Yes, your vote does matter

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Photography Editor~ Last month, I was aimlessly scrolling through Facebook and stumbled across a photo of a baby calf with text across the image saying, “I am tired of pictures of Hillary and The Donald…so here is a picture of a cow. Enjoy!” Now, there are a lot of problems with having this attitude about politics. But I understand that my friend who posted this was trying to lighten the mood of our current political climate. She wanted to ignore something that’s confusing, complicated and uncomfortable. But by ignoring something that affects all of us, we … Continue reading Yes, your vote does matter

Dear millennials: Don’t vote! An alternative view on civic responsibility

By: Nick Bergeman ~Staff Writer~ Dear students, I, for one, welcome our middle- aged overlords. Thankfully, most of us will not vote in the upcoming election. Statistics get thrown around about how young people do not vote. Usually, estimates indicate that about 50 percent will vote in presidential elections and less than 25 percent in mid-term elections. I say we can go even lower. I hope we do. Those of you who are still voting, obviously, have not been listening to what older generations have been telling us for years: Our viewpoint is irrelevant. Nothing we think, hope or believe … Continue reading Dear millennials: Don’t vote! An alternative view on civic responsibility

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