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Xavier Magazine | April 22, 2018

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Spring 2008

Montessori Makeover

April 1, 2008 |

Two afternoons a week, Dr. Shawn Ross leaves her pediatric practice in Maysville, Ky., takes her son home and revs up her 8-year-old BMW for the long drive up the AA Highway to Xavier. For an hour and a half … Read More

Mini Indy 500, 1992

April 1, 2008 |

Xavier’s student clubs revved their engines in the inaugural Mini Indy 500 in April 1992 to raise money for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The student activities council secured sponsorships from radio station WFOX, Saturn Automotive, Izzy’s Delicatessen and the amusement arcade … Read More

Marshaling a Plan

April 1, 2008 |

Deep in the hills around Pervomaysk, a mining town in southern Ukraine, an old Soviet army truck delivers a load of fresh-baked bread from town to town. The villages are as drab as the brown trucks in this former Soviet … Read More

Man on a Mission

April 1, 2008 |

Justin George Vettukallel is carrying a heavy load. He’s taking six business courses this semester to complete his MBA by June.

The heavier load, however, may be his responsibility to establish a monetary fund to support the Catholic mission of … Read More

Man in Blue

April 1, 2008 |

Murphy Robinson has a plan. While many Xavier students are busy starting their weekends, Robinson, a sophomore criminal justice/public relations double major from Denver, spends most Fridays living out a lifelong dream—working and learning during an eight-hour shift in a … Read More

Making New Friends

April 1, 2008 |

Nine years ago, Bill Buzek was sailing along I-71 when he noticed a car on the side of the highway that was dangerously close to the lane. He pulled over and offered the young driver his cell phone so she … Read More

Joke Lands on Target

April 1, 2008 |

What’s the difference between the human appendix and Paris Hilton? Clare Baker seems to know the answer. In fact, her answer was so good that the 2006 graduate placed third in’s national comedy competition for her joke titled, “The … Read More

Funny Business

April 1, 2008 |

Some people are born funny. Others take time to hone their comedic skills. Stand-up comedian and actor Rajiv Satyal points to the third grade as his breakthrough year. “I had a good friend named Ryan Price who told me I … Read More

Finding Freedom

April 1, 2008 |

Several times a week, a smart, spunky woman with short hair bustles into the Xavier library carrying a briefcase full of books and papers. She chats with her friends on the library staff before settling into the computer lab and … Read More

Environmental Protection

April 1, 2008 |

Mary Clare Rietz believes in fighting for the little guy—so much so that she’s taking on state government to protect Ohioans from encroaching polluters. Rietz works for the Ohio chapter of the National Center for Health, Environment and Justice, the … Read More

Clash of the Choirs

April 1, 2008 |

Chuck Merk remembers reading his horoscope the morning of his final audition for NBC’s “Clash of the Choirs,” a reality show where amateur choirs competed for top honors. “You desire an intense, special and extraordinary experience,” read the fortune. “You … Read More