Task Force forecasts a normal Fall

Students required to disclose vaccination status before returning to campus By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief Xavier’s COVID-19 Task Force announced last Thursday that the university is preparing for a typical Fall semester with in-person classes and campus activities. While vaccines will not be mandated at the beginning of the semester, the email announcement stated that all students are required to disclose their vaccination status to the university by the first day of classes, Aug. 16.  Using Med+Proctor, students must upload one of two documents: a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card or a disclosure form affirming that they have chosen not … Continue reading Task Force forecasts a normal Fall

Under-the-radar teams to watch in college basketball

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ The college basketball season shifted into gear with a plethora of early upsets and surprises in holiday tournaments. Xavier catapulted to No. 12 in the AP poll in the same tournament where Monmouth’s bench celebrations became a national story, but some teams still are not garnering the attention they deserve. Rick Pitino believed Louisville was left out of previous polls due to its sex scandal, but the Cardinals finally entered the rankings at No. 24 in the AP poll. Louisville has looked dominant in its 5-0 start with an average margin of victory of 33.6 … Continue reading Under-the-radar teams to watch in college basketball

Xavier looks forward to a strong Big East

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ It’s now year three of the new Catholic-flavored Big East, and the 2015-16 season might represent Xavier’s best chance to make a run at a conference title. For the second consecutive season, the media picked the Musketeers to finish fourth in the conference at Big East Media Day. Here is the Newswire’s Big East conference preview and predictions. 1. Villanova (16-2 2014-15 conference record, Projected finish at BE Media Day: First) Another year, another conference championship for the Wildcats. While both James Farr and Chris Mack stressed the importance of beating Villanova in interviews with … Continue reading Xavier looks forward to a strong Big East