Everyday hero: XUPD profiles

By: Grant Vance ~Punk Bitch~ Xavier Police officer Rodney McClane was held to high esteem last Thursday for a prestigious medal of honor. After ten years on the force he was finally recognized for his work distributing upwards of 180 parking tickets per week to students, keeping campus parking lots safe. “It’s all about defending the honor of parking services for me,” McClane said next to his squad car, parked horizontally facing Currito. “I’m no hero, but I certainly sleep better knowing vacant parking spots are left that way.” McClane works night and day to ensure no parking spot is left … Continue reading Everyday hero: XUPD profiles

‘Birdman’s’ Antonio Sanchez comes to Cincinnati

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Music Series will cater to fans of 2015 Oscar winner “Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” for its next concert with the arrival of Antonio Sánchez. Sánchez composed the score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s award-winning film using his stylistic jazz drumming that created an energetic atmosphere of anxiety. “Birdman” not only took home four Academy Awards, but also grabbed the winning spot at the Grammy’s for Best Score Soundtrack thanks to Sanchez’s talents. Sanchez’s ensemble from his album “Migration” will join him for his performance, bringing its swing jazz repertoire to accompany his drums. … Continue reading ‘Birdman’s’ Antonio Sanchez comes to Cincinnati