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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Vol. 89, No. 9

Your votes are in

JCU students elect Student Union officers for 2013 term Spencer German Campus Editor

It was fitting that in the aftermath of the nation choosing its respective government representatives, the John Carroll University student body would do the same, electing their Student Union executive board for the upcoming year. In a three-way race for president, junior Kim Rossi emerged as the winner, after collecting 43.1 percent of the vote over her opposing candidates, juniors Doug DeWysocki and Steve Palmieri. Rossi said, “The biggest challenge I faced in my campaign for Student Union president was definitely campaigning against two of the most qualified and dedicated candidates in Steve Palmieri and Doug DeWysocki. All being friends on Student Union together, we really pushed each other to be better and relished the opportunity to show the student body what we were capable of and why we were deserving of their vote.” Running unopposed for executive vice president was sophomore Tim Ficke, who received some competition from write-in candidate, freshman Nick Bacon. For the position of vice president for programming, it was junior Chelsea Gerken who emerged victorious on election day, as she also ran unopposed. Junior Allie Stevens won the race for vice president for business affairs with sophomore Kahim Chan coming up short in a competitive race. Sophomore Brianna Lazarchik was the third of four candidates that ran unopposed, and she won the race for vice president of communications. “One goal I have is to make things more streamlined and unified, because I think that that is one of our biggest problems on this campus is that things are so disconnected; and a lot of groups put on great events, but you don’t always know what’s going on, and things are at the same time,” Lazarchik. After the final election results were posted, she said, “I want to make one big calendar that all student organizations can contribute to, and as long as they’re on the calendar before

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Anime Club Black Greek Council Cardio and Cross Training Club Carroll Bioethics Society Circle K Club Water Polo European Union Simulation Gospel Choir Association John Carroll Christian Fellowship JCU Conservatives JUSTICE Kappa Alpha Theta La Mesa Hispanica Public Relations Student Society of America Rhapsody Blue Seeds of Hope Society of Professional Journalists Sports Medicine and Excercise Science

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the next month, they’re going to go on a big calendar that’s going to be in the display case outside the Student Union office, which I think will be really awesome.” In the race for vice president for judicial affairs, junior Jack Walton took the win over graduate student Sarah Horan. Finally, it was sophomore Steve Henderson that took the last spot on the Student Union executive board, sealing up the seat for vice president for student organizations. An analysis of the voting revealed that approximately 856 students participated in this year’s Student Union elections, which comes to about 28.8 percent of the whole student body. Sophomore Julia Hohner, a student who voted, said, “I think if students care enough about the John Carroll community, they’re going to want to play an active role in deciding who’s going to be making decisions about things going on at John Carroll.” The newly-elected candidates made it clear that they were looking forward to working

Please see ELECTION, p. 2 The new Student Union executive board members, from left: Steve Henderson, Jack Walton, Brianna Lazarchik, Kim Rossi, Tim Ficke, and Allie Stevens (Not pictured: Chelsea Gerken).

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Student organizations slammed with suspensions Lauren Kluth Staff Reporter

As the semester is drawing to a close, student organizations are busier than ever. Typically around this time of year, most organizations are wrapping up their semesters with annual events and activities. But this year, many organizations are strictly focused on getting back in good standing with the University after being suspended. Eighteen John Carroll University organizations are currently halting their plans until December, when they can petition to become a recognized organization through the University again. The organizations were suspended because they failed to update their new LoboLink profiles. LoboLink is a resource web page that allows interested students to gather information about a particular club or organization on campus. LoboLink replaced the previously used website, OrgSync. In previous years, all student organizations were required to update the information on their OrgSync profile in order to be considered an active organization through the Student Union. Organization presidents were instructed to do the same this year, using LoboLink instead. Each organization was required to create a profile that included all current information, as well as their constitution and roster. Every organization’s president was required to create their profile for the 2012-2013 academic year by Nov. 2. Jocelyn Toney, the president of the Greek organization Chi Omega, said that she was notified to complete her profile a few weeks ago. “I knew right away that LoboLink was important and that I needed to figure it out. I had some questions, and Student Activities was very helpful in guiding me in my completion of the document,” she said.

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Campus Briefs Biology professor awarded honorary doctorate from school in Czech Republic On Nov. 22, biology professor Jeff Johansen will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic. The ceremony will take place at City Hall in Ceske Budejovice. Johansen is the only recipient of an honorary degree from the university this year. A professor at JCU since 1988, Johansen has conducted fieldwork with his students in locations such as California, Hawaii, Chile and the Czech Republic. Many of the graduate and post-graduate students that he brought to JCU to conduct research under his direction came from the Czech Republic. Johansen’s expertise lies in psychological research, a branch of botany focusing on algae and cyanobacteria.

JCU debate team wins tournament JCU’s debate team won the Liberty University Debate Championship in Lynchburg, Va. the weekend of Nov. 2. In the novice division, Jeremy Himmelright and Chris Mitschow won the tournament, defeating the previously undefeated team from George Mason University in a unanimous decision by the three judges. Bridgette Mendes and Drew Dockery took fifth place in the division. In the varsity division, Noel Massarelli and Emily Stolfer had a competitive tournament as they transitioned from junior varsity to varsity.

JCU aims to break Guinness World Record JCU’s Leadership and Management Principles class is hoping to break the Guinness World Record for most high fives in one minute on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jardine Room. The event, which is sponsored by McDonald Hopkins, will raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Currently, the record for most high fives in a minute is 107, each coming from a different person. Donations of money or non-perishable food items will be accepted at the event and will benefit the Cleveland community. Pizza and refreshments will be served to participants. For more information, contact Ryan Goss at rgross12@jcu.edu.

The quest for a spot: JCU vs. BW parking pass prices Abigail Rings Staff Reporter

Paying for parking at John Carroll University is one of those sacrifices that students must make in order to have the luxury of a car on campus. The price of parking varies from university to university. But, The Carroll News recently found out that JCU’s closest fellow OAC school, Baldwin Wallace University, has lower prices for parking. Parking passes at JCU cost $325 for a year and $175 for a semester, while parking passes at BW cost $130 a year and $65 a semester for on-campus students. The price difference is drastic, especially considering that a year-long pass at BW costs less than a semester pass at JCU. All of the general rules and regulations for parking at both universities are basically the same. Students of all years are allowed to bring cars to campus, and upperclassmen are given priority for parking spaces. Parking passes are non-transferable, and there are certain hours and days for free and restricted parking. Some believe that the reason for the price difference is the number of spots available on campus. JCU has 1,541 parking spaces available, while BW has 1,700 spaces. The parking spots are situated around the campus at various locations, and both universities have off-campus parking for freshmen and sophomores: the Green Road Annex for JCU and the Berea Fairgrounds for BW. Another thing that influences the price of parking could be the number of students who have cars on campus and the availability of those spots. Patti Taylor, parking coordinator for JCU, said, “Anyone who applies for a permit will receive one.” Taylor also noted that students who live on campus purchased 579 parking passes this semester, leaving 926 spots for commuters and other staff and faculty. Karen Husak, director of parking services for BW, told The Carroll News that the percentage of residential students who had a car on campus increased with students’ class, being as small as 35 percent for freshmen and as large as 75 percent for seniors. Many students have asked how the money is used. Most of the money goes towards the general campus maintenance fund, according to Taylor. She said, “The proceeds are deposited in the operating account for the University [JCU]. Expenses supporting parking include sealing and stripping the lots, lighting, snow removal and other related maintenance. The shuttle service is another expense that was implemented to support the decision to allow all students to bring vehicles,” she said. Husak, of BW, said that the funds from parking passes go to the

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together in the upcoming year. “I’m very excited and I’m really looking forward to what’s ahead [because] I think we have a great executive team, and we’re all new. So we’re all going to be able to start our own path and we’re not going to really have anything to look back on, so while that is scary, I think there is a lot of potential along with [it],” Ficke said. Rossi is equally excited for the upcoming year. “I am absolutely thrilled to work with this elected executive board,” she said. “I see the unbelievable potential in this group to do amazing things for this school, and I am simply proud to have the privilege to help lead them and accomplish the many great things ahead of us.” When this new group is inaugurated in January, the Student Union will certainly have a new look to it, but they said they are looking forward to working together in this upcoming year.

general fund just like JCU; however, BW puts the revenue from parking tickets toward something completely different. “Ticket fines go to student scholarships,” she said. Plans for new parking spaces are not in the works for either University at this time. But the parking offices are trying to make the current situation as easy and efficient as possible. Sophomore Lexi Korczynski said, “I have to park on campus because I have an off-campus job coaching soccer teams. Most weeks, [I] worked from 4-9 every day, sometimes traveling an hour away, so obviously not having a car wasn’t an option.” Others have said that the price has prevented them from bringing their car to campus. Sophomore Tim Ficke explained, “I didn’t have a car on campus last year because of the price and because I knew I wouldn’t be on campus.” Sophomore Elliott Schermerhorn had the same opinion. “I believe they try to strip us of all our money. So, yes, the prices have kept me from bringing my car up here,” he said. The biggest problem students have with parking relative to the price is having to park at the Green Road Annex. Sophomore Danni Keane said, “The price of parking, especially parking at Green Road, is ridiculous. I could understand $175 if I were allowed to keep my car on campus, but since it’s at the Annex I don’t see why I have to pay that much.” Schermerhorn agreed. “I don’t understand why they won’t let more people park on campus, especially with those big new lots,” he said. Korczynski said that the thing that irritated her the most was the damage that has been done to her car. “Parking is very tight, and my car has been side swiped and hit while in the parking lot. I literally walked to my car to go to coach and found a dent in it one day and a huge scratch in it the next,” she said. “If I pay $300 to park on campus, I would hope campus security would check things out when they hear cars hitting other cars. The parking spaces are so tight I’m not surprised kids’ [cars] are hitting each other.” However, some students feel that parking at JCU is worth the cost. Sophomore Eric Smith, a transfer student from the University of Akron, said, “The parking passes were much cheaper there, but parking was a nightmare. I regularly spent 20-30 minutes driving around the parking garages looking for an open spot. The worst part, though, was crime. There were several murders at night within a block of where I parked. Also in that area – and sometimes in that parking garage – there were students that were robbed. Many students had theirs vehicles broken into during class. By far the most stressful part of my experience at UA was parking. It makes me really appreciate parking here at JCU.”

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

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, from Ohio’s 17th District, stopped at John Carroll University on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to discuss his new book, “A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance and Recapture the American Spirit.” The Carroll News sat down with him for an interview after his talk to students, faculty, staff and community residents. The Carroll News: Tell me a little bit about mindfulness and how you got started on this path.

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TR: The retreat is so good because once you really taste it you realize that making the time to do it improves the quality of your day and your life in such a way that you realize that you want to do it every single day. Everyone has something that they do that makes them feel better, and you begin to make time to do that. – Interview by Dan Cooney, compiled by Ryllie Danylko

Tim Ryan: Mindfulness is the idea of paying attention to the present moment and really seeing it clearly [to] know if we’re bringing some level of bias to it. It’s about being aware of the present moment, and the practice of mindfulness is about cultivating that awareness. It’s not something that we have to go out and get. It’s something that we all already have. And it’s just about disciplining ourselves in a way Photo from Tonya Strong-Charles that cultivates that awareness so we’re not so Students had the opportunity to meet with distracted. Ryan after his lecture. From left: Josette CN: College students, similar to congressmen, Burns, John Bannon, Julia Blanchard and CN have extremely busy schedules; how do you Editor in Chief Dan Cooney.

Campus Safety Log November 7, 2012 Theft reported at 5:37 p.m.

