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Student Work Presented at the VAC Gallery

September 20th, 2017

Saint Xavier University is currently displaying a new exhibit at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) gallery, which according to SXU is a venue exclusively dedicated to exhibiting student and alumni artwork. This semester one of the current exhibits is the “HATCHED” Exhibit. The student artists are: Karisa Brake, Ethan Gray,…
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Saint Xavier Council Plans Homecoming 2017

September 20th, 2017

The first four weeks of school have flown by and Saint Xavier students now have Homecoming Week to look forward to. “This year’s Homecoming Week is really special,” Ali Zaharris, Director of Student Activities, says. “It’s the inauguration week of President Joyner.” Yet, President Joyner will not be the only…
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Saint Xavier University Starts Courage to Quit Program

September 20th, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017 Saint Xavier University (SXU), both the Chicago and Orland Park Campuses, have become tobacco free campuses. According to the school website, the campus decided to become tobacco free because “Tobacco-free” campuses advocate for the health of all, including the user. “Smoke-free” is primarily focused on the…
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SXU’s First Annual Broadview Trip

September 20th, 2017

In the early morning of Friday, September 15, Saint Xavier students took their first trip of the year to the Broadview Detention Center. At the Center, SXU students held a prayer vigil for those inside the building. The vigil, sponsored by the Interfaith Committee on Detained Immigrants, was founded by…
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Earthly Crisis: Natural Disasters Continue Wreaking Havoc

September 13th, 2017

In the late hours of Thursday, September 7, Mexico found itself shaken by a devastating earthquake. The 8.1 magnitude earthquake is one of several natural disasters wreaking havoc across North America. The end of August saw Texans floored by the category 3 Hurricane Harvey; Hurricane Irma, although past the Caribbean,…
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Readdressing the Dress Code – Evanston Township High School Passes Body Positive Dress Code

September 13th, 2017

Evanston Township High School has implemented a new dress code, one they are referring to as a “body positive” code. Schools across the country have been under fire as students and parents alike confront administrations on their dress code policies. Over half the public schools in the U.S. have a…
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Presidential Inauguration

September 13th, 2017

On September 29, 2017, Saint Xavier University (SXU) will be honoring their newest President Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D. with an inauguration. The inauguration will take place at 10 a.m. in the Shannon Center’s Main Arena for the Installation Ceremony. SXUNews reports that, “500 guests, including delegates, board of trustee members,…
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Mother Nature’s Wrath

September 13th, 2017

Just a little over two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey destroyed parts of the Caribbean, Latin America, Louisiana, and Texas, however, those who lived in Houston received the worst of the flooding that the storm had brought. On August 25, Harvey created catastrophe as a category 4 hurricane with winds up…
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Supporters of DACA during a rally

Rescinding DACA: The End of an Era

September 13th, 2017

On Tuesday, September 5, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA program. Now, Congress has six months to replace DACA with a comprehensive immigration policy. DACA, or the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, was enacted in 2012 through an executive order of President Obama.  DACA was a…
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Budgeting Illinois: New Year, New Budget, New Rivals

August 31st, 2017

After a historic stalemate, the state of Illinois finally has a budget for the new year, effective July 2017. This past July saw 71 lawmakers in Illinois legislature sweep Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the Democrats’ budget plan under the rug. With the new budget, Illinois will see a 32% tax…
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