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Piper Kerman to speak at Xavier

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Writer and prison justice advocate Piper Kerman, whose New York Times-bestselling memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” serves as a loose basis for the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black,” will speak at Xavier on Feb. 3. Kerman will speak about the American … Continue reading

Asia Project poet inspires students

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ The Student Activities Council (SAC) recently hosted spoken-word poet Asia and his guitarist and brother-in-law, Jollan Aurelio to perform his creative works. About 35 people came out to support the poet, whose poems are accented by the musical accompaniment of his brother-in-law. Jollan started touring with Asia several years into … Continue reading

ISS to host annual fashion show

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ The International Student Society (ISS) will hold its annual fashion show and potluck dinner as the culminating event of International Education Week. On Nov. 21, ISS will host the fashion show and dinner in the Smith Atrium to celebrate the diverse culture of Xavier’s community. International Education Week began on … Continue reading

Workshop challenges gender roles

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Center for International Education (CIE) and Multicultural, Gender and Women’s Center (MGWC) hosted a Global Gender Roles Workshop on Nov. 18. The event featured Professor Jessica Donohue-Dioh from the social work department as well as two Xavier students who discussed differences in gender roles among various countries and cultures. … Continue reading

Annual retreat brings XU students together

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Interfaith Community Engagement held its annual Interfaith Retreat. The retreat started on the evening of Nov. 14 and lasted until Nov. 15. The Interfaith Retreat was held at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio. The purpose of the retreat is for students from different backgrounds to come together … Continue reading

Xavier printing goes green

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ As a step towards creating a more sustainable campus, Xavier’s IT Green Printing Team will be running its campaign, “Cut Back, Don’t Cut Down,” over the next month before finals to encourage students to print with less paper. Since 2008, when President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. signed the American College … Continue reading

Students to run Nearly Naked Mile

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ Xavier students will be braving the cold in the sixth annual Nearly Naked Mile. The event, which is hosted by Xavier’s Center for Interfaith Community Engagement (CICE), will take place on Nov. 20. Students were allowed to preregister for the event on Nov. 17 and 18 in Fenwick Place. Formal … Continue reading

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Five killed in Jerusalem attacks Two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in Jersusalem on Nov. 18. The attackers used knives and axes to kill four rabbis that were praying in the synagogue and to injure six others. Another woman died of injuries later that day. Three of the rabbis had … Continue reading

ISIS kills American in act of ‘pure evil’

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The Islamic State militant group called ISIS released a video on Nov. 16 showing the beheading of a dozen Syrian soldiers as well as the beheading of 26-yearold American Peter Kassig, also known by his Islamic convert name Abdul-Rahman. Kassig was an aid worker in Lebanon and Syria and was … Continue reading

Election reform

Senate, Board of Elections approve changes to election cycle By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ The Board of Elections announced that drastic changes to student elections will happen within the next academic year in a press release on Nov. 11. The number of elections will be decreased from the current three — a senate race in … Continue reading

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