November 8, 2012 Theft reported at 12:01 p.m. and 1:14 p.m.

November 9, 2012 Possession of false identifying information reported at 7:42 p.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.


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Meet your 2013 student senator candidates Class of 2014

Deirdre Byrne: “I have loved being on Student Union for these past two years. I have never once missed a Tuesday meeting and am always more than willing to look for ways to make it simple for students to voice their opinions and concerns.”

Michael Gong: “An ideal student senate is active in all areas on campus and is composed of a diverse group of students who can represent other organizations, groups and the general population of the John Carroll community.”

Timothy Johnson: “In this position, I will professionally relay the concerns of the student body to the school administration. I will work to make the students’ voices heard and create Danielle Cappellino: “I am running for Student Union Senate positive change on campus.” because it has been a great opportunity to serve with a great Christopher Kent: “Student Union Senate provides me group of students this past year that just want the absolute with the opportunity to meet and interact with students of my best for our school.” class.” Chad Feeney: “I am running to keep the tradition of Greek Ann Profeta: “I think that I would contribute a lot to Student Life being involved in every facet of our campus alive.” Union. I have an outgoing personality and would be able to Corey Greenwade: “I will represent our students to the fullest accommodate the needs of the Carroll community.” to bring John Carroll everything that its students need to feel Christopher Razek: “I am now running for my second term comfortable, satisfied and educated.” on Student Union Senate because the work is not done. I have enjoyed my experience so far of working with my peers Michael Hager: “What I lack in intelligence I make up for to foster a more united and inclusive campus community, but with a strong work ethic and a natural ability to connect with I truly want to do more.” others.” David Markovich: “I have a proven record of being a leader Elliott Schermerhorn: “No one will ever see me quit, eson campus through my work as president of Hillel and excel in pecially when it comes to promoting the values and ideas I believe in.” communicating and reaching out to students.”

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Emily Stolfer: “We need people that are willing to make an effective change in our JCU community, and I am willing to work Ashley Ambrose: “Through my creativity and responsibility, I will bring events and changes that our class would like to see. to make that happen.” My philosophy is that every student is important!”

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Nicholas Bacon: “I want to make a positive difference for the Sam Braun: “I believe I am qualified for Student Union Senate student body.” because I have the necessary communication and leadership qualities to do what is best for the sophomore class.” Chris Barthen: “I think it is crucial that our school knows how their student body is feeling about hot topics around campus. I Sean Calhoun: “My involvement on campus has allowed me will listen to everyone’s opinions and ideas and then try to get to network with a variety of people, both students and faculty, those ideas put into action.” which is a great advantage to have, because I am able to directly find out what my peers want out of their time at Carroll. Alex Bernitt: “It is very important to me to have somewhat of a leading voice here at John Carroll and be able to convey it to Quinn Cassidy: “I think I would be a great addition to this or- my fellow peers.” ganization because I have an outgoing personality and have a lot of good ideas to contribute to John Carroll’s Student Union. Paul Campbell: “I enjoy working with a team, so being active with the rest of the senate would be a great experience. I have Ryan Fernandez: “I want to be able to solidify already always been the one to take a leadership role.” established friendships and gain new ones along the way. I could not think of any better way to accomplish this goal than Emily Wach: “I am familiar with leadership, responsibility, through being fortunate enough to represent them.” dedication and open-mindedness.”

From SUSPENSION, p. 1 All presidents were made aware that if their profiles were not updated in time, their organization would be suspended and considered inactive through the University. Because they neglected to update their LoboLink profiles on time, 18 organizations were suspended and are not currently recognized by the University. One organization that has been subject to suspension for this reason is Seeds of Hope. The group’s incoming president, junior Lauren McPherson, said, “I think LoboLink made it confusing for all organizations, which explains why Seeds of Hope is among those clubs that are suspended. It’s a concern for our organization, but with the unfailing help of [Student

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Allison Graham: “I feel that I would be an asset to the Student Union because I am dedicated to service, and I have lots of leadership experience.” Cole Hassay: “One word that can describe me is hardworking, and I promise that I will carry that attribute to Student Union as a senator.” Connor Hines: “ I am running to represent this great freshman class, and make this year great for everyone.” Megan Hobart: “My classmates can tell me what they want to see on campus, and I will do my best to implement that change.” Jaslyn Ivey: “I am really dedicated to making a smooth and fun community. I’m very easy to talk [to] and I really do want to help.” Kevin Kussmaul: “If I was elected a senator, I would listen to any questions/concerns/comments that you may have about JCU and would then present them before the Student Union.” Sarah Price: “I am very organized and love planning events. I am very outgoing and believe I would be a positive addition to the student senate.” Matthew Rebera: “As your representative, I hope to communicate your concerns, comments and questions and get answers.” Timothy Schifferle: “By being able to talk with young men and women not from just one group, but from the class as a whole, I feel that I would be able to effectively represent us in the senate.” Hannah Todorowski: “I believe that everyone should be able to influence the decisions made about activities and their way of life at college.” Kyle Vermette: “I would like to see our campus become even more diverse and honor all of our differences in opinion.” Patrick Waldron: “I have made many friends from different backgrounds and who associate themselves with different people, and so I think that I will be able to receive a rounded idea of what the students think are problems with the school.”

she said. Since all organizations are run differently, these consequences have different effects on each group. In order to return to active status, each organization must submit a letter of intent to Cook. They must also complete their profile on LoboLink in order to regain their privileges. Although 18 organizations were suspended, the majority updated their profiles in time to remain in good standing. Matthew Lowe, president of the Arrupe Scholar program, is one of many who met this deadline. “I updated Arrupe’s LoboLink profile because I have faculty advisors that reminded me numerous times to do so,” said Lowe. “I’m glad I did it on time so I didn’t have to suffer the consequences. I knew the organizations would be suspended, but I didn’t expect the consequences of their suspension to be so serious.”

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Music at Midday at the Inn Between at noon with Bluegrass and Bamboo, featuring Chinese and American folk music.

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Union vice president for student organizations] Bill Cook, it’s being taken care of.” Another organization that was suspended is the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Its president, Colleen Gallagher, declined comment. Other suspended organizations include the Anime Club, the Cardio and Cross Training Club, the Carroll Bioethics Society, European Union Simulation and the Latin American Student Association. Lisa Ramsey, director of student activities, explained that these suspensions have varying consequences for every group, and affect each organization differently. “Suspended groups lose the privilege to reserve facilities on campus, post or publicize for their organization, request a van and request funding from SOBB (Student Organization Budget Board),”

Emma DiPasquale: “If elected, I plan on representing the freshman class as well as I can and make the changes that you want to see in the school.”

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Middle Eastern “Guts” challenge Student Association at 10 p.m. in the fall party at 5 p.m. RecPlex. in the atrium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology.

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Black Friday: mission accepted Alexandra Higl

Tip 2: Prioritize your purchases.

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Nov. 23, 2012: Black Friday. Welcome to the jungle – a place deemed only fit for the strongest of the strong, the relentless and the cutthroat. A place where it is socially acceptable to have a Lindsay Lohan-style public meltdown if you don’t snatch up that bargain-priced flat screen television; a place where it is okay to unleash your inner “shopzilla” and show off your bruises from the day, as your war wounds and badges of honor. This much-anticipated date is the Ironman for shop-aholics across America. Months of preparation are involved. Plans of attack are initiated. Hours of scouring every advertisement are critical. Yet, somehow many seem to fall victim to the pressure this day of consumerism holds. Not this year. Simply follow these simple tips to better your game and improve your shopping strategies.

Tip 1: Don’t go solo

In reality, you’re probably not going to be able to buy all 103 items on your wish list because of time constraints and limited in-store shelving space. Number your items from “cannot live without this” to “I guess it won’t kill me if I don’t have this special edition Hello Kitty toaster.” Then, group the items by each store, just to stay a little more organized.

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4th Annual Compassion from Fashion Beachwood Mall 5-9 p.m. $30

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WJCU-FM Blizzard Bash The Brothers Lounge 6 p.m. $5


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WJCU-FM holds annual benefit concert

Matthew Hribar Staff Reporter

Clear your calendars for the Blizzard Bash – WJCU-FM’s annual benefit concert on Nov. 18. The event will star three local bands: Oldboy, The Commonwealth and Lowly, The Tree Ghost. The cover charge is $5 and benefits the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. Blizzard Bash will be at The Brothers Lounge, which is located between downtown Cleveland and Lakewood. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music will start

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The Brothers Lounge, located in downtown Cleveland, will be hosting Blizzard Bash.

at 7 p.m. The three bands that have been chosen are unique, all having extreme passion in their music. Oldboy is a mixture of roots rock and alternative folk. Cleveland.com compared the band to Mumford and Sons and Avett Brothers. Oldboy has also just celebrated the release of their new album, “Covered In Sound,” which has been getting rave reviews from local papers and websites. Photos form kickstarter.com The Commonwealth are a Lowly, The Tree Ghost is composed of four rock group, and according to members, two men and two women. The Plain Dealer, have hints of “the National, the Black Keys, Radiohead many faces of hunger in Cuyahoga and Iron and Wine.” The band recently County. The network’s services help dropped a new album called “Emerald City families from Cleveland’s inner-city Blues.” The cover of “Emerald City Blues” neighborhoods to the suburban netseems to be of Lake Erie and the skyline of work of Greater Cleveland. “There are a lot of families in need Cleveland that has an initial vibe of oceanic splendor that makes you curious about their of food and assistance, and our mission here at WJCU is to raise as much overall sound. Lowly, The Tree Ghost have a folk style. money as possible,” said Howard Scene Magazine says, “[Lowly, The Tree Regal, station manager at WJCUGhost] transports fans to a new headspace, FM. “It’s a $5 donation to get into the one that borders fairy tales and county event, and you can listen to music all fairs.” The band draws inspiration from night long. In the meantime, you can situations involving animals. The lead vo- also buy raffle tickets for great prizes calist states that listeners have to “seek the that we have. Raffle prizes include answer instead of knowing exactly what’s tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers game and tickets to the Cleveland going on.” The entrance fee to Blizzard Bash will be Metroparks Zoo. With its reasonable price, charity donated to The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. The Network has a goal of ris- benefit, raffle prizes and critically acing to the challenge of stopping hunger by claimed music, Blizzard Bash is sure to providing food and vital services to the be an event you won’t want to pass up.

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Fall trend watch: Boots 101 Learn what boots to wear to send a fashion message Haley Denzak The Carroll News

With the bleak early winter weather and the stress of classes at an all-time high, why even try and look presentable … ever? Certainly throwing on a pair of sweats and a hoodie seems ideal, but for those days when you want to look just a little nicer, why not go for leggings, an oversized sweater and boots. Boots have become more and more of a popular staple in so many people’s wardrobe that it is almost inevitable that everyone has at least one pair. With such a large variety, ranging in style, length and color, it is safe to say boots will forever remain a huge part of fall attire. First is the average rain boot. Obviously, the usual rubber boot is made to make those rainy days just a little less damp. The best part of rain boots is the variety. Whether they are tall, short, vibrant or neutral, they are certainly functional and fashionable. Another aspect that makes the rain boot so likeable is the affordability. For a cheap pair to last you through a season, Target has some amazing pairs that include wild patterns and fun colors. If you want a sustainable pair that will undoubtedly last you many years to come, go for the Hunter Rain Boot. The lavish and expensive brand has such a variety of colors and styles that splurging a little for yourself is a must. For those cooler days, why not go for riding boots? Originally called riding boots because of how similar they are to the boots equestrians wear, they should hit somewhere below your knee, and are perfect to be paired

with jeans, leggings or even a cute dress or skirt. Riding boots are almost always made of leather, and the best can usually be purchased at a department store or DSW. Ranging in prices based on how much you’re willing to spend, riding boots are a great expense because their durability can last for an extremely long time. For a grungy, more hipster look, try the combat boot. Because of its lace-up structure and leather material, the combat boot can turn any look into the latest trend because of its versatility. Although they are sold essentially anywhere, Target always has some great pairs that are super inexpensive and always fashionable. Boots nowadays are not only for women. The men’s desert boot is really taking over and moving into becoming a man’s more updated version of Sperrys. The boot, which can be made with leather or suede usually, comes right above the ankles, just adding a little something different to men’s wardrobe. To find a great looking pair, go to the men’s shoe section of a department store to ensure the most man-friendly pair. They are super stylish on any man, making the desert boot a trend that will hopefully be around for a while. It is pretty safe to say that now people do not have to rely on Ugg boots to get them through the cold fall and winter seasons. While Uggs will always be a part of our fall fashion, it is good to know that there are other boots out there ensuring more of a variety. So next time when it’s cold, rainy and you just want to curl up into some sweats to go to class, try a pair of boots: they can completely change your gloomy mood.

