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  • Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture
    Opinions, World News

    Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture

    By Alexander Pralea, Editor

    December 13, 2018

    In 2006, Al Gore released a film that was years in the making: An Inconvenient Truth. Reporters heralded him as a hero and luminary who used his position of influence to increase public awareness of the pressing issue of climate change. He made few factual errors and was thus universally considered among scientists to have portrayed scientific knowledge (like the Keeling Curve depicting the rise in ...

  • An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner
    Campus Features, Campus News, uncategorized

    An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

    By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

    December 13, 2018

    Every year during the mass of St. Francis Xavier, the Ryken Award winner is announced. This is the highest award any faculty or staff member can receive. This year, the faculty and staff chose to give it to an especially deserving candidate, Mr. Grasso. Mr. Grasso is a 2005 Xavier graduate who has been working at Xavier as director of admissions since the fall of 2014.  During his time as a studen...

  • Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional
    A&E Reviews, Opinions, Student Life

    Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional

    By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

    December 3, 2018

    "Where I come from"—these are the words that stick with you after seeing Xavier and Mercy's production of Naomi Iizuka's Anon(ymous). Full of potent imagery and well-placed humor, the play proves to be a relevant commentary on modern issues regarding cultural displacement, immigration, and family, and shows the exceptional talent and hard work of all the Xavier and Mercy students involved. Perhaps...

  • Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing
    Campus News, Sports, Sports News, uncategorized, X Teams

    Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

    By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

    November 29, 2018

      While the successful soccer team made headlines this year, another team was also doing well behind the scenes this fall, the sailing team. They recently finished 5th out of 28 at the Great Oaks Regatta in New Orleans, a national sailing championship sponsored by the All-State Sugar Bowl.   After an excellent regular season, the sailing team finished 3rd at the New England championship...

Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional
A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

November 3, 2018

Yes, I hear them. Voting is a fundamental aspect of one's civic duty, they say. Voting is the bedrock of democracy, they argue. Voting is the only way to address tyranny, they declare. Voting is fun, they affirm. I beg to differ. In 1921, when Hitler was elected leader of the Nazi party by a demoralizing...

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

November 1, 2018

It is not only true that voting actually matters but it also necessary for the country to function. But before we get to the major impact of one person’s vote, we have to see the impact of voting in general. Voting is the only way for a democracy to function. Voting keeps politicians accountable. It...

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner
Teacher Spotlight #1: Ms. Lataille
How To Make Google Calendar Superior to Any Paper Planner
Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional
Perseverance: Just What We Need
The ESRB and Loot Boxes
Uconn Basketball: Hurleymania Starting Strong
Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing
Xavier Cross Country had another break-out season.  Why does nobody seem to care?
Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture
Uconn Basketball: Hurleymania Starting Strong
Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional
Baby Killing or Termination of Pregnancy? Loaded Language in Our World
A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote
Mr. Kieda: Xavier’s Secret Fortnite Legend
Why Students Must Attend College to Access their Spiritual Side
Brothers In Turmoil as Railroad Club Takes over Basement Swimming Pool
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