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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...

Uconn Football: Why? Just Why?

Uconn Football: Why? Just Why?

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports

For anyone who didn’t know, I wrote an article last year about Randy Edsall’s return to UConn football and my excitement for the next couple of years. Oh, how the times have changed. I tried. I tried to be optimistic, but I just can’t do it anymore. UConn football has been so disappointing over...

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....

The Ten Commandments of Success – Advice for Incoming Freshmen

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Advice, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

As the school year begins and you must adjust from middle-school life, many of you freshmen may be worried about both your academic and extracurricular life at Xavier. To help, I have compiled a list of helpful tricks I have learned thus far in my Xavier career that pertain to general life at Xav...

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...

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