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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...

Xavier’s Expectations for Its New Headmaster

Xavier’s Expectations for Its New Headmaster

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Student Life

What qualities is the Xavier community looking for in the successor of headmaster Brother Brian Davis, C.F.X? Brother Brian, who has served eight years as headmaster of Xavier High School, will be retiring from his position at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year. As we look ahead at the imminent...

How Growing Trees Can Solve Your Procrastination Problem

How Growing Trees Can Solve Your Procrastination Problem

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, Student Life

As the school year continues, it becomes increasingly difficult to sit down and do some bulk work without using one’s phone to procrastinate. The app Forest, by developer ShaoKan Pi, helps to remedy this problem by having you grow a tree. George is a student that goes to Xavier and plans to do his homewor...

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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How To Save Your New Year’s Resolution

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Student Life

2016 has come to a close and 2017 has begun. As is tradition, many of us have made New Years's Resolutions. Unfortunately many of us have probably abandoned them by now. This is normal. We all seem to follow this cycle of commitment then laziness every year. Its not too late to get back on track or keep...

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)...

The Crucible: When, Where, and Why

The Crucible: When, Where, and Why

By Kevin Galasso, Senior Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

The Crucible is in a long list of productions in the Xavier/Mercy drama club. The club that started four years ago and has become a massive club doing both a winter play and a spring musical. The drama club has done a range of shows from Grease to Jesus Christ Superstar which will take place later this...

One stop shop: Your quick guide to helping others

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Campus News, News, Student Life, uncategorized

Do you want to help others? Have you ever wondered how you could help your fellow Falcon community? Xavier offers many opportunities not only within the school, but also through the local communities to fulfill the 35 hours required by underclassmen, and the 30 hours required by upperclassman: Se...

Maintaining PC Health

Maintaining PC Health

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Xavier started the BYOD program when I was a freshman, nearly 3 years ago. I got my new laptop and it worked fantastic. By the time I was a sophomore however, my PC was slow to boot up and slow to function. My games wouldn’t run well and it was just an overall pain to use. I did research on how to...

More Than Being Just a Student?

More Than Being Just a Student?

By Evan Rigsby, Editor
May 3, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized, World News

Editorial: A deeper look into the admissions systems of colleges and universities.

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