By Aamari Benford For decades, many students at Xavier University of Louisiana have found love at this Historically Black College University (HBCU) and feel a deep connection to each other. This Valentine’s Day, student couples shared what makes Black college love different to them, and how it is special. On the afternoon of Feb. 14, 2023, Xavier student couple, Taylor Joseph and Adrian Thornton where in the school’s University Center after attending a Black history month program held on Xavier’s campus. Joseph and Thornton said they have been together for…Read More
Month: February 2023
Campus Orgs Set the Mood for Valentine’s Day
By Samara Garmon HBCU love is like no other. Student organizations put together special events for couples and single students at Xavier for this year’s Valentine’s Day on campus. In the University Center each organization promoted different activities but centered the spirit of love to lure students in to their tables. Dating app Bumble joined campus organizations like Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, The Women of Xavier, and even The Financial Aid Office were all in support of the couples at Xavier. “The purpose of our table is to make people…Read More
Professor of Music, Malcolm J. Breda, laid to rest at Xavier memorial
By Tashia Hogue The chapel filled with friends and family along with past students who came together to honor the life and accomplishments of professor emeritus of music, Dr. Malcolm J. Breda, at Xavier University’s Chapel on Jan. 28, 2023. Breda passed away on Jan. 17, 2023 at the age of 89. “We were all privileged by the various relationships that we enjoyed with him,” said Andrew Lynn, a former student of Breda, to mourners as the service opened with prayers. While he spoke, emotions of grief and happiness filled…Read More
After a big win XULA Cheer is on their way to NAIA cheer nationals, again.
By Aamari Benford XULA cheer team has done it again. The team will return to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) cheer competition to defend their title as national champs. The NAIA Cheer and Dance Competition held “The Battle in the Big Easy” that took place Thursday Feb. 9. 2023 to Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 at Xavier’s Convocation Center. “I feel triumphant, I feel devoted to this. It’s like although I am tired, I know that I’m doing this for a deeper purpose and I’m committed, no matter how…Read More
More Black Women take leadership roles in sports
By Cam Finn On Feb. 1 was the 37th Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day. More women, and particularly Black women are assuming leadership and non-traditional roles in sports typically held by men. Autumn Lockwood will make history this month as the first Black woman to coach in a Super Bowl as an assistant coach to the Philadelphia Eagles, who will face the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Ariz. While Jennifer King completed her second season in the NFL as the assistant running backs coach for…Read More
Grammy U event teams up with Loyola to spotlight local talent
By Ashton Broden There is no better way to binge watch the 64th Grammy Awards, than to watch it amongst the future of music industry. Loyola University-New Orleans’ Howl Entertainment student organization in partnership with Grammy U, a program that touches on all facets of the industry, including the business, technology, and the creative process, hosted a Grammy watch party Feb. 5, 2023 that welcomed local upcoming artists, producers, and students with an interest in the music industry to watch history unfold. Students who attended the event were deeply engaged…Read More
Xavier kicks off NAIA Cheer and Dance Competition
XULA Cheer is the first HBCU to win the nationals of the NAIA tournament.Read More
Xavier baseball starts season with 3-0 opening weekend.
Norman Barnum, Xavier alumnus (‘84), the president and CEO of New Orleans Business Alliance, wears a Xavier baseball uniform on the mound for the ceremonial first pitch on Feb. 5, 2023.Read More