Staff editorial: endorsement

After careful consideration, this year the Xavier Newswire endorses Colleen Reynolds, Shelby Alig and Thomas Edney in the election for the Student Government Association (SGA) executives. The staff endorsement is not indicative of the opinion any individual on staff, nor does it indicate that a ticket is perfect. Rather, it reflects the result of careful deliberation about political finesse and ability to complete platform initiatives. The end of this year’s campaign season has been fraught with electoral violations for all tickets. The threat of disqualifications for one or more tickets loomed until the night before voting began and the Board … Continue reading Staff editorial: endorsement

SGA Elections

As SGA elections approach in a week’s time, it is one of the few times students get the opportunity to demonstrate the limited power they have in the administration of the university. We, as students, get to elect our representatives. The president of the student government, through the help of two vice presidents, forms a bridge between the student body (including the Senate) and the administration. He or she is the voice of students at official functions, one of the ways students can advocate for themselves. Student politics does not have a hold on Xavier. Campaign seasons merit attention, but … Continue reading SGA Elections

Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye: debate

Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” a popularizer of science, and Ken Ham, founder and owner of the Creation Museum of Petersburg, Ky., faced each other in a televised and internet-streamed debate on Feb. 4. Both purported to be men of science, even though they fell on opposite sides of one of the most controversial discussions of our time. Ham had the chance to present first. He used his half hour to outline his position: there is a distinction between historical and operational science. He intended to sway his audience toward the idea that there is a difference between laboratory science … Continue reading Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye: debate