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The average rubber rain boot is worn to keep your feet dry on those wet, rainy days.

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When worn, combat boots give a grungy look that sets a heavy fashion statement.

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The riding boot is used in the same functionality as a rain boot, but worn when a little more style is wanted.

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Desert boots, or “chukkas,” are a chic fashion for men’s footwear that can be worn to look a bit more stylish.


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The tastiest bites around town Abbey Vogel Karly Kovac

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It’s not always easy for college students to eat great food. Yet, there are many great options that surround us in the city of University Heights. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town, a nice quiet dinner with your parents or just a unique dining experience, you can find it right in John Carroll’s backyard. With the shuttles to take you there and prices that won’t add to your student loans, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. University Heights and its surrounding cities have a great deal to offer a well-researched food connoisseur, and here are just a few of the many dining options available to John Carroll students.

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Located in Little Italy, this restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere and an interesting, more local place to eat, different from the chains your family might be accustomed to. With a friendly staff, Trattoria provides high-class service, but reservations are suggested. Though this option is a little more expensive, it is unique and authentic, making the more expensive price tag worth it.

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The best all-around dining experience... Sterle’s Country House

1401 East 55th Street Cleveland, OH 44103 A cultural and unforgettable dining experience that will leave you with fond memories and a full stomach, Sterle’s is definitely the place to be! Its traditional food, polka dancing and tip-top service make this restaurant top notch. “First of all, it’s a Slovenian/ German restaurant, and that’s my favorite kind of food,” said freshman Julia Bittner. “And then I like it because of the family style portions. They play polka music, and the waitresses dress in traditional outfits, making it a fun night for everyone!”

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14020 Cedar Road University Heights, OH 44118 This is a simple, family-friendly restaurant that is close to campus and has half-price appetizers starting after 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 p.m. on weekends, making it an affordable option for any college student’s budget. There is generally no wait for seating, and the food is hearty, with a great deal of variety available. According to freshman Scott Soethe, “It’s nice to have such an affordable option so close that’s open late when I’m hungry after studying or an event at night and don’t have anything in my dorm room to make.”

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3700 Orange Place Beachwood, OH 44122 Looking for the perfect place for a nice cup of coffee and a delectable meal on a Sunday morning? Bob Evans is the place for you. “For a Sunday brunch I would have to say the best and closest place is Bob Evans. I can’t think of very many places I would take my mom or girlfriend but Bob Evans because it has good deals on their food,” said sophomore Chris Casey. Located right around the corner, this restaurant has become a campus favorite and is highly affordable!

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Judy Garland’s signature blue pinafore Dorothy dress that was worn during “The Wizard of Oz” was auctioned off at $480,000 in Beverly Hills.

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The CN previews the quickly approaching seasons for JCU men’s and women’s basketball John Stavole retired after eight years with the program. However, anyone that follows the program at all knows that head coach Mike Men’s Basketball Moran doesn’t rebuild his team each year, After receiving a first-round bye in the he simply reloads. Now, with a number of 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament, returning underclassmen as well as a talented the season ended earlier than anticipated for incoming freshman class, everyone on the the John Carroll University men’s basketball team will be asked to step up and step into a team with a 79-74 loss to Wilmington in the new role to help lead the Blue Streaks back to success. semifinals. The Blue and Gold will depend upon While the Blue Streaks graduated seven seniors last season, perhaps the biggest loss the tradition that Moran and his teams have will be on the bench, as former assistant coach developed and established to carry them to another run at the OAC champions h i p . Wi t h s o much depth and so many players fighting for playing time, Moran wants to remind his team that “nothing is guaranteed” and that it’s a wideopen race. At the same time, so is the OAC championship, and that’s a race that you Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information can bet the Blue Head coach Mike Moran, who has over 30 years of coaching Streaks will be experience, will look to lead JCU to an OAC championship. gunning for.

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Women’s Basketball “Whatever it takes.” That’s the motto for the 2012-13 John Carroll University women’s basketball team, and it’s a pretty admirable motto to live by. The Blue Streaks ended t h e 2 0 11 - 1 2 Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information season with a Sophomore Beth Switzler, who averaged seven points per game sour taste in last year, will be a key player for the Blue Strealks this season. their mouth, as they were ousted by the Wilmington College stressed to her team to “be quick, but don’t Quakers, 60-54, in the opening round of the hurry.” The Blue and Gold struggled to find Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament. any offensive rhythm early last season, after After only losing two players from last playing at a slower-than-usual pace. This year, season’s team, both of whom were starters, Maravalli and the Blue Streaks are returning the Blue Streaks now return a large core to their up-tempo offensive rhythm, while of last year’s team. With another season of relying on depth and youth to enforce a presexperience under their belts, this year’s Blue suring defense and transition game. Streaks team certainly has the talent and the With optimism on their side, the sky is veteran experience needed to compete in the truly the limit for this young, but capable, gauntlet that is the OAC. Blue Streaks roster as they prepare for another Head coach Kristie Maravalli took a page upcoming season of Ohio Athletic Conference out of John Wooden’s book when she has basketball.

Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers working towards excellence Youthful Cavs are full of talent, but need time to build

Commentary by Zach Mentz Sports Editor

It’s been over two years since the infamous “Decision” made by LeBron James on national television, yet some Cleveland fans still feel the sting of betrayal. Usually, when the best player in the league leaves your team and dashes down south for his own prerogative, there’s a bit of a rebuilding phase for the franchise. And that’s exactly the situation that the Cavaliers are in. Fortunately for Cleveland fans, the Cava-

liers might have just hit the nail on the head when they chose Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Irving then went on to win the Rookie of the Year award in his freshman campaign in the NBA, proving that he’s the real deal. With Irving paired next to Tristan Thompson, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, it’s safe to say the Cavs had established a solid blueprint towards success. The Cavs added on to that blueprint this past summer when they drafted Dion Waiters with the No. 4 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft,

adding another potent scorer and playmaker to partner with Irving in the backcourt. After interviewing Cavaliers Senior V.P. of Communications Tad Carper, back in February, one thing became clear to me: This franchise is on the right track to success. Owner Dan Gilbert, Carper and the rest of the Cavaliers front office has a goal in mind for the future, and they seem to know exactly how to get there. The Cavaliers currently possess one of the most youth-infused, yet talented, squads in all of the NBA. Thirteen of the current 15

players on the Cavaliers roster are 26-yearsold or younger, which speaks even further to the youth the team has. However, with Byron Scott at the helm as head coach and Irving as the floor general, it’s clear that the Cavaliers have a chance to build something special in the future. As the old adage goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” and the Cavaliers aren’t going to be either. With patience, this Cavaliers team could grow into the NBA’s next version of the youthful Oklahoma City Thunder, and that’s a prize worth waiting for.

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The Blue Streaks captured an impressive ninth place finish in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Anderson University in Alexandria, Ind. Led by freshman Patrick O’Brien (25:55.44), the Blue and Gold made a concerted effort to get out to a quick start. “We wanted to go out fast since we went out so slow at conference,” O’Brien said. JCU did just that, and didn’t let off the gas pedal for the rest of the race. O’Brien, who took home All-Region honors with a 25th place finish, was followed by senior captains Nick Wojtasik (65th) and Pat Burns (69th). “I think the guys fought pretty tough,” JCU assistant coach Christin Handley said after the race.

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Senior Pat Burns (right).

With junior Gabriella Kreuz and sophomore Emily Mapes at the front of the pack, the Blue Streaks claimed eighth place at the Division III Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Anderson University. After a disappointing third place finish in the OAC Championships, the Blue and Gold were determined to leave it all on the course. Both Kreuz and Mapes, who finished 20th and 25th respectively, certainly did so, earning All-Region honors. “I think we did well. It’s tough, we’re tired, we’ve been fighting for a long time,” Kreuz said. Freshman Hanna Sterle (71st) and junior Caroline Kapela (77th) also ran solid races. Despite the best efforts of the top four runners and the rest of the team, the squad barely missed out on a National Championship berth.

Though the Blue Streaks got out to a rough start with a 125-90 loss to Mount Union on Friday, Nov. 9, JCU recovered with a 159-129 victory over the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Blue and Gold notched three first place finishes in four events on Friday, but the Purple Raiders roster had too much depth for JCU. Junior Nick Holvey (the 100-yard freestyle) and freshman Filip Crncek (100yard breaststroke) both took home individual first place honors. The script was flipped against the Yellow Jackets, as numerous Blue Streaks posted impressive performances. Among the best were freshman Jacob Crain (100 and 200yard butterfly) and senior Drew Edson, who each captured two first place finishes.

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Freshman Jacob Crain.

The women’s team was defeated on Friday by Mount Union, but prevailed over Baldwin Wallace on Saturday. Both Blue Streaks teams also took fifth place in the Cleveland Championships. Sophomore Victoria Watson (200-yard freestyle), senior Julia Adams (200-yard individual medley) and sophomore Danielle Ketterer (one-meter diving) all had first place finishes in JCU’s 133-104 loss to the Purple Raiders. Adams (200-yard freestyle) and Watson (50-yard freestyle) again captured wins in a 161-133 victory over the Yellow Jackets. Sophomore Karyn Adams (100-yard backstroke), freshman Lindsey Fano (1,650-yard freestyle) and junior Rachel Libertin (500-yard freestyle) also finished in first to help JCU’s cause.


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Hiring D’Antoni a fair move for L.A.

