Opinions & Editorials

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Let’s talk about guns, baby

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Photography Editor~ America has a gun problem. An average of 91 Americans have died every day from firearms, creating a total of 11,626 gun-related fatalities in less than 10 months of 2016, according to EveryTownResearch. org. The way we glorify violence and invest our patriotism in firearms is toxic and is … Continue reading

Do not let fear get in your way

By: Abrena Rowe ~Opinions and Editorials Editor~ Change is scary. Trying something new can be even scarier. Combining the two, pushing yourself toward change to try something new can be downright terrifying. Once we’ve settled into a comfortable routine, we become hesitant to step out of our self-assigned role in life. The four years of … Continue reading

Climate Change: An issue that matters

By: Jessica Reker ~Guest Writer~ Climate change and global warming are terms we hear thrown around, but what do they mean? Global warming refers specifically to the rising temperature of the world. Climate change refers to the overall change of the climate of specific regions as well as the globe as a whole. When talking … Continue reading

Dear college, please forgive me for my mistakes

By: Max Bruns ~Advertising Manager~ Dear college, this is an open letter of acknowledgement that stands to serve at least three purposes. One, it is an open admittance that I probably have made and probably will make too many mistakes to be considered excusable during my four years with you. Two, it is an entreaty … Continue reading

White poverty is a real issue

By: Kevin Thomas ~Copy Editor~ White poverty is something that is almost never spoken about. Poverty in general is though. Whenever I hear politicians mention poverty, I usually think about some slum in an urban area. I don’t think about an overflowing, dirty and disgusting trailer park, filled with toothless White people. I’ve always been … Continue reading

The game is no longer fun

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ The television ratings for the National Football League (NFL) are at an all-time low, sending league executives into a frenzy as they try and figure out why there has been such a steep drop in viewership. Spoiler alert: it’s because the NFL isn’t fun anymore. We’ve all heard the joke-acronym … Continue reading

How it feels to be Black at Xavier University When will I be granted a moment of silence?

By: Jeremiah Pennebaker ~Guest Writer~ Being in the midst of a Presidential election and this year being the 15th anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers, September was a flurry of nationalism and American pride. Every year since the Twin Towers fell there has been a moment of silence and reflections, and some people … Continue reading

Academics need to be valued in budget cuts

By: Luke Byerly ~Managing Editor~ When a University makes budget cuts, students and faculty expect to see new changes in a different area that justify the cuts in the first place. You expect to see newly renovated study spaces, more money for clubs to expand or a new sports center to replace the current, antique … Continue reading

Why Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be allowed to run for president

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ Let me start by saying that I am not a Donald Trump supporter. I voted for John Kasich in the primary and will probably vote for Gary Johnson in November, just because this entire election is so messed up. But this isn’t really about politics and what side of the … Continue reading

Give Johnson a chance to debate

By: James Hogan ~Guest Writer~ The election is just over a month away with a lot of people still split or undecided, but one of the candidates will not be on stage for the debates leading into November. Gary Johnson, Libertarian presidential candidate and the former governor of New Mexico, has been barred from appearing in … Continue reading

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