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Students injured in Nicaragua

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ A bus carrying eight Xavier students, Xavier staff and Nicaraguan citizens was involved in a crash at 6 a.m. on March 12 near Rama, Nicaragua. The accident occurred while students were travelling from Managua to the Atlantic Coast region of Nicaragua. The cause of the accident has not been released. … Continue reading

CDO launches job search site for students

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ While searching for jobs can be a source of stress for college students, the Career Development Office (CDO) recently launched the new Hire-A-Muskie website to connect students looking for full- or part-time jobs to employers. The new site, which went live on March 9 and replaces Xavier’s eRecruiting system, allows students … Continue reading

#WhyIStayed spurs conversation on campus

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ On Sept. 8 2014, Beverly Gooden started a social media revolution after she watched the videos of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his wife Janay Palmer hard enough to knock her unconscious. A survivor of abuse herself, Gooden came to Xavier on March 24 to share her story … Continue reading

O’Connor closes pool for repairs

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ O’Connor Sports Center management recently announced its plan to close its swimming pool on March 30 for eight weeks to conduct repairs. The repairs will specifically address problems in the pool’s roof. According to Robert Sheeran, vice president for facilities, workers will “clean and repaint the rusted areas of the … Continue reading

Xavier hosts Norwood townhall meeting

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Norwood residents gathered in Bellarmine Chapel on March 3, promising to bring about a “new day in Norwood” through healing and dialogue. “Having people come together and just openly dialogue about who they are, where they are (and) how they got where they are” was the goal for the evening … Continue reading

Students recreate Alfombras

By: Emily Lingfelter ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Center for Interfaith Community Engagement will partner with the art department, the Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) and the Art Society to recreate the annual Easter Alfombras, a traditional artistic floral display in Central America. Catholics in this region typically construct the “oriental carpets” in churches and streets for … Continue reading

Climbing Capitol Hill

PPP students travel to Washington, D.C., to study public policy issues By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Students from the Philosophy, Politics and the Public (PPP) program at Xavier got a glimpse into the world of Washington, D.C., politics when they participated in the program’s annual public policy trip from March 14-17. Each year, the … Continue reading

Israel re-elects Netanyahu

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected in the March 17 elections in Israel. Netanyahu’s Likud party won 29 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, despite opinion polls, which anticipated the Likud to lose the majority seats to the Zionist Union party. “We achieved the huge victory … Continue reading

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ UVA student injured during arrest Marvese Johnson, a University of Virginia student who is black, was injured while being arrested by officers from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on March 18. Controversy has surrounded the arrest as an image of the bloodied Johnson surfaced after the incident. The … Continue reading

Musketeers march on to Sweet 16

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ After a two-year hiatus, the Xavier men’s basketball team is back in the Sweet Sixteen. Wins against 11-seed Ole Miss and 14-seed Georgia State in Jacksonville, Fla., allow the Musketeers to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, where they will face an Arizona team led by a … Continue reading