Archive for October 4th, 2017

Athlete Profile: Defensive lineman Josh Wallick

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Homecoming 2017 came and went. Cougar Nation celebrated their friendships, good times, the beautiful weather, and so much more. They were especially celebrating the Cougar win against the Taylor University Trojans, 24-20. This game was neck and neck all the way until the end. It was the battle of the…
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Celebrity Outcry to Tragic Shooting in Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

 This past Sunday the unimaginable happened when Stephan Paddock shot endless gunfire through the thirty second floor window of his hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The shots fired were aimed directly towards the Route 91 Harvest Music festival immediately resulting in the death of over fifty…
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A Good Day to Die: Flatliners (2017) Movie Review

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

If you were a fan of Joel Schumacher’s sci-fi horror film, Flatliners (1990), then chances are you were excited to hear that there was a sequel in the works for the storyline. Flatliners (2017), directed by Niels Arden Oplev, was released in theaters on September 29. I remember watching the…
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This Week in Long-Running Television News: Recap on Criminal Minds Season 13 & Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Premieres

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Last week was a pretty good week for season premieres, especially for fans of long-running television programs. On September 27, CBS’s Criminal Minds aired its thirteenth season premiere, “Wheels Up.” The following night, on September 28, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy came back on screen to air their two-hour-long fourteenth season premiere,…
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Heritage Ball 2017: An SXU Tradition

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Homecoming 2017 was an exciting week. While some events were new, like the Virtual Reality and the Photobooth with newly inaugurated President Joyner, events like the Heritage Ball were annual traditions. Hosted by Student Life, the annual Heritage Ball is an invite-only night of dancing and free food. This year’s…
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SXU Cougar Diaries Blog

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Saint Xavier University (SXU) has multiple social and digital media platforms to amplify their online presence, like most current universities. SXU is expanding how they use social media to stay relevant and informative to their students. One of the many ways the school is reaching out to current and prospective…
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NFL’s Approach to Anthem Protests is Misguided

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The debate about national anthem protests, patriotism, and unity that has surrounded the NFL and headlines across the country over the past two weeks continued on Sunday. Prior to the Chicago Bears week three matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, players and coaches on the Bears’ sideline locked arms in response…
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Does Age Matter In A Relationship?

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Does age really matter in relationships? Would you date someone younger than you or older than you? What is your cut off age? Let me tell you a story. I was a freshman in college. I had just started at the University of Illinois at Chicago.      I wasn’t…
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Kneeling During the Anthem Should be Acceptable – And common actions that are “disrespectful” to the American Flag

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

After President Trump’s characterization of those who kneel during the national anthem as a “son of a b*tch,” during a rally campaigning for Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama, the topic of kneeling as a form of peaceful protest hit the center stage once again. During President Trump’s speech, he urged…
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President Trump’s Mistreatment of Puerto Rico – Unprecedented, unethical and inhumane

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

President Trump’s handling, or lack thereof, of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico is unprecedented, deplorable, and exhibits his apparent lack of empathy for the suffering of others. Puerto Rico experienced a category 4 storm, Maria, on September 20, leaving many homes destroyed, citizens displaced, and roughly 3.4 million people…
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