finding ways to work while balancing a heavy course load can be very rewarding for a college student. I wanted to bring to your attention this week a few ways in which you can work towards using your intuition to pay off some tuition debt. My provided ways to make money are to fall under the top priority of committing your full time to your course work. Most known options towards mitigating the costs of college include summer jobs, school year jobs and financial aid. One option that is rarely considered is for students to start their own business in college. Most businesses, especially the type for a college student to take on, do not need to have employees or complex operations in order to generate profits. I will suggest three ways below that fit these criteria. First, you can teach or tutor a subject that you excel in. Tutoring and teaching can be performed for students such as local high school students and your own peers in class. If you able to perform good work, you can market yourself though positive word of mouth and referrals. Second, you may make your own products, such as wallets, sweaters, jewelry or candy and sell them. The Internet is a great venue for selling, as well as craft shows and dorm rooms. With e-commerce being a hot method of shopping, setting up a selling site such as on Yahoo Stores or etsy.com can be an effective, cheap and easy way to sell something that you can make. Lastly, you can provide services for local community residents, such as window washing, babysitting, landscaping, car detailing and dog-walking. All of these ideas give you an opportunity to gain practical business skills while gaining a traditional education. Save your earnings to pay tuition, and you will find another benefit in the combination. Contact Anthony Ahlegian at email@example.com
As the largest foreign owner of the United States government debt, China already has a large position in the American economy. After the government shutdown last month, the Chinese appear to want to move in a different direction. Recent reports state that the Chinese government is working to slow dependence on U.S. debt and expand investment opportunities into further markets where there is availability to buy shares of a company or to acquire one. China will focus on infrastructure, agriculture and manufacturing companies for future investments in the U.S., according to an expert opinion from CNN. Aiding China’s search for investments is China’s State Administration Foreign Exchange, or SAFE. SAFE has opened an office in New York City with the intent of finding new companies and projects to invest in, according to CNN. SAFE’s competitor, China Investment Corp. or CIC, operates as the primary investor for China’s sovereign wealth. CIC enhances returns on the country’s reserves. Furthermore, China’s Internet companies are beginning to look to expand their large businesses. Censorship laws
in China block any international competitors, leaving a strong Chinese Internet presence. This has led to the rise of Tencent Holdings Ltd. Tencent, a social networking and gaming company, is worth over $100 billion, and creates less than 10 percent of its revenue from advertisements. Because of slowing Internet growth in China, Tencent and other similar companies in
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Snapchat is China’s latest focus. China are looking towards the U.S. for new opportunities of growth through investments. Tencent is now looking to expand its market to Snapchat, Inc., according to the Wall Street Journal. Snapchat, a messaging application for smartphones that sends messages that expire, may be part of Tencent’s plans for the growth of the company and as a way to gain presence in U.S.’s Silicon Valley.
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A growing number of food companies such as PepsiCo, Inc. and Campbell Soup Co. have been quietly removing the claims that their products are “all natural” amid lawsuits that challenge these claims and their meaning. AOL, Inc.’s revenue has risen as it has focused more on online video advertisements. This is another recent showing of what is trending in media, along with Internet radio subscriptions and online video rentals. T-Mobile US, Inc. recently reported that it pulled in 648,000 total net subscribers in the third quarter this year. This supports their credibility as a challenger to industry leaders Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Inc. and Sprint Corp.
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AOL reported a third-quarter revenue of $561 milion, up six percent.
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T-Mobile is untraditional in comparision with its competitors.
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Viewed as a pioneer to earn money from internet services beyond advertising, Snapchat would have an opportunity to gain more than just a large sum of money from a deal. Despite its popularity, the two-year-old American company has no current form of revenue. Included in recent investments made by Tencent are the venture-capital firms, Andreeseen Horowitz and SV Angel, the game-makers Riot Games and Epic Games. As part of an investment group for Activision Blizzard, Tencent has established that they not only wanted to invest, but also want to have cooperation from companies as well. This is demonstrated by an announcement from Activision that they would exclusively market with Tencent to make a Chinese version of the popular franchise “Call of Duty.” These current events show that with Chinese investments stretching across the globe, Chinese investment moguls have a large focus on the U.S. In the first nine months of this year, over $12 billion has been spent on Chinese investments in the U.S. Even more growth is projected over the next five years.
