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A Diverse Perspective: Part II

The following story is part two of the special feature about diversity on this campus. Part two will focus on students who identify as Muslim, Asian or LGBTQ who answer the question, what’s it like to be considered a minority on campus? Disclaimer: The students interviewed represent only a small sampling of diverse backgrounds. The … Continue reading

A Diverse Perspective: Part I

In the past year, discussions regarding race, religion, gender and sexuality have played a major role in the national dialogue about diversity. At Xavier, approximately 26 percent of students are considered to be “multicultural students.” It’s no secret that a majority of students on this campus are white and Catholic, and yet hundreds of students … Continue reading

Hydrangea Benison

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts and Entertainment Editor~ Xavier Newswire: Who are the members of your band? How did you all start?   Ryan O’Toole: Basically it started with us saying: who wants to be in a band? It was like hey, I wrote an album. Now I need to pick people who can help me … Continue reading

Duttenhofer’s Books

By: Gabe Costello ~Staff Writer~ If you are looking for a place to buy gently used books, a cozy atmosphere to dive into hundreds of stories or even just a new store to explore, Duttenhofer’s is the place to go. Whether its art history, biology or literary theory, here at Xavier there is no shortage … Continue reading

For and with others: Growing sustainability at Xavier

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Xavier announced three majors in sustainability only two years ago, in the fall of 2013. This May, three students will graduate with sustainability- related degrees. They will be the first students to do so. Joe McGrath, a senior majoring in Sustainability: Economics & Management (a business sustainability major with concentrations … Continue reading

Living a Healthy lifestyle

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ Media is obsessed    with losing weight and attaining an “ideal body type.” However, in the quest for the perfect body, many overlook the idea of simply living a healthy lifestyle. The following suggestions are not intended to advise students to lose weight. They are simply suggestions one can use … Continue reading

Easy Noms

Take a break from the frozen dinners and try some of these easy-to-make, tasty meals. Chicken Pesto Sandwich Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients   •2 cups shredded chicken breast •1/4 cup Greek yogurt •Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, for taste •1 baguette, cut into 3-4 equal pieces, toasted, for serving •2 cups … Continue reading

Xavier Bucket List

Whether you are graduating this semester or in three years, there are various activities that most Xavier students consider necessary in order to get the “complete” experience. Here are a few suggestions to partake in during your time at Xavier.  On Campus  Attend a Xavier Basketball Game Go to student Mass  Eat at the Blue … Continue reading

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


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

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