Xavier updates travel guidelines

Last week’s contentious policy is being adjusted with a pilot program By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief, and Staff WRITERS Grace Hamilton and Olivia Valkner In response to the controversial domestic travel guidelines released last Wednesday, Xavier’s COVID-19 Task Force is launching a pilot program which allows student groups to travel overnight if they are able to produce a sufficient COVID-19 risk-reduction and response plan.  According to Saturday’s campus message, this change is intended to prevent student groups from cancelling their previously scheduled trips.  “Student travel is an important dimension of the Xavier experience. It is also true that traveling in the … Continue reading Xavier updates travel guidelines

Mendoza documentary benefits Pan y Amor

By: Justin Worthing Javier Mendoza, along with guest guitarist Jim Peters, performed songs inspired by his brief visit to Cochabamba, Bolivia. Kennedy Auditorium was filled to capacity for the musician’s concert “Stories and Songs from Cochabamba” last Thursday. The evening began with Mendoza singing an acoustic song written in English, accompanied by Peters’ guitar and background vocals. They then introduced themselves and explained what brought them to Bolivia. They told the audience about the documentary on the Pan y Amor project, a program sponsored by the St. Louis Archdiocese that runs an orphanage in Cochabamba. The film’s videographer approached Mendoza … Continue reading Mendoza documentary benefits Pan y Amor

Inside Look: Big Bone Lick State Park

By: Sean McMahon A small decomposing deer carcass lay in the middle of the path, and a morbid curiosity took hold over the Biology Club. A few members were disgusted, but even more circled around it, asking questions. What happened to it? Was it attacked? How long had it been there? This was but one of many highlights from the Biology Club’s trip to Big Bone Lick State Park on Oct. 12, the club’s first off-campus event of the year. The club took a two-mile hike down to see the park’s bison herd and 7.5 acre lake. Along the way, … Continue reading Inside Look: Big Bone Lick State Park