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Mcllroy captures PGA crown

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ The PGA Tour’s Tour Championship concluded on Sunday, as the final event of the year-long $10 million FedEx Cup was won by Rory McIlroy. The final weekend poses a variety of scoring questions due to the confusing nature of the points system, leaving the Golf Channel to create a so-called … Continue reading

Academics need to be valued in budget cuts

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ When a University makes budget cuts, students and faculty expect to see new changes in a different area that justify the cuts in the first place. You expect to see newly renovated study spaces, more money for clubs to expand or a new sports center to replace the current, antique … Continue reading

Women’s basketball releases 2016-17 season schedule

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ The Big East released its schedule for women’s basketball conference play on Sept. 20, allowing fans a chance to preview a few key opponents for the upcoming season. Xavier loses two of its three top scorers from a season ago, Bri Glover and Aliyah Zantt, and will face an increasingly … Continue reading

Opinion: Vin Scully leaves lasting impression on baseball

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ Vin Scully has served as the home radio broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1950 and is calling it a career at the conclusion of this regular season. He’s called three perfect games, 18 no-hitters and 28 World Series (six with the Dodgers) across an unprecedented 67 seasons with … Continue reading

WSOC drops opener with Blue Demons

By: Jack Dunn ~Guest Writer~ The women’s soccer team dropped its conference opener to the DePaul Blue Demons after finishing up non-conference play with a win and a loss against Ohio University and Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), respectively. The team is now 6-4-1 on the season and 0-1 in Big East Play. The … Continue reading

Unreleased album debuts in Bowie box set

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ David Bowie transcended every cliché in music prior to his existence. Bowie constantly broke rules and rewrote new ones that many performers today are still copying. He is the template for how to be true to oneself. Bowie made the music he wanted on his terms, and his parting gift … Continue reading

‘Narcos’ season 2 hooks returning viewers

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ Netflix original show Narcos features the story of American DEA agents Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Pena (Pedro Pascal). It follows their combined effort with the Colombian government to hunt down notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. If you were hooked on season one, you best fasten your seatbelt for … Continue reading

‘Owen Meany’ explores nuances of faith

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s season opener, A Prayer for Owen Meany, is an introspective, honest exploration of fate, friendship and doubt. The play is an abstract, delicate and sometimes raw piece that follows the friendship of two young men in the turbulent years leading up to the Vietnam … Continue reading

‘Swiss Army Man’: bromance beyond the grave

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~ One of the best films of the year, Swiss Army Man, is the story of a suicidal man teaching a dead body to live again. It is truly a moving piece, as well as the best two-hour fart joke you will ever witness. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, several … Continue reading

Top 6 Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix

By: Carly Mulert ~Staff Writer~ Netflix has unleashed another round of awesome binge-worthy shows. Some are classics, some are Netflix originals and some are shows you just have to watch for the third time. And hey, if you don’t have Netflix, you can just steal your roommate’s login info, because you do not want to … Continue reading