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 Jeremiah Pennebaker, President of BSA, the organization has met with alumni and advisers and has plans in the works for changes they’d like to see on campus. “We truly believe that Xavier is in an interesting place where they could take the next step and … Continue reading BSA pushes for current, challenging curriculum

Student groups offer programs on Ferguson

By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Black Student Association and Campus Police discuss civil unrest in Ferguson The civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has led many Xavier students and faculty members to take action on campus. On Aug. 9, protests and civil disorder broke out in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer. Tensions between residents and police officers developed at a number of memorial services, which over time developed into riots, looting, arrests and police marches. The violence in Ferguson has reopened the door for conversations about police brutality, and … Continue reading Student groups offer programs on Ferguson