Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

Don’t Tread on Jesus!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Recently, a Florida Atlantic University professor walked all over the Christian faith…literally. Dr. Deandre Poole decided it would be a good lesson plan to have his “intercultural communications” students write the word “Jesus” on a sheet of paper, put it on the ground and step all over it. After one…
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Editorial: Prices Might be Sky High, but so are Spirits

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The other week “The Xavierite” reported on students’ complaints about the diner and a follow up interview with Linda Moreno, Director of Auxiliary Services, and Stephanie Moye, Senior Director of Dining Services, in the hopes of gaining some insight into these issues. Both sides have very legitimate concerns that speak…
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Self-Drive Cars: Autopilot or Automatic Disaster?

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Google has been getting a lot of attention lately for its self-driving cars. These are cars that have the ability to drive by themselves without the driver doing anything. They have so far been legalized in California, Nevada, and Florida only for testing and only if a driver is present…
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Food Wars: The Foil of Food Fusion

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

I’m a man of simple tastes. I like my soda cold, my food hot and not much differentiation. So when my great foe in life and uneasy ally and brother in journalism Grant Vargas approached me about writing about food fusion I was ready to pounce. I’ll admit, I wasn’t…
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Food Wars: The Guardian of Garbbled Grub

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

It has been almost a year since I made the switch to vegetarianism (do not worry I am not talking about converting others) and in that time I have come to try and to love all sorts of new foods because the bland American cuisine does not comprehend vegetables as…
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Pope Francis: Bridging the Old and New

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Habemus Papem! Pope Francis is the first non-European Pope in over 1000 years to take office. Formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, Francis is the first pope ever from the Americas. He is also the first ever Jesuit pope as well as the first pope (265 popes preceded him)…
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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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