Laugh in the face of the unknown

An improviser’s lesson on embracing the spontaneous beauty in life I’m a planner, a perfectionist. I need things to go a certain way. This is funny, because none of life’s great moments ever seem to abide by the rules of the “plan.” For years, I was lucky enough to be a member of Don’t Tell Anna (DTA), Xavier’s improv comedy group. I wanted to be in it so desperately as an incoming freshman, having heard about it from my brother, a 2011 alum. All my dreams came true when I was picked for the group. Improv has taught me so … Continue reading Laugh in the face of the unknown

A Diverse Perspective: Part II

The following story is part two of the special feature about diversity on this campus. Part two will focus on students who identify as Muslim, Asian or LGBTQ who answer the question, what’s it like to be considered a minority on campus? Disclaimer: The students interviewed represent only a small sampling of diverse backgrounds. The students in this article cannot possibly speak for their entire cultural community, as they offer only one perspective. Ali Ahmed Ali Ahmed, a junior student who is Muslim, believes that Islam is a culture in addition to being a religion. Ahmed, whose parents are from … Continue reading A Diverse Perspective: Part II

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Presidential candidates for 2016 announce candidacy Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have all put their names in the race for the 2016 presidential election. In recent weeks, Paul, Cruz and Rubio announced their intent to run in the Republican primary. Several more Republicans are expected to join the race. Hillary Clinton also announced her candidacy in an online video, confirming media speculation that she would run. Boston Marathon bombing suspect convicted Cuba removed from terrorism sponsor list Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. … Continue reading News in Brief