Breaking the Language Barrier

April 2, 2002 |

When Alvaro Alezard and his wife, Maru, came to America from Venezuela last year, Alvaro never suspected he would end up where he did—on stage at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at MGM Studios in Orlando, Fla. Of course, … Read More

All in Good Faith

April 2, 2002 |

Sean O’Dwyer slowly walked out into the parking lot of Ursuline Academy, an exclusive, all-girls school in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash. The well-wishes and congratulations from colleagues were still ringing in his ears as he made his way … Read More

Leap of Faith

April 2, 2002 |

Joanna Brown walks across campus in her military fatigues. Her black, well-shined boots thud softly. Her green backpack, loaded with books, blends in with the drab hues of her uniform. Suddenly, the voice of a male student breaks the silence.Read More

Emails from Sept. 11

January 2, 2002 |

J. Hunter Brown to a friend, Sept. 11, 2001, 11:12 p.m.: I spent all day in the Wall Street area and just got home. Couldn’t get out. It was like a volcano eruption. Ash covered most of lower Manhattan, as … Read More

War and Peace

January 1, 2002 |

From the very beginning, I worried that the U.S. would respond with great force to the events of Sept. 11, slipping once again into the ancient belief that violence saves. The extensive war rhetoric increased my fears. I sensed that … Read More

War and Peace

January 1, 2002 |

In 1965, I came to Xavier as a freshman, probably as naïve as an 18-year-old man could be about the world in general and what would lie ahead for me in the coming years. I graduated in 1969 with a … Read More

Seeking Peace

January 1, 2002 |

By Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J.


As a result of the actions of September 11, this has become a time when questions come more easily than answers, and deep contradictions seem to abound in our world. Is there a way … Read More

King David

January 1, 2002 |

The morning is already halfway done by the time David West strolls out of his Manor House apartment and heads off to class. As he works his way toward Alter Hall, the residential mall fills in around him, becoming more … Read More

Test Questions

January 1, 2002 |

To ACT or not to ACT, that is the question.

In admission offices around the country, the long-standing method of predicting a high school student’s likelihood for success on the college level is undergoing a bit of Shakespearean questioning. In … Read More

Crosstown Kings

October 2, 2001 |

Last season’s 69-67 win was Xavier’s fourth in five tries in the annual steel-cage death match against Cincinnati. Only once before in the 68-game history of the Crosstown Shootout has Xavier enjoyed such a stretch of dominance. The Musketeers also … Read More