The past week in Laker Land has been hectic, to say the least. This exact time last week, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown was the head coach of the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. Brown was obviously under fire due to his team’s lowly 1-4 start, but while media and fans alike criticized him, it seemed to be understood that Brown wasn’t quite in jeopardy of losing his job (yet). After all, despite being 1-4, the Lakers were only five games into the season. And then the news broke. Brown had been ousted as the Lakers coach, and numerous names began to float around as possible candidates for the position. By the time last Saturday night had come around, it seemed likely to NBA executives and media members that former Lakers coach Phil Jackson would again return to the City of Angels for a third stint. And then the news broke, again. Lakers owner Jerry Buss and the front office had decided to go in a different direction, opting instead to hire former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni. As soon as Brown was relieved of his duties as Lakers coach, many clamored and pleaded for the “Zen Master” to return once again and save the floundering Lakers. While reports have indicated that Jackson was prepared to accept the Lakers’ offer, he didn’t bite soon enough. Let me be clear: Mike D’Antoni is no Phil Jackson. He’s not even close. But D’Antoni is a very good coach in his own regard and is certainly a step up from Mike Brown. D’Antoni will come into the new position already having the respect of Steve Nash, who thrived by winning two MVPs in D’Antoni’s “seven seconds or less” offense during their time together in Phoenix. D’Antoni also commands the respect of Kobe Bryant, as Bryant grew up admiring D’Antoni during his playing days in Italy. D’Antoni, who resigned as the Knicks coach on March 14, is known for his use of the pick and roll offense. Now he has the two best pick and roll players in the league to run it with in Nash and Dwight Howard. D’Antoni is also criticized for his lack of emphasis on defense, but considering he has the NBA’s best defender, Howard, as well as Metta World Peace (a former Defensive Player of the Year) and Bryant (a nine-time All-Defensive first teamer), something tells me that will change. The Lakers were also looking for a long-term head coach, rather than a maximum two-year deal with Phil Jackson. Hiring the “Zen Master” obviously would have been like buying a $100,000 Ferrari, but they can’t exactly complain with having a $50,000 Mercedes as a consolation prize. Follow @ZachMentz on Twitter or email him at zmentz14@jcu.edu

On a perfect fall evening at Don Shula Stadium, the Blue Streaks attempted to achieve the nearly impossible: defeat the seemingly invincible Purple Raiders of Mount Union. Brimming with emotion on a senior night dedicated to 27 departing players, the Blue and Gold were eager to hand the visitors their first OAC loss since 2005 and their first OAC road defeat in 126 games. A fast start gave the Blue Streaks reason for optimism, but 38 unanswered points by Mount Union would dash those hopes. Armed with potent quarterback Mark Myers and a solid defense, JCU looked to have its best shot in years to take down the Purple Raiders, the top-ranked team in the country among NCAA Division III teams. The Blue Streaks’ chances looked even better when they jumped out to an early lead. Long snapper Robert Sason recovered a Mount Union fumble on a punt return, giving JCU great field position at the Mount Union 15yard line. Though the drive stalled, kicker Brad Marchese’s 25-yard field goal gave the Blue Streaks a 3-0 lead. Senior wide receiver Lane Robilotto also achieved a milestone early in the game, setting a JCU season record for receiving yards with 1,098. “Breaking the record is very bittersweet; it’s great, but it was a tough night for my last football game,” he said. The explosive Mount Union offense, led by sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke, answered JCU’s field goal with an eightplay, 75-yard scoring drive. With a 21-yard touchdown pass from Burke to wideout Jasper Collins, the Purple Raiders claimed a 7-3

In the second half, it was all Mount Union. Burke and the offense added on three more touchdowns and a field goal, while the Raiders’ topranked defense in the nation shut down Myers and the Blue Streaks offense. A promising start to the game for the Blue and Gold ended in a tough 59-17 loss to end the season. Despite the result, head Photo courtesy of Greg Meehan coach Regis Scafe remained posiSophomore quarterback Mark Myers releases a bullet to one of his wide receivers tive. “We battled in Saturday’s loss to the Purple Raiders. A transfer from Pitt, Myers established all year, including himself this year as one of the best signal callers in the OAC. tonight; we never lead. On its next drive, Mount Skilliter, who burned JCU for a gave up,” he said. “I am very proud Union gambled on 4th and 6 from 33-yard return. Two plays later, the of this team … we played with the JCU 32-yard line. Sophomore senior ran 25 yards for a touchdown, class and had a lot of adversity to linebacker Choe Samba made them giving the Purple Raiders the lead overcome.” pay, as he sacked Burke for a loss of for good. The Blue and Gold finished the Burke added to the lead on his season with a 6-4 record, losing their 24. Myers needed only three plays to lead the Blue and Gold into the team’s next possession, tossing a last two games against Heidelberg end zone. The sophomore signal 12-yard touchdown pass to Denton. and Mount Union. Though the caller found senior tight end Ben The Blue and Gold were not beaten season did not result in a playoff apMadden for five yards, to give the yet, as Myers connected with junior pearance, the future remains bright Blue Streaks a 10-7 lead. The sturdy running back Randy Greenwood for for the Blue Streaks. Playmakers JCU defense forced a three and out a 30-yard touchdown to bring the such as Myers, sophomore lineon Mount Union’s next drive. But score to 21-17 with 7:18 remaining backer Kevin Cope, junior wideout senior DaQuan Grobsmith fumbled in the 2nd quarter. But two Burke Alex Kline, Randy Greenwood and the ensuing punt, giving the visitors touchdowns would put the game sophomore defensive lineman Frank the ball back. Fortunately, for the out of reach. The first came at the Pines will all be back next year. third consecutive drive, the JCU end of a 14-play, 85-yard drive, Some young, talented players, such defense stepped up to the occasion, when Burke scored on a 12-yard as sophomore running back Domistopping the Purple Raiders on 4th run. On Mount Union’s next posses- nic De La Riva and sophomore sion, Burke connected with Collins linebacker Jimmy King, are also and 2 at the JCU 16. Following an unsuccessful drive once again, this time for an 80-yard quickly climbing up the depth chart. to begin the second quarter, the bomb on the first play of the drive. Blue Streaks fans definitely have Blue Streaks were forced to punt Suddenly, the Blue and Gold were reason to hope that next year will be to Mount Union running back Blair trailing 35-17 going into halftime. a breakout season for JCU.

Roller-coaster ride ends in defeat for Blue Streaks Women’s soccer fall in OAC Championships, but many players earn accolades Jake Hirschmann Staff Reporter

Although rarely the favorite, the underdog spirit of this Blue Streaks team showed all season, as they fought through injury and adversity and played their way all the way to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship, where they eventually fell to Ohio Northern University, 2-0. Although they did not finish the season as OAC champions, the season was far from a lost cause. Finishing with only two conference losses in the regular season landed them at sixth in the conference and propelled them into OAC Tournament play. After a dramatic game against Capital University that went into penalty kicks, the Blue Streaks celebrated their way to the OAC Championship and ended up settling for a very impressive second place finish, blowing preseason expectations out of the water. This season, of course, would have been much different if not for the spectacular play of some the best

players in the OAC. Sophomore forward Kay Akerly, who led the team with 13 goals this year, was named forward of the year for the entire OAC. Along with Akerly, junior midfielder Genny Georgen was named to the All-OAC first team, with 3 goals, 5 assists and a game-winning goal to her name. And let us not forget sophomore goalkeeper Haley McDonald. McDonald had a stellar Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information sophomore campaign Sophomore Kay Akerly dribbles down the pitch in a match earlier in the for the Blue Streaks and season. The forward was a major playmaker for JCU this year. was a huge contributor in the team’s finals run. This year, Kenner and Kristen Profeta will be that three-peat into the finals,” Mcshe finished with a fantastic 0.99 missed, but the lady Blue Streaks Donald said. Overall, a season that many were goals against average and eight have some more than capable playshutouts, while playing every single ers waiting in the wings, ready to expecting to be mediocre turned out step up. to be a pleasant surprise for everygame. “Next year we will be ready for one. The team finished with an imThe John Carroll women look to be in good shape next year, return- what coach Mike [Marich] wants pressive record of 9-7-4, identical to ing almost their entire squad. Se- and be able to put our team into a the year prior, and ended up second niors Amanda Buxton, Mackenzie position to score more. We want in the OAC Tournament.


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Looking back at the Blue and Gold’s award-winning season Men’s soccer catches fire at the end of the season, but falls in OAC championship Beckie Reid Staff Reporter

The men’s soccer team fell to the No. 5 Ohio Northern Polar Bears in Ada, Ohio last Sunday by a final score of 2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament championship. Déjà vu kicked in as the Blue Streaks headed onto the field for their second OAC championship match in as many years. Last year, the Blue and Gold lost to the Polar Bears by a score of 5-0. The beginning of the season was rough, as they lost four in a row in the first few weeks of September, but that might have been what they needed. Then the team did a 180: they went on an eight-game winning streak. The first 37 minutes of the championship game was a defensive battle, leaving both teams scoreless. Ohio Northern kept the Blue Streaks on an even playing field until the last 10 minutes of the game. The first goal was scored by senior midfielder Chris Matejka on a bicycle kick in the 38th minute. The ball was in the air when Matejka connected to the lower right corner of the goal. John Carroll was issued a couple of yellow cards, which set them back mentally. ONU’s second goal came from their

leading scorer, freshman Keegan Ross, no less than one minute later, assisted by Nate Bascom. Overall, the team outscored their opponents (15-14), although Ohio Northern (20-2) won its third league tournament crown. In the last five years, they came in fourth place. The team has an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Senior goalkeeper Carl Contrascier made eight saves in comparison to Ohio Northern’s three. “As disappointing [as] it is to lose in the conference championship game for the second year in a row, we are extremely proud of how we finished the season,” said JCU head coach Hector Marinaro. “Unfortunately, right now we are in the same conference as one of the top teams in the country. In our last 13 games we only lost twice, and they were both to ONU, which is ranked fifth in the country.” Despite losing seven seniors (Carl Contrascier, Ion Coada, Thor Eriksen, Jeff Demarchi, Geoff Bloom, Wycliffe Odhiambo and Jerry Rubino), JCU still has a lot of young talent on the roster. Returning for the Blue Streaks next year is sophomore Brian Potocnik. Potocnik led the team in points (17) and assists (9) along with four goals of his own, earning first team All-OAC honors by the end of the sea-

son. Potocnik is the first JCU player since Jared Huelsman in 1997 and 1998 to receive AllOAC honors during his first two years in the program. “[We] had high expectations of winning an OAC title and makPhoto courtesy of JCU Sports Information ing the NCAA To u r n a m e n t . The team celebrates after a goal during a game earlier in the Unfortunately, season. The Blue Streaks had a solid season, advancing all the we fell short,” way to the OAC championship game before losing to ONU. said Potocnik. “As we look forward to 2013, I am ex“However, with such a young team, this year tremely excited about our team. We only was great for all of the younger guys to gain lose two starters to graduation, and we bring experience and learn what it takes ... so next back a wealth of talent,” said Marinaro. year we can accomplish our goals.” “The program has grown tremendously, as Also receiving honors were Boban we are two to three deep at every position Cancar, Eriksen, Contrascier and Trezciak going into next season. We look forward as second team All-OAC selections, and to starting our preseason early with an infreshman Jimmy Matina was named honor- ternational trip to Canada in early August able mention. before returning for the start of training Contrascier allowed only 20 goals this camp. We expect to see strong competition season with 63 saves. This dominant goal- at all the starting positions, so we expect to keeper was named second team All-OAC in be challenging for the OAC regular season 2011 and recorded five shutouts in 2012. and playoff titles in 2013.”

