Writing Center passes on skills

The writing tutors are continuing to work with students during COVID-19 By Nina Benich, staff writer For years, the Writing Center has provided tutoring and various accommodations for students. Its philosophy of a student-oriented approach to tutoring has recently proved effective in their adaptation to a virtual format for COVID-19. The Writing Center, like most of Xavier’s student services, made changes this year due to COVID-19, one major change was stopping in-person appointments until further notice.  Despite this challenge, the center still continues to aid students by offering appointments via Zoom to  share their screens to review papers.  Email appointments … Continue reading Writing Center passes on skills

New grant to fund LGBT+ scholars

The endowed Authentic Leadership Scholarship to award around $2,100 by Nina Benich, staff writer Xavier recently introduced a new endowment scholarship, the Authentic Leadership Scholarship, to be awarded in the fall semester to incoming first-years and undergraduate LGBT+ students.  The scholarship is the first of its kind on a Jesuit campus. The sum of the scholarship, given by two Xavier alumni donors, is generally $21,000, but is subject to fluctuate depending on the market value.  The donors have previously given to Xavier for a similar LGBT+-related scholarship, the Lavender Scholarship, which is $500 granted by the donors every year.  A … Continue reading New grant to fund LGBT+ scholars

Award-winning performance found in a flawed film

Written By: Nina Benich, Staff WRiter This year’s Golden Globes Awards recognized multiple well-deserved movies, and among them was Netflix’s latest original film, I Care A Lot  — a fast-paced comedy-thriller starring Rosamund Pike.  The film’s main character is Marla Grayson, a professional guardian doubling as a con artist who declares elderly clients physically and mentally incompetent, ultimately stealing both their assets and their freedom. Appearing at first as a perfect job, she quickly realizes that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Pike reflects on her Gone Girl days by portraying a psychopathic feminist, and she’s skilled … Continue reading Award-winning performance found in a flawed film