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Xavier Music Shines at Festival

Xavier Music Shines at Festival

By Kevin Galasso, Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus Features, Student Life

This past weekend, the Xavier Music program competed in a music festival against other schools in the area. The competition was called Music In The Park, which is a competition where the groups compete at a high school and then head to an amusement park after the performance. This competition was held...

Jesus Christ Superstar: When and Where

By Kevin Galasso, Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Campus Features, News, Student Life

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...

The Water Fountain Problem

By Tyler Mathiasen, Assistant Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Campus Features, Onion X, Student Life

  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 per...

The First Ever Pink Basketball Game

By Alexander Pralea and Laurenz Mosquito
February 14, 2017
Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, Sports, Student Life

Basketball is the latest Xavier sport to be used in raising awareness for breast cancer.

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

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter
January 23, 2017
Filed under Campus Features, Onion X

       As  you  may  know,  my  position  here  at  the  Kestrel  is  still  ‘Assistant  Reporter’.  After  all  my  hard,  waiting  and  waiting  through  the  many  14-21  days  I’ve  been  a  member,  I  still  haven’t  been  promoted.  So,  I’m  stuck  with  the...

Mr. Giglio – Xavier’s New Teacher

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, News, uncategorized

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Giglio, Xavier’s new world history and economics teacher to discover who he is. Though Mr. Marinan’s boots were tough to fill, Mr. Giglio has the credentials and experience for the position. Mr. Giglio of Wallingford is a Xavier alumnus,...

The Significance of Sophomore Saturday

The Significance of Sophomore Saturday

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Campus Features

An investigation into a day usually given a bad-rap.

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All-American JV vs. Cool Runnings Intramural Basketball Tournament Updates LIVE!

All-American JV vs. Cool Runnings Intramural Basketball Tournament Updates LIVE!

By Joshua Rigsby, Andrew Cammisa, and Evan Rigsby
April 8, 2016
Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, News, Sports

  The game just unfolded! The atmosphere of the gym was that of roaring band music and the two teams warming up. After that jaw dropping round of musical chairs, the teams hit the court once more before they play their game. The warning buzzer rung and DJ Size announced the game would ...

The Meaning of Lent

The Meaning of Lent

By Joshua Rigsby, Reporter
March 3, 2016
Filed under Campus Features, News, Student Life, uncategorized

The true meaning of Lent.

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New Music Room Hits a High Note

By Kevin Galasso, Assistant Reporter
October 22, 2015
Filed under Campus Features

The new music room is completed and it is a marvel. New students who had the opportunity to step into the new music room on the day of Falcon Blast, were in awe of its spaciousness.  In addition to being much larger than the previous room (the one they saw during Open House), the new room has a...

Freshman Year Madness!!

Freshman Year Madness!!

By Joshua Rigsby, Reporter
October 8, 2015
Filed under Campus Features, News, Student Life, uncategorized

The transition to your freshman year of high school is an exciting yet intimidating experience. I was in that position last year, trying to figure out my place in the school and wondering what my mark on the freshman class would be. Those things you will figure out on your own, so don’t worry about...

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