Cornfields. More and more cornfields. I weaved in and out of lanes as I passed semi-truck after semi-truck at 2 in the morning on 1-71 towards Cincinnati, Ohio. The spring of 2010. The last col¬lege visit of far too many. A young kid from the Washington, D.C., suburbs making the eight-hour trek with his father to check out the last college on the list: Xavier University. My dad — and faith¬ful co-pilot — was snoring like a hibernating bear by my side as we pulled into our hotel at 3 in the morning. The next morning we woke up bright … Continue reading Gifts and challenges of a Jesuit education
By: Brendan Kelly ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Student Activities Council in conjunction with Leadership Week showed the film, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” yesterday, Feb. 19. Despite lackluster attendance, the film is a must-see. The film stars Idris Elba as Nelson … Continue reading “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” excellently portrays a life of leadership
“School elections? Ugh, not again. I thought it was bad enough in high school!” a young first year student mutters to her friend as she enters the Gallagher Student Center. I have never really been a big fan of school elections either. From my sophomore year of high school, I vividly remember the young and popular beauty queen, whose financially successful parents helped her invest in her campaign with everything from bright neon pink T-shirts, pens and buttons to bumper stickers and sunglasses. Sure enough, she won the election and became student body president that year amidst an onslaught of … Continue reading Engaging Student Politics: The University is the place to begin with Civil Engagement
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