Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Behind Picket Lines: An Account of a Civil Rights Activist

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

As Black History Month comes to a close today, we are reminded of all of the important figures that helped to shape many social movements during the Civil Rights era. While many of those figures, big and small, have unfortunately passed on, thankfully we have and should take advantage of…

An Outsider’s Take on the Chicago Auto Show

Monday, February 13th, 2017

2017 will mark the third year that I have gone to the Chicago Auto Show. Now, you might think, “Oh, that’s cool, Caesar. Do you like cars a lot?” And my answer to that is no, because I could care less about cars. Then why am I even going? Oh,…

A Day Exploring Downtown Chicago

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Classes are back in session, but that does not mean you cannot have a little fun on the weekend. On Saturday, my friends and I spent a majority of the day in downtown Chicago and explored a few places that some of us have not been to before. Here are…

WXAV Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Monday, October 10th, 2016

This week, WXAV 88.3 FM celebrated 25 years on the airwaves. SXU’s WXAV has won multiple awards, such as the Illinois Broadcasting Associations Student Silverdome Awards and Professional IBA Silverdome Awards in Public Affairs programming. In addition, it was included in the top best college radio stations in the U.S….

Short Recap of Map Grants

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Last academic year, MAP grants were in danger. Back in February 2016, Governor Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 2043 which provided $721 million in MAP funds. Students from all over Illinois did what they could to, hopefully, make the governor reconsider his decision. SXU students raised awareness through social media, rallies,…

Hispanic Heritage Month Events at SXU

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. As every year, Saint Xavier University will host events on campus to commemorate Hispanic Heritage. Below is a list of the events that will be taken place. Information is taken from Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 flyer provided by Student Life….

Students Danced Bachata to Welcome Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Yesterday September 15th, the Diner Atrium became a latin dance floor. With the purpose of welcoming Hispanic Heritage Month, Chicano Bachateros gave dance lessons to SXU students. They played a variety of Latin music; from bachata to salsa, and from cumbia to banda. The lessons began from 11am and ended…

Hispanic Heritage Month begins with Bachata Lessons

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Chicanos Bachateros, a new organization on campus that teaches bachata dance lessons to SXU students, will host the very first event for Hispanic Heritage month. The Xavierite spoke with Ruben Robles, president of Chicano Bachateros, to learn more details about this event that will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month at SXU….

New Diner at SXU

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Starting this Fall, Country House Restaurant replaces Chartwells as Saint Xavier’s new and official diner. Country House Kitchen is a family owned operated restaurant located in Alsip. The Xavierite interviewed Paul Boundas, Country House Restaurant owner, to know more about SXU’s new vendor. “Country House Restaurant is all about home…

Updated Shuttle Schedule

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

The SXU shuttle bus schedule has been updated for this academic year. Several routes that were provided in the past have been eliminated. The shuttle will only offer the Warde/Visual Arts Center route and weekend service. Jack Touhy, police chief and executive director of the department of public safety, explained to the Xavierite…