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WNKU next in line of sold college stations

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ Joining Xavier as a university with now non-existent college radio waves, Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is selling its radio station, WNKU-FM, to Bible Broadcast Corp. for $1.9 million, according to a report from Cincinnati.com. In 2005, Xavier sold WVXUFM and the X-Star Network to Cincinnati Public Radio Station for $15 … Continue reading

Millennials menace U.S. roads

By: Riley Head ~Staff Writer~ Recently AAA released a study stating that millennial drivers are the worst drivers. According to AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, “88% of drivers 19- to 24-yearsold acknowledged engaging in risky behavior such as texting while driving, running red lights or speeding.” “I think we are very distracted drivers in general.” … Continue reading

Herbert McMaster becomes National Security Adviser after Flynn

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ Former national security adviser and retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn, resigned last Monday when it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about communications he had with Russia’s ambassador concerning sanctions prior to President Trump’s inauguration. The communications in question were a series of phone calls in … Continue reading

President. Paris riots after policemen sodomize citizen

By: Trever McKenzie ~Staff Writer~ For many members of the Black community, a police encounter gone wrong is a prominent, shared fear. However, one Black man in Paris, identified only as Théo, was subject to this situation when four police officers assaulted him physically and sexually after he confronted them for slapping another young individual … Continue reading

“Roe” in Roe v. Wade dies at 69

By: Regina Wright ~Campus News Editor~ Norma McCorvey, also known as “Jane Roe” in the monumental Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court case, has died at 69. McCorvey became the center of the abortion rights movement when she became pregnant for a third time at 22 years old and was unmarried, unemployed and fighting for … Continue reading

The necessity of Whimsicality

By: Kevin Thomas ~Copy Editor~ People need to be more ridiculous. The world is too serious of a place to not be. Every single day, people die, couples get divorced, pets get run over in the street, cars crash and cancerous cells don’t go away. Most people respond with tear-stained cheeks and gathering together as … Continue reading

A reflection on safety when writing while Black

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ A few months ago, I needed a job. The money I made over the summer, which supported my living expenses last semester, had waned. Food seemed to disappear from my pantry and never return. I paid more attention to which clubs and programs hosted events with sustainable food. I was … Continue reading

Sometimes it is perfectly OK to be average

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Photography Editor~  I’m a Type A personality. I’m organized and impatient, and I hate failure. I expect a lot of myself and, in turn, expect a lot of others. School has always come very easily to me. When my grades have been anything less than a solid A, I feel extremely … Continue reading

The importance of listening and understanding

By: James Hogan ~Guest Writer~ The day after the election, I was told by one of my classmates that I should be ashamed for the way I voted. “People like you are why our world is going to get worse” is a real comment that another Xavier student made to me on Tuesday, Nov. 9. … Continue reading

NBA All-Star Weekend disappoints

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The NBA All-Star Weekend kicked off on Friday night in New Orleans, delivering mediocre results for what was supposed to be a spectacular weekend. The first event was the All- Star Celebrity game under an East/West format. The highlight of the game came when West Coach and ESPN anchor Michael … Continue reading