The Crusader is the official student publication of Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan. Since its founding in 1935, The Crusader serves to disseminate news and information about significant goings within and outside the walls of Xavier in the hope of inspiring judgment and action among its readers. It lives to inform students about their rights and responsibilities as members of the community. It is a medium where ideas are continuously created and exchanged to create discourse, and at the same time provide entertainment.
As a publication in CdeO, The Crusader encourages its readers to become active participants in educational and cultural development. It represents the issues that shape and enrich not just Xavier’s history, but the whole of Cagayan de Oro. It inspires the exercise of free and responsible student journalism, where talents are developed for a better service.
Publishing and nature
The Crusader publishes at least twice per semester, each issue complete with an Editorial, Column, News, Feature, and Entertainment section. The publication operates independently per article stated in RA 7079. What it ought to write cannot be influenced or interfered by the campus administration or other school organizations.
The Crusader delivers nothing less than the truth in the service of others and for the greater glory of God.