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‘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

AFJ elected to SGA Execs

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ After another two-week campaigning season of thumping speakers on the Yard and brightly-colored T-shirts, students have elected a new trio of Student Government Association (SGA) executive officers. Sophomore Andrew Redd and juniors Fare Olagbaju and Josh DeVincenzo will be sworn in as the SGA President, Legislative Vice President and Administrative Vice … Continue reading

Art professor selected for tribute sculpture

By: Gabe Costello ~Staff Columnist~ Chair of Xavier’s Art Department, Kelly Phelps, and his twin brother Kyle Phelps recently made headlines as they were selected to do commission work for Xavier’s fellow Jesuit institution, Saint Louis University (SLU). The piece commemorates protests that occurred on SLU’s campus in response to the shooting death of Michael … Continue reading

Retreat offers students spiritual exploration

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ The Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) offered the bi-annual Approach overnight retreat to Higher Ground Retreat Center in Logan, Ind. Approach is an introductory Christian based retreat held in the fall and winter. It is driven by student narratives. “Rooted in Christianity, the retreat calls students to … Continue reading

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