Cincinnati’s favorite rivalry

Staff writer Brent Raines discusses the city’s most heated rivalry and what makes it better to be a Musketeer By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ There are precisely two times over the course of a year when being a Musketeer student especially beats being a Bearcat: when recent graduates are entering the work force in May and the week of the Crosstown Shootout. For a long time, the University of Cincinnati (UC) always seemed to be the big, fun school. Sure a Xavier degree was worth more, but we didn’t have cool architecture, parties and a football team. Only one of … Continue reading Cincinnati’s favorite rivalry

The weaver’s guild of Cincinnati

By: Jessica Griggs ~Guest Writer~ Greater Cincinnati (WGGC) was founded in an effort to encourage interest in hand weaving. The WGGC is currently showing an exhibit in the house called Madame President. The exhibition features a number of fiber creations from 17 of the guild’s presidents, past and present. Since its beginning, the WGGC has grown to include programs and education about a variety of different fiber processes and techniques such as felting, spinning, knitting and dyeing. The guild promotes education and proficiency in the fiber arts by offering learning experiences like lectures, workshops and exhibitions. The guild also has its own house on Gray Road in Winton Place. “It’s like our own little club house,” President Ginny … Continue reading The weaver’s guild of Cincinnati

Comedy thrives at Go Bananas

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Go Bananas Comedy Club welcomed back Cincinnati native Alex Stone this past weekend, Jan. 29-31, in honor of his debut album to be released later this year. Making the trip back home from his current residency in Chicago, Stone was welcomed with open arms and plenty of laughs for his hour long standup set, accompanied by feature act Laura Sanders and host Josh O’Neill, a Xavier junior. Stone’s comedy succeeds in blending relatable, observational storytelling with sporadic, audience- acknowledging improvisation, creating a comfortable comedic atmosphere within the confines of his album recording self-awareness. Stone may … Continue reading Comedy thrives at Go Bananas