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What is the matter with depression?

By: Sara Ringenbach ~Staff Columnist~ The tired narrative of a patient, overcast with mood and no chance for sunshine today. Parked in a polyester chair, waiting for a summoning. Eyes looking ahead, but sight too preoccupied with scenery of the mind. A name is called, it is claimed. Walk through the threshold into a hallway … Continue reading

A commitment to peaceful protesting How student dialogue can make change on campus

By: Alex Hale There are many reasons to be proud to be an American. We live in the country that saved the world in World War II, fought for social change and overthrew the system of slavery. However, above all of these, I am proudest of our right to free speech and to gather for … Continue reading

‘The Big Short’ is ‘terrifyingly charming’

By: Grant Vance ~Managing Editor~ Comedies in the vein of “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers” are lovable, but often written off as nothing more than goofy Will Ferrell vehicles. As goofy as they are, director Adam McKay is sharper and more socially inclined than a casual audience would assume, finally proving his true merit with the … Continue reading

‘Brooklyn’ Film ‘does it better’ than the book

By: Anna Shapiro ~Guest Writer~ Some people prefer books over movies to convey an image. I hate to say it, but sometimes the movie is better than the book. This statement goes against every fiber of my being. I am an English major, an avid reader, a voracious goblin that feeds on well written sentences … Continue reading

#OscarsSoWhite dominates the media

By: Henry Eden ~Staff Writer~ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday a series of changes and voting restrictions designed to increase both racial and gender diversity within its membership and governing board. These new rules come as a result of the enormous backlash the academy faced from fans and members … Continue reading

‘The Revolutionists’ comes to Playhouse

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ “The Revolutionists” is a tale of four badass women whose lives are tossed into adventure during the French Revolution. The play follows the stories of these four daring women during the height of the Reign of Terror in France, in which the women are forced to work together for the … Continue reading

Xavier Art

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ From ceramics and sculpture to painting and textiles, true art comes in many forms. Students who participate in the Xavier art department have always created beautiful and interesting projects utilizing these different methods. The inspiration for the following projects, however, may be as unique as the projects and artists themselves. … Continue reading

Caf employee’s dismissal prompts pushback

By: Tatum Hunter ~Editor-in-Chief~ Ray Johnson took to social media on Jan. 10 to protest his suspension from his job as a cafeteria worker at Hoff Dining Commons. “I do not feel the need to bottle myself up for an institution whose founding principles are: Education, diversity and service,” Johnson wrote in a Facebook post … Continue reading

Toolbox primed for return

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Due to the decline of Xavier’s student-run theatre group, Xavier Players, improv troupe Toolbox is stepping up to fill the void. The idea for Toolbox originally stemmed from Xavier Players. Players had been around for roughly 15 years and reached 140 members in 2013. After the genesis of the Theatre … Continue reading

“Even when we are apart You’ll always be in my heart” Remembering The Eagles’ Glenn Frey

By: Raymond Humienny ~Campus News Editor~ Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died on Jan. 18 at the age of 67. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee battled recurring intestinal issues in the weeks prior to his death. The Eagles published a statement on their website mourning the loss of Frey and thanking those who … Continue reading