By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Five Xavier ROTC teams participated in the annual Ranger Challenge on March 13 at Camp Friedlander in Loveland, Ohio. “It’s not only to assess the soldier skills of the cadets, but also to bring about comradery of the schools,” Jane Fox, senior Xavier cadet, said. “We don’t usually interact with these schools on a daily basis, but it was great to get those relationships because they always say it’s a big army but a small army, so you could run into these people somewhere down the road in your career.” Xavier ROTC students participated in … Continue reading ROTC students compete in Ranger Challenge
By: TJ Hizer I usually do not respond to opinion articles because I understand everyone has a right to their opinion and to voice it in whatever way they see fit. However, I fear that, after your article dealing with ROTC, I can no longer stand idly by and hold my tongue. I am not a member of the ROTC program. However, my family is filled with people who were, and still are, members of the military, a “force of evil in the world,” as you called it. My grandfather was involved in the planning of D-Day. My cousin still … Continue reading Letters to the Editor: in response to “Seeking moral ground: regarding ROTC”
By: Emily Boutilier In the spirit of education, there was a more tactful way and time this information could have been presented without calling out a major program on our campus on a sensitive day of the year. How could any ROTC cadet not feel “any less a member of this community for being in the program?” To say ROTC should be discontinued at Xavier because it doesn’t align with Catholic ideals is to say other clubs like XU Alliance should not be permitted at Xavier because of the Church’s stance on gay marriage. Because the military is such an … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Response to “Seeking moral ground”
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