Students remove on-campus hate

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The Xavier Community came together on Jan. 22 to celebrate the seventh annual “Break the Silence: Wall of Expression” event. Students, faculty and staff were invited to write hateful words or phrases that have been said to them over their lifetime on a wooden wall that was set up in Gallagher Student Center. “This event is an opportunity for students to express some of the hurtfulness and hatefulness that they have experienced in their lives,” Program Assistant for the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement Stephanie Renny said. After the people wrote the hateful words on … Continue reading Students remove on-campus hate

Sustainability leads Xavier to Grailville

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ Xavier students, faculty, staff and alumni visit Grailville farm for annual sustainability tour Xavier students, faculty, staff and alumni drove 20 miles off campus to Loveland, Ohio, for the Grailville Sustainability Tour. Grailville’s farm manager, Mary Lu Lageman, led the tour around the green landscape of the rural site’s sustainability features on Jan. 24. “I got to see an alternative way to reuse water. People talk about being sustainable all the time but never really act on it. Grailville has taken the initiative to try to make this world a better place,” sophomore Patrick Bellman … Continue reading Sustainability leads Xavier to Grailville

ISSJ offers workshops to promote peace and justice

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Xavier’s Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice (ISSJ) calls for the men and women of Xavier to engage social justice issues by applying their knowledge in real and using spirituality as a means to enact change. The ISSJ’s mission is to “empower and energize individuals and communities to respond intelligently to the pressing needs of our times,” whether that be through active service or education. The ISSJ hosts a number of different events throughout the year that inspire and challenge students to think critically about how they can use the tools that Xavier provides to … Continue reading ISSJ offers workshops to promote peace and justice