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How to Avoid Getting Sick

Flu season is nearly upon us, and the only place that may harbor more germs than a daycare is a college campus. Students living in close proximity and bringing their own germs from their home states is a recipe for disaster. Here are some precautions you can take to try and fight infections. Wash Your … Continue reading

Living Frugally

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ If there is one thing many college students are constantly thinking about, it’s money: how much they need to pay rent, how much debt they are drowning in and how much they shouldn’t have spent at the bar last weekend. Every cent counts, so here are a few tips and … Continue reading

Mermaid Tavern

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ The English Department’s Mermaid Tavern is back. The creative writing club that was founded in 1931 by Rev. Paul J. Sweeney, S.J., is now a place for students to gather and talk about books and writing in a fun and social way. The club met and discussed literature in a … Continue reading

Community Blend: “Brewing Coffee & Change”

By: Hollis Conners   At the corner of Montgomery Road and Brewster Avenue, local citizens are brewing coffee and change. Community Blend is a new coffee shop and a cooperative (co-op) where all employees are co-owners as well. The shop opened at the beginning of the summer, but has been in the works for over … Continue reading

Xavier Hot Spots

By: Hollis Conners   Conaton Learning Commons (CLC)       For those who can’t focus in their dorm rooms, the CLC is equipped with spaces for study: wide areas for group projects, private study rooms and the near-silent library. It also has printers, a scanner and various office supplies for students. Coffee Emporium With two locations on … Continue reading


By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~     Josh Wamsley is an atypical res­tauranteur: he is not concerned with “authenticity.” He didn’t have a grand opening for his restaurant, Mazunte. In fact, he didn’t even plan to en­ter the business. Managing Editor Taylor Fulkerson sat down with him to talk about how he built the res­taurant … Continue reading

Summer In Cincinnati

By: Rayshuanda Bryd ~Guest Writer~ Staying in Cincinnati this summer? Here are a few events happening in the area you can look forward to: Shakespeare in the Park: Although Shakespeare in the Park doesn’t begin until Aug. 1, these free outdoor performances are worth keeping in mind. Put on by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, the … Continue reading


By: Sabrina Brown ~Editor-in-Chief~   Small college. Relatively close to home. And I was looking for a Catholic school. I came here for the reason that probably brought in most stu­dents in those days,” retiring Professor of English Dr. John Getz said of his decision to at­tend Xavier University in the fall of 1963. Getz, … Continue reading

March Madness for Dummies

By: Andrew Koch ~Campus News Editor~ March Madness is upon us. Following Selection Sunday, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as the “Big Dance,” begins, igniting one of the most raucous and popular sporting events of the year. Fans across the country are caught up in the fever of postseason collegiate basketball, but not … Continue reading

St. Patty’s Day

How to make Irish Soda Bread with Raisins: You Need: Nonstick vegetable oil spray 2 cups all purpose flour 5 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into cubes 1 cup buttermilk 2/3 cup raisins *Option to add 1/2 cup of sour … Continue reading

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