By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ Starbucks’ holiday cups are one of the main reasons that patrons look forward to the Christmas season. The decorated cups remind consumers that the holiday season is quickly coming up. This year’s cups, however, have caused quite a stir with their minimalist, red design because some people feel they do not recognize Christmas as a Christian holiday. I feel as if I need a disclaimer – I live in an ideal world where people can say, “Merry Christmas,” without backlash from everyone about their religion. However, my world also allows people to say, “Happy Holidays,” … Continue reading People, it is just a red cup
By: Ray Humienny ~Campus Editor~ There is needs to be a dialogue regarding race on college campuses. Xavier stands in solidarity with people of color marginalized by discrimination. It is with deep concerns this article is produced, as to leave no stone unturned in an era of prominent student activism. Amid racial tensions at Yale, a letter is overlooked. It was not so long ago that the university’s Intercultural Affairs Committee issued an email to students to be wary of their Halloween costumes, a notification of cultural awareness and human decency. A response surfaced from Yale’s Child Study Center lecturer, … Continue reading The ugliness that comes with passivity Abject danger in taking a blasé attitude toward race
By: James Neyer ~Staff Columnist~ There is a saying that if you were born in Cincinnati, you die in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is the type of city that people may leave, but will inevitably come back to. Some are born, go to college, get a job, raise a family and spend the rest of their lives in the Queen City. They might come back because this is the place where they were raised or where they have strong connections. This is true not just for Cincinnati, but for other places also. People generally like to stay where they have roots. Some … Continue reading Remove your inner jerk: Go abroad!