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Lana returns to her classic sound in new album

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ On Sept. 19, Lana Del Rey released her highly anticipated fourth studio album. “Honeymoon” showcases the hauntingly melodic songs expected of Del Rey, but with an even more emotional and hazy soundscape on its 14 tracks. The album follows Del Rey’s 2014 release, “Ultraviolence,” which received tremendous critical acclaim and success … Continue reading


By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~ While brainstorming an embarrassing story to share with the Newswire readership, I asked my best friend if she had any ideas. The list she responded with ranged from the bowl cut I got in fifth grade to every single one of my relationships. Anyway, the summer before sixth grade … Continue reading

Xavier soccer splits conference openers

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ The men’s and women’s soccer teams kicked off conference play last weekend, as the teams split their opening games against DePaul. Men’s soccer was victorious, with senior forward Calum Latham’s golden goal breaking a scoreless 105 minutes of play. The women’s team was less successful, falling 4-0 to the defending … Continue reading


By: Raymond Humienny ~Campus News Editor~ Let me start off by saying that before high school, I was always the shy kid of the bunch. That’s the honest truth. (I speak here to my fellow editors because it may be hard to believe that the man literally shouting Hank Hill impressions at his desk was … Continue reading


By: James Neyer ~Copy Editor~ When I was a kid, I shared a bedroom with my older brothers Matt and Jay. One night, my parents were out on a date, so some of my other older siblings, Ava, Luke and Mark, were babysitting. Normally, we had a fairly early bedtime, but because they were babysitting, … Continue reading

Opinion: Spieth’s stellar year is great for golf

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ When 22-year-old Jordan Spieth made par on the 18th hole at East Lake Golf Club to win both the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup, golf fans around the world rejoiced at one of the greatest seasons in modern golf history. Along with an $11.5 million payout for winning this … Continue reading


By: Hana Priscu ~Feature Editor~ As the youngest in a family of only two children, I endured endless torment from my older brother. From being clotheslined around corners during his WWE phase to being pelted with soccer balls during his FIFA phase, much of this torment took place in the form of physical brutality. However, … Continue reading

Volleyball team starts Big East play strong

By: Kyle Tooley ~Guest Writer~ After finishing the majority of non-conference play with a 4-6 record, Xavier volleyball was looking for a boost to start off conference play, and the Musketeers found it. The team beat Marquette, Providence and St. John’s this past week, pushing it into first place in the conference. The Marquette game … Continue reading

Tennis serves up wins

By: Paul Fritschner ~Guest Writer~ The men and women’s tennis teams are off to a productive start this fall, achieving success in their first events of the year. Getting things started for the women’s team was the Miami (Ohio) Invitational on Sept. 12 and 13. Junior Sydney Liggins went through the weekend without a blemish … Continue reading

Opinion: like them or not, it is time to appreciate the Patriots’ greatness

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Unless you pronounce clam chowder like ‘chowda,’ you probably hate the New England Patriots. They’ve been caught spying on opponents, deflating footballs and, to top it off, they’ve been pricks about it. The Patriots might be the most arrogant team in the NFL, but we can’t ignore their greatness. Similar to … Continue reading