XU swimming dives into dominate invitational finish

By Justin Malone, Staff Writer Xavier men’s and women’s swim teams both took home first place in last weekend’s Butler Double Dual Invitational, highlighted by a combined 13 event victories, 31 top-three finishes and a 9-0 record in head-to-head matchups at the meet.  The outstanding performances by both the men’s and women’s teams in the tournament allowed them to capture their first invitational win of the season in a rousing way. On the women’s side, several members of the team dominantly swept the 200m freestyle event, with sophomore Charlie Ramey racing her way to the victory in 1:55.40. Junior Clara … Continue reading XU swimming dives into dominate invitational finish

Pedal to the metal: NASCAR playoff outlook

By Justin Malone, Guest Writer After an unusually chaotic 26-race regular season, the NASCAR playoffs are finally roaring into full gear. 16 drivers are now vying for the Bill France Cup, which will be awarded to the playoff champion in November, and a chance to put their names in NASCAR history.  Unlike any other season in recent years, 15 different drivers took home the checkered flag, automatically qualifying for a playoff bid. With the high-stakes nature of the playoff format, including four drivers being eliminated after Saturday’s daunting night race at Bristol Speedway, who will come out on top?  Here … Continue reading Pedal to the metal: NASCAR playoff outlook

Jackson residents without water

By Justin Malone, Staff Writer Thousands of residents in Jackson, Mississippi have been left without clean drinking water. The O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant was damaged following severe rain and flooding in late August. In Jackson, Miss., more than 150,000 residents lack clean and reliable running water.    Severe record-setting rainfall and flooding in late August dramatically rose water levels to dangerous heights in the local Pearl River. This flood streets and penetrating the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant, which treats more than 50 million gallons of water a day for the city and surrounding communities.   The rising floodwaters caused the … Continue reading Jackson residents without water