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Lauren Hill, MSJ to play opener at sold-out Cintas

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Lauren Hill, a freshman forward at Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) diagnosed with terminal cancer, will play her first collegiate basketball game in front of a sold-out crowd at Cintas Center on Nov. 2. Hill, a 19-year-old native of nearby Lawrenceburg, Ind., was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer late last year … Continue reading

Administrators announce details of budget shortfall

By: Taylor Fulkerson & Justin Worthing ~Managing Editor & Staff Writer~ University administrators announced the size of the fall’s pending budget shortfall and the strategies employed to ameliorate it this week. According to a letter from President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J., addressed to “the Campus Community,” there is a potential budget shortfall of approximately $8 … Continue reading

Graeter’s comes to University Station

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ University Station recently held its grand opening for Graeter’s Ice Cream, which opened its doors on Montgomery Road. Kathy Graeter, a third-generation member of the Graeter family, attended the opening ceremony to help bring the family atmosphere to the new shop. She and her family were excited to open for … Continue reading

Family Weekend: Event joins students and families on campus

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ This past Friday, 681 Xavier families lined up at Xavier’s Gallagher Student Center (GSC) to receive their registration packet for Family Weekend. Family Weekend started with a hospitality reception at the lower level of GSC. “The highlight of the weekend is Musketeer Madness and Fanfest on Friday evening,” Mary Ballou, … Continue reading

Fair offers post-grad options

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Graduate School and Year-of-Service Fair informed students of postgraduation options to further their education before they enter full-time employment. From 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Cintas Center, representatives from more than 70 graduate schools and year-of-service agencies met with students to discuss their programs and the benefits … Continue reading

Xavier, Zoo to host pigeon symposium

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Xavier University and the Cincinnati Zoo are hosting a symposium to commemorate the extinction of passenger pigeons. The last passenger pigeon in captivity, named Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. Xavier and the Cincinnati Zoo hope to memorialize these creatures in the symposium. The passenger pigeon was once … Continue reading

Taj Smith joins Xavier

Smith named director of Multicultural, Gender, and Women’s Center at Xavier By: Maddie Day ~Copy Editor~ Taj Smith was recently named director of Xavier’s Multicultural, Gender, and Women’s Center. He joins the Xavier community after working for a similar center at a liberal arts school in New England. Smith is a co-founder of Phallicies, a … Continue reading

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

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