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Jesus Christ Superstar: When and Where

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

Jesus Christ Superstar is this year’s Xavier/Mercy musical. It is based off the 1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It follows the last week of Jesus’s life from arriving at Jerusalem, to his crucifixion on Good Friday. It also details the struggle between the ideals of Jesus and...

March 7No Comments

The Water Fountain Problem

March 2

  It is 6th period, the classes are switching, and you are thirsty. You sprint to the nearest water fountain, hoping you won’t be late to cl...

The First Ever Pink Basketball Game

February 14

On January 20th, Xavier faced off against its rival Fairfield Prep for the first-ever pink basketball game. Although Xavier’s basketball team fell to Fairfield Prep’s ...

Jesus Christ Superstar: When and Where

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

Jesus Christ Superstar is this year’s Xavier/Mercy musical. It is based off the 1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It follows the last week of Jesus’s life from arriving at Jerusalem, to his crucifixion on Good Friday. It also details the struggle between the ideals of Jesus and...

March 7No Comments

The Oscars: One Big Oops

Oops. That is the one word that can describe the entire 89th Academy Awards. The 2017 “Oscars”, as the ceremony is more widely known, was dominated by a major mishap in which actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly bestowed upon La La Land the award of best picture. It was only after a fe...

March 21No Comments

Why Video Game Movies Suck

February 28

I have two ways that I prefer to spend my time: movies and video games. Both are fantastic, but put together they tend to have negative results. Video...

Rogue One: A Kestrel Story

January 18

During  the  past  two  years,  two  brand  new  Star  Wars  movies  have  come  out,  but  one  of  them  has  a  very  special ...

What Sports Are Actually Good For?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter

Coming  up  in  only  a  few  days  is  one  of  the  biggest  sports  days  on  the  American  calendar,  which  millions  of  people  throughout  the  country  will  celebrate  with  cook-offs,  parties,  and,  of  course  watching  the  Superbowl  on  TV.  Now,  since  I...

February 14No Comments

The First Ever Pink Basketball Game

February 14

On January 20th, Xavier faced off against its rival Fairfield Prep for the first-ever pink basketball game. Although Xavier’s basketball team fell to Fairfield Prep’s ...

Successors of Sean Marinan: Coach Andy Guyon

January 10

Andy Guyon is the new head coach of the football team for Xavier High School, taking the place of Sean Marinan, who resigned as head coach and Social Studies...

Successors of Sean Marinan: Coach Andy Guyon

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter

Andy Guyon is the new head coach of the football team for Xavier High School.

January 10No Comments

Winter Sports Season has Arrived!

December 13

Hey Freshmen, did you miss out on joining a sports team or club in the fall? Don’t worry, these are the sports you can join. Throughout the winter Xavier...

Xavier Hockey Skates to Success

January 14

Xavier hockey has been doing great this season. They have an 8-1 record so far and they're still going strong. Their recent successes include a win...

Why Video Game Movies Suck

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

I have two ways that I prefer to spend my time: movies and video games. Both are fantastic, but put together they tend to have negative results. Video game movies seem to always flop, no matter what. I see this issue revealing the two art forms just aren’t meant to be together. I like peanut butter and I like cheddar cheese, but if I put them together,...

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What Sports Are Actually Good For?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter

Coming  up  in  only  a  few  days  is  one  of  the  biggest  sports  days  on  the  American  calendar,  which  millions  of  people  throughout  the  country  will  celebrate  with  cook-offs,  parties,  and,  of  course  watching  the  Superbowl  on  TV.  Now,  since  I’m  the  most  skilled,  intelli...

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Video Games and Violence: is there a connection?

Humans are wondrous creatures, capable of building cities and establishing countries. However, humans...

The Water Fountain Problem

By Tyler Mathiasen, Assistant Reporter

  It is 6th period, the classes are switching, and you are thirsty. You sprint to the nearest water fountain, hoping you won’t be late to class. Finally, you make it to the fountain, only to find the water is warm. This scenario happens daily in the halls of Xavier High School. Why does a person need to run to the water fountain to get a s...

March 2No Comments

What Sports Are Actually Good For?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter

Coming  up  in  only  a  few  days  is  one  of  the  biggest  sports  days  on  the  American  calendar,  which  millions  of  people  throughout  the  country  will  celebrate  with  cook-offs,  parties,  and,  of  course  watching  the  Superbowl  on  TV.  Now,  since  I’m  the  most  skilled,  intelli...

February 14No Comments

Teachers Hate The New Year

January 23

Frustration is a common sight in the classrooms of Xavier High School, especially after Christmas break....

Why Being an Assistant Reporter is Terrible (About the Kestrel)

January 23

       As  you  may  know,  my  position  here  at  the  Kestrel  is  still  ‘Assi...

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