Community on campus: Home is where your dorm is

Ah, Xavier. A place the country sees as a “basketball school.” The place that the state of Ohio sees as that other school in Cincinnati, but still not Ohio State. The place people from my home state of Tennessee see as a question: “Now, where is that?” But what I see, and hopefully what everyone reading this sees, is a place none other than home. I had a weird happening this past month. I went back to my parents’ house in Cottontown, Tenn., for a week or so after my internship. I was packing up my car, ready to come … Continue reading Community on campus: Home is where your dorm is

Three tips for incoming students: Your college experience is in your hands

Going to college, we all have certain expectations. We’ve heard stories, seen movies and read books, but we still never know quite what to expect. My first year at Xavier was a rollercoaster of emotions. I was excited, yet terrified, happy, yet homesick, but ready to take on the next four years in this new home. To make the most of your Xavier experience, I would give a few little tidbits of advice. One: get involved. There are 163 organizations and clubs at this school, and if you do a little searching, you’re bound to find something that fits your … Continue reading Three tips for incoming students: Your college experience is in your hands

Life after college: the Great Unknown

It is a question that has plagued theologians, philosophers and scientists for decades — nay, centuries. We’ve all heard the quack re¬ports, but really, how could any rational-minded person take them seriously? The “alumni sightings” in offices, bars, graduate schools and open cornfields at night are clearly just deranged hallucinations. The older siblings who graduated and supposedly still live on — how is it they never seem to show their ghostly visages on campus? We all hear stories, we see the news reels, we hear pretty tales about jobs and advanced degrees and eating grapes on pillows of clouds in … Continue reading Life after college: the Great Unknown