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Things to do during Family Weekend

Every year, there comes a time when students must reveal to their parents realities of college life. However, after seeing the essentials (the cafeteria, the library and your dorm room) there may be a few hours remaining. Xavier hosts many sporting and recreational activities on campus in which families can partake, but there are also … Continue reading

The Doctor is In

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ Xavier Newswire: Can you explain the different roles and responsibilities you have as nurse practitioners and a MD? 1. Kim L. Miller, MD: I decided to (attend) medical school because I wanted more breadth of what I could do. I wanted to be able to make changes and to be … Continue reading

All about Campus Safety

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Who are the Xavier Police and the office of Audit and Risk Management? Xavier Police, also commonly referred to as Campus Police, is the police force on campus. All Xavier Police officers are trained like any other Ohio police officer. It is Xavier Police that deals with the more … Continue reading

Banned Books Week

Every year during the last week of September, a number of authors, readers, teachers, journalists and publishers are brought together during Banned Books Week to celebrate the freedom to read and share ideas. Banned Books Week began in 1982 when a number of schools and libraries started “challenging,” or attempting to restrict or remove, certain … Continue reading

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

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