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Interviewing Shannon Russell

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s basketball is extensively covered by many online outlets, but there is only one newspaper beat writer for the Musketeers. Her name is Shannon Russell, and she is now in her eighth season covering the team for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Her primary roles are to cover Xavier athletics, especially … Continue reading

Christmas cheer spreads in Cincinnati

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ Every year around wintertime, Cincinnati begins to slowly transform itself into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. The weeks leading up to Christmas will feature traditional Cincinnati holiday events for every budget. The Cincinnati Museum Center hosts its annual Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains, one of … Continue reading

Volleyball seeks to finish Big East play strong

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The volleyball team split its latest road trip, losing to Creighton on Friday and beating Georgetown on Sunday. The match against Creighton ended a five-match winning streak, as the team lost three sets to zero by scores of 25-20, 25-22 and 25-15. The first set was close, with nine ties … Continue reading

Men’s soccer concludes season with tough loss at Georgetown

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Men’s soccer put forth a strong effort but fell short against Georgetown on Nov. 12 on the Hoyas’ home turf. The game was a rematch of last year’s Big East semifinals. The fourth-seeded Musketeers ultimately fell to the top-seeded competition 1-0 and missed an opportunity to play in the NCAA … Continue reading

NBA season tips off to an exciting, but familiar start

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In the midst of the NFL season heating up and college basketball starting, the NBA has been an afterthought throughout November, causing major storylines to go unnoticed in weekend morning caf conversations. Continuing their success from last season, the Golden State Warriors picked up right where they left off on … Continue reading

People, it is just a red cup

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ Starbucks’ holiday cups are one of the main reasons that patrons look forward to the Christmas season. The decorated cups remind consumers that the holiday season is quickly coming up. This year’s cups, however, have caused quite a stir with their minimalist, red design because some people feel they do … Continue reading

Once Upon a Thanksgiving

Advice to my fellow students Friends,pure joy comes when hard work pays off

By: Kevin Mulcrone Last week’s Newswire featured an advice column that told students one thing: Stop caring. At first I thought it was satire (and maybe it was) in order to arouse some feeling of anger towards those who care too much, but then I realized that some people actually believe this. Some people believe … Continue reading

Terror strikes Beirut, Paris

By: Nick Bergeman ~Staff Writer~ The terrorist organization known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) staged coordinated bombings and shootings in Beirut, Lebanon on Nov. 12 and Paris on Nov. 13, killing more than 100 and injuring more than 500 civilians. Two bombings in a busy section of southern Beirut claimed the lives … Continue reading

‘Your School, Your Questions’ draws crowd

By: Raymond Humienny ~Campus News Editor~ SGA’s “Your School, Your Questions” panel resembled a televised political debate, with students posing questions to Xavier administrators in real time. Attendance at the Student Government Association (SGA)-sponsored event filled the Gallagher Student Center (GSC) atrium and first floor as students sought responses to the campus issues they find … Continue reading