Business Basics Dividends are cash payouts of a portion of a company’s earnings to a group of its shareholders, or people who have invested in the company. The company’s board of directors decides the amount of the dividend distribution yearly, based on how the company performs. If a company offers dividends to their shareholders, it is an indication that the company is secure and stable. A dividend payout to investors helps a company retain and reward its shareholders, building investor confidence. Dividends can also be an attempt by the company to make up for a stock price that does not move much. Dividends are paid based on how many shares an investor owns. In order to help compare the sizes of dividends, investors generally look at a figure known as the dividend yield. The dividend yield is the annual dividend divided by the stock’s price.
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Weak cereal sales have led Kellogg’s to cut costs and employees.
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J&J’s pharmaceutical settlement is the third-largest in U.S. history.
This is the percentage of Kellogg Co.’s global workforce that the company said on Monday it plans to cut by 2017 as part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting plan called Project K. Kellogg will also spend as much as $1.4 billion to relocate production lines and globally integrate internal business services as part of the plan.
This is the amount in billions of dollars that multinational manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay in a misdemeanor settlement that has been pursued by prosecutors for nearly a decade. This settlement is over J&J’s marketing of drugs in the late 1990s and early 2000s for unapproved and sometimes harmful uses.
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John Carroll University Office of Residence Life recently announced that beginning in the fall of 2014, all Greek organizations on campus will be housed in Hamlin Hall. This announcement shocked Greek and non-Greek students alike, since before now the eight sorority and fraternity floors had been integrated into both Hamlin and Campion Hall along with non-Greek floors. The primary purpose of creating an all-Greek dorm was to promote stronger community among the Greeks as well as make room for the freshman to move into Campion Hall, which is set to become the new freshman dorm. However, moving all the Greeks in together is a move that should not be made.This was a poor decision by Res Life for several reasons. First, Greek life has already developed a stereotype on campus for being exclusive, even with the floors being integrated into housing for non-Greeks. Therefore, placing all sorority and fraternity floors into one hall is absolutely going to reinforce that stereotype even more and create a larger gap between Greeks and non-Greeks. Furthermore, the move will create a disruption for the sororites and fraternities currently housed in Campion. One of the fraternities, Delta Tau Delta, will not only lose the floor that they spent time and money on, but also will lose a significant amount of space for their members. The number of beds being offered in Hamlin is 12 less than what they currently have now and, with only 16 beds, will be getting 22 less than what the others are getting. This means that many of them won’t be able to live on the floor,so the idea that moving all the Greeks in with one another will promote community is being nullified, since the members of Delta Tau Delta will not be able to live together in a community. Overall, this is a bad move on the part of Res Life. Moving the Greeks in together is not going to accomplish any of the goals that Residence Life hopes that it will and, most importantly, it is just going to isolate the members of Greek Life from the rest of the student body.
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Hit: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed its first vote in the Senate on Monday, Nov. 3 miss: Racism and violence are threatening to mar Russia’s reputation in the world of international sports as spectators riot at soccer matches and other sporting events Hit/miss: An alligator was captured in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, though no one knows how it got there miss: Last Friday, there was a shooting in LAX International Airport Hit/miss: Earlier this week two planes collided, but all 11 passengers parachuted to safety miss: A New York University student got stuck between two buildings for two days and it took 90 minutes to get him out using pneumatic tools to break through three layers of cinderblock Hit: New York City is about to build the skinniest skyscraper in the world at 111 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan miss: A Michigan woman was fired from her job after dressing up as a Boston Marathon bombing victim Hit: After being pulled from the waters of a local pond, a 20-pound carp is running for city council in Ann Arbor, Mich. as a write-in candidate miss: Another Cirque de Soleil performer was injured after he fell from the “Wheel of Death” while performing in Las Vegas Hit: Scientists have discovered the farthest galaxy from our own and, because of its distance, it shows what things would have been like 700 million years after the Big Bang miss: A lottery winner had 180 days to claim her prize of $1 million and failed to claim the money, thereby losing it
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Education is our biggest blessing. If you look out your window, I promise that you can see the power of your studies in every inch that your eyes touch. You understand why the leaves have turned from pastel greens to robust reds. The lines of the building before you meld in a variety of angles and measurements, and your brain is teeming with “poetic” language for the premature snowfall. Although we are constantly reminded of the value of receiving an education, why then, do we so often take it for granted? I am not excluding myself from this backwards behavior; I waste as much time Googling arbitrary cat pictures as anyone else. My guilt does not justify the act, however. It saddens me when we complain at length about the mountain of homework in front of us. Yes, it’s tedious, and yes, there are countless things that might be a whole lot more enjoyable than calculus. But what we don’t always take the time to realize is that we are immensely lucky to have a college education or, quite frankly, any education at all.
