By: Kyle Isaacs ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s basketball team began its season with a splash, though the breaking news story was not ideal for the Musketeers. Less than one month prior to the start of the 2013-14 campaign, head coach Amy Waugh resigned from her position, forcing then-assistant coach Brian Neal to assume head coaching duties. Neal was initially tagged as the interim coach but was named the full-time coach on Nov. 7. Three days later, the Musketeers tipped off their season with a loss at Ohio University, which proved to be a sign of things to come for … Continue reading Tough season for women’s basketball comes to an end
By: Michael Petrany There is a curious disease that seems to afflict Western civilization, at least in recent times. It has infected almost every stratum of society, from the corporate boardroom to the kindergarten class. Far more educated people than myself have referred to it as the “extrovert ideal” — that is, a societal expectation that extroversion is the norm and that properly functioning human beings should be outspoken, assertive and the life of the party. More introverted persons can be labeled as antisocial, lacking confidence or held back by their “inhibitions.” And this ideal is, I contend, a big … Continue reading Introversion: a salve for today’s social world
By: Saunta Anderson To observe the life of St. Francis Xavier, the university’s patron saint, Xavier’s Jesuit community and the Center of Faith and Justice sponsored events on Dec. 3 for community members, including a Mass, open house and discussion over tea and cookies. The events were an opportunity for the Xavier community to learn about St. Xavier’s legacy and his connection to the university. At noon, there was the seventh annual Mass for the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier in Bellarmine Chapel. After the Mass, people were invited to meet the Jesuits at their residence, at 3844 Victory … Continue reading Xavier Community Celebrates St. Francis Xavier
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