Homeless hungry for humanity

By: Sara Ringenbach ~Staff Writer~ The Pope’s recent decision to dine with the homeless instead of the American political elite has fathered a massive wave of popular support. However, supporting this decision is easy. Theoretical homeless people don’t smack you in the face with the harsh realities of destitution. They aren’t covered with the raw, unsettling smell of suffering that challenges the limits of altruism. We treat theoretical homeless people much better than their real counterparts. My good friend told me about his extent of involvement with the homeless. One afternoon in Cleveland, a homeless woman asked him for spare … Continue reading Homeless hungry for humanity

Club profile: Habitat for Humanity

By: Raymond Humienny ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier Habitat for Humanity (H4H) will hold a “Fall Call Out” meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Albers 103 for students wishing to join. Xavier H4H is a student- based organization under the advisory of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice. Every year, H4H is assigned a location within the Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky region to help build and renovate substandard housing for the homeless. During the past three years, H4H has helped build homes in Cumminsville, Over-the-Rhine (OTR) and the historic district of Newport, Ky. This year’s location … Continue reading Club profile: Habitat for Humanity

Hoff changes hamper Labre

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ Last year Hoff Dining Commons, in conversation with previous Student Government Association members and the university, took away the 14 per week meal plan. The reason for the change comes from students who were unable to access the cafeteria at convenient times because the meal plan operated by set time parameters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some students who visited the dining commons for an early dinner and desired to go back were unable because of the time constraints for the 14 per week plan. Hoff told the Newswire that students who did not use … Continue reading Hoff changes hamper Labre