XULA Brings Football Experience to Campus

By Mylah Joseph Xavier Activities Board hosted a football-themed Live Music Friday on the University Center Yard to give students an HBCU tailgating experience. Students flocked to the yard on Sept. 23 to enjoy a live performance by XULA Golden Sound, hamburgers, and receive gift bags. To match the theme of the event, students came dressed out in their favorite football jerseys, shirts, and hats. “I wanted to bring a football vibe to the school, since we don’t have a football team,” said Madison Brydie, chairperson for Live Music Fridays.…

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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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Cuban Culture Brought to Xavier’s Campus

By Madison Brydie On Saturday, 13 November, Xavier University hosted the ‘El Corazon Cubano: Celebrating the African Heartbeat of Cuba’ presented in the campus’ Opera Workshop. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. guest clinicians explored the African influences in Cuban Culture through interactive language, dance, and percussion classes in Xavier’s Music Building. Cultural differences and similarities, such as dialect, within the African community were emphasized during this time. “They [dialects] represent the people before you, and who taught you how to speak by accepting who you are and expressing how…

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Students get a taste of the French Quarters on Campus

By Madison Brydie, Staff Writer At Xavier,  the anticipated experience consists of not only Black excellence, but an authentic New Orleans atmosphere. On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the Xavier Activities Board held, “Xavier’s Bourbon Street,” featuring street like performers scattered throughout campus to mimic the atmosphere of New Orleans iconic Bourbon street. Some of the performers included: a saxophonist, pianist, a bass player, a guitar player, a tarot card reader, and a Micheal Jackson impersonator.  “I’ve only seen one performance but I think it’s a really great vibe,” said Amaya…

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