Back Page: 8/12/2021

A guide to campus for the uninitiated first-year By Aidan Callahan, Back Page Editor Well, well, well, what do we have here? If you’re reading this, you’re probably some fresh-faced first-year who just wandered onto campus and is hopelessly confused. I’ve got good news and bad news: the bad news is that face ain’t gonna stay fresh for long, ‘cause this place is gonna eat you alive. But the good news is you just picked up a Newswire and started reading this article. I’m about to drop a steaming dookie of knowledge all over your face and, with any luck, … Continue reading Back Page: 8/12/2021

The need for interfaith: Spirit Celebration ignores campus diversity

For the past three summers, I have dedicated myself to sleepless nights, sore limbs and satisfying interactions with some of the most wonderful people I know. To those who think that I’m conditioning for a Division I sport, the joke is on you. In truth, I am volunteering as a member of Manresa program. This program has shaped me in tremendous ways, one of which is spiritually. There remains a crucial component of the program that informs students of the inclusivity and respect that Xavier has towards all faiths. At the conclusion of the four-day event, the Office of Interfaith … Continue reading The need for interfaith: Spirit Celebration ignores campus diversity

Manresa welcomes first-year students

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Xavier welcomed first year students to campus once again with the annual Manresa orientation program. This year’s program saw some familiar aspects as well as many new ones. “Some of the main highlights from Manresa include some of our traditional events such a s the Presidential Welcome and Community Celebration where parents and families say goodbye to their first-year students our Real World: Xavier Social Issues Monologues, a performance by illusionist Craig Karges and our huge icebreaker, Playfair,” Manresa Core Member Colin Foos said. There was much more focus on the inclusivity of the Xavier … Continue reading Manresa welcomes first-year students