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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Xavier Tennis Team Gears up for start of 2022-2023 season

By Kareemah Muhammad Xavier University of Louisiana’s women’s tennis team will start their 2022-2023 season on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the HBCU National Championships in Atlanta, Ga. with the addition of three newcomers on the team. New to the Gold Nuggets are: Mbali Langa of Johannesburg, South Africa. Langa is a transfer student from Hillsborough Community College located in Plant City, Fla. and is a sophomore now majoring in accounting. McKenna Danielle Wheatley of Madison, Miss. will also join Xavier women’s tennis and is a freshman majoring in biology/pre-medicine. Yi…

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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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The Women’s Athlete Perspective on the Disparities Between Men’s and Women’s Sports at the Collegiate Level

By Kiersten McCollum The U.S. Women’s soccer team has just settled their equal pay lawsuit after a six-year legal battle and yet discrepancies between Women’s and Men’s sports continue at a rampant rate. While inequity at the professional sports level is beginning to receive more national attention, these same issues at the collegiate level are still yet to be widely covered. despite collegiate athletics being the root of many of the problems seen in professional leagues.  “Honestly, after looking at the numbers and stuff and being realistic, you can’t be…

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More Black women hold power in newsrooms. Trends can impact news coverage and representation.

By Brier Evans | Editor Black women make up roughly 3 percent of the total workforce of American newsrooms. And among U.S. newsroom leadership, Black women account for 3 percent of news executives, compared to white women, who account for 31.84 percent, according to the American Society of News Editors, in 2019. But since 2020, the news industry is slowly opening up to placing more Black women in charge of news operations.  “You put a woman in charge of HR or public relations; that’s an old corporate hack,” said Nayyera…

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