TEDxXavierUniversity announces theme

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Technology, Entertainment and Design’s (TED) events, speeches and mantra of exploring “ideas worth spreading” have proven themselvespopular across the internet. Students will soon be able to hear about new opportunities and ideas on campus as TEDxXavierUniversity, an independently organized set of lectures licensed by TED, announced its theme for this year’s conference. The series of talks will focus on “Hope: A Driving Force into the Future” and is scheduled for April 15. While speakers for the event have not yet been finalized, TEDxXavierUniversity is looking for professors, entrepreneurs and other community leaders to share new innovations … Continue reading TEDxXavierUniversity announces theme

Semester in review: SGA execs’ work

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ executives of Xavier’s Student Government Association (SGA) presented a mid-year report to the Board of Trustees. The executives, President Colleen Reynolds, Administrative Vice President Thomas Edney and Legistlative Vice President Shelby Alig, also sat down with the staff of the Newswire. Some of the projects they reported are included below. “We are proud of what we have accomplished so far, but are excited to finish our term strong,” Reynolds said. Expanded ALL Card access: An important component of the executives’ platform last spring was expanding students’ ability to enter dorms via their ALL Cards. Under the … Continue reading Semester in review: SGA execs’ work

“A Christmas Carol” charms once more

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park opened its 24th annual “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Howard Dallin, on Nov. 26. Dickens’ timeless story tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a “bah humbug”-ing curmudgeon who learns to love after seeing visions brought on by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Dallin’s adaptation especially focuses on Scrooge’s past, humanizing the character whose name has become synonymous with negativity. The play’s narrative explores Scrooge’s youth and follows him through his adolescence as an apprentice at the Fezziwigs’ shop, his romance with a woman named Belle and … Continue reading “A Christmas Carol” charms once more