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Don’t judge a book by its frosting CLC hosts 10th Edible Book Competition

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ The Conaton Learning Commons (CLC) encouraged students and faculty to take a bite out of their favorite books in celebration of National Library Week on April 11. To celebrate the library and its catalogue of 235,000 books, the CLC held the 10th annual edible book competition where students, faculty and … Continue reading

Baumann picked for Provost

By: Soondos Mulla-Ossman ~Staff Writer~ Dr. Melissa J. Baumann has been named Xavier’s new provost. Father Michael Graham, president, made the announcement Friday, selecting Baumann from a field of eight finalists. She will start June 15. The provost, a position unknown to many students yet vital to the fabric of the university, is the chief … Continue reading

“Pitiful” lecture is anything but

By: Kevin Thomas ~Campus News Editor~ Although philosophy lectures are often not well-attended, the 59th annual Thomasfest lecture was the opposite of pitiful, even though that was the subject. On Wednesday evening, Dr. Tongdong Bai, currently a Fulbright Scholar at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, gave a lecture regarding his … Continue reading

News in brief

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Campus News Editor~ Trump’s sanctuary city executive order blocked On Tuesday, federal judge William H. Orrick blocked the Trump administration from enforcing its executive order to take federal funding away from sanctuary cities. Orrick sided with Santa Clara County, which argued that removing these funds from cities that don’t comply with … Continue reading

A guide to the provost candidates

By: Soondos Mulla-Ossman ~Staff Writer~ The university is currently waiting for the final decision on who Xavier’s next provost will be held March 28 and March 31. The forums were designed to generate student feedback, but ultimately the administration has the final decision. Not everyone was able to attend the forums, however, so some might … Continue reading

Fairfield mother confronts deportation

By: Ellen Siefke ~Managing Editor~ A Fairfield woman faces deportation to Mexico today after the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied her case for a stay of removal. Maribel Trujillo-Diaz, who has resided illegally in the country since 2002, is a mother of four children ranging in age from 3 to 14. A member … Continue reading

Left- and right-wing protestors clash in Berkeley

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ Clashes broke out in Berkley, Calif., on Saturday when pro- Trump and anti-Trump protestors crossed a police line and attacked each other. According to authorities, 11 were injured, and seven had to be transported to area hospitals. An additional 21 were arrested, some on weapons charges. In a video posted … Continue reading

Student discovers CLC, rest of campus

By: Luke Byerly ~He definitely wrote this drunk~ Xavier Police got a workout Friday afternoon when the force was called to detain a student who was reportedly ranting and raving all over campus. Officers were forced to chase senior Danielle McNally across campus after she wandered out of Smith Hall for the first time to … Continue reading

Caf makes actual changes

By: Slim Eden ~Commuter with an Unlimited Plan~ The rating system placed at the exit of Hoff Dining Commons has created very real change within both the cafeteria itself and the entire campus. The system, based around students rating their daily dining experience with a series of small circular human faces meant to resemble different … Continue reading

Caf receives bite-sized critic review

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sacramento’s Marlon Brando~ I first stepped foot in the Hoff Dining Commons, commonly referred to as “The Caf,” on Saturday, March 25, 2017. My experience was one that I won’t soon forget. After failing to be seated by the maitre d’, who posed quite an attitude from the beginning, I decided to … Continue reading