letters from the editor

College, Then and Now

July 1, 2009 |

I suppose what I did was illegal. Still, considering the circumstances and the fact that it was 2:00 a.m., it seemed justifiable. Especially to a college student. When you’re 20 years old, logic and law don’t always exist in parallel … Read More

The Art of Living

July 1, 2009 |

My freshman year of college, I was walking down the main street that served as a connector/demilitarized zone between the campus and the city where it was located when I was stopped by a homeless person. By that point in … Read More

Personality Profiling

July 1, 2009 |

A number of years ago I lived in a large apartment complex in the suburbs—a residence that, how should I say, sometimes made sleeping a challenge. People would come and go at all hours of the night, doors would slam, … Read More

Saving a City

July 1, 2009 |

One afternoon during my freshman year I walked back to my dorm room after finishing classes for the day. No sooner did I close the door and lay down my backpack than I heard a door slam and a knock … Read More

Saturdays in the Fall

July 1, 2009 |

During my freshman year of college, the university awoke one morning to find the grassy hill that served as the center of campus covered with several hundred pink flamingos—not the real ones, but those tacky plastic ones typically found in … Read More

Memories of my X

July 1, 2009 |

During my freshman year of college, my non-studying moments often led me down the hall of our dorm in search of some conversation, free beer or whatever distraction I could find. Doors were generally left open in those days, inviting … Read More

Commodore 64 and Other Dinosaurs

July 1, 2009 |

Back in college, my friend Henry often made the mistake of leaving the door to his room open while wandering off to visit a friend or try to impress some coed nearby. We lived in a suite of six rooms, … Read More

Archive Dive

July 1, 2009 |

The phone rang not too long ago, and on the other end was Thomas Kennealy, one of the longtime Jesuits here on campus. By all accounts, Kennealy’s now been at Xavier 39 years, placing him second on the S.J. tenure … Read More

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