Local spotlight: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ America’s largest Oktoberfest celebration was back again this year with German food and dancing from Sept. 19 to 21. For the past 38 years, this celebration of German culture and heritage conquered the streets of downtown Cincinnati with traditional German food, music and plenty of lederhosen. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati uniquely celebrated German tradition over three days with a record-breaking attendance of more than 600,000 people. Xavier’s Student Activity Council (SAC) organized a looped shuttle that took students to the event on Sept. 20. Senior Joe McGrath was one of the students to attend. “All people come … Continue reading Local spotlight: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Class partners with Freestore Foodbank

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ This fall, Dr. Wendy Maxian’s 200-level communications course called Writing for the Media will be collaborating with Freestore Food Bank’s COOKS! Program. The purpose of the course is to learn about and construct media writing while creating real media content fora local nonprofit. The course will allow students to apply their knowledge in a realworld setting, rather than using fake audiences and assignments. The Freestore Foodbank’s COOKS! Program began in 2001 to help students prepare for work in the food service industry. The program is a free, 10-week program for students who come from low-income … Continue reading Class partners with Freestore Foodbank