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Nintendo Switch: From Box to Play

Nintendo Switch: From Box to Play

By Kevin Galasso, Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions

While I have been extensively playing the newly released Nintendo Switch and have enough information to form an opinion, that is not my focus. My focus on this article is a review on the process of assembling the Nintendo Switch with a few good pointers for anyone who was lucky enough to obtain a Switch. Starting...

The Oscars: One Big Oops

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, News, uncategorized

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...

Modern Missile Technology: How It Works

Modern  Missile  Technology:  How  It  Works

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under uncategorized, World News

Since  the  beginning  of  the  post-WWII  era,  the  armed  forces  of  the  world  have  been  using  missiles  to  project  payloads  onto  targets  of  every  description,  with  the  technology  involved  becoming  more  and  more  sophisticated.  Nowadays,  we...

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 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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Video Games and Violence: is there a connection?

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions, World News

Humans are wondrous creatures, capable of building cities and establishing countries. However, humans are also capable of horrendous things, like murder and torture of others. We don't understand what causes violence in humans, but we've tried to tie certain things to the idea that they aid in causing...

Will James Bond Return Better Than Ever?

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter
January 23, 2017
Filed under World News

Over a year ago, in late 2015, the latest movie of the iconic James Bond 007 franchise came out: SPECTRE. However, this movie, only the tip of an iceberg of a very cool series, which has far too many unique, awesome thrillers to give a few that will do justice to the many. Each film brings us on an unbelievable...

Saab: Fighter Jets and Family Sedans

Saab:  Fighter  Jets  and  Family  Sedans

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter
January 21, 2017
Filed under News, uncategorized, World News

       In  1938,  Sweden,  threatened  by  Nazi  Germany  preparing  to  begin  the  largest  war  the  world  has  ever  seen,  founded  Svenska  Aeroplan AB,  now  more  commonly  known  as  Saab,  to  equip  the  Swedish  air force  with  combat  capable  w...

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,...

Polish Stealth Tank: A Hidden Menace

Polish  Stealth  Tank:  A  Hidden  Menace

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under World News

       In  1916,  the  first  British  tanks  went  into  action  on  the  battlefields  of  the  first  world  war,  crushing  barbed  wire  and  crossing  trenches  and  extensive  shell  craters,  lumbering,  unstoppable  armored  behemoths.  23  years  later,...

Robotics Seasons Starts in a Whirl of Steam

Robotics Seasons Starts in a Whirl of Steam

January 18, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

The Robotics Competition of 2017 has finally begun! This year’s theme, being Steampunk, is an exciting theme that has been hyped within Team 4557. With the new game, FIRST Steamworks, having already been introduced among teams worldwide, Xavier High School’s Robotics Team (The FullMetal Falcons)...

Successors of Sean Marinan: Coach Andy Guyon

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, News, Sports, Sports News, X Teams

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

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