By Grace Hamilton, Staff Writer Nearly two years after the shooting of George Floyd, Minneapolis is once again the subject of national attention after 22-year-old Amir Locke was fatally shot by Minneapolis police on Feb. 2. The Minneapolis SWAT team entered the apartment building where Locke resided in order to execute a no-knock search warrant. The warrant was issued in connection to a St. Paul homicide that took place in January. When the SWAT team entered a unit on the seventh floor of the building, they confronted a man with a handgun, which was allegedly pointed at the officers. SWAT … Continue reading Amir Locke fatally shot by Minneapolis police
By: Alex Budzynski, Acting Editor-in-Chief Hunter Ellis, Managing Multimedia Editor Chloe Salveson, Show Manager Multiple “Black Lives Matter” banners in front of Bellarmine Chapel were vandalized yesterday evening by the same White supremacist group which targeted Xavier two months ago. Immediately following the incident, a replacement banner was installed. The vandalism took place on Good Friday during the university’s Easter break, meaning campus was relatively empty. One of the few remaining students was sophomore RA Zack Wilson, who reported the vandalism around 10:15 p.m. while walking his dog. “I noticed a sticker on the Kuhlman Hall sign,” Wilson said. “I … Continue reading White supremacist group strikes again
By: Max Bruns ~Copy Editor~ Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., who has been doing service and mission work for Los Angeles gang members since the 1980s says, “Service is the hallway that leads to the ballroom. It’s getting you to the ballroom, which is the place of kinship, the place of mutuality.” Fr. Boyle’s ballroom is the place where human beings stop pretending that they are different from each other. It is the place where two people, no matter background, faith, creed, race, sexuality or gender can dance together simply because they are human. There is something more nuanced going on … Continue reading There’s room in the ballroom for all A supportive opinion to Taylor’s “Where’s white Xavier?” piece
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