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

Clinton, Trump exchange blows in debate

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ Following a difficult week and a half for the image of the Trump campaign, the second of three Presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was held in St. Louis at Washington University on Oct. 9. Just two days before the second televised meeting with Clinton the Washington Post released a 2005 video recording of Trump speaking with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. The conversation included Trump attempting to seduce a married woman included further statements that have illicited tremendous backlash. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s … Continue reading Clinton, Trump exchange blows in debate

Why Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be allowed to run for president

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ Let me start by saying that I am not a Donald Trump supporter. I voted for John Kasich in the primary and will probably vote for Gary Johnson in November, just because this entire election is so messed up. But this isn’t really about politics and what side of the aisle someone stands on. Today’s society has put such a premium on categorizing people into certain groups, political or not, that a conversation about key issues can be overlooked. Like the fact that Hillary Clinton is no more fit to be our president than Donald … Continue reading Why Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be allowed to run for president