Marriage equality: a different perspective

By: Andrew Del Bene The fight for marriage equality across the Union has grown significantly in the last decade and stands as an extension of the fight for homosexual rights reaching back to the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The recent movement attracts not only homosexuals but also the rapidly growing and fervent following of “allies.” The equality of marriage for all couples, heterosexual and homosexual, has become not only a civil rights issue of equality but also a moral question of how we think of others and the institutions that help to define our society. The perspective I am about … Continue reading Marriage equality: a different perspective

Speed dating featured at Week of Welcome

By: Jenny Mendoza In the spirit of Week of Welcome, both Gentlemen Organized For Achievement and Leadership (G.O.A.L.) and Ladies with Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (L.E.A.D.) hosted a speed dating event. Speed dating is exactly what it sounds like: a one to two minute opportunity to meet someone new at Xavier. The event, which was featured for Xavier’s Week of Welcome, was open to anyone who wanted to come out and make a new acquaintance, and not necessarily for the purpose of making love connections. Speed dating took place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 in the Gallagher … Continue reading Speed dating featured at Week of Welcome