Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

Kick Start your Career with SXU Career Services

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

As I began spring break last week, it dawned on me—this would be my final spring break as a Saint Xavier undergraduate. By this time next year I will have graduated and will be out in the “real” world, a place that was semi-mythical to me until now. Anyway, I…
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Do Not Underestimate the Queen’s Power

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

“God save the queen.” Our British friends across the pond utter those words as often as we proclaim “God bless America.” To us here in the colonies, the queen of England is the little old lady with the colored hats who travels around waving at her loyal subjects. We seem…
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Wired: Technology in the Classroom

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

With the ever-advancing technology today, not many people have. We receive our homework by email, our teachers lecture using PowerPoint presentations, we type our papers and submit our homework on a computer and we receive our grades electronically. In large part, our education takes place on the screen of a…
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Rocks Reminding Us to Look Up

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

On February 15th the world got a wakeup call from something we normally see as cold and dead: outer space. A small meteor, estimated 50 feet wide (weight is unknown but in the range of several thousand pounds) exploded with a 300 kiloton yield over Chelyabinsk, Russia and injured 1,200…
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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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