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Staff Editorial: Please critique responsibly

The Newswire office has no shortage of snark. This may be because we’re a bunch of English majors with virtually zero applicable skills aside from verbal sparring. But we have a hard time believing that campus newspaper employees are any more ornery than their peers. In fact, it seems to us that Generation Y as … Continue reading

Staff Editorial: “Xavier bubble” inflates

Last year, students protested the construction of a fence around the campus basketball courts, arguing that the fence was a symbol of Xavier’s failure to live in solidarity and community with the surrounding neighborhoods. This past summer, another wall was built between Xavier and the Norwood community. Although the University Station complex does not serve … Continue reading

Staff editorial: cards and fences

The fence and card-activated turnstiles installed around the outdoor basketball courts on campus this winter and the accompanying usage policy will go into effect on April 1. The fence was the object of a student protest in the fall. The protesting students’ critiques and actions do not appear to have had any effect on the … Continue reading

Issues of race in Cincinnati

A little over a month ago, an opinion piece by Kathy Y. Wilson was featured in City Beat entitled “Mahogany’s: In the Dark.” The piece seems to be a review — if it can be called even that — of Mahogany’s restaurant in The Banks development just south of downtown. Though the piece purports to … Continue reading

Xavier’s “March Gladness”

In the latest of its marketing campaigns, the Xavier Alumni Office launched “a 48 hour social media and giving blitz called ‘March Gladness.’” The design of the campaign was to spur “a record number of gifts to Xavier” in a two-day window, March 10 – 12. “March Gladness” also involved emails to the student body … Continue reading

Staff editorial: Board of Elections, transparency and serving the student body

The end of campaign season for the SGA Executive election last week was not pretty. On the night before voting was to take place, a less-than-enthralling debate downplayed the fiasco that was taking place behind the scenes. It was rumored that three of the four tickets were in danger of being disqualified, and there were … Continue reading

Winter Weather

Both the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools closed their doors on account of cold weather Jan. 27 and 28. Temperatures dropped below zero, notwithstanding wind chill. Xavier stayed open with only minor delays on Jan. 23 and Jan. 28. The decision for calling a snow day is a joint process involving Provost Scott … Continue reading

Staff Editorial: Campus Shootings

Gunfire broke out in the Electrical Engineering Building on Purdue University’s campus on Jan. 21. The gunman killed one person and was taken into police custody only minutes later. The shooting at Purdue is the latest in a sprawling national trend that, seemingly, no one can address effectively. Unfortunately, this news doesn’t surprise us. School … Continue reading

Staff Editorial: Black Thursday is the ultimate Thanksgiving experience

Somehow, in the course of the last decade, Thanksgiving has markedly changed. In contrast with the long, tranquil Thanksgiving weekends of years past spent with friends and family, this year we are ready to embrace an emerging, but super fun and trendy new activity: Black Thursday. Yes, the emergence of Cyber Monday was all the … Continue reading

Staff editorial: game day takes priority over safety

Though basketball season just kicked off last week, students are already feeling the full effects that games bring to campus beyond enjoying the student section. As in years past, safety becomes an issue. Unfortunately, this year is worse than previous seasons, and it is clear that the administration gives more priority to basketball revenues than … Continue reading

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