Staff editorial: building walls

On summer nights, it is common to see many community members utilizing Xavier’s outdoor basketball courts that are next to Buenger Hall. That may no longer be the case. Over the last two weeks, construction workers have been installing a fence around the courts. The fence will allow only individuals with an ALL Card or a visitor pass obtained through O’Connor Sports Center to enter. The fence is a result of an increase in the number of thefts taking place on the courts as well as overcrowding, but it also implies a disturbing message. While we understand both theft and … Continue reading Staff editorial: building walls

Staff editorial: on midterms

This is the time of the semester when campus really comes alive. With fresh fall leaves and pumpkin- flavored beverages comes the wonderful frenzied activity always associated with academic crunch time. Campus scenery is improved with the addition of students sleeping in public places and the cranky attitudes of all those who aren’t sleeping at all. Add colorful language and you’ve got a nice fall soundtrack. Indeed, it is crunch time. We would go out on the weekends more, but we privilege academic rigor over everything else. Midpoint Music Festival? Meh. We would rather read Shakespeare. Shakespeare in the park? … Continue reading Staff editorial: on midterms