Unyielding.
Unprejudiced.
Unbound.

THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH CONTINUES

Unyielding, unprejudiced, unbound. This year marks the 85th anniversary of The Crusader Publication—85 years of striving to be the benchmark of student multimedia by publishing reliable sources of truthful news and information, providing platforms for intellectual discourse, and consistently informing its publishers of issues relevant to their needs. We have sought to represent the advocates of truth of every generation and the next, and will continue to do so for years to come.

To commemorate this milestone, allow us to share this moment with you. As we celebrate our 85th anniversary, we would like to thank you for your continued support for the success of the publication. The pursuit of truth continues!

Unyielding.
Unprejudiced.
Unbound.

THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH CONTINUES

1935 –  2020

Unyielding, unprejudiced, unbound. This year marks the 85th anniversary of The Crusader Publication—85 years of striving to be the benchmark of student multimedia by publishing reliable sources of truthful news and information, providing platforms for intellectual discourse, and consistently informing its publishers of issues relevant to their needs. We have sought to represent the advocates of truth of every generation and the next, and will continue to do so for years to come.

To commemorate this milestone, allow us to share this moment with you. As we celebrate our 85th anniversary, we would like to thank you for your continued support for the success of the publication.

The pursuit of truth continues!

1935
The Crusader Publication was founded
1940
Five years after its inception in 1935, The Crusader has grown to become
the official student publication of the school.
1941
World War II broke out, forcing the school to close.
1944
American planes bombed the city, reducing the school to rubble.
Most early copies of The Crusader burned down with it.
1950
The Crusader went back into production as Ateneo de Cagayan recovered from war.
1960
The Crusader, being a publication of one of the most renowned institutions in Cagayan de Oro, has become a community paper throughout the region.
1972
The declaration of Martial Law abolished student organizations in campuses throughout the country, forcing the publication to close down in 1972. It was able to resume production in 1973. The first magazine form of The Crusader was also published that year. During these years, student activism was rampant in XU and it reflected in The Crusader’s writing.
1978
The unlikely person of a Jesuit priest ordered the closure of the publication.
1980
The student publication was reinstated. It was mainly attributed to the creation of the Central Student Government (CSG) and its first resolution, Resolution No.1 – “An act creating an official student publication of Xavier University, and providing the constitution and by-laws, and appropriating funds therefore”
1985
The Crusader Publication released its first issue since its ban. Content was heavily monitored in its first year since it was banned during the martial law years. It was restricted from writing about the Marcos regime and student activism. The topics that they were allowed to be published were mostly features and news about the campus. This resulted in two versions of The Crusader: official Crusader and Underground Crusader. The former published safe content, while the latter delved into the controversial topics.
1990
The Crusader Publication ran a contest named, “A Letter to the President” It served as a fun avenue for students to share their views and aspirations for the first term of the University President at that time, Fr. Bienvenido Nebres.
1991
Two ladies were elected as CSG president and vice president for the first time.
1993
Xavier University celebrated its 60th year.
1995-
2000
The Crusader Publication helped campaign against the uniform policy, along with other student councils, and the tuition fee increase.
2010
TheCrusader logo was refined to a cleaner
and more sophisticated version in
commemoration of its 75th anniversary.
2011
The Crusader TV premiered its pilot episode on August 25 at AVR 1, as the conclusion to Ageless: A Literary and Arts Festival which delved into the controversial topics.
2011
One of the most outstanding coverage conducted by the Publication so far was during the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong. The Crusader Publication staff was scattered all throughout the city to cover relief efforts, keep track of the body count, and to seek information to keep people up to date through infographics and posts. The Crusader Publication also led relief efforts, asking for monetary or material donations for the survivors of Typhoon Sendong.
2012
The Crusader organized SIBYA, the first student communicators’ congress in Northern Mindanao with speakers: Rappler team—Maria Ressa, Patricia Evangelista, Josh Villanueva, and Chay Hofileña. Theme: “Social Media for Social Change.”
2013
The Crusader published its first "The Cruchever," a special lampoon magazine.
2013
The Crusader helped in relief efforts for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda.
2015
The Crusader Publication releases its first ever issue of People Magazine. It profiled notable people in the XU community
2015
