Shooting leaves one dead in OTR

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ A man was killed and a woman was hospitalized following a shooting at a soup kitchen in Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Monday morning. Georgine Getty, the director of Our Daily Bread, estimated that there were around 150 in the building at the time of the shooting. “It’s a miracle nobody else was hit,” Getty said. “It’s absolutely a miracle.” While fights occasionally break out at the soup kitchen, nothing of this level has ever occurred, according to the staff of Our Daily Bread. “We try to be vigilant,” Lakshmi Sammarco, a Hamilton County coroner, said, “but you … Continue reading Shooting leaves one dead in OTR

THINGS TO DO IN CINCY

By: Lydia Reagan ~Feature Editor~ So you’ve chosen Xavier University. You’ve been moved into your new dorm, met your roommates and neighbors and want to get off campus to explore some of the local delicacies. Where do you go? You can check out these awesome places – some near, some far – and explore all that this great city has to offer. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Who doesn’t love going to the zoo? For about $20, you can see all the animals you can imagine and take a trip back to your childhood! You can check out the new … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN CINCY

Reflecting on riots, fifteen years later

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ In 2001, Cincinnati was home to the largest race riots in the U.S. since the Rodney King riots in 1992. This event occurred while Xavier students were away for spring break, and a discussion was held with them upon their return. Xavier’s Father Graham, Gene Beaupre and Kelly Leon played a major role in easing tension among community leaders and the police in the following year. These same leaders now invite Xavier students to a conversation where they can learn about the events that occurred in 2001 and Xavier’s role in them. “When we had … Continue reading Reflecting on riots, fifteen years later