African continent faces internal refugee crisis More than 12.4 million displaced; Natural disasters, conflict to blame

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ High numbers of African citizens are displaced within their own countries as opposed to crossing borders. According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC), 40.8 million people around the world are currently refugees in their own nations. Nearly one-third of these people live on the African continent alone, 12.4 million in more than 20 countries. Internal displacement in Africa at the end of 2015 dwarfed the number of refugees who had crossed borders on the continent by nearly 7 million. Despite these statistics, IDMC Director Alexandra Bilak says that few people acknowledge this problem, even … Continue reading African continent faces internal refugee crisis More than 12.4 million displaced; Natural disasters, conflict to blame

Major retailers close stores after low holiday sales

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ Several U.S. retail giants have recently announced the closure of a number of locations nationwide, citing poor sales. Sears, Roebuck & Company revealed Jan. 5 that 109 of its K-Mart stores and 41 of its Sears Outlets would be closing, with most locations planning to cease operations by the end of March. This news comes after the company announced the sale of its Craftsman tool brand to Stanley, Black & Decker. Sears closed 200 stores in 2015 and 78 in 2016. The company did not comment on how many employees would be affected, but stressed … Continue reading Major retailers close stores after low holiday sales

XU Theatre ‘Diviners’ combats stigma

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photo Editor~ Xavier Theatre continues to impress with their newest show, The Diviners. The show opened Nov. 11 and will continue through Nov. 19. The play’s story is thoughtful and sentimental and a compelling cast performance will leave you stunned and heartbroken. The play follows the touching friendship of a mentally-challenged boy, Buddy Layman, and a disenchanted preacher, CC Showers, in a journey of faith, loss and vulnerability. Sophomore Micah Price is outstanding as Buddy Layman, embodying the character in a truly moving performance. Price pulls the audience in with an irresistible magnetism as he … Continue reading XU Theatre ‘Diviners’ combats stigma