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Rollin’ to Colorado

With basketball season well underway, the Blue Blob has been quite busy. In addition to his classes, mascot practices and game days, he will be attending the first annual Steamboat Mascot Stampede from Dec. 11-15 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The Newswire sat down with the Blob to find out more about the competition. Xavier Newswire … Continue reading

otrAGLOW

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ Red and green lights are illuminating the streets of Over-the-Rhine (OTR) as various nonprofits participate in otrAGLOW, a window display competition that will light up the neighborhood for the third year in a row. OtrAGLOW began with Urban Sites, a building developer in OTR that allowed residents and businesses to … Continue reading

A Cincinnati Holiday Weekend

Stuck in Cincinnati overThanksgiving Break? Here are some fun, local events to keep you occupied before the final stretch of school work (even if most events are Christmas-themed). 105th Thanksgiving Day Race Participants can look forward to more than the typical run/walk through various neighborhoods of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The race aims to bring … Continue reading

Fall – Winter

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ The weather has been suspiciously perfect these past few weeks. The highs have reached up to 60 while the lows have refused to dip below freezing. Students are enjoying the sweater weather, the scarves and their pumpkin spice lattes. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. All of … Continue reading

The Craft Brewing Explosion and the Modern Day Tavern

Guest writer Henry Simanson explores the history of local breweries across the country and in Cincinnati. By: Henry Simason ~Guest Writer~ In the late 1880s there were over 2,000 breweries open in America. One hundred years later there were only 92. A combination of dwindling demand and the influences of Prohibition had destroyed what had … Continue reading

The More You Know

By: Jonathon Hogue ~Columnist~ Before you head to the voting booth on Nov 4, here is some information about important local races that may affect the Xavier community. Congress In the race for Congress, voters in the 1st Congressional District have the choice between incumbent Steve Chabot (R) and challenger Fred Kundrata (D). Incumbent Congressman … Continue reading

Big season ahead for the Musketeers

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ Many believe Xavier has a legitimate opportunity to compete for the Big East championship this year, but the strength of the league presents quite the challenge. The Musketeers will face many tests as they move through their conference play. Villanova University is returning most of its team from last year, … Continue reading

Breaking down Xavier’s non-conference schedule

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball begins conference play on Dec. 31 against Georgetown, but before then, there is a tournament and multiple non-conference games in which the Musketeers will compete. The Muskies play at home for the first five games of the season. The 2014-15 season kicks off with an exhibition game … Continue reading

Women’s basketball schedule breakdown

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team looks forward to an exciting and challenging schedule as it enter their second season in the Big East. This season will also be the second for head coach Brian Neal. Neal is optimistic about the future of the team with four returning starters and nine … Continue reading

Opinion: Neal ready to move forward

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Coaching college athletics may be one of the toughest occupations imaginable and Xavier women’s basketball coach Brian Neal faced just that tough situation last season. Just weeks before the last season began, former women’s basketball coach Amy Waugh resigned, leaving the team in turmoil and Neal as the interim head … Continue reading

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