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XU ‘Music Man’ receives singing praise

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ Xavier Theatre’s outstanding performance this weekend had The Music Man marching right into our hearts. The musical follows con man Harold Hill to Iowa as he convinces the people of River City to let him form a boys’ band before he skips town. Harold struggles with exposing his charade … Continue reading

‘Rocky’ reboot time warps to nowhere

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~ Following in the footsteps of NBC, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again is the latest attempt from FOX to cash in on the musical bandwagon. A remake of the cult classic, it follows Brad and Janet, a recently engaged couple, who are looking for shelter … Continue reading

Top Six Haunted Locations in Cincinnati

By: Carly Mulert ~Staff Writer~ With Halloween just around the corner, the time has come to scope out the spookiest places in Cincinnati. These aren’t the cheesy haunted houses that we all know and love, but places that are rumored to actually be haunted. While we’re no Halloweentown, Cincinnati does have quite a few ghosts … Continue reading


By: Lydia Reagan ~Feature Editor~

Racial images spark outrage on campus

By: Jessica Griggs ~Editor-in-Chief~ Students and administration have expressed outrage over recent racist images that have surfaced in the Xavier community. Two images went viral Oct. 24 and 25 that appear to many to depict graphic examples of racism. One of the images was posted on Snapchat by first-year Melanie Barton. The photo appears to … Continue reading

Political clubs collaborate for ‘Plat-forum’

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ In light of the impending Election Day, the political clubs of Xavier have collaborated in an attempt to inform students of each party’s platforms with the first annual Inter Club Plat-Forum. The forum, which will be held at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 in Kennedy Auditorium, will feature unofficial spokesmen … Continue reading

Club remembers, promotes Jesuit values

By: Azl Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Throughout this week, a Mock Border is on display on campus by Bellarmine Chapel courtesy of Voices of Solidarity (VOS), a club on campus. VOS co-president Alexandra Fath, explained that the club itself formed after travelling to the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga., for the first time 1998. There, … Continue reading

SGA executive endorsement

By: Newswire Staff In stark contrast to last year’s Student Government Association (SGA) executive election in which only one ticket ran for office, this year’s student voters will have four options to choose from when voting begins Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. The tickets running are “The A Team” consisting of Alex Hale, Aimee Boivin … Continue reading

Why Black people tend to shout

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ A man once asked me: why do Black people shout? His eyebrows bent toward the center of his face with confusion and inquiry. His eyes sparkled with expectation. In this moment, I was his personal encyclopedia, a racialized almanac of some sort. Or so he thought. A thick silence arose … Continue reading

Listen, Gary Johnson is a viable option for the presidency

By: Jeremiah Van Auken ~Guest Writer~ It only seems natural that the same year the Cubs are going to the World Series is the same year a third party candidate has a viable path to the White House. I never would have guessed that the first presidential election I vote in, I’d be voting for … Continue reading