MTV VMAs recognizes standouts

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ MTV aired its Video Music Awards (VMAs) show on Aug. 28, which has taken place annually since 1984. The awards show, held in Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden this year, included the presentation of many Moonman awards and several notable performances. Although there was no single specific host, presenters were featured to introduce performances and announce awards throughout the show. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps introduced rapper Future’s performance, and Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman presented the award for Best Female Video to Beyoncé for her “Hold Up” video. In addition … Continue reading MTV VMAs recognizes standouts

“The Buried Life” cast speaks to Xavier community, inspires and enlightens

By: Alex Spindler The Xavier Student Activities Council hosted a talk-back/lecture featuring four truly-inspiring men-for-others from a popular documentary series last evening. “The Buried Life,” a reality program that premiered on MTV back in 2010, explored the life of four Canadian men — David Lingwood, Ben Nemtin, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn — who dropped out of college. Feeling that their talents and service were wasted on academic labor, these men embarked on a journey across all of North America in a purple transit bus named Penelope in order to complete their list of “100 Things to Do Before You … Continue reading “The Buried Life” cast speaks to Xavier community, inspires and enlightens