Learning how to live and not just exist

A message on how not to fear what is next A year ago, I wrote about how the Newswire had become a lifestyle for me and about how as a first-year I never would have thought I’d be where I was then. And it baffles me now to realize that yet another big and unpredictable change lies before me as I have just two weeks left as a student at this university. So where do I begin summing up these four weird, unpredictable, incredible years of my life that have changed me so much and given me many opportunities? My … Continue reading Learning how to live and not just exist

‘Lion King’ makes a triumphant return

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Disney and Broadway fans alike are in for a treat as “The Lion King” came roaring back to Cincinnati this month at the Aronoff Center. The show’s plot, based on the 1994 animated film of the same name (and itself an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”), is certainly familiar to movie- and theater-goers. Simba (young: JJ Batteast/Tre’ Jones; adult: Jelani Remy), the crowned prince of an animal kingdom, flees his homeland after his father is murdered by Simba’s treacherous uncle, Scar (Patrick R. Brown). Having been blamed for his father’s death, Simba takes refugee in the wilderness … Continue reading ‘Lion King’ makes a triumphant return

XU students to recognize Deaf Awareness Week

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Students can be exposed to a new way of communication as the Sign Language Club will host a number of events from April 19 to 23 to celebrate Xavier’s Deaf Awareness Week. Some of the events include sign language bingo on April 20 and a deaf festival on April 23. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpretor will also be present at the 4 and 10 p.m. masses on April 19 at Bellarmine Chapel. “We are trying to promote the fact that being Deaf is not a disability and that [people who are Deaf] have an amazing … Continue reading XU students to recognize Deaf Awareness Week