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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

The path to spring through the eyes of a college student in the midwest

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ The weather has been teasing the Xavier Community for the past few weeks. Spring is tricky, and as long as these weather patterns persist, we can easily determine that Mother Nature doesn’t care about us and will keep switching the weather up for the remainder of the month. Phase 1 … Continue reading

From 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 2014

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ Xavier University VITA Program makes a difference in the community. Xavier accounting students who have completed the Intro to Taxation class have the opportunity to be part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) on campus. The program is a free service for low income tax payers, elderly taxpayers … Continue reading

New Food, Fine Art, Old Treasures

By: Rayshaunda Byrd ~Guest Writer~ Nearly 300 guests attended a preview earlier this week featuring certain items from Cowan’s “Fine and Decorative Art Auction,” which will be held February 14-15. “Cincinnati Magazine,” in conjunction with Cowan’s Auctions, hosted an “Evening of Fine Art, Fine Food & Drink.” Catalogues were provided to guests that highlighted antiques … Continue reading


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