Norwood declares fiscal emergency

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ Norwood, the neighbor to Xavier and home to many students in their final two years, is going through a budget crisis that might have a drastic impact on the community, even if it doesn’t affect Xavier students directly as residents. The state of Ohio declared a fiscal emergency for Norwood, meaning that the city needs to create a plan for how they will recover and present it to a special commission for approval in the coming months, according to the Enquirer. As a result of the budget crisis, roads are falling into disrepair and are … Continue reading Norwood declares fiscal emergency

Racial images spark outrage on campus

By: Jessica Griggs ~Editor-in-Chief~ Students and administration have expressed outrage over recent racist images that have surfaced in the Xavier community. Two images went viral Oct. 24 and 25 that appear to many to depict graphic examples of racism. One of the images was posted on Snapchat by a White first-year student. The photo appears to show the student applying blackface, and is captioned “Who needs white when black lives matter.” The other was a photo taken of a dorm room window in which a skeleton is visible wearing a dashiki, a garment native to West Africa, and appears to … Continue reading Racial images spark outrage on campus

Academics need to be valued in budget cuts

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ When a University makes budget cuts, students and faculty expect to see new changes in a different area that justify the cuts in the first place. You expect to see newly renovated study spaces, more money for clubs to expand or a new sports center to replace the current, antique building. These alternative targets for funding seem to go along with Xavier’s mission statement, “to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually.” However certain budget cuts have violated this mission statement in the past few years. The budget cuts made to the McDonald Library and … Continue reading Academics need to be valued in budget cuts