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Rivalry Week

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Men roll past Cincinnati and Butler, fall to St. John’s Xavier men’s basketball went into the Crosstown Shootout on Feb. 18 looking to spoil the Cincinnati Bearcats on their home court. After narrowly escaping with a victory at Cincinnati, the Musketeers upset No. 19 Butler at home before losing by … Continue reading

‘It’s On Us’

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Student Body President Colleen Reynolds has joined other student body presidents around the country in signing a letter advocating for improvement in handling sexual assault cases on college campuses. In an open letter released to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Feb. 23, Reynolds and 75 other student body … Continue reading

Activist addresses gender identity and LGBTQIA issues

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ Transgender activist for the LGBTQIA community, JAC Stringer, brought a dialogue of acceptance to Xavier. At 8 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Kennedy Auditorium, Stringer gave a presentation on gender identity and flexibility. Stringer, who is also known as Midwest GenderQueer, has been vocal about equal rights his entire … Continue reading

Brueggeman Fellows present research

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier-sponsored international travelers returned to their point of origin on Feb. 20 to share stories of their adventures with their peers and professors. Eight Brueggeman Fellows, who each received a $3,000 travel grant from the Brueggeman Center, met in Kennedy Auditorium to discuss their travels and research around the world. … Continue reading

‘March Gladness’ returns to Xavier

By: Rich Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Xavier is launching the second annual social media takeover called “March Gladness” from March 9-11. The program is run by many groups on campus, including students, faculty, alumni and staff. “I love that March Gladness isn’t just about the giving but incorporates it with general engagement of students, staff and … Continue reading

Carbon monoxide leak found at U. Station

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ While some students enjoyed the free time on the Feb. 16 snow day, others were evacuated from their apartments when a carbon monoxide leak occurred in parts of University Station. Firefighters detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the afternoon of Feb. 16 and evacuated students from the second- floor … Continue reading

Students compete in College Movie Festival

By: Emily Lingenfelter ~Staff Writer~ February’s Crosstown Shootout is not the only rivalry occurring in the Cincinnati area. Three teams of Xavier undergraduate students have enrolled in the annual College Movie Festival (CMF), a rigorous competition between academic filmmakers around the tri-state area. This year marks the 10th anniversary, and the CMF is celebrating with … Continue reading

Athletic training profession receives national recognition

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ March is Athletic Training Month, as sponsored by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA). Athletic Training Month recognizes athletic trainers and educates non-majors about the profession. This month raises awareness for everything the trainers do, not only for athletes, but in other settings as well. NATA, a professional organization for … Continue reading

On Brian Williams

I believed in Brian Williams. For those who do not know, Brian Williams was the managing editor and anchor of the “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.” Although almost everyone has heard Williams’s name recently, many young people only know Brian Williams as “the liar.” About three weeks ago, nearly every major news outlet ran … Continue reading

Men’s swimming claims title

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier swimming concluded another successful Big East Championship meet this past weekend when they traveled to Ithaca, N. Y. For a second consecutive season, the men’s team brought back a conference championship to Victory Parkway. The team has won the championships both times since joining the conference last fall. Junior … Continue reading

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