ITT Tech closes, students left uncertain

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ Last week ITT Technical Institute closed all of its campuses nation-wide after federal restrictions were placed on the school last week, leaving roughly 45,000 students unsure about their futures. The announcement about the closure followed shortly after the school announced a week earlier that it would no longer enroll new students. The shut-down was a decision from the U.S. Department of Education to ban the school from receiving federal financial aid. This ban follows lawsuits and investigations from both state and federal officials regarding claims of overly high student loan default rates, predatory lending and false … Continue reading ITT Tech closes, students left uncertain

Ohio’s medical Marijuana law leaves uncertainty

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ Ohio’s new medical marijuana law took effect on Sept. 8, leaving many questions and concerns about the industry unaddressed. The new law states that patients with a license are allowed to possess and use the drug without penalty, but the law doesn’t specify where can be purchased the drug. Because state dispensaries are not yet set up, patients would have to go to other states, like Michigan, with operational dispensaries. However, bringing marijuana across state borders is illegal regardless of the new law. The law-making process further complicates matters as the outlines for prescribing, harvesting … Continue reading Ohio’s medical Marijuana law leaves uncertainty

Welcome to your first year at Xavier Make sure to challenge yourself over the next four years

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ If you’re an incoming first-year, the past few months have probably flown by. Between choosing a college, getting ready for school and saying goodbyes, the summer before college is an eventful time. I would like to tell you that things will probably slow down, that you will be able to relax soon and take in the last few months. In my experience, however, that is not the case. In fact, the reason that most find college to be such a different experience is primarily due to its fast pace. Between starting new classes, meeting a barrage … Continue reading Welcome to your first year at Xavier Make sure to challenge yourself over the next four years