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Xavier Magazine | April 20, 2018

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Winter 2012

Freedom Found

January 1, 2012 |

It’s not every day that a second-year law student can moonlight as a private investigator. But that’s exactly what Dan O’Brien was doing in the office of an insurance agent who was also an alternate suspect in a double homicide. … Read More

Double Double

January 1, 2012 |

Growing up in the spotlight with three brothers who look alike, Jason Furtick is enjoying his anonymity at Xavier. “The great part about Xavier is people don’t recognize me,” Jason says.

Anyone watching television in the mid-1990s might remember a … Read More

The Suds Buds

January 1, 2012 |

 They were a band of brothers. A ragtag affiliation of students who thought Xavier was a fountain of knowledge—and they were here to drink. Or something like that.

They called themselves the “Golden Grainers.” They weren’t an official campus club … Read More

Excerpt form I’m a White Guy

January 1, 2012 |

As my writing career developed, I reviewed Jay-Z’s albums and concerts in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and elsewhere. I had moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to be the features editor of Rap Pages magazine, but for a … Read More

Bookmarks: Books by Xavier Alumni

January 1, 2012 |

Somewhere among the core curriculum classes, midterm papers, lab reports and final essays, Xavier alums learned how to write. And at least some take that knowledge and apply it to the world of books. The following are some of the … Read More

Building History

January 1, 2012 |

You’ll forgive Gary Sexton if he gets a bit exuberant about log cabins. And coal mines. And chicken coops. This energetic high school instructor is the middle-aged brain behind the teenaged brawn that built The Museum of Scott County, the … Read More

The Inside Scoop

January 1, 2012 |

You could call Luconda and Joanne Dager chips off the old block. The ice block, that is. The sisters manage the industrious Velvet Ice Cream Co. in Utica, Ohio—a going concern within their family for some four generations now.

Before … Read More

A Chip Off Xavier’s Block

January 1, 2012 |

With news breaking that the cereal giant Kellogg is acquiring the Pringles chip brand from Procter & Gamble for a crispy $2.7 billion, it’s worth noting the Xavier links to the iconic snack food—as well as some trivia about the … Read More

The Dark Side of the Debate

January 1, 2012 |

Every idea must confront its critics. Some downsides to wind and solar include:

Hazardous to Health — Workers and bystanders have been injured at land-based wind turbines or by working atop high-rise solar facilities, and some killed either by electrocution … Read More