Photo courtesy of Getty Images | Players can clap for the Chinese President in a hit new mobile game.
Oct. 18, 6:12 p.m. — Xavier Police received a report of a theft from the Xavier Bookstore in Gallagher Student Center. Bookstore employees identified a student shoplifting and referred them to the code of conduct process.
Oct. 20, 7:42 p.m. — A student attempting to purchase alcohol with a fictitious ID at a concession stand in Cintas Center during the Muskie Madness event was referred to the code of conduct process.
Oct. 20, 9:57 p.m. — Xavier Police assisted Cincinnati Police with a report of shots fired on Idlewild Avenue. An investigation revealed that a vehicle had been shot at in the intersection of Idlewild Avenue and Brewster Avenue. The suspect vehicle was last seen leaving the area on Brewster Avenue in an unknown direction. There were no members of the Xavier community involved, and a public safety notice was issued.
Oct. 21, 1:01 a.m. — Xavier Police investigated a report of a loud, off campus party in the 900 block of Dana Avenue. Three students living at the residence were cautioned and the students ended the party.
Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m. — A student reported their laptop missing from their vehicle, which was parked in the Smith Lot. The student called back approximately four hours later to say that they had found their laptop in the Alumni Center.
Oct. 23, 1:07 p.m. — A student turned in a spent shell casing to Xavier Police that they found on the ground near the St. Francis Xavier statue.
Oct. 23, 4:48 p.m. — Xavier Police assisted staff in removing a student from the Xavier Bookstore in Gallagher Student Center who had previously been warned to stay out of the building.
Note of the Week
Someone got too spooky, too soon…
Oct. 19, 11:32 p.m. — Xavier Police investigated a report of a person wearing a black morphsuit who was acting suspicious and walking through Alter Hall and Hailstones Hall. A student was identified and referred to the code of conduct process.
Week in Review
- Chad was added to the list of countries affected by the travel ban after failing to provide a recent passport sample because it simply lacked enough passport paper (Oct. 18).
- A student at McNeese State University gave a police officer who had recently arrested her a cookie cake with the words “Sorry I tried to bite you” written in frosting after drunkenly attempting to assault him (Oct. 19).
- A Chinese tech game where users are asked to “clap” by tapping the screen as many times as they can during a 19 second clip of the Chinese president speaking has been played more than 400 million times (Oct. 19).
- A Canadian man was fined $149 for “disturbing the peace” while driving and singing “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C+C Music Factory after officers pulled him over because they believed they heard someone scream (Oct. 22).
Arts & Entertainment
- Justin Bieber’s new tattoo: JB faced mixed reactions from fans after displaying his new tattoo on social media. It is a very prominent torso piece that features a bird and gargoyles. The piece took 26 hours over three days to complete. It is the latest installation in Bieber’s ever growing collection of tats.
- Stranger Things season two: The extremely popular Netflix original is planned to release its second season Oct. 27. The new season will have nine episodes and is said to be Halloween themed. The entire original cast will return to continue the plot and answer questions left over from season one. The anticipation is high as the first season had 18 Emmy nominations alone.
- Sam Smith comes out as non-binary: The British singer came out in an interview with the Sunday Times. Smith said, “I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man.” Support from the LGBTQ+ community has been instant and overwhelming as many feel excited that representation in popular media is growing.
- Kylie Jenner pregnancy update: Since the rumor broke Sept. 22, no further evidence has been presented to further either side of the argument. The social media star is known for her revealing body shots, yet she has not shared any since the rumors started. She has avoided public appearances– even skipping New York Fashion Week.
- Lady Gaga joins the presidents: Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama joined Lady Gaga for a benefit concert at the One America Appeal Fundraiser on Saturday. The benefit raised over $31 million for disaster relief following the numerous hurricanes that have destroyed regions of the U.S.
Tweets of the Week
Breaking: #Xavier notified that 'The Holy Land' use is being questioned and the student section will be renamed and t-shirts are pulled!
— #1 XU Fan (@1xufan) October 24, 2017
I am happy to announce that I have committed to swim at Xavier University this fall #XUST 🙅🏼
— Til. (@tilly_baldwin) October 23, 2017
👀 Hitting mailboxes soon. pic.twitter.com/mrsyevOU2N
— Xavier Musketeers (@XUAthletics) October 24, 2017
— Shannon Russell (@slrussell) October 24, 2017