There are children in other parts of the world that would risk their lives to pick up a pencil and learn calculus, to sit in our desks and read what we read. It’s something to think about. I am not here to preach, but to remind. In all honesty, I need the reminder myself. I began to think about this topic after I watched “Girl Rising,” an incredibly powerful documentary that follows the lives of 10 young women from various countries who have fought tirelessly for their right to an education. Their situations are dire, some chained to a life of child marriage, some forced to forgo learning in order to eat, and some living in the ruins of the ruthless Haitian earthquake. Although their situations vary, they are connected in a singular thought: access to education could change their entire life. It’s a powerful contrast to what we are accustomed to. I am willing to bet that many of us were expected to go to college, and from the first time you stepped onto a school bus to the second you are reading this, you never thought otherwise. Maybe it’s because of this perpetual expectation that we begin to take it for granted. We expect the sun to rise each morning, but if one day it ceased to do so, killing the flowers and eventually the earth, would we begin to appreciate the life-giving sunshine? Excuse the melodrama; it’s how I think things through. But on a serious
note, next time you choose an extra hour of sleep over going to class, put yourself in their shoes. You could have just as easily been born in their position, but instead, you were given a chance many others will never receive. Imagine yourself as Amina, a young Pakistani girl who was sold by her father at age 11 into a gruesome and abusive marriage, never once being able to pick up a pencil and write her name. Or Senna from Peru, who from the depths of her pain living in a mountainous mining village, found courage in words and taught herself to be a poet. Understandably so, some may not see their situations are relatable. If you’re thinking this way, all you have to do is tutor in an inner-city public school to understand the dividing nature of a good education. Truly, it can make a world of a difference. As I struggle to conclude this piece, I find myself contradicting my very argument. My mind races with projects to finish, papers to write and tests to take, unfavorable imagery depicting each and every task. As my fingers type this sentence, I remind myself of the gift I have been given. I accept the stress-inducing, sleep-depriving and joy-giving experience of my college education, and I hope you do, too.
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Bullying a problem everywhere – even in the NFL
Zach Mentz Editor in Chief
Growing up as a kid, everyone gets teased. For some it happens more than others, but no matter where you grew up or where you went to school, you were teased. It happened to me, it happened to you. It’s a part of growing up and it’s part of what makes each of us who we are. But there’s a fine line between teasing and bullying – and Richie Incognito went well beyond simply just toeing the line. Incognito, a Pro-Bowl offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins, was suspended from the team on Sunday night for “conduct detrimental to the team.” And that was just the tip of the iceberg. After second-year offensive lineman Jonathan Martin left the Dolphins following a reported lunchroom altercation last week, questions began to swirl about what exactly happened to Martin and why exactly he left. Not long after, rumors began to spread that the cause of Martin’s departure was bullying he received from Incognito, who is known around the NFL for having a dirty reputation. Following the rumors of his involvement in Martin’s departure, Incognito went on a Twitter rant, tweeting ESPN’s Adam Schefter and other media members, demanding that his name be cleared. Less than 24 hours later, Incognito had been busted. Evidence of Incognito’s bullying towards Martin emerged, and the following is a transcript of a voicemail from Incognito to Martin back in April: “Hey, wassup you half n---er piece of s---. I saw you on Twitter, you been training ten weeks. [I want to] s--- in your f---ing mouth. [I’m going to] slap your f---ing mouth. [I’m going to] slap your real mother across the face [laughter]. F--- you, you’re still a rookie. I’ll kill you.” Considering the fact that Incognito was voted “dirtiest player” in a poll of NFL players in 2009, I hardly find this situation to be surprising. But I do find it extremely disturbing. The unfortunate part is that this situation goes well beyond just one voicemail – this is just one example of what happened between Incognito and Martin. Martin, who was a rookie in 2012,
