Opinions & Editorials

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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

This is the advice I leave you with

By: James Hogan ~Staff Writer~ I am now four weeks away from being a college graduate. In the last four years, I more or less grew up. I should be thanking the university for the incredible opportunity I have been given or thanking professors who have shaped me into being a thoughtful citizen, but my … Continue reading

Sport management struggles

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ This is a story about an ignored group of people. This is a story about brave souls that have been ridiculed throughout their entire college careers. This is a story about following your heart, even when no one else believes in you. It was April of 2013, and I had … Continue reading

Free press under a Trump administration A journalist’s rising concern for the state of American media

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ “Sometimes we can disagree with the facts.” This is not a satire skit, nor is it a quote from a silly movie. These were the exact words from the press secretary to the President of the United States of America when commenting on the size of the audience at the … Continue reading

Prioritize happiness and cherish the memories

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ People expect me to tell you that Xavier is special to me because of some sappy reason that distinguishes us from other schools. The administration would probably love that, but something like that would be a lie. It would be misleading if I told you that I really love this … Continue reading

The U.S. so bombed Pluto

By: Ulysses Floyd Oregano The nuclear warhead program began in October of 1939. The first nuclear weapon test was in July of 1945, and it is the reason that the U.S. was able to end the war with Japan. That August in 1945, when the U.S. dropped the atom bomb “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, was … Continue reading

Grammer guru realizes air of weighs

By: Ellen Siefke I recently went through an existential crisis of sorts, the kind that causes you to wake up at 4 a.m. with a start. As any of my former roommates would tell you, I sleep like the dead. So what caused me to wake up so suddenly? Easy: The realization that my life’s … Continue reading