Mental Health in College Athletes

By Skylar Stephens On March 10, 2022, Ohio State lineman, Harry Miller, decided to retire from his career as a college football player. After playing since 2019, he was done with the sport for his senior year. In his retirement announcement, Miller said that his retirement would be for the sake of his own mental health. “Prior to the season last year, I told Coach Day of my intention to kill myself. He immediately had me in touch with Dr. Candice and Dr. Norman, and I received the support I…

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From Bison to Gold Rush: Hannah Stoutmire Restarts Her College Athletic Career

By Kareemah Muhammad She transferred from Howard University. Now at Xavier, Hannah Stoutmire has had to start over her career in track and field after injury and setbacks. But she has been surrounded by sports ever since she was a little girl. Giving up is not in her DNA. “I grew up running track because it was always just around me,” said Stoutmire, who is from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Mass Communication. “My parents both ran track in high school. My mom ran track at LSU, and my dad played…

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Students Learn Coping Strategies at Mental Health Awareness Day

By Corbin Johnson Many say that college is a great time to find out what is your lifelong dream, but that has sometimes been an understatement. When young adults enter college, it can be hard to adjust due to new experiences, having new responsibilities, and growing pains. It is also nerve-wrecking because this is the first-time students will have to navigate their own physical and mental health without the help of their parents. As a result, students can develop mental illnesses or other physical illnesses as well. College is a…

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Students Find Great Stress Relief through Animals

By Faith LeMelle Pets can be a great way to help reduce anxiety, according to Medical Health Foundation. With all the weight of dealing with personal issues, pets can help students find a healthy way to cope with stress. Xavier’s Mobilization At Xavier program’s Pet Awareness With Students or PAWS, partners with local pet shelters to allow students to volunteer with the shelter animals. Animal Rescue New Orleans hosts ten to twelve students with weekly trips to play with the shelter dogs and cats. The shelter is home to dogs…

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Campus counseling staff share mental health resources

By Tyler Hailstork As September continues, the awareness for suicide prevention carries on. On Sept. 14, 2022, Xavier counselors created a workshop to help prevent stress and anxiety among the students on campus. This event was held on the second floor of the University Center from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The seminar allowed students to express their concerns and emotions about having anxiety and stress in their lives. Most college students use the same techniques and methods to relieve their anxiety and stress, counselors said. When presenting this workshop,…

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Baton Rouge College Football Historic game has epic tailgate

By Faith LeMelle Louisiana State University hosted the Southern University of Louisiana for the first time in over one hundred years. But this event was not just about football. It was about the unity of the residents of Baton Rouge at Tiger Stadium on Sept. 9. “This game is an amazing opportunity to gather as a community and celebrate!” the mayor of Baton Rouge, Sharon Weston Broome tweeted on Sept. 6. Both campuses are nearly ten miles apart and each has competitive athletic programs. Both schools have Division 1 programs…

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XU Talks Discusses Sex and Relationships for Sexual Health Awareness Month

By Skylar Stephens On average, about 1.7 million sexually transmitted infections will be acquired by Americans in September, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is also Sexual Health Awareness Month, where experts spread awareness about well-being in relation to sexuality. During September, many colleges take the time to educate students about sexual health on campus. College students often partake in sexual activity without knowledge about sexual health, putting themselves at risk. A 2021 study by The Journal of Sex Research has found that high sex drive…

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Collegiate 100 Black Men’s Club Show Their Appreciation for Black Women

By Kennedy Wells The Collegiate 100 Black Men’s club (C100) hosted the “Black Men Love Black Women: C100 Women’s Appreciation Day” in Xavier’s University Center on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. This event was a way to “show the women of Xavier how much we cherish, respect, and admire our Black Women,” according to the organization. The club’s members passed out butterfly masks, lip gloss, and notes to women in the UC. To pull off an event of this size, C100 members prepared days in advance. They personalized each…

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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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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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