Around the OAC: Recapping the 2012 football season Mount Union runs the table again; Baldwin Wallace implodes following announcement Joe Ginley

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Mount Union: For the 7th consecutive year, the Purple Raiders navigated the OAC gauntlet without losing to earn their 21st consecutive OAC crown. Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke led the way for Mount Union, as the first-year starter racked up a total of 3,120 yards and 34 touchdowns. The Purple Raiders will host Christopher Newports (Va.) in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday. Heidelberg: The Student Princes earned their first-ever playoff appearance with a 9-1 season. With its lone loss coming to Mount Union, Heidelberg snagged an at-large bid and will host Wittenberg on Saturday in the

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first round. Heidelberg owes much of its success to its one-two punch of quarterback Michael Mees and running back Cartel Brooks, as well as a stout defense. Otterbein: Tim Doup led the Cardinals to a solid 8-2 record in his first year as head coach, a great improvement over Otterbein’s 3-7 finish in 2011. Cornerback Anthony Korpieski was arguably the best player for the Cardinals, as he intercepted six passes, three of which he returned for touchdowns. But despite the solid play of Korpieski and the defense, Otterbein could not beat Mount Union and Heidelberg, failing to score a point in both games. Baldwin Wallace: After starting out the

season 7-1, the Yellow Jackets were hit with a big piece of bad news. University officials had found irregularities in financial aid decisions for “a small pecentage” of Baldwin Wallace’s approximately 500 student-athletes, and decided to voluntarily remove all its teams from postseason play. The football team lost its final two games to Mount Union and Heidelberg following the announcement. Ohio Northern: The Polar Bears began the season with high hopes, but ended the year with a disappointing record of 4-6. The team had a tough time winning close games, losing three out of its four games that were within seven points. Quarterback Tate Humphrey had a good season, racking up 2,288 totals yards

and 22 touchdowns on the year. Muskingum: The Muskies had a rough start to season, stumbling to a 1-7 record before wining its last two games against Capital and Marietta. Capital: The Crusaders had a tough time kickstarting its offense this season, scoring an average of 13.5 points per game, leading to a record of 2-8. Wilmington: The Quakers’ 33-game losing streak came to an end this year, but the team only managed a 1-9 record on the season. Marietta: Despite a couple of close chances, the Pioneers could not pick up a win this season, finishing the year at 0-10.

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Mark Myers sophomore

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The quarterback threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s 59-17 loss to Mount Union. Myers was a key part of the team’s success this season, finishing the year with 2,855 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Kreuz led the pack for the Blue Streaks on Saturday at the Great Lakes Regional Championships, finishing in 20th, with a time of 22:21.24. The junior helped the Blue and Gold to an eighth place finish in the meet.

The freshman phenom captured All-Region honors on Saturday at the Great Lakes Regional Championships with a time of 25:55.44. O’Brien’s 25th place finish allowed JCU to claim its first All-Region runner since 2006.

The forward tallied eight points this weekend, helping JCU defeat Youngstown State and Slippery Rock. Potter notched a hat trick and an assist vs. the Penguins on Friday and one goal and three assists vs. Slippery Rock on Saturday.

Thanks to two first place finishes by Drew Edson, the Blue and Gold managed to beat Baldwin Wallace on Saturday, 159-120. The senior claimed first place in the 200-yard (1:49.09) and 500-yard freestyles (5:19.66).


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Samuel Lane

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Getting our bearings Well, the election is over. Regardless of any desires to bring about political bickering, I am just going to say in the most print -appropriate fashion, stop! I get it, many are annoyed by the results that developed on Nov. 6. Those who are not still remain doubtful in their minds that anything will truly change. Overall, the votes cast were against “the other guy,” whether it was Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama. First off, I will just briefly clear up what has been already spoken of: the fate of the Republican Party. The 2012 election was much more of a Republican loss than a Democratic win. It was incredible that the GOP was able to receive as much a percentage of the popular vote as they did! Truthfully, the party brought about its own troubles with the 2008 financial crisis, which occurred under a Republican administration. The only benefit they had was that a Democratic Congress was also in power at the time. Republicans would have been wise to be a little more cooperative. Instead, the 2010 midterm elections proved a curse disguised as a blessing for the party, leading to more blame being directed on the party than President Obama. During a similar Democratic re-election scenario, Woodrow Wilson was asked why he did not retaliate against attacks from his Republican opponent Charles Evans Hughes. Noticing the trouble Hughes was bringing to his own cause, Wilson responded, “Never murder a man who is committing suicide.” Indeed, 96 years later Obama could have easily said the same for the Republicans. Now, the Republicans should consider but not devote their time to figuring out what they did wrong, at least for the remainder of the year. It is true, they have been struck with a serious setback. But they have been in situations like this before (Democrats too). Eventually, they will find their way back to success. However, I would suggest that they find a GOP version of Bill Clinton before they find the next Ronald Reagan to lead the party. Both parties are going to have to come together over the next few months. This is not for the sake of looking good to the American people (though it would not hurt), but for the sake of the country. Normally, I am not too fond of government intervention. But this is a situation that leaves no better option on the table. The Republicans will simply have to realize that they are going to have to concede on tax hikes and military spending. Democrats are not innocent either. If the Republicans move half way, they will then have to cut heavy spending on programs such as social security. Some of these actions may come across as harsh, but it is reality for the United States. Let me just finish by saying that the American public has a responsibility as well. We were the ones who elected many of these men and women into office. It is their job to reflect the views of their constituents. If you disapprove, you need to let your voice be heard, not just sit back and say that all politicians are corrupt. Just think: are our leaders really doing what I sent them to do? If the answer is yes, then consider if this is what is best for the country. If you disagree, do not hesitate to speak up before it is too late. We have done this before, and we can do it again! Contact Sam Lane at slane14@jcu.edu

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Fiscal cliff looms over Washington

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Katelyn DeBaun Staff Reporter

Following the re-election of President Obama last week, Washington’s current priority is tackling the oncoming fiscal cliff that could possibly put the United States back into a recession. The United States faces $1.2 trillion in tax increases and spending cuts if Congress cannot find a way to decrease the deficit that totaled over $1 trillion in fiscal year 2012. Issues at hand are the debt ceiling, reductions in defense and non-defense spending, the Bush-era tax cuts and more. If nothing is done to prevent the fiscal cliff, it will lead to the highest increase of the deficit in one year since 1969. Currently, visible effects stemming from the fears of the oncoming fiscal cliff take their place in the stock market. Last week, The New York Times reported that Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index fell 17 points, or 1.2 percent, the lowest level since early August. Many investors are worried about the effects of the fiscal cliff and the likelihood of the United States entering a recession in early 2013 Failure to compromise means automatic cuts in spending. Ten percent of every

defense program will be cut, translating to $55 billion overall. The same amount of money will be taken from education and the Transportation Security Administration. More worrisome, however, is that the Bushera tax cuts are set to expire Dec. 31. While they were originally meant to do so two years ago, Obama agreed to extend them on the condition that Republicans in Congress agreed to extend unemployment benefits. If the Bush-era tax cuts expire without a compromise on their replacement, income tax rates will increase exponentially, the child tax credit will be cut in half and the American Opportunity Tax Credit, a tax credit for college students, will expire. In response to worries over the fiscal cliff, Obama said that he does not want to raise taxes on middle-income families, seniors and students, but explained that he believes that the wealthiest Americans should have to pay more in taxes than they do currently. He has also said that he will provide tax credits to businesses that create jobs and provide education for people looking to expand upon skills that can gain them employment. Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress have a different plan to avert the oncoming financial crisis. They remain completely

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), responds to a reporter’s question on Nov. 9 on Capitol Hill. Boehner has claimed that the solution to avoiding the fiscal cliff should include lower taxes, revising the tax code and eliminating special interests loopholes. The speaker has been under immense pressure to sit down with President Barack Obama and work on the looming fiscal cliff that will be approaching at the beginning of 2013. Aside from dealing with the Democrats, Boehner must be able to persuade fellow Republicans to negotiate with the president on certain cuts for the budget, as indicated in the media. It is still unclear how far each side will give in to avert the crisis. opposed to raising the taxes on wealthy Americans to percentages as high as the Clinton-era tax rates. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has declared that raising taxes would “destroy 700,000 American jobs,” according to The Washington Post, because the tax increase would likely affect small business owners above many other Americans. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office reported that if a compromise over the fiscal cliff is not reached, the economy will fall into a recession, and the unemployment percentage is likely to reach 9.1 percent by next autumn, if not before. They also report that the spending cuts and tax increases would cut the deficit by $503 billion over the course of the next year, but that it would cost the nation millions of jobs. However, if the Bush-era tax rates were extended, the nation’s gross domestic product would expand by 2.2 percent. Additionally, if Obama’s desire for the extension of unemployment benefits is met, the GDP will continue to expand to almost three percent. While a long deadlock in Congress is not expected, it would be better to see a bipartisan compromise reached long before the deadline.

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Abbey Vogel Staff Reporter

Presidential elections in Ohio have always been controversial and time consuming. The barrage of television ads and YouTube infomercials is simply a part of the election process for most people living in a swing state. For this reason, it is easy to forget that the American election process is unique and complex. However, to international students visiting America for the first time, this year’s presidential election presented a rare glimpse of the election process within the USA. Four students studying at John Carroll University explained their views on this year’s presidential campaign and the U.S. election process. Alvine Djigo is a 16-year-old exchange student from France who also followed the 2008 election, but has never been in America during a presidential campaign. Djigo said she was amazed by how much United States citizens discuss politics in everyday life. She said that in France, no one likes to talk about whom they voted for, calling the issue a “tricky subject.” Djigo went on to say that the media coverage was a little bit annoying, especially the ads on YouTube that could not be skipped and were

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very repetitive. As for the final days of the campaign, Alvine said that America’s voting style is different because the polls and voting centers close at different times, while in France the entire nation is under one time zone. Therefore, in France, election results are not released gradually, but all at once. Alvine said she likes that in France the news stations play the national anthem before showing a picture of the person who will be president for the next five years. Altogether, Alvine was happy with the election results. “In France we really appreciate Obama, especially because of universal health care, and I think people in Italy and Spain do, too,” she said. “When the president has a good relationship with the other countries, that is a good sign.” A freshman international student from China, Rebecca Zheng, also enjoyed watching the American presidential election process for the first time. Zheng was impressed that all registered 18-year-olds in America are allowed to vote. She said that in China, only a few party leaders are allowed to choose the next president, so many citizens do not care about politics because they feel their opinion does not matter in the long run. Zheng went on to say that China does

not really have political parties or even an election process that considers the public opinion. She said she especially liked the debates, because she felt that even though both men disagreed, they were still friendly and would be friends after the campaign, too. Zheng said she was impressed because so many of the students at American universities watched the debates and votecounting processes together. Zheng had never seen something like this before, and she said it was wonderful to see people so passionate about the results of the election. “I hope that one day in China we will have something like that,” she said. Alvaro Sastre-Esteban, a freshman international student from Spain, said he was surprised by the media ad campaigns from both parties, saying that there were too many ads and that he did not understand why the candidates were saying bad things about their opponents instead of talking about what they would do in office. He said the presidential election in the United States is similar to that in Spain, except the U.S. candidates meet for three debates instead of one. Sastre-Esteban does not like that the United States has a voting process where the Electoral College decides how the state will vote, saying that votes

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should be counted based on the number of votes each party receives within the state, rather than one party winning an entire state. However, Sastre-Esteban said, “It has been very lucky for me being here in the U.S. during the presidential election because I have had the opportunity to follow the campaign, the most important presidential election in the world, live.” Filip Crncec, a freshman from Croatia, also enjoyed objectively watching the presidential election process here in America. However, like Sastre-Esteban, Crncec disagrees with the electoral college. He said, “The main difference [between the USA. and Croatia] is that we elect our president by the results of the popular vote and not by the results of the Electoral College. In my opinion, the electoral college is really a dumb thing and should be replaced.” From the inside looking out, the battle between Republicans and Democrats that comes every four years is always the same, with mudslinging on both sides and party conventions that are covered extensively by major news networks. However, a quick conversation with John Carroll’s many international students reminds citizens how the American election process uniquely fits into the wider global community.

