Sexual assault case prompts pushback

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ As a result of the Brock Turner controversy, there has been a push to raise awareness of sexual assault. However, additional campaigns advocating for the rights of those accused of committing sexual assault have popped up as well. Recently, a conservative nonprofit called Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) issued a proposal for the removal of university guidelines for rape and sexual assault, stating the specific guidelines infringe upon the rights of those accused of sexual assault. However, the FBI estimates that less than 10 percent of reported sexual assaults are false accusations. SAVE analyzed … Continue reading Sexual assault case prompts pushback

Sexual assault and violence on campuses Holding student athletes accountable for their actions

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ Central to the lifelong process of growing in age and experience – a process of both learning and un-learning, defining and redefining – is the notion of integrity. In childhood, we are given a salient depiction of what it means to have integrity: integrity is who you are when no one is watching. However, somewhere along the way our integrity is compromised by our public image. In this struggle between integrity and image, more often than not, image wins. Consequently, it becomes the infatuation with our image that makes our integrity questionable. This is where … Continue reading Sexual assault and violence on campuses Holding student athletes accountable for their actions

We want to see a change

By: Alex Hale It is an understatement to say that most people are sick of politics right now. The two major political candidates for the presidency have the highest unfavorable ratings in the history of modern polling, and most students who didn’t support either candidate in the primaries are left feeling ripped off in the first election they are eligible to vote. However, as negative as everything seems in that realm, there are still good things going on in the world of public policy and social justice of which every single Xavier student can be a part. All it takes … Continue reading We want to see a change