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Nicaragua semester approved

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Disclaimer: Taylor Fulkerson participated in the Nicaragua program in spring 2013. After lengthy preparation this summer and academic year, the Center for International Education (CIE) formally announced on Oct. 19 the return of the Solidarity Semester in Nicaragua. Students will leave for Nicaragua in late January or early February and … Continue reading

Students to participate in Cincy entrepreneur program

By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier students will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in Cincinnati’s entrepreneurship scene through Destination Innovate. The program offers a select group of 50 students from Xavier, the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Miami University (OH) the chance to connect with the entrepreneurial community in the … Continue reading

Xavier honors James Foley with weekend mass

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ James Foley, an American journalist who died at the hands of ISIS, was remembered on Sunsay, Oct. 19 at Bellarmine Chapel. He worked with the Boston-based Global Post to shed light on the struggles of people impacted by war and terror. Foley and two of his colleagues were captured and … Continue reading

“Stop the Silence, Stop the Violence” brings awareness to domestic abuse

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) hosted “Stop the Silence, Stop the Violence” on Oct. 20 as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The issue of domestic violence has been brought back into the spotlight after some high-profile cases of abuse. “Recently in the media, there have been … Continue reading

Students participate in local farmers market

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ A group of Xavier students called Xavier Urban Farm sold fresh vegatables alongside other local Cincinnati businesses and farmers at a farmers market hosted by Norwood. The group was started by sustainability department intern, Taylor Roberts, who contacted other students to start a business with the three-fourths acre of fertile … Continue reading

Local spotlight: Clifton archaeology fair

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) held its first archaeology fair for Cincinnati on Oct. 18 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. The day ended with an attendance of 300 visitors and 60 volunteers. Meg Sneeringer, graduate student of the University of Cincinnati’s archaeology program, helped to organize the event. … Continue reading

Xavier professor revives late poet’s last collection

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Dr. Norman Finkelstein, member of the English department and literary executor for Harvey Shapiro, a New York poet, edited the remainder of Shapiro’s final collection of poems entitled, “A Momentary Glory: Last Poems.” Shapiro died in early 2013 and Finkelstein was fortunate enough to look through his most recent work. … Continue reading

SAC hosts poet Neil Hilbourn

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writers~ The Student Activities Council (SAC) hosted Neil Hilborn, a poet famous for a viral poem called “OCD,” on Oct. 20 in the Gallagher Student Center (GSC). There were 104 students in attendance at the event, which had a similar format to a slam poetry competition, though the performers were not … Continue reading

Xavier hosts author of water crisis book

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University recently hosted journalist Cynthia Barnett, author of the book “Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis.” Barnett has researched the water crisis throughout the world. She has traveled to places such as the Suwannee River in Florida and Singapore to research and discover innovative ideas within those communities. Barnett’s … Continue reading

Chocolate lovers flock to Cintas

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Chocolate lovers from all across the city visited Cintas Center on Oct. 19 for the fifth annual Cincinnati Chocolate Festival. Attendees sampled chocolates, candies and wines from over 25 vendors, including Graeter’s, Kroger and smaller, local chocolate venues were in attendance. The Isaac M. Wise Temple Sisterhood, a local Jewish … Continue reading

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