Hydrangea Benison

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts and Entertainment Editor~ Xavier Newswire: Who are the members of your band? How did you all start?   Ryan O’Toole: Basically it started with us saying: who wants to be in a band? It was like hey, I wrote an album. Now I need to pick people who can help me make that album. I picked a band with friends that I’ve known for a long time, that I went to high school with. Danny is a majestic creature. He is my partner-in-crime and helps me write a lot of the music. There was a group … Continue reading Hydrangea Benison

Baseball back on track

By: Rtan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ It has been a bit of a struggle at the start of the season for Xavier baseball so far, but it seems that the team may be starting to figure things out. Xavier rebounded after a tough stretch of ten straight losses with two wins against in-state rival Miami, winning both games with a score of 10-5. In the first game, played in Mason, Ohio, eight different Xavier players recorded at least one hit and the Musketeers finished with 14. Sophomore pitcher Greg Zacknewitz was impressive, striking out seven batters in four innings. He was … Continue reading Baseball back on track

Women’s team picks up key road win

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ Coming off tough home losses to Villanova and Butler, the Xavier women’s basketball team headed to Creighton to try to gain some ground back in the Big East standings. The game featured each team jockeying for the lead, gaining ground and relinquishing it just as quickly. The Bluejays combined clutch shooting with crafty play to fend off the Musketeers. Each time Xavier made a run, Creighton found a way to turn the contest back in its favor. After opening the game on an 11-2 tear, Xavier responded with a run of its own, shooting six … Continue reading Women’s team picks up key road win