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Xavier welcomes Class of 2018: Student leaders prepare for Manresa

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~     Every class of Xavier students spends its first days on campus completing the Manresa orienta­tion program, which is designed to initiate students into the Xavier community. While first-year students will not arrive on campus until Aug. 20, the Office of Student Involvement and student coordinators have been working … Continue reading

Xavier: a brief history

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Xavier University has come a long way from its original found­ing in 1831 as an exclusively male college to where it is today. Xavier is the fourth-oldest Jesuit university and the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the country. At its founding, Xavier was located on Sycamore Street in downtown Cincinnati, near … Continue reading

Summer U.S. and World News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News & Social Media Editor~ Conflict between Israel and Gaza continues The deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip continues amid peace talks and global pressure to end the violence. The conflict began on July 8, when Israel responded to Hamas, the group recognized commonly as the political … Continue reading

Xavier releases Week of Welcome schedule

By: Lydia Rogers~Campus News Editor~ Xavier’s Week of Welcome (WoW) is taking place Aug. 24 to Sept. 2 this year. WoW is a week of free events and activities meant to welcome both incoming and re­turning students to the University. WoW is coordinated by the Office of Student Involvement and is made possible by contribu­tions … Continue reading

Best study spots on campus

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News & Social Media Editor~ With homework, papers, tests and quizzes approaching in the upcoming school year, the best study spots on campus will likely be busy once again. Here are a few tips for the best places to study on campus. For a quiet spot: Need silence to focus on … Continue reading

Service learning semester approved

By: Tatum Hunter ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ A six-member administrative review team has recommended the revitalization of the Nicaragua Academic Service Learning Semester (ASLS) in the spring of 2015. The team was headed by Lea Minniti, executive director of the Center for International Education, and Dr. David Mengel, associate dean of the College of Arts … Continue reading

Students “shut down” social media

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ The Student Government Association (SGA) celebrated Student Commitment Week by bringing the campus together with various events. The week centered around the signing of a banner which featured a new pledge which outlined what it means to be a Xavier Musketeer. “Students here are committed to (living) lives of integrity, … Continue reading

SGA holds Student Commitment Week

By: Rich Meyer­ ~Copy Editor~ The Student Government Association (SGA) celebrated Student Commitment Week by bringing the campus together with various events. The week centered around the signing of a banner which featured a new pledge which outlined what it means to be a Xavier Musketeer. “Students here are committed to (living) lives of integrity, … Continue reading

Increased need for veterans resources prompts new center

By: Liz Slogum ~Staff Writer~ Back in August of 2013, Xavier University’s Center for Veterans’ Affairs opened in a house next to the Village apartments. With an increasing number of Xavier students who are veterans, there is an increased need for resources for them to turn to for support. The center serves as a place … Continue reading

University to found new school

By: Rich Meyers ~Staff Writer~ A new opportunity for students interested in pursuing a degree in the fine arts will be coming to Xavier through a new School of Arts and Innovation that will be created on campus. “The School of Arts and Innovation will be housed within the College of Arts and Sciences,” Xavier’s … Continue reading

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