Nola Bluedoo raises funds for prostate cancer research

By Tyler Hailstork The seventh annual Nola Bluedoo, an event to promote awareness for prostate cancer was held on the north side of Tulane University’s campus, on Sept. 17, 2022. This event closely mirrored a New Orleans-style festival as food, drinks, music, and costumes were out on display for attendees to consume and enjoy. This family-friendly event was held to help celebrate prostate survivors. Currently, in New Orleans, this is the only fundraiser event to promote the research of prostate cancer to benefit Dr. Oliver Sartor’s Prostate Cancer research program…

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Trivia Night fun puts Xavierites knowledge to the test

By Liza Montgomery The Xavier Activities Board collaborated with ThinkFast, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 to host a trivia game night. Participants gathered on the second floor of the University Center to compete for a $200 cash prize. Students’ knowledge was put to the test in a series of trivia game rounds with questions from an array of categories ranging from history to geography, to sports to music, and everything in between. Jayden Crump, a Xavier Activities Board member, wanted to bring something new to campus and wanted to give…

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Xavier’s annual Cajun fest held at Convocation center, details here.

By Kiersten McCollum As the 2021-2022 academic year comes to an end at Xavier University, the Xavier Activities Board and Student Government Association put on one of the final events of the year, the annual Cajun Fest. On April 22, 2022 students could be seen gathering outside the Convocation Center to celebrate. “We partnered SGA and XAB together to create an event at the end of the year when students can come out have a good time and get some Louisiana culture,” said Deeuatrail Nichols, the 2021-2022 Xavier Activities Board…

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Late Lunar New Year Celebration with XULAVA

By Jasmine Christopher Xavier University of Louisiana Vietnamese Association hosted Xaigon Night, a celebration of Vietnamese culture, and a late Lunar New Year celebration during the spring semester. The event started with milk tea and Thai tea boba and an assortment of Vietnamese foods for the event attendees to enjoy, followed by a performance by the Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team.Their performance had the crowd shouting and clapping in amazement. “Our initial expectation was 50 people, but then over 50 people RSVP’d, and we’re like, oh ok, we’re back popping…

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Independent film City of a Million Dreams screens at Xavier University of Louisiana

By Roderick Elston The Xavier University of Louisiana presented a film adaptation of City of a Million Dreams by writer and producer Jason Berry, featuring Xavier’s very own Dr. Michael White. The mid-afternoon event kicked off at the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion, with attendees being greeted by the sounds of the Dr. Michael White Quartet and complemented with cold cuts, sweet confections, and refreshing beverages. The film offers the cultural depiction of how jazz and funerals co-exist in the largely described “backward” New Orleans. The city’s cycle of invention, struggle, death,…

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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival returns to the city

By Endya Gillard The Annual New Orleans Jazz Fest is back. New Orleans residents are excited to have festivalseason back, but most importantly, Jazz Fest. The event kicks off on April 29 and ends on May 8.The event headlines major artists such as Luke Combs, Erykah Badu, Big Freedia, and more. “Jazz Fest is so original, and jazz just makes the city come together,” said New Orleansnative Erica Woodridge. The city of New Orleans centers around Jazz, and the city took a huge hit during Covid whenthe festival was inactive.…

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Musicians, Artists find their Voice during challenging times

By Irvin Washington Within the last two years, we have seen the dynamics of the world change before our eyes. From theintroduction of COVID-19 to the current war between Russia and Ukraine, these are just a few of themany things that are changing the world as we know it. Some of the greatest works of art, from music to painting, have been created through times of great strife. “My focus is usually on my fans…I make this music not only for me but for them,” said U’Ronnie Banksin regards to…

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The Artists of Xavier University of Louisiana work to find exposure on campus

By Roderick Elston Though the Xavier University of Louisiana is known for its science majors, there is a wide range of creatives on the small campus. These creatives have the motive to attend college in New Orleans with the goal to get their foot in the door in the arts. For some, this goal is not as attainable as it sounds. When the majority of students live off-campus, it reflects the campus’s culture in all aspects, the same culture that fuels various creative outlets. “Sometimes you can fit your art…

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The Unsung Forms of the Art World

By Irvin Washington The spike in demand for digital currency has seen the rise of a new form of “art,” better known as NFTs. For those who don’t know what an NFT is, an NFT, better known as a non-fungible token, is a form of cryptocurrency, which is non-fungible, meaning they only have one of its types and can’t be traded for the same thing.  NFTs take the form of art pieces, or as some call them, “trading cards,” which can be bought on the blockchain or with cryptocurrency for…

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XAB aims to get students more involved on campus 

By Jasmine Christopher Xavier Activities Board, XAB, hosts an event almost every week to get students involved with their community and make Xavier University of Louisiana a fun and comfortable place for students.  They have many different things planned for this year, each event correlating with whichever theme is fitting from month to month, such as their upcoming Movie Night, a screening of Batman.  “We’re just trying to figure out different ways to combine ourselves with other organizations to keep that school spirit alive,” said Dee Nichols, president of XAB. …

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