obviously received the brunt of the bullying dished out by Incognito, but this is beyond absurd. What kind of human talks like that? What kind of person leaves a voicemail like that? Who talks like that to anyone, let alone a teammate? In the NFL, rookie hazing is a well-known happening. Most times, it’s something as harmless as forcing a rookie to carry your pads to the locker room or making a rookie buy donuts for the team. This situation, however, is unique and obviously goes way beyond the practical rookie hazing tactics. As I said before, there’s a fine line between teasing and bullying. What Incognito did to Martin is even beyond bullying; it’s harassment. It’s embarrassing for Incognito, it’s embarrassing for the Dolphins and it shines a poor spotlight on the NFL, a league that already has a largely negative view in the public eye. While this situation is surely one that won’t disappear anytime soon, it’s becoming more and more likely by the minute that Incognito will never play in the NFL again. Whether it’s an elementary playground or an NFL locker room, there’s just no need for bullying. It’s pointless, it’s destructive and it only spreads hate. There are no positives, and there are no requirements for being the recipient of bullying. Whether you’re an elementary school kid or a 312-pound football player, it can happen to anyone. Perhaps what’s more concerning than Incognito’s actions is the fact that no one – not any teammates, coaches or staff – did anything to fix the situation. Instead, it seems more like a situation that was swept under the rug. However, we know by now that nothing gets swept under the rug anymore, not in this day and age of technology, phone records and text messages. Next time you see an act of bullying, do something about it. Don’t be the innocent bystander that walks right by, because if you’re not helping the situation, you’re an enabler to the situation. Don’t be afraid of making the world a better place. After all, if we’re not doing that, then what’s the point of us being here?
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The Ryllie Factor: ‘Asking for it’: The reality of rape culture
Ryllie Danylko Managing Editor Sluts – women love to bash them, and men like to sleep with them. Though this is a sweeping generalization and the definition of the word “slut” varies from person to person, it’s a valid starting point. So, what’s in a slut? All obvious joking answers to that question aside, it’s a complex question. Is she someone who has frequent sexual relations with various partners? Is she someone who has had sex before a certain point in her life predetermined by an institution? Is she someone who wears short skirts and tight dresses and leaves little to the imagination? To me, “slut” is an offensive
term meant to degrade a woman who is known to be sexually active to any degree and/or who dresses a certain way. The age-old argument of men’s sexuality being respected while a women’s sexual freedom is ridiculed certainly applies here, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. This stigma and the vocabulary of vulgar words that have stemmed from it all lead back to one glaring problem that plagues society: rape culture. In 2011, over 3,000 people gathered in Toronto to participate in the first ever SlutWalk. The event was organized in response to a police officer that advised women against “dressing like sluts” as a safety measure against sexual assault. Many of the women participating in the march were scantily clad in order to speak out against the idea that women are responsible for the actions of their attackers – a concept known as victim blaming. Victim blaming is a large con-
tributor to the rape culture that we live in, which normalizes, excuses and even condones rape. It might seem absurd to blame a victim of rape for encouraging or “asking for” her attack – and it is – but it happens more often than you might think. Telling a woman that she would not have gotten raped if she had covered herself up more is to delegitimize the gravity of the crime and to lift or lessen the blame from the person who felt it was within his rights to take advantage of her. Since the first SlutWalk in 2011, dozens of similar events have sprung up around the world. Not surprisingly, they have been met with some criticism. SlutWalks are not meant to encourage women to walk around in lingerie on a daily basis and sleep around with reckless abandon, but rather to point out that even if they did, neither their choice of clothing nor their sexual habits grant anybody permission to sexually assault or harass them, be
it verbally or physically. The grim truth is that we live in a world where women are catcalled, groped and raped everyday, regardless of their dress or sex life. Neither the shortest skirt nor the most promiscuous reputation gives any person the right to violate a woman. We see rape culture manifest daily, but do not often identify it as such. Remember the letter from the Georgia Tech fraternity member who instructed his bros on the art of “luring rapebait”? Or the Steubenville rape case, wherein a 16-year-old girl was raped by two star football players, only to have the entire community turn on her and blame her for bringing down the attackers’ football careers? These incidents are both contributors to and results of rape culture. “She was asking for it.” “She’s a whore.” “She drank too much.” “She has a reputation.” None of the above validates unwanted sexual advances from any person, regardless
of whether or not those statements are true. Surely, excessive drinking, promiscuous sexual behavior and indecent wardrobe choices are not socially or morally acceptable – and they shouldn’t be. But we live in the presence of a sex-obsessed media which simultaneously showcases scantily clad, booty-shaking celebrities, and condemns “sluts” for being dirty and immoral – all the while blaming women for their own rapes. Next time you hear a friend blurt out the word “slut” – so maybe today, tomorrow or the next day, consider whether this is an acceptable way to describe a woman, and what it is that your friend means by the word. This toxic language perpetuates the kind of all-too-familiar environment in which a woman cannot walk through a crowd of people without the fear of being whistled at, felt up or worse. Contact Ryllie Danylko at email@example.com
