Xavier bans offensive terms

By: Tatum Hunter ~Moldy Pancake~ The Xavier administration is ramping up its efforts to eliminate offensive language on campus and find more respectful alternatives. This project began a few years ago with the university’s official condemnation of one of the most offensive terms in contemporary parlance: freshman. “Calling someone a ‘freshman’ is extremely discriminatory,” said Sarah Rogers, director of Xavier’s Committee for the Ignoring of Actual Problems (CIAP). “This term implies that a student was a high school senior last year and will be a college sophomore next year. How would you like it if someone said that about you?” The … Continue reading Xavier bans offensive terms

Xavier upset at buzzer Despite loss, future looks bright for the Musketeers

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ When Bronson Koenig’s fall-away heave somehow found the bottom of the net on Sunday night, what was once Xavier’s most successful and promising season ended in bitter disappointment. With nothing but the Reds to hold Cincinnati sports fans until football season, we might as well take a way-too-early look at the 2016-17 Musketeers. Next year should be promising, as the Musketeers should return most of their players and coaches from this year’s top-five team. Chris Mack is turning into college basketball’s version of Jon Gruden and will likely be mentioned for every power conference opening, … Continue reading Xavier upset at buzzer Despite loss, future looks bright for the Musketeers

Head coach Chris Mack assesses Xavier’s strengths

By: Newswire ~Interview~ With the basketball season ready to tip off, the Newswire had the opportunity to sit down with coach Chris Mack to discuss the upcoming season. NW: You guys have a couple of big games right off of the bat: Missouri, Michigan and the Orlando tournament. Do you think that’s helped keep the guys sharp? CM: We know what our schedule is, but it’s more important what we do day-in, day-out in practice than looking down the road. I just want to make sure, simple as it sounds, that Monday to Tuesday we improve, Tuesday to Wednesday we … Continue reading Head coach Chris Mack assesses Xavier’s strengths