Another mass shooting, but this one hits home

Joseph Spirk is an economics major with a concentration in mathematics. He is a guest writer from Dayton, Ohio. On August 4th at 1:05 a.m., a masked gunman armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and a 100-round drum magazine stormed through the historic Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio. In less than 32 seconds, the 24-year-old gunman was able to claim the lives of nine innocent victims and wound another 27 others. Just 14 hours earlier, a gunman in El Paso, Texas, claimed the lives of 22 people and wounded another 27 others, which is now under investigation as an act … Continue reading Another mass shooting, but this one hits home

Welcome to the Xavier community

Miles Tiemeyer is a senior Philosophy, Politics and the Public major. He is a guest writer from Cincinnati, Oh. When I was a sophomore in high school, my mom told me that we should go on a college visit over spring break so that I “wouldn’t fall in love with the first place I visited.” So we decided to visit Xavier and sure enough, I thought she was right, I fell in love with campus. At first, I thought that my mom was correct, I fell love with college, not Xavier. So, as I continued on in my high school … Continue reading Welcome to the Xavier community

Commuters are ready to mentor: Commuter Services’ peer mentorship program kicks off its second year with high hopes

While most students envision college as a new world, free from their parents, some return home to them every night for dinner. For these commuting students, Xavier’s Commuter Activities Board (CAB) offers a peer mentorship program that will help incoming … Continue reading Commuters are ready to mentor: Commuter Services’ peer mentorship program kicks off its second year with high hopes