News in Brief

By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~ St. Louis Marathon winner disqualified for cheating The original winner of this year’s St. Louis Marathon, Kendall Schler, has been disqualified after officials discovered she cheated and did not run the full 26.2 miles of the race held on April 12. Officials have determined that Schler slipped onto the course at the last checkpoint in order to cross the finish line first. Both her title and her place in the Boston Marathon were revoked, and the title was given to Andrea Karl, the rightful winner. Indiana continues to see rise in HIV cases An … Continue reading News in Brief

Child’s Play to host charity gaming marathon event

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Video game fans and those interested in helping children will have an opportunity to enjoy both as Xavier’s chapter of Child’s Play will host a six-hour gaming marathon. Child’s Play is a national organization that provides gaming equipment to children spending long periods of time in the hospital. Xavier’s chapter of Child’s Play was fomed earlier this school year. As one of the group’s largest events, which will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight on April 26 in O’Connor Sports Center’s auxiliary gym, the marathon will charge a $5 entry fee, and all proceeds will … Continue reading Child’s Play to host charity gaming marathon event

Students to host dance marathonin

By: Monica Welch ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University Dance Marathon (XUDM) is inviting students to participate in a full afternoon of dancing and fundraising for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Now in its eighth year, XUDM continues to raise money for families that cannot afford treatment costs for their children. As their “For the Kids” slogan suggests, the money raised goes to the Children’s Miracle Network, which distributes money to children’s hospitals across the nation, including the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, in order to support families in need. In the past, XUDM has raised approximately $4,000 each … Continue reading Students to host dance marathonin