Holiday Project marks season of giving

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ Xavier, in association with Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services, is starting its annual Holiday Project to bring the holiday gifts to families in the local community. The Xavier community has participated in the Holiday Program for more than a decade and has been serving hundreds of families in the Cincinnati area. Werner Erhard started the Holiday Project in 1978, and within six years it had reached 46 cities and contracted more than 18,000 participants. Since then, the project has spread across the country and continues to provide gifts to families, hospitals and … Continue reading Holiday Project marks season of giving

Drinking away hypocrisy How age restrictions on alcohol limit adults from being adults

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ It took me quite a bit of energy to write what is already self-evidently true to you and anyone who has even had the impulse to think on this subject. Alcohol exists in societies as a reasonable tool with many benefits, and regrettably, the cause of many disasters. Put simply by author and polemicist Christopher Hitchens, “It is a good servant and a bad master.” As you already know, in the case of the United States, legal adults cannot determine for themselves whether to use alcohol or not until three years after they have already … Continue reading Drinking away hypocrisy How age restrictions on alcohol limit adults from being adults

Michael Sandel to speak at Xavier

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ One of the most prolific modern political scientists, Michael Sandel, will come to speak at Xavier on Oct. 15 about his philosophical work, most notably his 2010 book “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” and his 2013 book “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.” Sandel has been a Harvard professor for 35 years and has won critical acclaim around the world for his engagement in philosophical, moral and political issues. His Harvard course titled “Justice” enrolled more than 15,000 students after it was made available free online. Sandel has also given … Continue reading Michael Sandel to speak at Xavier