St. Patty’s Day

How to make Irish Soda Bread with Raisins: You Need: Nonstick vegetable oil spray 2 cups all purpose flour 5 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into cubes 1 cup buttermilk 2/3 cup raisins *Option to add 1/2 cup of sour cream* Fun Facts: There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry. New York City and Boston have the largest celebrations in the United States. The first parade took place in 1762 when Irish soldiers marched through NYC. There are approximately 144,588 people in America … Continue reading St. Patty’s Day

The path to spring through the eyes of a college student in the midwest

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ The weather has been teasing the Xavier Community for the past few weeks. Spring is tricky, and as long as these weather patterns persist, we can easily determine that Mother Nature doesn’t care about us and will keep switching the weather up for the remainder of the month. Phase 1 Just to add to the growing disappointment, there comes a week of temperatures ranging from something comfortable for artic penguins to zero. The students walking around campus don’t even look like people. They look like blobs from all of their layers and hunching over to … Continue reading The path to spring through the eyes of a college student in the midwest