Living Frugally

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ If there is one thing many college students are constantly thinking about, it’s money: how much they need to pay rent, how much debt they are drowning in and how much they shouldn’t have spent at the bar last weekend. Every cent counts, so here are a few tips and tricks to save up some extra cash and live frugally. General Well Thought Out Advice 1. Ask for student discounts: They are everywhere— Cinemark in Oakley, stores in the Kenwood Mall like JCrew and Madewell and Buffalo Wild Wings are just a few examples. 2. … Continue reading Living Frugally

Community Blend: “Brewing Coffee & Change”

By: Hollis Conners   At the corner of Montgomery Road and Brewster Avenue, local citizens are brewing coffee and change. Community Blend is a new coffee shop and a cooperative (co-op) where all employees are co-owners as well. The shop opened at the beginning of the summer, but has been in the works for over a year. Ivy Bell is a co-owner and employee there. Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio, she lives in Avondale with her two young children. “It actually took a couple years for the pro­cess, but Community Blend opened May 18,” Bell said. According to the Community Blend … Continue reading Community Blend: “Brewing Coffee & Change”

Xavier Hot Spots

By: Hollis Conners   Conaton Learning Commons (CLC)       For those who can’t focus in their dorm rooms, the CLC is equipped with spaces for study: wide areas for group projects, private study rooms and the near-silent library. It also has printers, a scanner and various office supplies for students. Coffee Emporium With two locations on campus, students can easily grab a cup of coffee for an upcoming all-nighter or in the morning before class. It is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 … Continue reading Xavier Hot Spots