Commuters are ready to mentor: Commuter Services’ peer mentorship program kicks off its second year with high hopes

While most students envision college as a new world, free from their parents, some return home to them every night for dinner. For these commuting students, Xavier’s Commuter Activities Board (CAB) offers a peer mentorship program that will help incoming first-years learn how to deal with these challenges that may be overlooked during orientation. The … Continue reading Commuters are ready to mentor: Commuter Services’ peer mentorship program kicks off its second year with high hopes

HUB opening to kick off semester

Despite early delays, the building will be partially open in time for classes  Earlier this summer, Father Michael Graham, president, announced that a portion of the newest addition to Xavier’s campus, the Health United Building (HUB) will be opening on the first day of the fall semester, Monday, Aug. 19, which is earlier than expected … Continue reading HUB opening to kick off semester

Arrupe Leaders cross the finish line

Senior Becky Hagedorn hopes to outrun the stigma around mental health As We Approach This Year’s Finish Line, Senior Arrupe Leader Hopes to Outrun the Mental Health Stigma This past Saturday, the Xavier and Cincinnati communities came together in front of the Cintas Center to address an issue that is commonly experienced but never completely … Continue reading Arrupe Leaders cross the finish line

The Do’s and Don’ts of Campus Life

Another year at Xavier University has begun and that means plenty of returning students, new and old. If you’re a newbie, whether because you’re a first-year or because you just transferred, then welcome! We always love new faces at Xavier. Well, so long as you punks play by the rules. That’s the thing about Xavier: … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Campus Life

High hopes for this year’s theater

One of the best performances I’ve ever seen was a production of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, which took place in a shady grove inside a public park in St. Louis when I was 17. There were no real seats, just divisions of where people could and could not sit. Throughout the performance, the actors wandered … Continue reading High hopes for this year’s theater

Portal 2 offers gamers a fun and enjoyable play

There were a lot of video games that came out over 10 years ago that are widely considered instant classics. But I was­— like most of us— either not capable of buying them, couldn’t afford them or just didn’t have something to play them on. This year, I’d like to change that. There are so … Continue reading Portal 2 offers gamers a fun and enjoyable play