Trump takes Oath of Office as 45th President

By: Regina Wright ~Campus News Editor~ Friday marked the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President Donald J. Trump, with former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama in attendance. His children, Donald, Jr., Eric, Ivanka, Tiffany and Barron and his wife, Melania, surrounded him during the event, which received an audience of roughly 30.6 million. INAUGURATION SPEECH President Trump’s inauguration speech lasted for about 16 minutes. It revolved around his “new vision” and promise to bring the needs of the American people first and change the existing establishment. “Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning,” Trump … Continue reading Trump takes Oath of Office as 45th President

Trump wins office, Xavier reacts

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ After a long election season, many Xavier students watched their votes count for the first time and saw Donald Trump become the new President-elect in a surprising victory. Trump locked up the position over rival Hillary Clinton by almost 60 electoral votes after winning the swing states of Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Wisconsin that President Barack Obama won in 2008. While Trump had won the Electoral College votes, Clinton won the popular vote 61,166,160 votes to 60,475,727 votes. “I was surprised at how inaccurate the predicted outcomes were, and it feels like our votes … Continue reading Trump wins office, Xavier reacts

Death Cab for Cutie releases protest song

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ Remember when Donald Trump got a small loan of $1 million from his father? Death Cab for Cutie’s lead singer, Ben Gibbard, certainly does. The band released a new anti- Trump single, “Million Dollar Loan,” last week, kicking off 30 Days, 30 Songs – or, as The Washington Post likes to call it: “A playlist of songs that Donald Trump will hate.” The project is an independent website that will release one new song from various artists every day from Oct. 10 until Nov. 8, Election Day. It is produced by the creators of 90 … Continue reading Death Cab for Cutie releases protest song