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Stephen P. White: Catholic citizenship rooted in love

BY ALLIE ROSE

The Center of Leadership sponsored a talk titled "Bruised, Hurting, and Dirty: Catholic Citizenship in the 21st Century" on Feb. 10.

Stephen P. White, a representative from The Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C., was the keynote speaker.

He said, "The church is not confined to a socioeconomic level but to the bruised, hurting and dirty. This is the church which Christ built for us. We are called to love and be vulnerable, just as Christ was vulnerable on the cross."

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SonLife Serenades, raises money for mission

BY HANNAH CRITES

Staff Writer

sonlife1From Valentine's Day to the end of the month, Franciscan University of Steubenville students and faculty will be subjects of SonLife Mission Team's serenades.

"People are essentially paying us to embrace their friends," said SonLife's co-lead Isaac Archibeque. "They are paying for us to sing and dance and make a scene and hopefully embarrass whoever we are singing for."

The SonLife Mission Team is selling serenades in effort to raise $11,000 for a Spring Break mission trip to Panama City, a hot spot for college spring breakers, in order to evangelize on the beach and in the bars.

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Red Light ministry gets students into community

BY ALLIE ROSE

"We like to do things the unconventional way. We like getting off the hill and working with our hands," said senior Tom McCartney.

A normal Friday night for Red Light Ministry starts on campus. The members of the ministry begin in prayer and then separate, men and women, to engage in different prayer activities. Upon arriving in Weirton, the men pray two rosaries and a Divine Mercy Chaplet on the sidewalk across from a strip club.

Praying outside the strip clubs, these men have received many different reactions. On several occasions, the ministry has received negative comments and plenty of hand gestures from people driving by and those entering the strip club.

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'It's in the water': The truth about Steubenville’s water supply

BY JORDAN OTERO

Editor-in-Chief

For years, Franciscan University of Steubenville's students have heard time and time again that Steubenville's drinking water supply harbors various chemicals, hormones and contaminants.

However, according to both campus and city officials, Steubenville's drinking water supply is completely safe.

"It's natural that there are (contaminants) in the water because our water source is the river," said Joseph McGurn, director of Physical Plant. "But students shouldn't be concerned."

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New Faculty Profile: Meet Dr. Jessica Ewell

BY JOANNE KERSTEN

dsc02425 bw"I knew law wouldn't change hearts the way music would," said Jessica Ewell when she spoke of her decision to pursue a career in music instead of law.

Ewell is a new addition to the Franciscan University of Steubenville Fine Arts Department where she is an assistant professor of music. She leads the voice program, as well as teaching music theory and a new core curriculum class entitled Survey of Sacred and Religious Music.

"When I was little, seven or eight, I wanted to be a Christian opera singer," Ewell said.

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