Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

The Right to Privacy Should be Extended to the President’s Family

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Children should not suffer the brunt of trying to live up to their parent’s successes or bare the weight of their failures. They should be judged by their own merit, in relation to their age and socioeconomic influences. After all, a well-off 12 year old performing at a 10th grade…
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Conscious Consumerist: E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

“Hey, have you seen the new Marlboro commercial with Leonardo DiCaprio and a bear sharing a cigarette?” said no one ever– for a variety of reasons. For one, it has been illegal since 1971 for tobacco companies to air cigarette ads on television and radio, and since 1999, all cigarette…
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A Look Back at My Time at the Xavierite

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The Xavierite offers the perfect opportunity for students to better their craft as journalists. For those who plan on working in media, Saint Xavier’s student newspaper uses appropriate methods that mirror professional news organizations and will give an individual a leg up on the competition in a very competitive field….
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Conscious Consumer: Turkeys

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

It’s been roughly a year since the 2016 presidential results have been revealed, and shockingly, the majority of us are still alive. I guess that’s one thing to be thankful for during this Thanksgiving season. Speaking of Thanksgiving, I wonder if President Trump will partake in the turkey pardoning tradition…
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Transitions Towards Progress

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

“The best way to show your discontent or support for what is going on in the political sphere is to not vote, but instead plaster your views via stickers on your 1996 Ford minivan,” said no one, ever. Inaction is still an action, and if the 40.7 percent of those…
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Saint Xavier Commuters Get Hungry, Too

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

As the semester winds down, students find themselves in a constant state of anxiety: finals, extra credit…too much money left on their meal plans. That’s right. On top of the pressure of finishing the semester strong, Saint Xavier residents are worrying over the loss of meal plan money. Money that…
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Twitter Trump’s Fireside Chats?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the American public in roughly 30 speeches held over the radio. Those speeches captivated millions of listeners as they drew comfort in his, what would be dubbed, “fireside chats.” Roosevelt would talk on topics ranging from plans to deal with unemployment and the…
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Freedom of All Types of Speech Promotes Diversity

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

If you put five Americans in a room and have them state their opinion on a topic, it would result in ten differing opinions. That being said, that effect is not limited to Americans, but more of a commentary on how, no matter someone’s background or origin, there will always…
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Black Friday the new Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Fall, what’s not to love about the season? You’re able to break out those ironically ugly-turned-cute sweaters, it seems like everyone and their mother are releasing their Pumpkin Spiced everything, and there is at least one major holiday to celebrate from October to December. As we are nearing the end…
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Student Response to “Save Campus Ministry” Petition

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

“My idea for Saint Xavier would be that every single policy, every single practice, every single program that we do, we have great confidence that it’s meeting the needs and the wants of the largest population of our students.” Those words were said by President Laurie M Joyner during an…
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