Students injured in Nicaragua

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ A bus carrying eight Xavier students, Xavier staff and Nicaraguan citizens was involved in a crash at 6 a.m. on March 12 near Rama, Nicaragua. The accident occurred while students were travelling from Managua to the Atlantic Coast region of Nicaragua. The cause of the accident has not been released. According to Lea Minniti, executive director of the Center for International Education (CIE), students received medical support from hospitals in Rama and Juigalpa, Nicaragua. The hospitals treated one student’s minor neck injury and trip assistant Kenia Castro Castillo’s broken arm. An international health insurance plan … Continue reading Students injured in Nicaragua

O’Connor closes pool for repairs

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ O’Connor Sports Center management recently announced its plan to close its swimming pool on March 30 for eight weeks to conduct repairs. The repairs will specifically address problems in the pool’s roof. According to Robert Sheeran, vice president for facilities, workers will “clean and repaint the rusted areas of the steel roof structure over the area of the pool. This will necessitate removal and replacement of the acoustic ceiling.” A faculty assessment from a few years ago identified the need for repairs. Faculty then decided during the fall 2014 semester to conduct repairs during the … Continue reading O’Connor closes pool for repairs

MusicNOW Festival entertains once again

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ The National returned to its hometown to perform at Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Originally founded in 2006 by The National’s guitarist Bryce Dessner, the festival has been an opportunity for classical and indie musicians to collaborate and experiment with new music. This year’s festival took place March 11-15 and featured Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Arcade Fire guitarist Will Butler, among others. Butler, along with Cleveland band Cloud Nothings, kicked off the festival with a show on March 11 at the Woodward Theater. Jeff Zeigler and concert:nova followed with a … Continue reading MusicNOW Festival entertains once again