Legalized marijuana changes state governments Silvia Iorio Staff Reporter

On Election Day Tuesday, citizens across the nation were watching history in the making. Not only did voters’ ballots have the candidates nominated for each political party, but in certain states and cities, issues and amendments were voted upon. Colorado and Washington passed ballot action legalizing the sale and possession of marijuana. This means the herb can be used recreationally, which is a monumental move in the drug policy of society today. Marijuana in Washington and Colorado will now have the same treatment of tobacco and alcohol. State regulations will apply, and, eventually, in the long run, it could be taxed. Colorado and Washington are waiting to see if federal authority would enforce any drug laws. Still, any pending misdemeanor cases of marijuana possession were dropped in

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all of Washington’s largest counties. As for Colorado, prosecutors are still reviewing their own pending cases for marijuana possession, because it is too soon to decide whether these cases should be dropped. As for how the law exists right now, adults in Colorado are able to possess up to an ounce and six marijuana plants. This excludes the public use of driving while “intoxicated.” Commercial sales for marijuana in Colorado could be possible by 2014; and for now, lawmakers can write regulations on how it can be sold. In Washington, marijuana possession of an ounce or less is allowed. This could become legal on Dec. 6. In order for the measure to become legal, the measure must not be blocked, and it could take up to a year. Federal response is the enemy for those who praise these new laws. Marijuana business owners are going to fear any response from the feds. The easement comes from Obama’s previous visits to

several of the battleground states during the election. He made no mention about any marijuana laws and therefore many users of marijuana take this as consent for the legalization. The federal government has no more time to talk about marijuana legalization, as marijuana did get 50,000 more votes than Obama last Tuesday. In the end, the federal government still has the power to ultimately decide. College students are all over the news about the new marijuana laws. A spokesman for the University of Washington said it won’t tolerate someone walking around campus smoking a blunt. Even though Colorado and Washington approved the legalization, college campuses won’t be welcoming of such products on their property. The only thing the states can do is wait and hope the federal government doesn’t fight against it. Colorado and Washington are also going to have to fight to uphold their laws even on college campuses.

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Colorado residents cheer after learning the news of the state’s new marijuana legalization laws. Despite this, it remains illegal at the federal level. As some officials described it, they do not want their education funded by “pot money.” In the end, supporters do have things to fear: the federal government and, for college students, campus policies. For now, residents will have to make do with what they have. Certainly, opponents will do all they can to minimize use.

Petraeus resigns from CIA amid affair investigation

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CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, former staff members and friends told The Associated Press Monday. If you were to diagram the increasingly tangled sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, nearly all lines would lead back to one person: Jill Kelley, a 37-yearold Tampa socialite who hosted parties for the nation’s top military brass. Petraeus, who led U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned his CIA post Friday, acknowledging his extramarital affair with Broadwell and expressing deep regret. She also met Gen. John Allen while he was at Central Command, and now investigators are looking at 20,000-plus pages of documents and emails between Kelley and Allen, some of which have been described as “flirtatious.” The general has denied any wrongdoing. New details of the investigation that

brought an end to his storied career emerged Petraeus to resign as head of the intelligence as President Barack Obama hunted for a agency. Petraeus and Broadwell apparently used new CIA director and members of Congress a trick known questioned why to terrorists and the monthsteenagers alike, long probe was to conceal their kept quiet for so e m a i l t r a ff i c , long. one of the law Kelley beenforcement ofgan receivficials said. ing harassing Rather than emails in May, transmitting according to emails to the two federal law other ’s inbox, enforcement they composed officials. They, AP at least some too, spoke only messages and, on condition Then Gen. David Petraeus with biographer and instead of transof anonymity mistress Paula Broadwell. Petraeus resigned mitting them, left because they as director of the CIA when the affair between them in a draft were not autho- the two came to light during an investigation folder or in an rized to speak by the FBI. electronic “droppublicly about box,” the official the matter. The emails led Kelley to report the matter, even- said. Then the other person could log onto tually triggering the investigation that led the same account and read the draft emails

there. This avoids creating an email trail that is easier to trace. Broadwell had co-authored a biography titled “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” published in January. In the preface, she said she met Petraeus in the spring of 2006 while she was a graduate student at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and she ended up following him on multiple trips to Afghanistan as part of her research. Broadwell and Petraeus have each been questioned by FBI agents twice in recent weeks, both acknowledging the affair in separate interviews. The FBI’s most recent interviews with Broadwell and Petraeus both occurred during the week of Oct. 29, days before the election, one of the law enforcement officials said. They notified Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, of the investigation on Tuesday Nov. 6, Election Day. Clapper urged Petraeus to resign. Clapper informed the White House late Wednesday, and aides informed the president Thursday morning, before Petraeus came to personally hand in his resignation letter.


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European banks seek central bank safety Anthony Ahlegian

Asst. Business & Finance Editor

Andrew Martin

Business & Finance Editor

Following the election, U.S. stocks see record lows Bloomberg reported that in the days following the announcement of President Barack Obama’s re-election, U.S. stocks had their most significant weekly decline since June of this year. With a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, the debates regarding the budget and fiscal policy are due to become quite heated in the coming months. Investors did not take the election results lightly, as this drop in the market shows expectations for the future of business in the United States. Regardless of who you voted for in last week’s election, this news is concerning as it affects the country from top to bottom. If the markets do not pick themselves up and business does not grow at a sustainable rate, then the economy, as well as American jobs, could be at stake. That being said, it is more important than ever that Democrats and Republicans work together to turn our economy and market around. Specifically, Bloomberg stated that utilities and phone companies saw the most dramatic drops in price, as many were left with questions regarding how the possible dividend tax rise could affect these investments. The S&P 500 (SPX) fell by 2.4 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw a fall of 2.1 percent. A topic that is all over the news lately is the approaching fiscal cliff. The fiscal cliff is the $607 billion in tax increases and federal spending cuts that will be put into effect this coming January. It is vital that Congress can work together to put together a solution to divert the economy from dropping off of the fiscal cliff. It is estimated that the U.S. economy could see a 0.5 percent slowdown in 2013 if nothing is done to deter the economy and the plans for the tax increases and spending cuts, according to the Congressional Budget Office. While the election saw Republicans and Democrats spar in political ads, television debates and campaign speeches, one thing is for certain. Both parties need to be concerned with how the fiscal cliff will affect the United States of America as a whole. The Democrats won the presidency for four more years, but what will they do with that responsibility and influence? The country cannot afford another economic downturn or recession. The federal government has the ability to work together to achieve an end that sees the economy grow and steer clear of the fiscal cliff. It just remains to be seen how that will be done, and if the politicians can put bipartisanship aside and set the economy back on track for the foreseeable future. Contact Andrew Martin at amartin13@jcu.edu

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Despite gradual signs that large European banks are beginning to “regain their financial footing” from recent decades of debt struggles, The Wall Street Journal reports that Europe’s biggest banks are continuing to display distrust in the financial system. With investors’ confidence in banks across Europe becoming dismal over the last four years, Europe’s financial system continues to face hardship. This hardship stems from the European debt crisis, a fire ignited in late 2009, when a new government in Greece revealed that its predecessors had concealed enormous deficits. This fire has been kept ablaze by continuous bailouts, leading to investor uncertainty. Banks across Europe have represented that this hardship is still alive by continuing a trend to store money at central banks. According to a WSJ analysis of a dozen large European banks’ third quarter financial statements, $1.43 trillion of cash are on deposit by these banks at various central banks as of Sept. 30. Some of the large European banks included in The WSJ’s analysis are Ger-

many’s Deutsche Bank, U.K.’s HSBC Bank by regulators in many European countries. A spokeswoman from French global bankand Switzerland’s Credit Suisse Bank. These banks have increased the amount they have ing group BNP Paribas SA stated in a WSJ been holding in central banks by 84 percent report, “We are taking a prudent approach and since the end of 2010 across six consecutive building our liquidity buffer in anticipation of quarters of increased deposits. This gives forthcoming liquidity regulations which have not yet been finalized.” implications that This statement refers the European banks to international bankare continuing to liquidity rules that are seek safety for their still being worked on. cash deposits that BNP Paribas SA has central banks can increased the amount it offer, even though it is depositing at central is not profitable. banks every quarter Frederic Oudea, since at least mid-2011, chief executive of including $44 billion French bank Societe deposited at the Federal Generale SA, stated Reserve Bank of New in a WSJ report that From talkvietnam.com York during this past parking large sums Flags representing eurozone countries. third quarter. of money in central Going forward, banks provides “a wonderful reassurance” to regulators and banks across Europe may slow down the pace of storing money in central banks as investors. Oudea said, “I think it’s related to the confidence is established with investors in stress probably around the system.” The order to fuel money into the economy by WSJ recently reported that “the incentive to selling shares and issuing debt, caused by a embrace caution” for banks is also stimulated need for profit and growth.

Yelp poised to succeed after tough quarter ficer Robert Krolik said that proceeds from the ads will be “flat-to-down” mostly as a result of “execution challenges in that part of Although Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) may the business.” In combination with the advertising not have the most attractive share price at the moment, they are doing a fair job of position- problems, costs are also rising. Stock-based compensation costs were a large part of this, ing themselves for the future. The San Francisco company provides a re- as they rose 60 percent to $2.3 million. Total costs and expenses also view service of a wide array rose 49 percent to $38.3 of businesses. The website million as an effect of is completely user-driven increased sales and marand gives insight into what keting costs. consumers think about anyThe markets are grillthing from the local pizza ing Yelp for its current place to auto services. performance. The comDespite some bright From Lazytechguys.com pany was priced around spots, Yelp has been strugYelp CFO Robert Krolik. $24 per share earlier in gling since its March IPO. the week, but has reIn both of its first two earncently fallen to as low as $20.51. ings announcements, Yelp posted a net loss. This reduction in price indicates a 15 perAlthough this quarter Yelp narrowed down the loss to its lowest level in quite some cent loss, the largest since the company went time, the company still posted a loss of $2 public. A silver lining remains, however, as this is still about 37 percent higher than its million. What is driving this loss for the most part initial price of $15. Despite all of the bad news that is being is advertising, one of the key revenue drivers for companies like Yelp. Chief Financial Of- reported, Yelp still has some good things in

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its future. This will largely be derived from three major factors. First, Yelp recently completed the acquisition of Qype GmbH. Qype is Europe’s largest review website and will very likely be a great fit for Yelp’s business model. This will not show results before the year’s end, as there are integration hurdles that must be taken first. But once implemented, it will be a great asset, as the site has a strong base. Qype is in 13 countries, has over two million reviews and about 15 million visitors per month. Next, Yelp will begin to capitalize on its mobile users. It will do this by displaying ads for the first time on its app. This will begin in the current quarter and will cost advertisers similar to what they pay for on their standard site. This could prove to be a pool of revenues that has gone untapped until now. Also in the mobile arena, Yelp was just integrated into Apple’s map application. As Apple clients begin to use this more frequently, Yelp could see an influx of new visitors, which could be positive news for those invested in the user-driven website.

Cleveland Company Spotlight Lincoln Electric • • • • • • • • •

Industrial manufacturing Company headquarters in Euclid, Ohio Approximately 8,500 employees Founded in 1895 Public company, traded on NASDAQ as Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (LECO) CEO & President: John M. Stopki Share price: $43.87 (Nov. 12, 2012) Market cap: 3.63 billion Website: www.lincolnelectric.com From telegraph.co.uk

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LECO share prices from Jan. 2012 to Nov. 12, 2012.

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The approaching “fiscal cliff” has many across the country worried.

