Spring 2008

Team Player

April 1, 2008 |

How does David West stack up against Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and some of basketball’s all-time greats? Time will tell. But Sports Illustrated at least lumps him into the same publication as the others.

West is featured in Sports Illustrated: The Basketball Book, … Read More

Service with a Smile

April 1, 2008 |

Between practices, games, studying and weight training, free time is a valuable commodity among student-athletes. But Xavier’s student-athletes commit to at least one service project each semester, ranging from Habitat for Humanity to delivering Thanksgiving meals. This winter, members of … Read More

Intelligent Choice

April 1, 2008 |

Jill Quayle, a senior middle blocker on the volleyball team, was named Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She is only the second Musketeer to earn the distinction, joining Sara Bachas in 2001.

Quayle was the 2007 … Read More

The Value Game

April 1, 2008 |

You can’t really put a price tag on how valuable the men’s basketball program is to the University. There are just too many variables, too much vagueness. What, after all, is the price of pride? But Forbes magazine gave it … Read More

Summer Walk

April 1, 2008 |

Last summer, senior marketing major Shigeki Tanabe walked a Christian pilgrimage from Le Puy, France, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where the remains of Saint James the Great are rumored to be buried. “I heard about the pilgrimage from … Read More

Saving Schools

April 1, 2008 |

Robert Bueter, S.J., lifts a series of maps onto a round table in his office and studies the collection of red and black dots scattered across the pages. The red dots, each representing a loss of 20 school-age children, are … Read More

Grass Roots Politics

April 1, 2008 |

The bus pulled out at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, headed for the biggest party these Xavier students had ever attended. By evening, all 40 students—along with professors, news reporters and Cincinnati political tag-alongs—arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, during … Read More

Exchanging Places

April 1, 2008 |

A new study abroad program not only sends Xavier students to Paris but is now bringing Parisian students to Xavier. The student exchange program with the University of Marne la Vallée grew out of the efforts of associate philosophy professor … Read More

A Step Ahead

April 1, 2008 |

In her tiny apartment kitchen, Rosie Swan creams butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in her stand mixer. After slowly adding flour and other dry ingredients, she forms the dough into round balls using a metal scoop, spaces them apart on … Read More

Viral Video

April 1, 2008 |

When an amateur video showing the explosive nature of Mentos candies when mixed with carbonated beverages hit the Internet and spawned hundreds of copycats, the company knew it had to capitalize on the unsolicited notoriety. But instead of trusting to … Read More