Student leader bursts “bubble” on campus

By ethan Nichols, Staff writer We often hear about the “Xavier Bubble,” yet most students don’t think much about it. But senior Economics and Philosophy, Politics and the Public (PPP) major Tom Grandon has decided to try and change that.  Grandon was chosen to partake in the Arrupe Leaders program, which selects certain outstanding graduating seniors each year. The fall semester is spent on discernment and reflection, while the spring semester is spent creating and launching a senior legacy, or capstone, project. The program, named in honor of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, seeks to “help students understand the idea of vocation; … Continue reading Student leader bursts “bubble” on campus

Fran Lebowitz enchants Aranoff audiences

By Ethan Nichols, Staff Writer Sardonic humorist and award-winning author Fran Lebowitz graced the stage at the Aronoff Center for the Arts with her classic and iconic uniform (though she hates it when you refer to it as such) of a crisp, blue button-down with cufflinks, a pinstripe blazer, cuffed jeans and leather boots.  Lebowitz, known for her books Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, is frank and to the point. She never pulled a punch, from calling Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., a “baby” and sharing her strong feelings on, well, everything. Lebowitz ensnared the audience with her plain-spoken and … Continue reading Fran Lebowitz enchants Aranoff audiences

Ohio Democrats highlight state corruption

By Ethan Nichols, Staff Writer Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters visited Cincinnati on Friday with a slate of other Democrats to bring attention to state corruption scandals. The group – which included Ohio Auditor candidate Taylor Sappington, Ohio Secretary of State candidate Chelsea Clark and Hamilton County Clerk of Court Pavan Parik – aimed to tie Republicans and Governor Mike DeWine to recent corruption in Ohio.  In particular, this group sought to tie the GOP to House Bill 6 (HB 6). The bill, a nuclear energy bailout that was engulfed in scandal after former House Speaker Larry Householder was … Continue reading Ohio Democrats highlight state corruption