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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XULA Track athletes heading to NAIA in May

By Karrington Stewart After competing in March, XULA added four new athletes to the NAIA national qualifying list to be ableto automatically compete at the NAIA Championship meet that is being held in San Antonio, Texas at the end of May. With most athletes the closer they get to the end of the season their body starts to break down, causing more injuries to rise after competing each week. Now the question is will XULA track and field athletes be able to stay healthy and have a top performance, despite…

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XULA student-athletes face challenging work-life balance

By Karrington Stewart In the 2021-2022 school year, multiple athletes have complained about being overworked, burned out, and not receiving enough breaks to recover their bodies.  The majority of sports teams in Xavier University attend practice early mornings about five to six times a week.  “Being a student-athlete at Xavier is all about what you make it out to be. You have to give it your all or nothing at all,” said Kynnedy Turner, a Xavier track and field athlete. “I am homesick because of track. I haven’t been able…

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XU Herald Sports – Jamal Allen

By Daylan Paige Jamal Allen is a junior Business Finance major from Birmingham, Ala. He is currently a right-hand pitcher on the Xavier Baseball team. In the future, he aspires to be an entrepreneur or an MLB pitcher, or an investor. The future holds no limit.  Fun fact: He enjoys cookies and cream ice cream. What position do you play on the team and how do you think you impact the team? I’m a pitcher and I try to have a positive impact on my teammates on and off the…

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HBCU students respond to the spate of recent bomb threats.

By Madison Grant | Staff Writer Students at Historically Black Universities and Colleges woke up excited about the first day of Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. However, the start of a month of celebration of Black history was marked by a feeling of uncertainty as a number of HBCUs across the country went into lockdown due to reported bomb threats. The campuses quickly issued alerts for students to shelter in place and postponed classes and campus activities at 14 HBCUs across the country.  “ALERT! XULA has received…

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The Legacies of American Slavery and Food: A Conversation with Dr. Jessica B. Harris

By Jerin Minor On November 3, 2021, Dillard University of Louisiana hosted ‘The Legacies of American Slavery and Food’; a conversation with Dr. Jesscia B. Harris, author, and Zella Palmer, director of the Dillard University’s Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture. The two who discussed Harris’s published writings including her famous book, “High on the Hog.” “She writes about African American food traditions in a way that contextualizes our struggles, and restores our ingenuity and creativity,” Palmer said.  Harris is a culinary historian, author of twelve books, and…

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Baseball Returns To Xavier

Xavier baseball’s Coach Holloway, left-handed pitcher and outfielder Blair Frederick, and center fielder Coco Simoneaux stand in the Annex Center before practice. Many higher education institutions initially put a hold on athletic programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Xavier has done the complete opposite by reinstating the men’s baseball program after 61 years. In September 2019, Xavier announced the return of the athletic program for the 2020-2021 academic year. This brought nothing but excitement to prospective college students who wanted to pursue college athletics at a historically Black university.  Among them…

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