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The Xaverian Weekly was founded as the Excelsior in 1895 as the official student newspaper of Saint Francis Xavier University. The Xaverian Weekly is published on Thursdays by the Xaverian Weekly Publications Board and is editorially autonomous. We publish fifteen issues per academic year, including special issues on elections and social justice topics. 

The Xaverian Weekly acknowledges that our publication and distribution takes place in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. This territory is covered by the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship" which Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Mallseet) peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Mallseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

The Xaverian Weekly is a proud member of the Canadian University Press, North America's largest cooperative of student newspapers. FREE Media is The Xaverian Weekly's national advertising agency. 


The Xaverian Weekly welcomes submissions of articles, letters, photos, and graphics. Submissions must be received by 3pm on the Saturday prior to publication. Submissions should be sent to xw.eic@stfx.ca or to the relevant section editor. 

Our editors reserve the right to refuse to print submitted material and to edit submissions for length and/or style. The Xaverian Weekly will not print material that is racist, misogynistic, sexist, homophobic, or libellous. 

Contributor meetings are held Mondays at 6pm in our newsroom, Bloomfield 111D, to the left of the bookstore. All are welcome. 


Opinions expressed in The Xaverian Weekly are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Xaverian Weekly or the Xaverian Weekly Publications Board.


All materials appearing in The Xaverian Weekly are copyright their creator(s) and may not be used without permission.