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Is There a Future to Board Games?

Is  There  a  Future  to  Board  Games?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions, uncategorized

       For  the  past  decade  or  two,  the  main  interest  in  playing  any  sort  of  game  has  been  in  sports  or  video  games.  No  one  really  has  much  interest  in  rolling  a  die  to  move  a  little  metal  piece  around  a  board  for  an  hour...

Is Call of Duty Back?

Is Call of Duty Back?

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

Call of Duty last week revealed its new title, Call of Duty WW2. This new title brought excitement to many current and former fans. Call of Duty has been in decline for the past six years since it started to move into the future setting. Many fans were turned off by the over-reliance on killstreaks and ...

Nintendo Switch: From Box to Play

Nintendo Switch: From Box to Play

By Kevin Galasso, Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions

While I have been extensively playing the newly released Nintendo Switch and have enough information to form an opinion, that is not my focus. My focus on this article is a review on the process of assembling the Nintendo Switch with a few good pointers for anyone who was lucky enough to obtain a Switch. Starting...

Xavier’s Expectations for Its New Headmaster

Xavier’s Expectations for Its New Headmaster

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

What qualities is the Xavier community looking for in the successor of headmaster Brother Brian Davis, C.F.X? Brother Brian, who has served eight years as headmaster of Xavier High School, will be retiring from his position at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year. As we look ahead at the imminent...

Video Games and the Economy

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

Video games are often underestimated for their practical use but video games may help us understand the economy. This really only applies to multiplayer games as in single player games the economy is controlled by the game code. The biggest example of this is World of Warcraft (WoW). WoW has been around fo...

Why Video Game Movies Suck

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

I have two ways that I prefer to spend my time: movies and video games. Both are fantastic, but put together they tend to have negative results. Video game movies seem to always flop, no matter what. I see this issue revealing the two art forms just aren’t meant to be together. I like peanut butter...

What Sports Are Actually Good For?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Onion X, Opinions, Sports

Coming  up  in  only  a  few  days  is  one  of  the  biggest  sports  days  on  the  American  calendar,  which  millions  of  people  throughout  the  country  will  celebrate  with  cook-offs,  parties,  and,  of  course  watching  the  Superbowl  on  TV.  Now,  since  I...

Video Games and Violence: is there a connection?

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions, World News

Humans are wondrous creatures, capable of building cities and establishing countries. However, humans are also capable of horrendous things, like murder and torture of others. We don't understand what causes violence in humans, but we've tried to tie certain things to the idea that they aid in causing...

More Than Being Just a Student?

More Than Being Just a Student?

By Evan Rigsby, Editor
May 3, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized, World News

Editorial: A deeper look into the admissions systems of colleges and universities.

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App Review: Notability

App Review: Notability

By Evan Rigsby, Editor
February 15, 2016
Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

Presenting a note-taking juggernaut.

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The Reventant – Was it good?

By Jonathan Farrell, Senior Reporter
February 12, 2016
Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

The Revenant was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. As of February 2016, The Revenant has grossed a total of 326 million dollars. It has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards. So does the Revenant live up to this following it has created? Yes, it does. The...

Quote of the Week: 1/31/2016

Quote of the Week: 1/31/2016

By Evan Rigsby, Editor
January 31, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

"Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions be louder than your words."

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