SAC, SGA make $20,000 request

By: Maxwell Bruns ~Staff Writer~ Student Activities Council (SAC), in a co-sponsorship with the Student Government Association (SGA) executives, requested $20,000 in funding in a Sept. 29 SGA Senate meeting. The funding is intended for the headlining musical act of this year’s XavierFest, an annual outdoor campus event featuring food, drinks and music. The headliner has not been announced. If approved, the money would come from the rollover fund, which is the money left unused by last year’s SGA executives and collapsed funds left unused by clubs. These funds come from the Student Activity Fee but are not immediately available … Continue reading SAC, SGA make $20,000 request

Laverne Cox: “Trans is beautiful”

By: Jonathan Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor Laverne Cox entered the Schiff Banquet Hall to a standing ovation from an enthusiastic crowd. Cox came to Xavier as part of her campus speaking series “Ain’t I A Woman?,” which focuses on issues surrounding racial, gender and sexual identities. “I stand before you this evening as a proud, transgender, African American woman,” Cox said to the audience. During the talk, Cox explained how years of personal struggle and issues with self-identity helped her grow as an actress. “I am not just one thing,” she said. The lecture occurred as the transgender community … Continue reading Laverne Cox: “Trans is beautiful”