America, please think before you judge A different perspective on police brutality in South Carolina

By: Brittany Welch A South Carolina 16-year old student was slammed to the ground by Officer Ben Fields after she was asked to give up her phone several times by the teacher and administrators. When she refused, Fields was called to handle the situation and remove the student from the classroom. This simple request resulted in a violent altercation. This altercation caught on video went viral and brought issues about police brutality to the forefront of the media attention. Following the viral hype, people were outraged by actions some argued were assault against the student in question. However, these individuals … Continue reading America, please think before you judge A different perspective on police brutality in South Carolina

The soap opera that is Cincinnati transit How inaction on the streetcar damages Cincinnati’s image

By: Griff Bludworth Cincinnati is bad at transit. Despite the grand proclamations of activists, our 3 mph, 1.6 – mile streetcar which has just begun test runs does not promise to eliminate the transit gap between Cincinnati and peer cities indicated by a new report by the regional chamber of commerce. No one will deny that public transit is a major facet of the modern city. “Millenials” do not want to drive. Gas is expensive, emissions are undesirable and parking in any downtown area is an ordeal. While Cincinnati continued to disperse outward, this was a non-issue. When one chooses … Continue reading The soap opera that is Cincinnati transit How inaction on the streetcar damages Cincinnati’s image

An open letter to our elected officials

By: The Xavier University IFTJ Delegation ~Open Letter~ This past weekend, the Xavier University Delegation had an incredible experience participating in the Ignation Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), a conference attended by more than 1,500 students, staff and affiliates of Jesuit high schools, colleges and universities from across the continental United States. IFTJ focused on engaging individuals in dialogue on social justice issues on which individuals need to take action on. During our trip, we had the opportunity to meet with members of Sen. Sherrod Brown’s staff in his Washington, D.C. office. In our meeting with Brown’s team we discussed … Continue reading An open letter to our elected officials