Golden Rule Week continues with additional events

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ The Center for Interfaith Community Engagement is hosting Golden Rule Week, which began on April 13 and will conclude on April 17 with Hug Day. “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you,” is a concept echoed by 10 faith traditions. Signs are dispersed around campus to remind and inform students about the Golden Rule. “It is important for us, as a part of a global community, to understand that compassion and love are common in every faith,” Interfaith’s Program Assistant Stephanie Renny said in an e-mail. The annual Golden Rule week … Continue reading Golden Rule Week continues with additional events

VITA offers free tax returns

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ Employed students now have the opportunity to have their tax returns done for free through the XU accounting students and the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Starting every Monday evening from Feb. 16 to April 13 in Cintas Banquet Rooms, one free tax preparation assistance will be provided from 6-7 p.m. Dr. Pricilla O’Clock started the program as a volunteer service on Saturdays and later transferred it into a class tailored to accounting students who have taken “Introduction to Taxation.” Students who utilize this opportunity can earn one or two semesters worth of … Continue reading VITA offers free tax returns

Fifty shades: celebrating unhealthy sex

Ana and Grey’s relationship isn’t romanic, so why do we love it so much? Let’s face it; we live in an age of a multi-billion dollar Internet porn industry, discreet naughty-toy shipping and hundreds of apps that far surpass Tinder’s sexual connotation. All these things provide outlets for our curiosity about BDSM. “Fifty Shades of Grey” provided women with the unique opportunity to explore this lifestyle, albeit vicariously. I think what often gets mixed up is women’s liberty to read and enjoy a highly sexualized story like this and the implicit narrative of sexual manipulation. You’d think those would be … Continue reading Fifty shades: celebrating unhealthy sex