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Lauren Hill, MSJ to play opener at sold-out Cintas

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Lauren Hill, a freshman forward at Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) diagnosed with terminal cancer, will play her first collegiate basketball game in front of a sold-out crowd at Cintas Center on Nov. 2. Hill, a 19-year-old native of nearby Lawrenceburg, Ind., was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer late last year … Continue reading

Administrators announce details of budget shortfall

By: Taylor Fulkerson & Justin Worthing ~Managing Editor & Staff Writer~ University administrators announced the size of the fall’s pending budget shortfall and the strategies employed to ameliorate it this week. According to a letter from President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J., addressed to “the Campus Community,” there is a potential budget shortfall of approximately $8 … Continue reading

Graeter’s comes to University Station

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ University Station recently held its grand opening for Graeter’s Ice Cream, which opened its doors on Montgomery Road. Kathy Graeter, a third-generation member of the Graeter family, attended the opening ceremony to help bring the family atmosphere to the new shop. She and her family were excited to open for … Continue reading

Family Weekend: Event joins students and families on campus

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ This past Friday, 681 Xavier families lined up at Xavier’s Gallagher Student Center (GSC) to receive their registration packet for Family Weekend. Family Weekend started with a hospitality reception at the lower level of GSC. “The highlight of the weekend is Musketeer Madness and Fanfest on Friday evening,” Mary Ballou, … Continue reading

Fair offers post-grad options

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Graduate School and Year-of-Service Fair informed students of postgraduation options to further their education before they enter full-time employment. From 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Cintas Center, representatives from more than 70 graduate schools and year-of-service agencies met with students to discuss their programs and the benefits … Continue reading

Xavier, Zoo to host pigeon symposium

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Xavier University and the Cincinnati Zoo are hosting a symposium to commemorate the extinction of passenger pigeons. The last passenger pigeon in captivity, named Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. Xavier and the Cincinnati Zoo hope to memorialize these creatures in the symposium. The passenger pigeon was once … Continue reading

Taj Smith joins Xavier

Smith named director of Multicultural, Gender, and Women’s Center at Xavier By: Maddie Day ~Copy Editor~ Taj Smith was recently named director of Xavier’s Multicultural, Gender, and Women’s Center. He joins the Xavier community after working for a similar center at a liberal arts school in New England. Smith is a co-founder of Phallicies, a … Continue reading

Francis not deviating from Church doctrine

Last week, I attempted to give some background and a little criticism regarding recent media commentary surrounding Pope Francis’s “political position.” This will be an issue for years to come, no doubt. It would be realistic to assume that academics will be attempting to define the political implications of Francis’s papacy for at least the … Continue reading

Fall Music Festival

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ The 2014 Xavier University Fall Music Festival began on Oct. 27 as a kickoff to the Xavier musical season. This annual Fall Music Festival will be held over the course of the week, showcasing many of Xavier’s wide variety of ensemble music groups, including the Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Winds. … Continue reading

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

By: Allison Wisyanki ~Staff Writer~ Legendary fashion designer Oscar de le Renta died at 82 on Oct. 20. He dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, along with celebrities such as Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker and Oprah Winfrey. His passion for fashion showed through his creations, which appeared on the red carpet, the Oval … Continue reading