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Unarmed man killed by Tulsa Police

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ The Justice Department has announced an investigation into the death of Terence Crutcher, 40, who was fatally shot by police Sept. 16 in Tulsa, Okla. Many details of the shooting have yet to be released, but footage from the police vehicle and aerial footage of the incident provide some narrative … Continue reading

Sexual assault case prompts pushback

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ As a result of the Brock Turner controversy, there has been a push to raise awareness of sexual assault. However, additional campaigns advocating for the rights of those accused of committing sexual assault have popped up as well. Recently, a conservative nonprofit called Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) issued … Continue reading

Acclaimed Cisneros comes to Cincinnati

By: Isabel DeMarco ~Guest Writer~ Sandra Cisneros, a critically acclaimed author, will be doing a reading and book signing in the Tangeman University Center at the University of Cincinnati on Sept. 28. Cisneros is best known for her novel, The House on Mango Street (1984). Cisneros’ works have become required reading in elementary schools, middle … Continue reading

Refugees recount firsthand stories

By: Soondos Mulla-Ossman ~Staff Writer~ For students interested in keeping up with foreign affairs or are interested in Syria, The College of Professional Sciences is hosting two “Conversation with a Refugee” events this semester, the first is on Sept. 28 and the second is Nov. 9, both 6:30-8:00 p.m. Open to anyone but focused on … Continue reading

CLC debuts new reservation system

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ For students who study diligently but do not often check their email, the Conaton Learning Commons and Alter Hall have created a system that might incentivize them to start checking messages. The new reservation system by which students hold their spots in rooms designated as “Group Study Rooms” is now … Continue reading

Lawsuit closes, Bland case remains unsolved

By: Kaelan Doolan ~Staff Writer~ It’s been a little over a year since Sandra Bland died under mysterious circumstances in a Texas jail. It was only in the past week, however, that the Bland family received any form of compensation. The family settled in court for $1.9 million wrongful death lawsuit. The case has people … Continue reading

Title IX screens The Hunting Ground

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ With one in five women sexual assaulted and one in 71 men, rape has become a continuing conversation on Xavier’s campus. Xavier’s Title IX office will be screening the documentary film The Hunting Ground on Sept. 22 as a follow-up to the themes discussed in Slut Shaming, which was produced … Continue reading

U.S. raises refugee ceiling to 110,000

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photo Editor~ President Barack Obama raised his refugee intake goal from 85,000 to 110,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. This increase is the largest refugee intake since Clinton’s administration raised the ceiling to 112,000 in the fiscal year of 1995. While the 30 percent increase has … Continue reading

Former House Speaker John Boehner joins tobacco company

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ John Boehner, former politician and House Speaker, has taken on a new task by becoming a director at the Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) tobacco company. Boehner said in an interview with POLITICO that he was having trouble adjusting to the retired life and claimed he’s been doing “a lot of … Continue reading

Japan needs to have more sex

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ Japan, the country with the oldest population in the world, has a continually decreasing birth rate. A recent study revealed that many people of prime childbearing ages are doing nothing to reverse those statistics. According to The Japan Times, a survey of unmarried people between the ages of 18 and … Continue reading

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