Posts By By Jacob Baynham

The Fisherman

July 1, 2012 |

The first time Bill Reichert organized a fishing event for disabled people, he almost gave up.

“We picked the hottest day of the year,” he says. Fewer than 20 people attended, the fishing was lousy and the sandwiches he packed … Read More

Shoots and Scores

July 1, 2012 |

In Chris Bergstrom’s universe, there’s no better place to unwind after a stressful day than at a hockey rink.

“You get on the ice,” he says, “and you don’t think about anything else.”Well, almost. It was on the ice three … Read More

Putting the Tee in Art

July 1, 2012 |

It was a young entrepreneur’s dream. Logan Wallace, a 2003 communication arts major, just started designing and selling T-shirts when, at a wedding in 2006, he met a bridesmaid who directed the MTV show “The Big 10.”

In-between the top … Read More

Behind the Wall

July 1, 2012 |

Brandt Bernat took notice when he got an email in March 2010. It was forwarded from Xavier’s club volleyball president Mike Czopek. The return address: prison.

Neither student had received a letter from a prison before. The email was a … Read More

Behind the Political Screen

July 1, 2012 |

UPDATE April 14, 2015: In 2006, Betsy Hoover graduated with a degree from Xavier’s newest honors program—Philosophy, Politics and the Public. It had been official for only two years, but Hoover was able to adapt her schedule of courses and … Read More

Racing Dentist

April 1, 2012 |

When Charlie DiPasquale was a biology major at Xavier in the late 1960s, he loved sports cars and dreamed of owning a flashy set of wheels. He used to go to an old Jaguar dealership and gape at the sleek … Read More

A Xavier Gem

April 1, 2012 |

In more than half a century at Xavier, Ruby Heard watched buildings come up and be torn down, and saw new ones rise in their place. She served under eight presidents, and saw the Physical Plant, where she worked, change … Read More

A Hare-Raising Tale

April 1, 2012 |

Even after undergoing a complete hysterectomy, the removal of a lymph node and six rounds of chemo, Karen Goff Dyser still has to face a frightening statistic: The five-year survival rates for her Stage 3 ovarian cancer are just 27 … Read More

Kicking and Cooking

April 1, 2012 |

When Bethanie Griffin joined her high school swim team in Nebraska, she set herself a brash goal—to beat her father’s best time for the 100-yard butterfly, 56.68 seconds. “I didn’t give it much thought,” she admits. “Guys’ times are fast.” … Read More

Student Life: Daring to Dream

April 1, 2012 |

When Bernard Pastor arrived on campus for freshmen orientation, his small group played a game of two truths, one lie. “My last name is Pastor and my dad’s a pastor,” he said when it was his turn. “I speak three … Read More