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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...

Nintendo Switch: One Year In

Nintendo Switch: One Year In

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

April 3rd, 2017: My Nintendo Switch came in the mail and I was so excited. I have been hearing all the great buzz about it and I was building up anticipation. Once it finally came, I did nothing else that night. I unboxed it and immediately went into playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. A...

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....

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Classic Critique

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Classic Critique

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

Nowadays the video game industry seems plagued by controversies. Microtransactions, gambling, XP throttling, it never seems to end. It seems like most companies are focused of nickel and diming us, trying to pull one over us. The truth behind these allegations is a whole other animal and thus will not...

Why Non-Members Should Not Have to Pay Union Dues

Why Non-Members Should Not Have to Pay Union Dues

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions, uncategorized

The Supreme Court Case Janus v. Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees This year, the Supreme court is going to decide on a case which could drastically change the power of unions. The case, Janus v. Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), may no longer make non-union...

Rainbow Six: Siege Review

Rainbow Six: Siege Review

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

Rainbow Six: Siege was released on December 1, 2015. It was developed and published by Ubisoft for the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows PC. Rainbow Six: Siege is a competitive, tactical, multiplayer-focused game. Although many people are opposed to multiplayer oriented games,...

School Days Around the World

School Days Around the World

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

December 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, uncategorized

If you have ever complained about the length of the school day or school year, you have a point……maybe. Of the OECD countries (China does not release statistics outside a few major cities), the United States performs in the middle on average test scores. The United States* has a school day around...

Top Games of 2017

Top Games of 2017

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

2017 for video games has been “interesting” to say the least. While this has been a great year with new consoles, games, and excitement throughout, there has also been many low points and controversies. Games that didn’t live up to expectation like Mass Effect Andromeda and Sonic Forces. Games that had gr...

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...

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...

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