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“I think that from very early ages we see struggle as an indicator that you’re just not very smart. It’s a sign of low ability — people who are smart don’t struggle, they just naturally get it, that’s our folk theory. Whereas in Asian cultures they tend to see struggle more as an opportunity.” — Jim Stigler, a psychology professor at UCLA, on the differences between Eastern and Western learning processes

Parking problems ... as per usual

At most universities, students are allowed to have a car and park it on university property after purchasing a parking permit. The price for a parking permit at JCU is more than twice as much as a pass at Baldwin Wallace University. This has caused some to question the reasons why it costs so much more to have a car at John Carroll. Baldwin Wallace charges $65 a semester and $130 for a yearlong pass, while JCU charges $175 per semester and $325 for the year. BW has 1,700 parking spots, while there are 1,541 spots at JCU. All students who apply for a permit receive one. The University’s capacity to provide parking for all who want it is the reason the prices are so high, according to the JCU parking coordinator. A difference of 159 parking spots shouldn’t make that much of a difference in price. Such a price difference would make sense if JCU’s capacity was substantially lower. Meanwhile, it’s fitting that the money from tickets and parking passes goes toward parking lot maintenance. However, JCU should take a few pages out of BW’s book. Some money from parking fines and pass purchases should be set aside for student scholarships, like at Baldwin Wallace. Also, BW exhibits a university’s ability to provide more parking than at JCU for a smaller cost, so we should too.

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The Office of Student Activities suspended 18 student organizations for failing to update their online profiles on LoboLink by the Nov. 2 deadline. LoboLink, which is a website that lists information about the various John Carroll University student organizations, replaces OrgSync. The actions of the OSA have greatly affected the activities of the suspended organizations. Although it is the student leaders’ responsibility to fulfill the given requirements, the punishment handed down to these organizations is unfair and excessive. The organizations affected, including Rhapsody Blue, Kappa Alpha Theta and Seeds of Hope, may not apply for reinstatement until December, provided that they submit a letter of intent to Student Union’s vice president for student organizations and complete their LoboLink profile. Suspended organizations have also been banned from reserving rooms on campus, holding events and requesting vans or funds from the Student Organizations Budget Board. They also cannot advertise or post announcements. If they want to continue attracting members, scheduling programming and participating in a vibrant campus environment, organizations need to meet the deadline. The Office of Student Activities, which administrates LoboLink, needed to more clearly advertise both the deadline and consequences for failure to meet it. Student organization leaders may not have realized that the repercussions for failing to update their LoboLink profiles were so severe. In addition, students may need more education on how to use the new website. As several presidents have expressed, they would have corrected the issues with their profiles had they known what the problems were. Suspension of student organizations does not make for a lively and diverse campus community. Students and administrators can both do their part to make sure this doesn’t impact students in the future.

HIT & miss

Hit: Thanksgiving is only a week away miss: Israel fired warning shots into Syria after a mortar shell hit a target in Golan Heights, which is currently occupied by Israelis. They are the first shots fired between the groups since the Yom Kippur War in 1973 Hit/miss: Almost 70 years after India’s independence from Great Britain, Britain halts its financial assistance to the former colony (hit for Great Britain, miss for India) Hit: “Skyfall,” the 23rd installment in the James Bond series, premiered last Friday miss: Retired Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his post as CIA director last Friday after it was found that he was having an extramarital affair with the woman who wrote his biography Hit: As of last Tuesday’s election, more women than ever are members of the United States Senate miss: A massive explosion in an Indianapolis neighborhood leaves two dead and over 200 homeless Hit/miss: The first snow miss: The American economy threatens to “fall off the fiscal cliff” miss: Nic Cage Hit: “GIF” beat out “YOLO,” “Higgs Boson” and “nomophobia” as the Oxford Dictionary Word of 2012 miss: There is a class-action lawsuit against Papa John’s Pizza for sending unsolicited text messages to customers

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Diversions Editor Nicholas Sciarappa

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OURVIEW

Nicholas Sciarappa

Diversions Editor/Cartoonist

At the crack of dawn I am awake, ready to pounce on a single mistake. I prowl the halls like a sly fox, ready to key into any room that I even suspect to have an extension cord. Oh yes, residents of John Carroll University, I am the evil RA, and I am out to get you. Tear down my poster? I’ll be there to make you hang it back up with a “write-up” before you can even make it to the stairwell. Don’t you dare try to run! I’ll chase you down and dropkick you to the floor if it is necessary. There will be no acts of vandalism in my hall (Bro-celli second floor). There will, however, be creative bulletin boards teaching you about everything concerning life and how to live it the best way ever. Want to live a fulfilling life? Read the wisdom on the bulletin boards, it’s all there. If you don’t, well, prepare to fail at accomplishing all of your hopes and dreams! Is that alcohol on your breath? Don’t even worry, I have your Banner ID number memorized. You’re goin’ down. Oh, hey! Nice backpack! I didn’t know people liked to study at 2:00 in the morning on Saturdays with bookbags shaped like 12-packs of beer! Open it up, maybe we have the same books: Let’s compare and contrast them!

I am: the evil RA You left a small piece of toilet paper on the floor of the bathroom? Sounds like a $10,000 fine to me! Ready? Set? Write-up! I demand clean bathrooms: Nothing else will be tolerated. Quiet hours mean quiet. There will be NO whispering allowed. If I so much as hear a door handle turn, be prepared to do community service for months. Oh, I see you left your laundry in the dryer five minutes after your clothes were done being dry… how does one fine per piece of clothing sound to you? Sounds like Tidescented justice to me! Oh, and is that your ramen noodles in the water fountain, sink and toilet? I’ll make you eat them straight out of where you left them, you conniving resident! Fear me, you mere mortal residents! Because I am not just a college student; I am a college student on an ego trip that is conquering the halls one documentation at a time. In fact, my ego is so big that I can’t fit it through the small Pacelli door into my room. Seriously, why isn’t my room bigger? I should have double doors entering to my room, a glorious apartment equipped with gold-plated wallpaper and maybe a water slide from my window to the ground level. My mom wouldn’t be proud of me for writing a completely sarcastic column. So if I may, I would like to take a turn to the obvious and denounce a few perceptions of being a resident assistant. I hope it was apparent to all

that what was written above was parody. A lot of my friend RAs feel as though that is the way some residents view them. In reality, I must confess: I am an idealist. I took the job as an RA to help people, as many RAs do. I had a tough freshman experience, and the people that were there for me the most were my friends and RAs. On terrible nights when I was stressed about life, and all I wanted to do was sleep, an RA enforcing quiet hours helped me find refuge in sleep. When my friends were out and I needed someone to talk to, I would go to the RA on duty to talk things through. They helped me through a very tough spot in my life, something I want to reciprocate for others. I have one simple message that has no bitter feelings, please trust me on that: RAs are college students just like you. We struggle with our jobs in the hope of making your experience the best we can. But the mode of service doesn’t just go one way. You guys serve us by saying hello and giving us feedback about your living environment. So please, talk to us. We care about what you think. We want to help where we can. We want your friendship! Oh, but if you are reading this in someone else’s hall after 12 a.m. on weekdays or 2 a.m. on weekends, please return to your hall. It’s past visitation hours. Contact Nicholas Sciarappa at nsciarappa14@jcu.edu

Wonderword : What does myriarch mean?

“A myriad of monarchs.” Pat Burns, senior

“A self-centered ruler of a monarch.”

Lauren Gunderman, senior

“A type of government run by a myriad of people.”

Tyler Flynn, junior

Myriarch: a commander of 10,000 men

The Bayer Necessities: Brian Bayer

Managing Editor

Once upon a time, there was a handsome young prince. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the prince met a beautiful young maiden. They fell in love at first glance, got married and lived ever after. But did they live happily? We always see the start to the fairy tale romance in the movies, and the “happily ever after” is just implied at the end. But the fact of the matter is, we oversimplify this grand idea of love way too much. Love is like a garden. You have to dedicate yourself to it, cultivate it, care for it, and after all your hard work, you might still end up with some overripe strawberries. But even an overripe strawberry tastes

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awesome dipped in chocolate. You should appreciate that you were able to invest yourself in something and watch it grow. It probably won’t be perfect, but if you can find the chocolate coat, it will definitely satisfy you. (Disclaimer: I’m not encouraging you to dip your boyfriend/ girlfriend in chocolate to make things better – that was a metaphor. So unless you’re into that kind of thing, leave the fondue for the dessert table.) Several years ago, during my naïve freshman days, I came up with a brilliant idea: I would write a list of all the qualities I was looking for in a partner. Once I had found a girl with all of these qualities, the company of my perfect match could finally quench my teenage thirst for affection. So I set to work drafting a list of traits I would look for in a young bonnie-lass: brunette, good smile, left-handed (like me), athletic, liberal arts major, etc. I had my dream girl

figured out down to the tee. And when I finally found her, we would fall in love at first sight and live happily ever after. The End. Not so, my friends. How vain of me to assume I knew what to look for. First of all, most of the qualities I was looking for in a girl were my own character traits. While I do love myself, I’m not too sure I could ever be “in love” with myself. As a matter of fact, I’m quite positive I would break up with me rather quickly if were I dating me. Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about that. Anyways, we all think we have an idea of what we want in a partner. But many the poetic lyricist has pointed out how wrong we are. As far as the search for the perfect companion goes, Kanye West put it well in the song “Heartless:” “Homie, I don’t know, she’s hot and cold; I won’t stop, won’t mess my groove up …” Yeezy clearly understands that his girlfriend has some flaws (she’s

Cooney Meets World:

Save The PD

Dan Cooney Editor in Chief

During my high school years – before I got my driver’s license – my dad drove me to school on his way to work. We spent each morning eating breakfast together at the kitchen table. In between the slurps of cereal, we each had a section of the daily newspaper spread over our halves of the table. At the time, I would thoroughly comb the sports pages, while my dad covered the front section and opinion pages. Reading the newspaper every day is still a tradition of sorts in our family. Now, my parents take it with them to work, where they spend their lunch hour getting caught up on everything in the community. I tend to believe that families across America still pick up a newspaper at the breakfast table each morning with their coffee. These days, rather than a print edition, many across the country get their newspaper on an iPad. Personally, I prefer a print newspaper. I like being able to flip the pages of the newsprint when I read. I also think layout of physical newspaper is more visually pleasing. Can I access updated news more quickly online? Sure, but I still enjoy reading print five days a week here at school (seven days when I’m home). We students can pick up print editions of The Plain Dealer for free at various locations on campus. But we may no longer have the option of reading a physical newspaper in Cleveland. The company that owns The Plain Dealer has already reduced printing and home delivery at other newspapers it owns – most notably The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, The Post-Standard in Syracuse and The Patriot News in Harrisburg, Pa. (which just won a Pulitzer Prize for its relentless reporting on the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State). Reporters and staff members at The Plain Dealer are starting to see the writing on the wall. Luckily, they’ve begun to start pushing back.