The Crusader Publication showed its support for the LGBT community when it changed its profile picture to one with a rainbow-colored finish: a symbol which was commonly regarded as a celebration of the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states of the United States.
2015
The Crusader Publication launches Project Banwag, a free journalism workshop to campus publications within and outside Xavier University.
2015
The Crusader Publication celebrated its 80th Anniversary with a photo exhibit and documentary screening on the publication's history titled "Speak Throughout the Ages," welcoming all guests of the XU Community.
2018
The Crusader Publication stood with Rappler during the media outlet's revocation of registration and remained firm with the sentiment: To silence the press is to silence the people. #DefendPressFreedom
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1935
The Crusader Publication was founded
1940
Five years after its inception in 1935, The Crusader has grown to become
the official student publication of the school.
1941
World War II broke out, forcing the school to close.
1944
American planes bombed the city, reducing the school to rubble. Most early copies of The Crusader burned down with it.
1950
The Crusader went back into production as Ateneo de Cagayan recovered from war.
1960
The Crusader, being a publication of one of the most renowned institutions in Cagayan de Oro, has become a community paper throughout
the region.
1972
The declaration of Martial Law abolished student organizations in campuses throughout the country, forcing the publication to close down in 1972. It was able to resume production in 1973. The first magazine form of The Crusader was also published that year. During these years, student activism was rampant in XU and it reflected in The Crusader’s writing.
1978
The unlikely person of a Jesuit priest ordered the closure of the publication.
1980
The student publication was reinstated. It was mainly attributed to the creation of the Central Student Government (CSG) and its first resolution, Resolution No.1 – “An act creating an official student publication of Xavier University, and providing the constitution and by-laws, and appropriating funds therefore”
1985
The Crusader Publication released its first issue since its ban. Content was heavily monitored in its first year since it was banned during the martial law years. It was restricted from writing about the Marcos regime and student activism. The topics that they were allowed to be published were mostly features and news about the campus. This resulted in two versions of The Crusader: official Crusader and Underground Crusader. The former published safe content, while the latter delved into the controversial topics.
1990
The Crusader Publication ran a contest named, “A Letter to the President” It served as a fun avenue for students to share their views and aspirations for the first term of the University President at that time, Fr. Bienvenido Nebres.
1991
Two ladies were elected as CSG president and vice president for the first time.
1993
Xavier University celebrated its 60th year.
1995-
2000
The Crusader Publication helped campaign against the uniform policy, along with other student councils, and the tuition fee increase.
2010
The Crusader logo was refined to a cleaner and more sophisticated version in commemoration of its 75th anniversary.
2011
The Crusader TV premiered its pilot episode on August 25 at AVR 1, as the conclusion to Ageless: A Literary and Arts Festival which delved into the controversial topics.
2011
One of the most outstanding coverage conducted by the Publication so far was during the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong. The Crusader Publication staff was scattered all throughout the city to cover relief efforts, keep track of the body count, and to seek information to keep people up to date through infographics and posts. The Crusader Publication also led relief efforts, asking for monetary or material donations for the survivors of Typhoon Sendong.
2012
The Crusader organized SIBYA, the first student communicators’ congress in Northern Mindanao with speakers: Rappler team—Maria Ressa, Patricia Evangelista, Josh Villanueva, and Chay Hofileña. Theme: “Social Media for Social Change.”
2013
The Crusader published its first "The Cruchever," a special lampoon magazine.
2013
The Crusader helped in relief efforts for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda.
2015
The Crusader Publication releases its first ever issue of People Magazine. It profiled notable people in the XU community
2015
The Crusader Publication showed its support for the LGBT community when it changed its profile picture to one with a rainbow-colored finish: a symbol which was commonly regarded as a celebration of the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states of the United States.
2015
The Crusader Publication launches Project Banwag, a free journalism workshop to campus publications within and outside Xavier University.
2015
The Crusader Publication celebrated its 80th Anniversary with a photo exhibit and documentary screening on the publication's history titled "Speak Throughout the Ages," welcoming all guests of the XU Community.
2018
The Crusader Publication stood with Rappler during the media outlet's revocation of registration and remained firm with the sentiment: To silence the press is to silence the people. #DefendPressFreedom
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