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Soccer splits over weekend

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ The beginning of the season for the Xavier men’s soccer team has been anything but quiet, with the opening two games offering plenty of excitement and much to look forward to for the rest of the season. The Musketeers opened up their season at home on Aug. 26 against the … Continue reading

Legendary Gene Wilder passes at 83

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~ Legendary comedic actor Gene Wilder passed away Monday, Aug. 29. Known for his phenomenal performances in Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, he brought laughter and joy to countless people. He passed away at the age of 83 at his home in Stamford, Conn., due … Continue reading

‘Slut Shaming’ unleashes harsh truths

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ I hope you made it to Xavier’s production of Slut Shaming: A Time Travel Rape Adventure last week to see a powerful performance tackling rape culture head on. Slut Shaming follows 15-year old Lauren Lucas before, during and after the night she was sexually assaulted at a high school … Continue reading

Labor Day Celebration

By: Carly Mulert ~Guest Writer~ Over Labor Day weekend, thousands will gather to watch fireworks blast over the Ohio River. Once again, WEBN is giving us a farewell to summer with their free annual firework show. People have gathered every year since 1976 to see the fireworks in downtown Cincinnati or in Northern Kentucky as … Continue reading

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Zoo shuts down Twitter The internet has had a long laugh with the death of Harambe, the Zoo has had enough

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ The Cincinnati Zoo deleted its Twitter account last Tuesday after being bombarded with protests, memes, and jokes surrounding the killing of Harambe the gorilla. Similarly, Thane Maynard, the zoo’s director, had his Twitter account hacked twice last week. The account was temporarily turned into a Harambe meme account and … Continue reading

Travolta deputized in Hamilton County

By: Max Bruns ~Advertising Manager~ While filming his new movie, John Travolta added a new title to his resume: Honorary Sheriff of Hamilton County. John Travolta, who has starred in popular movies like Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction, has taken on a new character angle for the silver screen. Portraying John Gotti in … Continue reading

Study day removed from calendar

By: Andrew Redd ~Guest Writer~ Many students copying the academic calendar into their planners this semester were shocked to discover that study day, the Monday of finals week that has traditionally been a free day for students to prepare for exams, had been removed from the calendar. The decision to remove study day was made … Continue reading

UC joins smoke-free campuses

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ The Board of Trustees for the University of Cincinnati (UC) voted unanimously to ban all forms of tobacco on all of their campuses on Aug. 24. The ban is set to go into effect May 1, 2017. All forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, cigars and hookahs will … Continue reading

SCOTUS ruling complicates trans efforts

By: Regina Wright ~Campus News Editor~ A federal ruling in the lawsuit against the Obama administration and U.S. Department of Education has resulted in an injunction temporarily blocking transgender students from using bathrooms and other facilities of their choice. The case, in which 13 states seud the federal government, was heard by U.S. District Judge … Continue reading