Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

The Xavierite Reacts To:

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for a week following the release of a video that features McHenry berating the desk worker of towing company after her car was towed. The video, which was captured by a surveillance camera, begins with McHenry saying to the employee, “I am in the news,…
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The College Diaries

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Over the course of the last year, I have done a lot of research; papers and projects on the topic of privacy on the Internet. Social media and online communication have also been major points of interest for me. Luckily, with technology and electronics rapidly advancing, people of the communication…
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The Cougar Pulse

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

On April 16th, the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society hosted an educational wildlife show put on by the Big Run Wolf Ranch. The “Big Run Wolf Ranch is a non-profit, federally licensed, educational facility which specializes in the education and conservation of North American wildlife.” (bigrunwolfranch.org) It is located at 14857…
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The Xavierite Reacts To: Hillary Clinton Running For President

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

After two years of speculation, Hillary Rodham Clinton officially announced on Sunday that will be running for president. Clinton has long been considered a frontrunner in this election, despite the fact that no other candidates in the Democratic Party (as of press time) have announced that they are running yet….
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The College Diaries

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

I am certainly not the Youtube fanatic that many my age are, but I have one very strong Youtube weakness, Jenna Marbles. For those that are not familiar with this Youtuber, Jenna Mourey (who goes by Jenna Marbles on her Youtube channel) is a young woman who rose to internet…
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The Cougar Pulse

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

If you love your furry friend as much as I love mine, the recent dog flu outbreak is something of serious concern. The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control says that five dogs have died from this strain of flu between January and March of this year. Specifically,…
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The Xavierite Reacts To:

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Rolling Stone recently published a story surrounding a woman who goes by Jackie in the article and the night she was reportedly raped by members of the University of Virginia chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The uncovering of this story led to a year long suspension…
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The College Diaries

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

GAT Guns in East Dundee has taken a lot of heat recently because they started offering classes to teach children as young as 7 years old about gun safety and how to shoot a weapon. I first became aware of this when the manager of GAT Guns and a class…
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The Cougar Pulse

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

As technology begins to dominate the education field, is it all truly for the better? With the increase in laptop and iPad use in high schools and college campuses alike, there has been a notable decrease in hand writing notes as opposed to typing them out or recording lectures. I…
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The Xavierite Reacts To:

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Last week, Indiana became the 20th state to enact a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law, as described by those who support it, will prevent the government from infringing on people’s ability to exercise their religious beliefs. Those who oppose the law say it essentially allows business owners to legally…
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