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SGA holds student forum on smoke-ban

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ Student Government Association (SGA) held a forum last Thursday in the Arrupe Overlook to discuss the issue of smoking on campus after receiving student input in a poll that was part of the recent executive election. The idea for a smoke-free campus originally came from a student Senator who has … Continue reading

Suicide hotline calls increase after election

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photo Editor~ A “record number of calls” to Trans Lifeline, a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention hotline by and for the transgender community, were recorded following Donald Trump’s presidential win last week. Similarly, calls spiked for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and The Trevor Project, as well as texts spiking … Continue reading

Trump wins office, Xavier reacts

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ After a long election season, many Xavier students watched their votes count for the first time and saw Donald Trump become the new President-elect in a surprising victory. Trump locked up the position over rival Hillary Clinton by almost 60 electoral votes after winning the swing states of Ohio, Florida, … Continue reading

‘Stop Trump’ and Black Lives Matter protestors join forces

By: Regina Wright ~Campus News Editor~ “No Justice, No Peace” echoed through the streets of downtown Cincinnati as more than 2,000 protestors gathered to demonstrate against the President-elect and the recent mistrial of Ray Tensing. After the Presidential Election on Nov. 8, Donald J. Trump was declared President-elect. The results were considered upsetting after Hillary … Continue reading

Mass stabbing occurs at Utah high school

By: Max Bruns ~Advertising Manager~ Five students at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah became the victims of a stabbing spree by a fellow student on the morning of Nov. 15. The suspect was a straight- A student and new to the high school. According to a US News article the suspect used a … Continue reading

Powerful earthquake shakes New Zealand

By: Isabel Demarco ~Staff Writer~ A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand early Monday, causing the deaths of at least two people and a large amount of damage to roads throughout the country. The region has continued to be hit by large aftershocks following the earthquake. After the initial earthquake, another one measuring 6.4 magnitude … Continue reading

Militia acquitted after wildlife refuge siege

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ Seven members of the Bundy militia have been acquitted of charges stemming from the 41- day long siege of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon earlier this year. Charges included conspiracy to prevent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees from doing their jobs, weapons … Continue reading

DIFT senior projects begin, students cast as actors

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photo Editor~ Xavier’s Digital Innovation Film and Television (DIFT) majors have just wrapped up castings for senior films, but the process has only begun. While students in other programs write senior thesis papers, DIFT majors script, produce and screen short films as their capstones. Casting for the projects began on … Continue reading

Two officers killed in Iowa during ambush

By: Regina Wright ~Campus News Editor~ Last week, two police officers, a rookie and a veteran, were shot and killed in Des Moines, Iowa. The officers were shot inside of their patrol cars early in the morning of Nov. 2 with their guns still holstered. The suspect was quickly identified as Scott M. Green, who … Continue reading

Activists continue to fight against DAPL As DAPL continues construction, crackdown on activists intensifies in North Dakota

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ CANNON BALL, N.D. – A drone buzzes over the heads of water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Southern North Dakota. People stop what they are doing and look up at the sky. “Is that one of ours?” a man asks. “Yeah, I think so. It looks like it’s … Continue reading

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