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Don’t judge a book by its frosting CLC hosts 10th Edible Book Competition

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ The Conaton Learning Commons (CLC) encouraged students and faculty to take a bite out of their favorite books in celebration of National Library Week on April 11. To celebrate the library and its catalogue of 235,000 books, the CLC held the 10th annual edible book competition where students, faculty and … Continue reading

Baumann picked for Provost

By: Soondos Mulla-Ossman ~Staff Writer~ Dr. Melissa J. Baumann has been named Xavier’s new provost. Father Michael Graham, president, made the announcement Friday, selecting Baumann from a field of eight finalists. She will start June 15. The provost, a position unknown to many students yet vital to the fabric of the university, is the chief … Continue reading

“Pitiful” lecture is anything but

By: Kevin Thomas ~Campus News Editor~ Although philosophy lectures are often not well-attended, the 59th annual Thomasfest lecture was the opposite of pitiful, even though that was the subject. On Wednesday evening, Dr. Tongdong Bai, currently a Fulbright Scholar at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, gave a lecture regarding his … Continue reading

News in brief

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Campus News Editor~ Trump’s sanctuary city executive order blocked On Tuesday, federal judge William H. Orrick blocked the Trump administration from enforcing its executive order to take federal funding away from sanctuary cities. Orrick sided with Santa Clara County, which argued that removing these funds from cities that don’t comply with … Continue reading

Who are your bows and arrows

By: Muyiwa Oyatogun ~Guest Writer~ As a Christian, one word I have heard a lot is “discipleship.” After Jesus’ resurrection and before He ascended to heaven, he gave a mandate to his disciples to go out and “make disciples of all nations.” But who is a disciple? A disciple is a student – a less … Continue reading

Sometimes it’s the little things

By: Max Bruns ~Advertising Manager~ At 7 a.m. every Wednesday, the alarm sings out the iconic words by Bobby McFerrin that might score every cliché moment of distress in popular movies: “Don’t worry, be happy.” I get up, brush my teeth, take a shower and throw on some gym clothes. Then, I walk to Gallagher … Continue reading

On the resiliency of now A departing Musketeer’s plea for all to keep trudging the course

By: Alfred Nwankwo ~Online Editor~ In the summer of 2013, I remember the celebratory feast at a Presbyterian church in Albany, Ga., that was propagated as a college send-off for members leaping into the crossroads. I remember the joy and happiness that shone bright in the festive room situated inside the wing of the cathedral. … Continue reading

The boy who cried freedom

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes; on my face, they are still together. I have traveled outside my body and returned to bones cracked on pavement & blood spilled in concrete seams. I saw Katrina in my reflection, red sea crashing between buildings: Black bodies and babies … Continue reading

Opinion: Harden should be named MVP

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The MVP race has been hotly debated all season long. The top two players in the race, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, both have strong cases with few weaknesses. Westbrook became the first player to average a triple double for the … Continue reading

2017 NFL Draft preview

By: Luke Feliciano ~Sports Editor~ With the 2017 NFL Draft beginning Thursday night, here is a comprehensive list of the top college standouts hoping to make a splash in the professional league. Deshaun Watson of Clemson is arguably the best quarterback talent for his NFL-caliber arm, precision and ability to perform under pressure. Watson’s agility … Continue reading