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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

Can we focus on self goals instead?

By: Rhandi Wallace ~Guest Writer~ I have a friend who recently started dating. He had been pursuing this girl for a while, and when she finally agreed to be his girlfriend, he was extremely excited. I wanted to share the joy with him, but something about the way he presented the information really struck a … Continue reading

Get lost in the wonderment of a bookstore You never know what you might discover while away

By: Nick Rittenhouse ~Guest Writer~ Today, we face a choice between convenience and experience. For me, this is apparent through the slow demise of brick-and-mortar bookstores at the hands of Amazon’s lower prices and expedient shipping. Swift commerce and the resulting satisfaction are, by no means, problematic. However, those who find themselves blindly using Amazon … Continue reading

Letter to Luther: On the civil plight of the Black body

By: Alfred Nwankwo ~Online Editor~ Dear King, You left this world too soon. You left this life of long suffering too early, never mind that looming, inevitable transience one must answer to. You were in the midst of that burning furnace for freedom and equality. You stood firm in defiance, and your body was taken, … Continue reading

Where does travel ban leave Americans

By: Nia Mosley ~Guest Writer~ When I saw the headline stating that U.S. President Trump signed what is officially called “Protection of The Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” I was floored. This document indefinitely suspends refugees from entering the United States. This order has caused many Americans to have issues at … Continue reading

Ethics and implications of purchasing patriotism

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ The Department of Defense (DOD) paid $6.8 million in taxpayer money and Defense funds to professional sports teams to “fund patriotism,” according to a 2016 Senate report. When Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake began looking into Defense spending on military tributes, they found that the New Jersey Army … Continue reading

Ask my favorite song, only if you want to know my soul

By: Max Bruns ~Advertising Manager~ When I was younger, although I’m only 20 now, I had a set of stock phrases that served as answers for the questions that people generally ask when they want to get to know someone. If someone asked me what my favorite food was, I would say my dad’s spaghetti … Continue reading

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