Test scores rise, college standards follow suit

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ Most Xavier students who ask their parents or grandparents what college was like when they attended versus what it is like now will get the answer that school, in general, is harder than when the previous generation attended. But have students at colleges and universities in the tri-state area, or even nationally, become smarter? The University of Cincinnati’s incoming class of 6,900 students has an average GPA nearly a tenth of a point higher than this year’s current sophomores had going into their first year. The story is the same elsewhere. According to The Enquirer, … Continue reading Test scores rise, college standards follow suit

Norwood nuisance stores shut down

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ Two local businesses are now closed after being declared ‘nuisances’ by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters closed two local businesses, Sherman Market and Donnas carry-out after deeming them ‘nuisances’ per police on July 28. Sherman Market, of 1764 Sherman Ave. has been the the location subject to 217 police calls in the past two years. During that same stretch, Donna’s Carry-Out had 153 incidents prompting police visits, including DUI stops, drug related activity, fights and child endangerment through underage sales of alcohol. Donna’s has long been a popular … Continue reading Norwood nuisance stores shut down