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Letter to the Editor Off-campus partying at Xavier

(Our house on the 900 block of) Dana Avenue was a temple built for absolute collegiate freedom. Week in and week out, the tenants of the Avondale mansion would host parties the size of which could never be attained in the smaller houses that Norwood provided. Everyone from athletes to nerds would partake in the … Continue reading

Open letter to Archbishop Schnurr

Editor’s Note: While we staff find some grievous factual errors in this letter that need correction, its spirit of solidarity is something we find commendable and worthy of attention from those who live in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Here are some clarifications: Xavier University and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are distinct entities legally, according to … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: DMK

To our fellow students, We, the 2013-14 SGA Executives, are incredibly humbled by the support we have been shown and want to say thank you for encouraging us and believing in us throughout our term. It has been an amazing journey full of learning, reflection and unpredictable transformation. We have worked hard during our term … Continue reading

Tweeting “confessions”

If you’re a Xavier student and you’re on Twitter, I probably don’t need to introduce you to the many anonymous Xavier accounts, ranging from the uplifting @XU_Affirmations to the raunchy @XUMakeouts to the always entertaining and suggestive @XUBananaEaters. The latest of these is an account that uses the Xavier University logo and operates under the … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: election code reform

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the dedication of the current members of the Board of Elections, especially considering the amount of complaints raised in the recent SGA Executive race. While they were respectful to the Elections Code in their enforcement of the rules, I think all four tickets would join me in saying that … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: In response to McMahon’s “Subsidized preschools?”

By: Josh Sabo First, we have to applaud McMahon’s observation of the importance of culture with regards to education in America. Culture is certainly the problem. However, what McMahon means to critique — albeit, in a limited way — becomes part of a culture of negativity in reaction to education policy. This culture believes that … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Integration, not segregation

By: Braden Trauth Integration is a fundamental principle of Permaculture and an ideal that America has sought to espouse, but only started to make true headway on during the Civil Rights movement 50 years ago. Unfortunately, we are still healing that segregated past as we learn to integrate our communities not just racially, but also … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: the fight for marriage equality is not as simple as it seems

By: Samantha Meza Editor’s note: this letter responds to Andrew Del Bene’s column last week, “Marriage equality: a different perspective.” I found the editorial entitled “Marriage equality: a different perspective” to be quite unsettling. I will dissect exactly why I am bothered enough by this editorial to write such a fervent response by breaking the … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: solidarity does not look like a fence

By: Rachel Snodgrass *Editor’s note: The fence being constructed around the basketball courts costs approximately $170,000 and is funded by a private donor. Since the courts opened in fall of 2010, there have been 60 crimes reported near the courts, 47 of which were crimes of opportunity. As of now, community members will have to … Continue reading

Civic duty is not merely voting, but being informed

By: Josh Sabo Come late October, columnists and bloggers across the country dust off their notes on political participation and write their annual columns declaring the end of our democracy or the further corruption of our government, based on what they project to be poorly attended polling locations across the country. But I think people … Continue reading

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