Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

Advice for New Students at Saint Xavier University

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Coming into SXU my first year, I was terrified. It was a new environment, new people, new classes. I had just moved in with my grandmother to make my commute easier, so I was also transitioning from being away from my parents and sisters. I was also going to start…
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Are We Becoming Desensitized to Bad News?

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

I had turned the news on in passing on Monday morning this week, the 19th, when a news story about bombs in New York and New Jersey was being reported. The day before, on Sunday, a bomb had gone off in Seaside, New Jersey, at the start line of a…
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If You Have Not Heard of Andrew McMahon, It is Time to Give Him a Listen

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

  If you think you have not heard of Andrew McMahon, you are actually probably wrong. Listen to Cecelia and the Satellite and I can almost guarantee you have heard that song. Or, if you have heard of the bands Something Corporate or Jack’s Mannequin, or even Andrew McMahon in…
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Campus Facility Hours Should be Reconsidered

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

I was a commuter for my first two years here at SXU, and this year I decided that living on campus would be in my best interest. What I have come to realize is that this has made my life so much easier. Okay, maybe not easier, but less stressed….
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9-11 Victims Bill

Friday, September 16th, 2016

On September 9, 2001, I was in my mother’s lap while she styled my hair for school. Suddenly, my mother froze, and told me that I was staying home from school that day. At the time, it didn’t register that my mother saw something on TV that scared her. It…
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Hillary Clinton’s Health: Stop the Rumors

Friday, September 16th, 2016

On September 11th while attending a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton abruptly left the ceremony, appearing to be faint or fainting while waiting for her motorcade. No big deal, right? It happens to everyone. But of course, people had to take the issue too far. It was…
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“Year-Round” Schooling Might Be a Good Idea

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Summer break is over, and we have been in school for three weeks already. This week, after Labor Day, many other public schools returned to school after their summer break. We have a long, warm, sun-filled break, and we are ready to return to classes. However, a lot of other…
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Confusion About the Library’s Purpose Clarified

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Personally, the way that I study, I need complete silence. I need no distractions, a desktop area, a pencil pouch full of highlighters and colorful pens, and a pile of scratch paper. Maybe it’s just me, but I am extremely picky about my studying environment. Particularly because I know what…
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The Crusader of Sanity

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Well, well, well. Has it been four years already? At the beginning of the four years that I’ve been proud enough to say that I write for The Xavierite I never suspected that one day I would be writing a farewell column as its Editor-in-Chief. I also never thought that…
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The Authentic Perspective

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Recently, there has been news regarding the changing of the American 20 dollar bill. It has been announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the bill. There are also some other ideas for currency change in the works, such as the picture of the treasury…
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