Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

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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Cleaning the Digital Closest

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

We live in a crazy world of advanced technology that continues bewilder the mind every passing day like a laser the size of a flashlight that is so strong the International Space Station can see it or a weapon that can fire a projectile seven times the speed of sound…
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Old Answers Solve New Problems

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Idle No More is an international demonstration to gain attention for modern problems faced by native people in the United States and Canada, from coast to coast. Both countries have a nasty habit of destroying finite resources, and people are fed up with the practice. The movement is not just…
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Greetings, Earthlings

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

It has been 50 years since the last manned trip to a celestial body, but now a group of private companies are looking to shatter this period of regression and establish a colony on Mars. This is not an opening line to a science fiction story. This is an actual proposal…
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Five Most Annoying Saint Xavier Parking Ordeals

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Saint Xavier’s commuters are often an overlooked bunch. Yet, they are the school’s silent majority, its underappreciated lifeblood. If they disappeared, so would the university. So this week, I dedicate my column to them, specifically to their daily burden—parking. Being a commuter myself for three and a half years now, I have…
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Letter to the Editor: Parkside Apartment Relocation

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Saint Xavier Newspaper Editorial Board, I would like to comment about your recent editorial on the Parkside Apartment student relocation and what, if any, steps the Public Safety Department took to assist in the overall safety of the students. I felt your readers deserved clarification on the Public Safety’s role and…
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Editorial: Too Old for New Toys

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Technology in education is a quickly growing trend, starting with overhead projectors and wheeled-in carts carrying VCR’s. Now we have moved on up to DVD players and remote-controlled projectors. As of this moment, there are currently only three rooms on Saint Xavier’s campus that are not “smart rooms.” That may…
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