Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

Late-Term Abortions: Legalized Murder

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

There is a time for civil debate and discussion. There is a time for compromise and bipartisanship. But there is also a time for sticking up for what you know to be right and not backing down because doing so would mean bargaining away your most sacred moral values. That…
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SXU in Arizona?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Last week, SXU President Christine Wiseman gave her third annual “State of the University” address on the topics of the current financial state of the University and the Administration’s plans for the future. In this address, however, there were a couple points that were mentioned and have since sparked curiosity…
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The Oscars Extravaganza!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I am sure to avid readers of my column (if there are such people who would call themselves “avid” readers of my column) it comes as no surprise that I love movies. To be quite honest, Oscar Sunday is to me what the Superbowl is to football fans and the…
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Benedict’s Backbone

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Today is Pope Benedict XVI’s last day as the Vicar of Christ. In a surprise move, he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from his holy post. Many are hailing his departure as a positive step forward for the Roman Catholic Church, having vehemently disagreed with his…
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Acknowledging Our Drinking Problem

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

How many times have you gone to the fridge, seen all sorts of drinks stacked up, and said ‘there is nothing to drink here’? I do it about a dozen times a week, but in the decades to come this might be a reality for even we in the industrialized…
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Editorial: Designating Parking Spots

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Parking at Saint Xavier University has been a much discussed topic amongst students this semester.  A few concerns have been raised, based on the student status here at the university; because one’s parking experience at SXU varies according to your choice of housing: resident or commuter.  Different problems arise depending…
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Everyone has heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”. With social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat that are easy for everyone to use and send your photos in well…. a snap, that saying is more relevant now than ever. Since smartphones have sky rocketed to…
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Editorial: Making a Safer SXU

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

A recent set of incidents on campus have inspired “The Xavierite” to question the safety of St. Xavier’s campus. Last week it was reported that a robbery/mugging was attempted near the school of the nursing wing of the Warde Academic Center. The assailant was classified as a 30 year-old white…
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Editorial: Puffing Away Your Savings

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Tobacco is the crop that came only second to cotton in building early America’s economy, but now it has fallen out of the top ten agricultural crops in the US. It still has a multi-billion dollar industrial presence with 44 million adults continuing to smoke every day. There are a…
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Snooki Invades the History Channel?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

As I was flipping through the cable channels the other day, I stopped to scroll through the listings for the History Channel. As a history major and someone who likes to read nonfiction for fun, I am always eager to learn about the past. However, what I saw when I…
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