Xavier updates travel guidelines

Last week’s contentious policy is being adjusted with a pilot program By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief, and Staff WRITERS Grace Hamilton and Olivia Valkner In response to the controversial domestic travel guidelines released last Wednesday, Xavier’s COVID-19 Task Force is launching a pilot program which allows student groups to travel overnight if they are able to produce a sufficient COVID-19 risk-reduction and response plan.  According to Saturday’s campus message, this change is intended to prevent student groups from cancelling their previously scheduled trips.  “Student travel is an important dimension of the Xavier experience. It is also true that traveling in the … Continue reading Xavier updates travel guidelines

Thank you, Jonas Brothers

By olivia Valkner When I heard the Jonas Brothers were coming to Cincinnati, I knew that I had to round up my friends and go.   I have been in love with them since their Disney days. Camp Rock, Jonas and Disney Friends for Change? Are you kidding me? The Jonas Brothers are currently on their “Remember This” tour, with opener Kelsie Ballerini, which has the most iconic greatest hits style set list ever.  We loaded up the car on Tuesday, made a pit stop at Crumbl Cookies and drove to Riverbend Music Center. To say that we had the time … Continue reading Thank you, Jonas Brothers

XU vaccine mandate expands

All university employees are required to be vaccinated before next semester By Olivia Valkner, Staff Wrtier Per a letter from Dr. Colleen Hanycz, president, all Xavier employees will be required to be fully vaccinated before the spring semester. Last Thursday’s announcement follows the student vaccine requirement which was established more than three weeks ago. Hanycz highlighted that vaccination mandates in schools and workplaces sparks polarizing and difficult discussions across the country, but she encouraged employees to look beyond political affiliations.  “I would urge us to put aside the framework of ‘my rights,’ in favor of a focus on the collective … Continue reading XU vaccine mandate expands