Starting Sunday, employees at The Plain Dealer kicked off a campaign to keep the newspaper printing and delivering seven days a week. They took out a half-page ad in Sunday’s edition. “You’ve probably noticed that we’re not what we used to be. The paper is smaller. Suburban bureaus have closed. Layoffs and unfilled vacancies have reduced our non-management newsroom staff from about 350 in the late 1990s to fewer than 175 today,” the ad read. “For the last three years, we’ve voluntarily cut our pay, to preserve the remaining news staff and to keep the paper strong.” While the business model is moving more towards the Web, we are not completely there. Many readers continue to pay for a print newspaper. Ironically, The Plain Dealer is one of the top 20 newspapers in the country in terms of circulation. I’m not sure how a city of over 390,000 residents and metro area with many thousands more can function properly without a newspaper that prints an edition seven days a week. “We’re really worried about what will happen to Northeast Ohio when nobody’s watching,” the half-page ad read. Unlike television and radio, in which reporters have a limited amount of time to fill, newspaper reporters focus on the details. Their writing comes with a challenge: conveying the facts with the proper words and making the story seamlessly flow. A newspaper needs the proper amount of people to write, research, factcheck, proofread and create the layouts. Could I read the news online? Absolutely. The Web is an outstanding supplement to the print product, but it cannot replace it. A physical newspaper shows me what the most important stories are by where they’re laid out. I’m more likely to read a story first on the front page than the second page of the metro section. I don’t get that same understanding of story importance on the Web. Don’t let the local paper go partially dormant; “like” the “Save The Plain Dealer” Facebook page. Let the tradition continue across thousands of breakfast tables in Northeast Ohio. Keep The Plain Dealer printing every day. Contact Dan Cooney at dcooney13@jcu.edu

Seeking imperfection

hot and cold), but he will stick to being who he is because he knows the importance of being genuine in a relationship. Or maybe I’m just bad at interpreting pop lyrics. But I think the Beatles put it best: “Let it be.” If you try to force or plan it, you will be left like a puppy in the rain – sad and alone. Who knows, maybe my perfect gal will be an athletic, left-handed, brown-haired girl with a great sense of humor and a taste for chocolatecovered strawberries. But I certainly won’t lose any sleep if her hair color doesn’t exactly match up to my youthfully constructed notion of perfection. I still don’t know exactly how things work. I don’t know that I ever will completely. But the most important thing to understand is that these things take effort. There’s no such thing as a relationship that doesn’t take work. If you go in expecting a Cinder-

ella story, you’ll probably be disappointed. Let’s be real – ladies, you might think it’s romantic for a gent to put on your glass slippers and have them fit perfectly, but think of how uncomfortable that would be. I mean, I don’t know how you walk in heels in the first place, but glass slippers seem simply intolerable. As for me, I’m sure I’m no Prince Charming; but if my date’s carriage turns out to be a pumpkin, I think I can be okay with that. If you are prepared to embrace imperfection, then you’ll realize that your pumpkins might never turn into a diamond-studded carriage; but you’ve still got pumpkins, and that’s not such a bad deal (think about the delicious lattes and pie you can make). And once you can appreciate that, I think you’re ready to write your own (mostly happily) ever after. The End. Contact Brian Bayer at bbayer13@jcu.edu


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The Op/Ed Top Ten:

Things to focus on now that the election’s over

1. The “fiscal cliff” 2. Thanksgiving and other impending holidays 3. Getting your friends back 4. Reveling in the fact that Obama is still president 5. Finding a way to leave the country 6. Homework ... just kidding 7. Growing your beard for No-Shave November 8. Hockey season ... oh wait ... 9. Composing intelligent tweets/Facebook statuses 10. Your life

– Compiled by Clara Richter

Nick’s Knack: Don’t be a softie

Nick Wojtasik

Asst. Editorial & Op/Ed Editor

Hurricane Sandy came upon residents of the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region like, well, a hurricane. Many were unprepared for the storm and its approach offered little time to prepare for what was in store. Those of us a little further inland merely got a lot of rain and wind, with minor power outages, downed power lines, broken trees and the like. I was inconvenienced only by eight to ten minutes being added to my commute, facing a tad more cold and wetness than I typically desire. While many Easterners dealt with problems similar to Clevelanders, a lot of places had entire houses being washed away and spread out across miles of weather-torn land. No matter the location or conditions, people were complaining. This is initially understandable. Around here, the grievances were about school being canceled (or not) or the inability to use one’s electronic devices. In the more destroyed areas, troubles were expressed about the lack of government aid and deliverance from the peoples’ shattered lives. Though I dislike our over-attachment to technology and the situation of towns across the East Coast was dire, I was more disturbed and slightly annoyed by the jeremiads of those whose lives were swallowed by Sandy. Call me insensitive, but the commentary that was contained in those cries for help highlight the very sad condition had by most modern humans. Let me preface my elaboration by saying how awful it would be to have everything a person ever worked for, all pictures, purchases and concrete sense of place to be wiped from the map. I can hardly imagine the immediate sense of emptiness one would feel. Days after the storm, those affected were still complaining about no one coming to help them. There was grief about FEMA not being there, more about the shortage of gas and energy. But how long can people complain about an unreliable organization before taking a breath and realizing where they came from, of what they’re capable and what they still have. In Yogic philosophy, there is an idea of non-attachment. Among its components is Vairagya, which is a method used to acknowledge and let go of attachments, fears and false senses of

meaning and identity that distract one’s perception of the true self. Another piece of non-attachment is Abhyasa, which is a way of forming one’s inner compass to direct to a path of thoughts and actions which allow one to attain a state of stable tranquility. Still relatively stagnant in their actions and mentality days later, those most affected by the storm continued to feel sorry for themselves. The meaning we found in the inconsistent and nonessential replaced the necessities of life, which mean the most. People were paying for this mistake. Those humans exemplify a mindset that most of us have, though it may lay dormant. We view ourselves as incapable of great things, generating over-reliance on outside sources of constructive power. Furthermore, this producer/consumer society leads many to attribute so much meaning to material things that recovering from their loss becomes entirely more difficult. Memories become so attached to objects that meaning is lost without them. These problems can be fixed by going back to the foundation. The foundation of meaning in objects can come from an object’s utilitarian purpose or that objects tie to a person, event, etc. A utilitarian purpose doesn’t usually carry deep meaning. If it is lost, it can easily be replaced. Even if it can’t, it’s probably unnecessary anyway. Doing unnecessary things with meaningless objects has become so ingrained in people, they become lost without them. Long before permanent shelters and grandiose organizations formed to help the world, people had nothing but themselves and their tribe. If a tool broke, they made another one. If their simple shelter blew down, one could be rebuilt easily. All that was learned was stored in the brain; no other vessel existed for the job. All that we needed to exist was contained within us and could be combined with the contents of others to optimize life. This has gotten us through every other disaster since we began. It was reliable and sustainable. It provided stable tranquility in the confidence of our capability to survive. The thing is, this is still true, but most of us have forgotten it. After days of unfortunate conditions, those affected still had not fully realized they didn’t need all those embellishments, and one’s necessities can be fulfilled by a close-knit community. Having one’s material life swept away serves as a wake-up call. The foundation of the material does not hold. Yet, no matter how extreme the conditions, the things that truly have meaning survive and overcome. Contact Nick Wojtasik at nwojtasik13@jcu.edu

Off the Richter:

Warning: A slightly pretentious, completely bookish column Clara Richter

Editorial & Op/Ed Editor

We all have goals in life. Your goal could be to make enough money to retire at 50 and travel the world. Maybe your goal is to marry rich and write a romance novel. And maybe your goal is just to make it through the next week alive. I don’t like setting goals. Five-year plans have never really been my thing. I don’t know how I’m going to get through the next few days, let alone the next few years. When it comes to the future, there is only one thing I am certain of, and that is that I will one day have a library of my own within my house. For years, I have been collecting books in preparation for my one-day library. I get most of them second-hand from bookstores around home. Sometimes I order them off of Amazon. Sometimes I would nick them off of my high school English teachers when they weren’t looking. I know what you’re thinking, and no, I have never stolen a book from the library; although when I realized that they had a first edition copy of “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” I almost never returned it. Luckily for the librarians I do have a conscience, and I am also te3rrified of the librarians at Spring Lake Public Library (I don’t know why; it’s an irrational fear, but I’ve never liked librarians, mostly because I always have fines). I have two bookshelves in my room, and even those are starting to over-flow. I have books in boxes under my bed. I have them packed away in

the basement. I always tell myself that I am going to stop buying books, but then I see one that is so tempting that I just can’t help myself. Borrowing them from the library doesn’t have the same appeal. As nerdy and bookish as I know this sounds, I take a disgusting amount of pride in my collection. But there are some books that I value more than others: some of them because of the content of the books, some of them because of how I acquired them and some of them just because they are beautiful editions (I’m sorry, but to some extent, I do judge a book by its cover). To date, I have snagged five books from one of my high school English teachers (who, in case he ever reads this, shall remain nameless, although I’m sure he knows who he is). I like to refer to them as “permanently borrowed.” The crown jewel of these five is a novel by Marcus Zusak called “The Book Thief.” Not only is it a phenomenal book (you should all read it), but I like telling people that I “stole” my copy of “The Book Thief.” The irony is just too good to pass up. Another book that stands out from the rest is my copy of “East of Eden,” by John Steinbeck. This book stands out not because it is a first edition, or because I stole it off of a moving truck, or my best friend’s bookshelf. No, this book stands out simply because it exists. Now, I’m sure that some of you out there have a personal vendetta against John Steinbeck because “he wrote ‘Grapes of Wrath’ and I read that in high school and I hated it.” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times.

Don’t mind me while I hop up on my soapbox, but I personally feel that “East of Eden” is Steinbeck’s crowning glory. The book explores the nature of what it means to be human, the nature of good and evil and the eternal struggle between the two that occurs in the heart of man, and it does it in the most beautiful way. It’s one of those books that I think everyone should read. I always feel a little lost without a copy of “East of Eden” to turn to every once in a while. Another thing I really like about it is that when I read it, the ink rubs off on my fingers and I walk around all day with bits of “East of Eden” printed on my hands. By this point, I have built up a nice collection of Salinger. Actually, every major work he’s ever published, I have it. A battered copy of “Franny and Zooey” is my favorite. Although we’ve all had to read it for some English class, “The Catcher in the Rye” certainly isn’t the best Salinger, in my opinion. So, I value certain books above others, but all the books are important to me. Somehow they have imparted upon me wisdom, knowledge or understanding that no one else has been able to. I am in debt to hundreds of authors. And that is why one day I will have my own library. And when the world starts to make me weary, I will retreat there, because, in the words of the author Jorge Luis Borges, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

Contact Clara Richter at crichter14@jcu.edu

Alumni Corner Written by Ann Potter ’00, Alumna of The Carroll News Take a look around you in the over Parents’ Weekend a couple dining hall, dorms, classrooms, months ago. They’ll probably be athletic fields. Who are your at your wedding or a major life close friends right now at age event one day! That was the case 18? At age 22? Well, I’ve got for all of us. At John Carroll, we went to news for you, chances are good they’ll be a part of your life for class, sporting events, parties, etc. We thought we were just havyears to come. Since it’s the season of be- ing a good time, but all the while ing thankful, I thought I’d write we were creating a lifelong bond. about my closest John Carroll I’ve made a lot of friends postfriends. They’re a group of ladies college – co-workers, neighbors who I know I will be friends – but none are quite the same. I with for life and for whom I am think it’s the close proximity on truly grateful. Your college years campus, daily interaction and are such a formative time, and living under the same roof that you grow up together, with the really allows you to know each people surrounding you. While other – the good and the bad. Since we’re bummed that we I was studying at JCU, I knew I had some great friends, but I don’t get to spend every day didn’t really think about the fact together like we did at JCU, a these girls would turn into my group of five of us make it a maid of honor, bridesmaids, god- point to reconnect for at least one mother to my first born child or weekend a year. And then, every neighbor in the Chicago ‘burbs. five years, we plan a destination Think about your friends’ parents trip (our 35th birthday jaunt is that you went out to dinner with currently in the works!). And,

let’s not forget the JCU Reunion Weekend – just another time to see each other where it all began! We typically spend the first half of our get-togethers catching up on our current lives and the second half reminiscing about our times at JCU, like pretending to study at Grasselli all day Sunday but really socializing, late-night runs to the Inn Between, and good times in our Warrensville Center Road houses senior year. I guess the point of this is, you might not realize it, but you are surrounded by really important people in your life right now – friends or even potential spouses (several of my closest girlfriends married John Carroll guys). And, while the JCU education is outstanding, the professors top notch and the campus beautiful, it will be these lasting friendships I will be forever thankful for when I look back on my time at Carroll.

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