House Atreides slays these Muskies

XU students react positively to Denis Villenue’s blockbuster sci-fi flick, Dune By Tess Dankoski, Staff Writer The much-awaited Dune was released for theater viewing on Oct. 22. The movie is based on the 1965 science fiction novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. There are a total of six books in the series.  The story of Dune follows the intergalactic generational war between two political houses. It focuses on Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet) the 15-year-old son of Duke Leto Atreides, who struggles to find his identity in the universe. Through this, he discovers his supernatural call … Continue reading House Atreides slays these Muskies

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Bas-Squid-Ball Game By Trevor Tiemeyer, Staff Writer Being a rookie in the NBA, it is rather difficult to make your mark and get sponsorships. Well, not anymore — thanks to a new hit series brought to you by Under Armour. I present to you: the BaSQUIDball Games. This week-long competition will feature five death-defying games, where the final winner will receive a full sponsorship and be the new spokesperson for Under Armour. The games will feature contestants including Chris Duarte, Jonathan Kuminga, Josh Giddey and any other rookies who were too boring to get a sponsorship. Contestants will be selected … Continue reading Back Page 11/4/21

XU grapples with ties to slavery

Gollar says the university still has work to do to reconcile its history By Trevor Tiemeyer, Staff Writer Newswire sat down with Dr. Walker Gollar, a professor in the theology department who teaches American Catholic history, to discuss Xavier’s ties to slavery and the renaming of Justice Hall. Gollar has been at Xavier for almost 30 years, and his research focuses on issues related to slavery. Q: Can you describe the research you conducted? What was its original purpose and what spurred it?  A: Back in 2016, when Georgetown University announced it was changing the names of some of its … Continue reading XU grapples with ties to slavery