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Opinion: the Big East is the best conference in men’s basketball

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The worn out saying, “This isn’t your father’s Big East,” is substantially losing traction as the reformed conference continues to take shape. It is an easy cop-out for many to simply crown the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) the best in the land without considering many of the other stellar conferences. … Continue reading

Swim teams place at CSU

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The swim team had a strong showing at the Cleveland State University (CSU) Magnus Cup on Nov. 20, with the men coming in second and the women placing third. A number of records were set during the three-day meet. The women’s third-place finish, out of the 14 participating teams, produced … Continue reading

Volleyball defeated in title game

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Xavier volleyball ended an impressive season in Indianapolis at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Nov. 26 in the Big East Championship final match. The Musketeers fell to No. 21 Creighton in three sets (19-25, 15-25, 25-27). Xavier was seeded third and Creighton first heading into the match. With the win, the Bluejays … Continue reading

DIY Gifts That Don’t Suck

By: Lydia Reagan ~Feature Editor~ The key to great gift giving is giving something that’s useful and meaningful at the same time. It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent $5,000 or $5 on the gift, as long as it’s from the heart. Since we are college students, here are a few gift ideas that are easy … Continue reading


By: Lydia Reagan ~Feature Editor~

XUPD commends OSU police Xavier Police Chief Milek makes training for community safety a priority on campus

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ “It sounded like a textbook operation to me,” Joseph Milek, Chief of Police at Xavier, said in reference to the attack at Ohio State University Monday. Milek praised Ohio State University’s response to the attack at Watts Hall on Monday, stating that Xavier employs similar tactics to train responses to … Continue reading

Senate results in, one spot open

By: Azl Saeed ~Staff Writer~ The results of the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate elections are in after voting took place online from 8 a.m. on Nov. 16 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17. The elected senators were Amanda Boruchi, Samuel Buettner, Christopher Carroll, Mary Fanning, Luis Gomez, Sunny Guo, Chris Harding, Devi Jagadesan, James … Continue reading

Newly approved class tackles anti-Black racism

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ In the midst of a changing political climate and a series of racist acts on campus, Xavier has approved a new course devoted to race and diversity. The new course is offered through the education department, and will also fullfil curriculum requirements for those pursuing an African studies minor. However, … Continue reading

Committee suggests signs to isolate smoking on campus

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ Xavier will continue to be a campus that allows smoking, at least for the time being. The ad hoc committee on smoking, as part of Xavier’s Student Government Association (SGA), has decided to recommend to the administration simply to put up signage around certain buildings. “The committee met after the … Continue reading

Police and activists clash in North Dakota over pipeline

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ Confrontation between Native American activists and authorities reached new heights over Thanksgiving weekend in North Dakota. Police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and concussion grenades at activists, as well as doused them with a water cannon in sub-freezing temperatures. The Nov. 21 clashes caused an estimated 300 injuries, mostly from … Continue reading