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Grace Kaucic Editorial & Op/Ed Editor I have been living in my cute little duplex on Warrensville for almost four months now, and a common topic of conversation is how I like living off campus this year. I think most people intend that question just to be a starter for small talk and don’t actually realize what a complex issue that is for me to discuss. It’s honestly silly how divided I am about it, and people probably think I’m a total weirdo when I start going into depth about it, but whatever, I’m still going to keep talking about it. Here I go. First, I’m going to explain my experiences in the dorms my first two years at John Carroll. I had the pleasure of living in “Dirty Murph” my freshman year, which was an experience that just can’t be explained to an outsider. Those who lived there in its glory years know exactly what I’m talking about. Yes, Murphy definitely lived up to its name in terms of its physical state and, because of that, a lot of people talk about it like it was an absolute death trap. That was not entirely the case, though, and there was so much more to Murphy than its mysteriously stained hallway carpets and crumbling brick walls. As cliché as it sounds, there was such a strong sense of community that came with being a Murphy kid. For example, whenever I bumped into someone in class my freshman year, we always exchanged the generic information, like “What’s your name?” “What’s your major?” “What year are you?” and “Where do you live?” Then, when someone revealed that they also lived in Murphy, it was an automatic connection. I’m sure it was like that for the other dorms as well, but there was something special about the spirit of Murphy. In that way, dorm living was definitely a very special experience for me. I then lived in Millor the following year, which was a huge step up from Murphy. Millor was a great time too, because so many of my friends lived there as well, and if they didn’t live there then they were just a hop, skip and a jump away in Campion or Hamlin. It was so effortless for me to hang out with my friends that I absolutely took it for granted. Moving into my own place this summer was such a different experience for me. Obviously, the most noticeable difference has been how much more detached I feel from the John Carroll community. It’s not like I can just walk out of my room now and see a bunch of my friends just
Nov. 7, 2013
Off the Richter: Very freaky, David Bowie
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bopping around in the hallway. If I do want to see my friends, it’s not as simple as just a quick walk over to Hamlin or Campion. I have to actually get in my car and drive somewhere. I realize how pathetic and whiny I sound when I say it like that, and it is such a first world problem. But, for my fellow off-campus students, you know how annoying it gets to not be able to just walk anywhere, especially at night. It’s become way too easy for me to just stay home and be a loser rather than to make an effort to visit my friends who live elsewhere. That’s a problem. Furthermore, I’ve lost out on the experience of bonding with old and new friends in the cafeteria. Everyone knows that the only thing the caf is actually good for is social interactions, and as glad I am to not have to eat their food anymore, I’m also sad that I no longer get to enjoy a nice meal and casual conversation with random people everyday. So, losing my sense of community with the rest of John Carroll has been a significant downside to moving off campus. However, there are a billion benefits that make up for it. The biggest benefit is the sense of independence I have now that I’m living in my own place. Honestly, you can’t believe how many candles I burn weekly now that there’s no one around to fine me for it. I also get to decide what I want to eat everyday, and although God knows I’m not the best cook around, you can still bet your bottom dollar that anything I make is 10 times better than the cardboard crap they serve in the cafeteria. True, I don’t get to eat with random people anymore, but I do get to share my meals with my two lovely roommates, which is just as good. I don’t have to share my bathroom with 30 other girls anymore, and it felt so good to throw away my shower shoes at the end of last semester. However, with great power comes great responsibility (yeah, I just quoted “Spider-Man,” deal with it), and taking on all of these extra responsibilities has definitely been challenging. Things like buying all of my own groceries and paying my rent on time, which seemed like no big deal to me before this year, have made me realize that I really am becoming an adult, which is terrifying. But, there comes a time when you just have to embrace change and whatever is coming next. Dorm living is always going to be a fond memory for me, but I’ve now accepted that it’s time to move on and grasp my independence with both hands. So, for those of you debating over where to live next year, I’ll leave you with this: dorm life has been one of the highlights of my college life, but moving on is good too, and living in a house teaches you valuable skills you can’t learn in a dorm.
