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How Eliminating Education Would Change Xavier for the Better

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Onion X, uncategorized

Of all the tenets of Xavier High School, its fascination and firm commitment to education and enlightenment are most absurd. At Xavier, the teachers are supposed to teach and shine a new light on a topic, to invest energy to change the attitude of a student, thereby instilling Xaverian values. Xavier...

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...

What Sports Are Actually Good For?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Onion X, Opinions, Sports

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...

Teachers Hate The New Year

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter
January 23, 2017
Filed under Onion X

After two weeks of nothing but forsaken curfews, late-night partying, and general laziness, students are expected to quickly reembrace their mentally demanding and time consuming classes once again. But, it’s not the students who become frustrated when met with such responsibility, but their teachers.

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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...

Oddities of the Election Solved

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Onion X

During  the  past  election  season,  the  news  about  the  supposed  Russian  hackers,  who  have  been  reported  to  have  heavily  influenced  the  election,  has  been  commonly  disputed.  However,  we  here  at  the  Kestrel  are  proud  to  be  able  to ...

The Trouble With Our Desks

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Onion X

Our  school  has  a  serious  issue  on  its  hands,  which  if  it  isn’t  solved  immediately,  could  do… well,  nothing.  However,  it  still  is  noteworthy,  and  so,  we’re  writing  an  article  about  it.  So,  to  begin  with,  what  is  the  trouble ...

The Solution to First Lunch

The Solution to First Lunch

By Kevin Galasso, Senior Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under News, Onion X

Many freshmen have complained about having First Lunch. A few reasons include: the fact that one is not hungry when it happens; the fact that their lunch is often not enjoyable; the fact that there is a long period of time between First Lunch and the end of the day; and the fact that one often feels...

The Asecension of the Xaverian Übermensch

The Asecension of the Xaverian Übermensch

By Matt Blanchard, Senior Reporter
March 29, 2015
Filed under Onion X

Today marks the 52nd birthday of the Xaverian Übermensch. Few know that they have seized control of many aspects of scholastic life here at Xavier, using the motto, "intellectualism and a certain je ne sais que". Most students are unaware of their ascendency, one student responding to my questioning...

The Speed Snowman Building Team

The Speed Snowman Building Team

By Joshua Rigsby, Assistant Reporter
March 15, 2015
Filed under Onion X, uncategorized

The grass picking season has come to a halt as the weather changes and the grass gets blanketed in snow. The team is eager to stay in shape so during the winter, they resort to speed snowman building. As mundane as the sport may seem, it requires deft finger work and nimble hands, both of which make...

In My High School There Is Problem

In My High School There Is Problem

By Christopher LoBianco, Reporter
March 12, 2015
Filed under Onion X, Student Life

Here among us, there is a plague. It has stolen into the most brightly lit classrooms and it has sneaked by even our most observant teachers. It is a problem called sleep and every day, it steals from us scores if not hundreds of students. Think. Ponder. Ask yourself this: between the hours of 08:15 and 14:25, how many friends have you lost to sleep?

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A Word on the State of Humanity

By Liam Iorio, Reporter/Writer
March 4, 2015
Filed under Onion X, uncategorized

  There are many ills in our society that can point to the pitiful state of mankind.  However, I feel that there is one example that embodies all the evils that our species has produced.  The bathrooms at Xavier High School.  Even with a decent amount of creative energy, I’m strained to...

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