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The Dangers of Microtransactions

The Dangers of Microtransactions

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions

As video games become more mainstream and development prices increase many publishers have been looking for ways to increase profits from their games. The most popular way of going about it nowadays is through microtransactions. For those unaware, a microtransaction is a purchase made with real money...

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...

How Using Drawboard PDF Can Make You More Efficient

How Using Drawboard PDF Can Make You More Efficient

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

As many students now choose to eschew the traditional methods of paper and pencil note-taking, Onenote has taken the role of most popular note-taking app. Despite this, many students fail to realize how else they can use their computers in order to best take advantage of it. Perusing through the student...

The Growth of Battle Royale

The Growth of Battle Royale

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions, uncategorized

With the success of games like H1Z1: King of the Kill, PLAYERUNKNOWN’s: Battlegrounds (PUBG), and Fortnite: Battle Royale; I feel many people are confused as to what exactly a Battle Royale game is. Battle Royale is a sub-genre of shooters. The basic premise of Battle Royale is that a group of players...

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...

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