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River Men

July 1, 2002 |

June 30, 2002—A retrofitted pontoon boat left Cincinnati’s public landing on the last day of June carrying four men down the Ohio River for a month-long journey in search of history, a little adventure and their own solitude, peace and … Read More

Worldly View

April 1, 2002 |

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga from Honduras, who is on a first name basis with the Pope, told an audience of University students that they can make a difference in a world that appears beaten down by war in the Middle … Read More

Sports Centered

April 1, 2002 |

Most people would find Jon Bon Jovi singing “It’s My Life” for a commercial being filmed at their workplace a little distracting. For Tom DeCorte, however, it was just another day on the job at ESPN.

“Working here, you learn … Read More

Music Man

April 1, 2002 |

Jack was 7 years old when he sat down for his first piano lesson. His feet barely reached the pedals and the 88 ebony and ivory keys before him were intimidating. His mother, Eleanor, was the church organist in Springfield, … Read More

Letters to the Editor

April 1, 2002 |

Forming a Military Conscience I was in ROTC as an undergraduate student here at Xavier during World War II. I was in Patton’s Third Army in Europe and also in the Philippine Islands. I have a Combat Infantry Medal from … Read More

Globe Trotter

April 1, 2002 |

Paul Knitter almost didn’t make it to the conference he was scheduled to attend two years ago. It was in Indonesia, and just before leaving he realized he had a serious passport problem. It’s not that he didn’t own one. … Read More

Cartoon Caper

April 1, 2002 |

Senior Michael Sieve has been visiting Disney World since he was 4 years old. If you ask him who his favorite cartoon character is, the answer is an assured, “Mickey, because he’s a classic. It all started with a mouse.”Read More

Body Sculpting

April 1, 2002 |

For a University of Cincinnati graduate, Thomas Tsuchiya spends an awful lot of time on Xavier’s campus. Maybe that’s because the University keeps throwing work his way. He’s the sculptor behind the bronze statues of D’Artagnan that stands in front … 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

Time and Talent

January 1, 2002 |

Somewhere—maybe Chicago or Billings, Mont., or some one-stoplight town in Mississippi—there’s an 8-year-old child in a Sunday School class who’s benefiting from the work of Betty Porter. Somewhere—maybe New York or Sugarland, Texas, or some rural farming community in Kansas—there’s … Read More