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Clara Richter Editorial & Op/Ed Editor My senior year of high school, I had no CD player in my car. I didn’t have an iPod converter. I couldn’t drive to school in silence, so I looted my family’s cassette collection and I struck gold in the form of David Bowie’s 1972 masterpiece “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (and the soundtrack to “Last of the Mohicans,” but that’s beside the point). So during my entire senior year, I listened to nothing else. To and from school every morning. To and from Chicago for a college visit (DePaul, if you were curious). To and from swim practice and musical rehearsal. Pretty much any time I was in the car, I was listening to Bowie. We also have it on vinyl, so when I wasn’t in the car I could bump to it on the back porch in the summer and annoy all the neighbors, or the basement in the winter, much to the delight of my parents, who also love Bowie. I know every word to every song on the album. It’s my special skill. If I’m ever on “Jeopardy!” that will be the fun fact that I choose to share. David Bowie was kind of freaky. Which face is his real face? How should you feel about someone who spent the greater portion of their life being roughly 12 different people? Which one was the real Bowie? Bowie was all about creating these personas for himself. He was never really truly David Bowie because he was always playing a different character. He is said to have
had as many as 12 different personas, though the lines are often not clear. Most of the time the characters were tied to whatever album he was releasing, though not always. Ziggy Stardust is perhaps the most outrageous and the most notable of Bowie’s personas (besides Aladdin Sane, you know, the lightning bolt on the face distinguishing his split personality). Stardust is an androgynous alien who has come to earth to warn the citizens thereof of their demise, which will occur in five years (listen to the track “5 Years”). He wears a brightly patterned body suit, makeup in the vein of a woman and sports a really sassy mullet. It has been noted that Ziggy is especially intriguing because he was the first character that Bowie created that had a real background; a background that Bowie himself was so invested in that the man was often indistinguishable from the character. Though he was very connected with this character, it didn’t stop him from moving on to other personas and through the ‘70s and ‘80s his image continued to change. This apparent detachment and mobility between personalities suggests a reason why the music industry, and even his fan-base, was never able to pin him down or label him in any way because every time he released a new album, it was a little different from the previous one because it was influenced by an entirely different version of Bowie. Bowie has influenced many artists throughout the years, but no one has ever gone to the lengths that he has to remain undefined. And perhaps it is all a bit contrived to try to gain attention, but if it worked and if his
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music was successful anyway, can you really blame him for it? I guess the biggest question is what Bowie’s purpose was in creating so many different versions of himself? Was it really all a gimmick to keep people interested or was there a deeper purpose? Was part of it Bowie’s way of finding his musical voice, or being loyal to all these different musical voices he had? Because each persona is not only a different version of Bowie, but a different sound produced by him. The personas provided a way for him to explore every facet of his musical talent. My father has seen David Bowie in concert twice. The first time was in ’75 on his Station to Station tour when he was in his Thin White Duke persona and he showed up an hour and a half late and performed in a simple black suit and was probably coked out the whole time (Bowie admits to remembering little of the recording of “Station to Station” because he was so high.) The second time was in ’77 when he was on another Major Tom tour and he flew in on a trapeze. Paul (aka my father) says that his favorite aspect of Bowie was this aspect of unpredictability. You never knew what his next album was going to be like because he went wherever his artistic imagination lead him. Whether you like David Bowie or not, you have to admit that it’s pretty impressive that he committed himself so fully to his different personas and was able to make each album unique to each different character, and even though it’s a little freaky, that’s what makes David Bowie a legend. Contact Clara Richter at email@example.com
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