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Xavier remains open despite cold weather, safety a concern

By: Sabrina Brown~Editor-in-Chief~ With the extreme cold of the past few weeks, Xavier students have huddled around their phones and computers, anxiously hoping for a text or call from XU Alert Me to inform them of the fate of their classes, on-campus jobs and other Xavier-related activities. Much to their dismay, their daily routine has … Continue reading

Graham outlines plans for Alter and new year

By: Andrew Koch~Campus News Editor~ President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J, recently outlined his hopes for the university in an open letter to the Xavier community. The letter, dated Jan. 16, outlines a number of key tenets of the university’s mission, purpose and identity, including a copy of Xavier’s newly-updated mission statement. “The task of this … Continue reading

Xavier Board of Elections to host upcoming events

By: Lydia Rogers~Staff Writer~ The 2014 Spring Executive Election is approaching and the Board of Elections has come up with a number of events that will help the student body become more familiar with this year’s candidates. The public campaign period will begin Feb. 2. The Board of Elections will be hosting its first event … Continue reading

Student government creates 1831 Week of student traditions

By: Gina Carfagno~Staff Writer~ The Student Government Association (SGA), X-TREME Fans and several other organizations are debuting a new campus tradition: 1831 Week. This week is coordinated under the direction of junior Thomas Edney and senior SGA Executive Keenan Collins. 1831 Week is designed to bring together the Xavier community through a series of events … Continue reading

Title IX office works to prevent discrimination and sexual assault

By: Justin Worthing~Staff Writer~ Since its formation over the summer, Xavier’s Title IX office has been working to prevent and raise awareness about sex discrimination and sexual assault on campus. Title IX Coordinator Kate Lawson and her team have worked to make Xavier a safer and fairer place for students, focusing especially on increasing publicity … Continue reading

Xavier students attend weekend leadership retreat at Camp Kern

By: Jenny Mendoza~Copy Editor~ Students looking to improve their leadership skills were given the opportunity to do so by attending the Emerging Leaders Retreat (ELR) this past weekend. The ELR, which took place at YMCA’s Camp Kern in Oregonia, Ohio, is an annual overnight retreat designed for first and second-year students who wish to begin … Continue reading

Tarantino script reveals ends film’s production

By: Grant Vance~Staff Writer~ Normally, updates from master filmmaker Quentin Tarantino are greeted with open arms. Last Tuesday wasnot one of those occasions. After his newest script for a project entitled “The Hateful Eight” was leaked online, Tarantino has decided to no longer film the project and instead plans to release the Western as a … Continue reading

XU men’s basketball faces midseason turmoil

By: Kyle Isaacs~Staff Writer~ Nearly one week removed from their first Big East road win, the Xavier men’s basketball team could not duplicate the result in Rhode Island, falling to Providence College 81-72. The loss drops the Musketeers to 15-5 on the season with a 5-2 record in conference play. Despite the defeat, Xavier still … Continue reading

Xavier tennis winless in young season thus far

By: Robert Jamieson~Staff Writer~ The men’s and women’s tennis teams have had tough starts to their seasons. Each team started 0-2 with scoring lines of 7-0 4-3 in their two losses. Both teams played difficult opening matches against Big 10 powerhouses Ohio State and Indiana. The men’s team opened its season with a 7-0 loss … Continue reading

Learning to be “drunken always”

I have the worst headache. I’m recovering from one of my first weekends of being 21, and that’s especially important for me because I just had my first drink. You read that right: I — hand to God — didn’t have an alcoholic beverage until my 21st birthday. After 20 years of waiting, and probably … Continue reading