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Muslim students respond to Islamophobia

Students promote dialogue, understanding in face of conflict and tragedy By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Since the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the hashtag #killallmuslims has gained popularity on Twitter, and some Twitter users are claiming that “#killallmuslims is the only viable response” to the attacks. In light of this and similar comments made about Islam in … Continue reading

O’Connor offers free classes

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ One of the most commonly made and broken New Year’s resolutions is the promise to get fit and stay healthy. O’Connor Sports Center is trying to help students keep that promise by offering free fitness classes. The classes, sponsored by the Recreational Sports Department, are mostly student-run, with only one … Continue reading

Xavier Presents: “The Interfaith Initative” Students commemorate Nostra Aetate with service projects

By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ This year, Xavier commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, a seminal Catholic Church document that emphasizes the importance of cooperation among people of different faiths for the benefit of society. To celebrate this document, Xavier presents “The Interfaith Initiative: Caring and Celebrating 50 Years with 50 Service Projects.” Implemented in 1965 by Pope Paul VI, Nostra Aetate serves as the … Continue reading

Webinar responds to climate change

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ Xavier will host a webinar organized by “Ohio Interfaith and Light” (OhIPL) to discuss climate conservation. The group aims to help faith communities learn how to conserve energy. Xavier welcomes OhIPL on, Jan. 22nd. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium. Similar events will take place simultaneously at other locations throughout the state of … Continue reading

SAC Presents: ‘Dear White People’ BY

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ The Student Activities Council (SAC) partnered with the Multicultural, Gender and Women’s Center and Residence Life to host a screening of the film “Dear White People.” The showing will be at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the Kennedy Auditorium. The film explores what it’s like to be Black in … Continue reading

New course highlights two philosophical schools of China

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ This semester, Xavier’s theology department has added a course focusing on the influence and relevance of Confucianism and Taoism, the two main philosophical schools of China. THEO 359, taught by Dr. Hsing-yi Kao, examines the two schools in their historical context and applies them to a variety of contemporary social … Continue reading

Club Profile: The Montessori Club

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University Montessori undergraduates recently began a Montessori club to further their education outside the classroom and bring the Montessori philosophy to the Cincinnati community. “The Montessori Club is a new organization to Xavier that encompasses Maria Montessori’s philosophy of education, the sharing of our educational experiences thus far and … Continue reading

Organ donor drive comes to XU

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Cincinnati’s LifeCenter recently visited Xavier’s campus to help promote its tissue and organ donor drive to further educate college students about the importance of organ donations. Currently, there are more than 500 men, women and children in the Greater Cincinnati Area who are waiting for a transplant. As an organ donor, a person can save up to five lives in … Continue reading

XU Police to host fire safety event

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Police, along with the Ohio Fire Marshal Office and Cincinnati Fire and Rescue, will be hosting an event called “The Alarming Truth” on Xavier’s campus. The Alarming Truth, which will take place on Feb. 18, is a fire safety initiative that will promote safe household practices among college students living on and off campus. It is also being brought to Xavier’s campus as part of Xavier Police’s fire … Continue reading

Xavier offers involvement, study abroad fairs

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ The beginning of the spring semester also marks the start of renewed opportunities to get involved on campus and abroad. The Spring Involvement Fair takes place on Jan. 21. Xavier currently has over 160 school clubs and organizations seeking new members. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m inside Gallagher Student Center (GSC). Club sports, faithbased clubs, volunteer clubs, resume-building … Continue reading

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