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Women’s basketball honors seniors

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The women’s basketball team is having an up-and-down season as it fights its way to a current 17-10 record. It is currently 8-8 in the Big East and has dropped four tough games since winning three straight. Two of those four losses came over this past weekend. The St. John’s … Continue reading

FC Cincinnati begins play

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Cincinnati will be home to a new sports team this year with the hastened growth of FC Cincinnati (FCC), a Division III soccer team. The club was formed in August 2015 and has signed to play its home games in Nippert Stadium, home of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats’ football … Continue reading

Buccigross’s gift of hockey

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Hockey’s season came to an end last weekend in the program’s first trip to the ACHA Division III Atlantic Regionals. Xavier fell 4-2 to California University of Pennsylvania in a hard-fought matchup that saw the Musketeers concede an empty net goal in the closing minutes. In a season that … Continue reading

Oscars Prediction

By: Grant Vance ~Managing Editor~

A perspective on hate in the U.S.

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ The state of our political affairs frightens and saddens me. Today, we have individuals running for office who call Mexicans rapists, threaten to “carpet bag” nations and ban a religious group for the cause of “taking America back.” Especially with the backdrop of Black History Month, a … Continue reading


By: Raymond Humienny ~Campus News Editor~ A trademark quality of the scientific method is that you will always start with a question and invariably end with another question. For assistant director of admission Dan Marschner this process unfolded as it naturally does. Last semester, Marschner sent out an online survey to more than 4,000 Xavier … Continue reading

Advice: To grad or not to grad?

By: Mike Fisher ~Copy Editor~ You might be asking yourself this question, especially if you’re a senior. Perhaps heading out into the real world isn’t the best idea, at least not yet, and you’d like to remain in the confines of academia. Or you’re in a particular major that requires a master’s degree if you … Continue reading

Campus creep caught

By: Grant F. Vance ~Managing Editor~ & Luke Byerly ~Copy Editor~ After a string of sexual assaults spanning two semesters, the notorious campus creep was taken into custody yesterday, Feb. 23. Students were concerned specifically about the amount of time it was taking to catch him and what seemed to be a lack of information provided … Continue reading

There’s room in the ballroom for all A supportive opinion to Taylor’s “Where’s white Xavier?” piece

By: Max Bruns ~Copy Editor~ Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., who has been doing service and mission work for Los Angeles gang members since the 1980s says, “Service is the hallway that leads to the ballroom. It’s getting you to the ballroom, which is the place of kinship, the place of mutuality.” Fr. Boyle’s ballroom is … Continue reading

Kanye’s haters ‘can’t tell me nothing’

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Kanye West. You either love him or hate him. Me? I’ve always loved him. His music, his style and his passion for what he does. To me, he’s easily one of the greatest artists and producers of all time. I’m sure some people may disagree, but I’m here … Continue reading