Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

“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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The Crusader of Sanity

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

This past few weeks proved a frosty one for Ted Cruz in New York. Consider that a crowd of gala attendees actually turned their backs on Cruz as he was addressing a crowd. A sort of payback for a comment he made about “New York values.” It’s no surprise then…
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The No-Filter Post

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

As the semester comes to a close, my stress levels are flying through the roof. I feel so overwhelmed. I have quizzes and exams this week, with more exams and final papers due next week, and then finals week immediately after. To continue adding to the stress I also have…
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THE AUTHENTIC PERSPECTIVE

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

As soon as cell phones became popular and text-slang emerged, many people worried about the existing English language. Text-slang was blamed for the deterioration of students’ abilities to read, write, and speak correctly. Now, we are faced with a similar issue, this time with the emergence of emojis. Emojis have…
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The Crusader of Sanity

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Merrick Garland. He’s easily qualified to be a Supreme Court justice and yet, he’s been locked in a stalemate ever since President Obama announced his nomination.Now, this struggle has long been in the news, but yesterday Senator Charles E. Grassley (Republican, Iowa) had breakfast with Garland and essentially confirmed that…
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The Authentic Perspective

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

If you are intending on going to the theater to see a movie any time soon, you can guarantee that at least one superhero movie will be on the list of options. In the past year, and these couple of months of 2016, there has been a huge spike in…
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Editorial: Warnings Could Have Been Better MAPped

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Recently, President Wiseman emailed all MAP grant recipients at Saint Xavier (1,600 students), informing them that they need to make an appointment with the school’s financial aid office. The point of these meetings? To determine how exactly we are going to help the school and pay back the funds that…
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