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Zebra Mussels: A Warning Tale

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions, World News

A ship begins the arduous journey from Istanbul in along the Black Sea, filling its ballasts with water to maintain its balance. Inflated with water, the ship voyages to ports along North America, burrowing deep into the Great Lakes. There it releases its full ballasts, releasing countless species i...

CT Governor’s Race Voting Guide

CT Governor’s Race Voting Guide

By Eric Myskowski, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions

With both the CT governor election and school mock election coming up, this is an important candidate analysis. There are two main candidates for governor, Democrat Ned Lamont, and Republican Bob Stefanowski. No other candidate is above 10 percent in polling. Bob Stefanowski is a self-made businessman....

Glioblastoma: Developing a Treatment

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under News, uncategorized, World News

     Recently, Senator John McCain of Arizona has upset the news following his skirmishes with the President. Although this certainly has generated either aplomb or criticism, depending on one’s view on political matters, something that transcends political boundaries is a scenario all too familiar...

The (American) Kestrel

The (American) Kestrel

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, uncategorized

Our namesake falcon, the American Kestrel (Falco Sparverius), is the most abundant and best-looking falcon that lives in the United States. Often referred to by its former name, the Sparrowhawk, the Kestrel is only the size of a dove or jay, yet it is one of the fiercest falcons. Preying on anything...

Putting Prepositions at the End of Sentences: A Stylistic Choice or an Error?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, uncategorized, World News

This question, whether one can place prepositions at the end of sentence, has ruffled grammarians for the past century, pitting modernists against traditionalists. It is highly loaded question, one that affects other hazy aspects of grammar. To discover the answer and the reason why many scholars argue...

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions, World News

The ESRB was founded on September 16, 1994 in response to the controversy of games such as Night Trap and Mortal Kombat. It is classified as an American self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games. Recently, the ESRB has found itself in the line of fire for...

The Birds of the Masters

The Birds of the Masters

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under News

Anyone watching the Masters on TV would notice the birds singing in the background. Even though many, if not all of these sounds are artificially put in, the songs are still of birds that live in the region. Over two-thirds of the songs are from the Northern Cardinal. This is the same red cardinal many...

The Mystery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

The Mystery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under News

The Lord God Bird, Holy Grail Bird, and King of Woodpeckers, are all names for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. It is a woodpecker the may live in deep, virtually impenetrable, old-growth swamps and bottomland forests of the southeast. Last definitively seen in the Signer Tract of Louisiana before it was...

Extinction: The Story of the Northern White Rhino

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions, uncategorized, World News

With the death of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, an entire species is destined to evaporate from the earth. 45 years old, he had long suffered from age-related health problems, and veterinarians at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy made the difficult choice of euthanizing him to remedy his pain....

A Closer Look at the Recent Open Houses

A Closer Look at the Recent Open Houses

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Opinions, Student Life

After suffering lackluster enrollment last year, Xavier has placed an elevated importance on open houses and other ways to bring prospective students to the school. The turnout at the open houses was strong, especially at the November open house which historically had garnered little interest from prospective...

Why Do People Believe Halloween Is So Scary?

Why Do People Believe Halloween Is So Scary?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

Over the past millennia, the date October 31st has always held in special place in the eyes of the West. Originally an agricultural holiday emphasizing the closeness of the earth with the spirit world, All Hallows’ Eve has long evoked fear and mistrust. This is especially true in the modern era, i...

The Decline of NFL TV Ratings

The Decline of NFL TV Ratings

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

The decline of TV ratings for the NFL is continuing this year. Last week’s ratings are down eight percent from the 2016 season and eighteen percent from 2015. According to ESPN, the number of viewers is at 15.156 million viewers in 2017 down from 18.438 million in 2015. This continuing trend is starting...

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