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Title IX expands partnership

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Nationally, gender-based violence is severely underreported due to pervasive victim blaming, social stigmas, widespread misinformation and a lack of understanding of what constitutes gender-based violence and how it should be reported. Student reporting of gender-based violence on Xavier’s campus, however, continues to increase. The increase in reporting is due in … Continue reading

Shooting leaves one dead in OTR

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ A man was killed and a woman was hospitalized following a shooting at a soup kitchen in Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Monday morning. Georgine Getty, the director of Our Daily Bread, estimated that there were around 150 in the building at the time of the shooting. “It’s a miracle nobody else was … Continue reading

Orlando City Soccer honors Pulse victims

By: Riley Head ~Staff Writer~ The Orlando City Soccer Club unveiled 49 seats in its new stadium honoring the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016. The addition was presented Wednesday and featured the new seats arranged in the colors and formation of the rainbow pride flag. The new seats are a part … Continue reading

Universities push back on concealed carry law

By: Savin Mattozi ~Staff Writer~ Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law on Dec. 19 that would permit universities and colleges to allow concealed carry on their campuses. The bill also allows concealed carry at day care centers, government facilities and non security-screened areas of airports. The law downgrades offenses of individuals carrying firearms … Continue reading

Major retailers close stores after low holiday sales

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ Several U.S. retail giants have recently announced the closure of a number of locations nationwide, citing poor sales. Sears, Roebuck & Company revealed Jan. 5 that 109 of its K-Mart stores and 41 of its Sears Outlets would be closing, with most locations planning to cease operations by the end … Continue reading

Xavier sponsors families in need

By: Riley Head ~Staff Writer~ Xavier is working in partnership with the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services to assist families in need during this holiday season. Organizations across campus are raising money to participate in Xavier’s Holiday Project. Participation in the program is not required, but if a group wants to participate, … Continue reading

Jazz trio rounds out music series

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ The final note of the Xavier Music Series will be a positive one as The Bad Plus will come to Cincinnati for the first time in their career. They will be playing in the Gallagher Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m., with the JD Allen … Continue reading

BSA pushes for current, challenging curriculum

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Staff Writer~ While weeks have passed since racist images originally surfaced on Xavier’s campus, Black Student Association (BSA) is making strides to keep the conversation current. Having met with Father Michael Graham and talked with historians, BSA aims to make the conversation about action and not just discussion. According to senior … Continue reading

Cincideutch brings a holiday taste of Germany

By: Regina Wright ~Campus News Editor~ Looking for some authentic German culture and holiday gifts? Cincinnati’s fifth annual Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt, an authentic German market, will be held downtown in Fountain Square throughout the remaining weekends before Christmas. Kicking off the holiday season, Christkindlmarkt opened on Nov. 25 during Macy’s Light Up the Square. “I always … Continue reading

Students join standing Rock movement

By: Azl Saeed ~Staff Writer~ In solidarity with the activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, Xavier students held a walk-out on campus in front of Bellarmine Chapel on Monday. The demonstration was held after the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would reroute the pipeline. However, activists are cautious towards the announcement, since the owners … Continue reading

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