Interview with Dance Team coach Steve Chapla

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ In celebration of Xavier’s Dance Team qualifying for finals for the 10th straight year, the Newswire sat down with coach Steve Chapla to learn the team’s secret and how they have grown over the years. Xavier Newswire: I noticed that this is the dance team’s 10th year going to nationals. That’s an amazing accomplishment. What is the team’s secret? Coach Steve Chapla: That is correct, this was our 10th straight year qualifying and competing at the college national championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. When I came aboard 10 years ago, I told the team that … Continue reading Interview with Dance Team coach Steve Chapla

College is a precious thing to waste

Over the past few months, I’ve taken a few minutes out of my day to write down three things that I am grateful for — and admittedly a lot of those things included pizza delivery, cancelled plans, cupcakes and free beer glasses (where are my cheap, lazy, sweet-toothed introverts at?). I am grateful for more than 138 things in my life. It is so easy, when you are in the midst of school and work chaos, to forget that there is plenty to be grateful for and it is too often that we let our busy schedules get in the … Continue reading College is a precious thing to waste

Senior film and art showcase to come

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Over the last few weeks, graduating Musketeers have been given the chance to display their work and what they have learned at Xavier. Senior electronic media majors will showcase their yearlong film projects from senior seminar, and the art department will be displaying the last of their senior projects in the coming weeks. Electronic media majors were required to develop a short five to eight minute film over the course of the academic year. Students wrote, produced, shot, directed and edited a short film or documentary on some significant issue. The first semester was focused … Continue reading Senior film and art showcase to come