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A Look Into the Ad Campaign

By Dominick Delaney and Alexander Pralea

Throughout the spooky month of October, Xavier High School will begin its annual Ad Campaign.  In it, Xavier students are asked to take on the responsibilities of an Ad Salesman, exploring their surrounding towns in search of adds for the school. This annual event was announced last Thursday at an assembly...

October 5, 2017No Comments

Syncing Your Xavier Email and Other BYOD Tips

Syncing Your Xavier Email and Other BYOD Tips

September 26, 2017

Tip 1–Have a desktop for each class Create a new desktop for classes that you use a computer. Multiple desktops are a feature in Windows 10 that allows y...

XNN Merger

XNN Merger

September 26, 2017

The Kestrel is proud to announce its merger with Falcon Talk and XSN (Xavier Streaming Network). This collaboration will allow each club to retain a sep...

XNN Merger

XNN Merger

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

The Kestrel is proud to announce its merger with Falcon Talk and XSN (Xavier Streaming Network). This collaboration will allow each club to retain a separate identity, but also allows for Xavier to have a news network that is the most full-featured. XNN (Xavier News Network) will broaden the user bas...

September 26, 2017No Comments

The Growth of Battle Royale

The Growth of Battle Royale

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

With the success of games like H1Z1: King of the Kill, PLAYERUNKNOWN’s: Battlegrounds (PUBG), and Fortnite: Battle Royale; I feel many people are confused as to what exactly a Battle Royale game is. Battle Royale is a sub-genre of shooters. The basic premise of Battle Royale is that a group of players...

October 3, 2017No Comments

Syncing Your Xavier Email and Other BYOD Tips

Syncing Your Xavier Email and Other BYOD Tips

September 26, 2017

Tip 1–Have a desktop for each class Create a new desktop for classes that you use a computer. Multiple desktops are a feature in Windows 10 that allows y...

Destiny 2 Review

September 26, 2017

Destiny was released in September of 2014. Destiny was a game that I loved. By the end of my time with it, I had spent nearly 800 hours playing it. That...

Your Top Candidates for the Heisman Trophy?

By Revanth Yalamanchi, Assistant reporter

Every year the National Collegiate Athletic Association awards the year's top college football player with the Heisman trophy, the most prestigious award they can attain. Since 1935, players have received this award created by the downtown athletic club directed by John Heisman. This year the top...

October 19, 2017No Comments

The Decline of NFL TV Ratings

October 17, 2017

The decline of TV ratings for the NFL is continuing this year. Last week’s ratings are down eight percent from the 2016 season and eighteen percent from...

Uconn Football: The Return of Randy Edsall

October 3, 2017

As an avid Uconn fan, I was excited for the football season to start up. This has been my second year of following the team and going to a good amount...

Successors of Sean Marinan: Coach Andy Guyon

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter

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

January 10, 2017No Comments

Winter Sports Season has Arrived!

December 13, 2016

Hey Freshmen, did you miss out on joining a sports team or club in the fall? Don’t worry, these are the sports you can join. Throughout the winter Xavier...

Xavier Hockey Skates to Success

January 14, 2016

Xavier hockey has been doing great this season. They have an 8-1 record so far and they're still going strong. Their recent successes include a win...

The Growth of Battle Royale

The Growth of Battle Royale

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

With the success of games like H1Z1: King of the Kill, PLAYERUNKNOWN’s: Battlegrounds (PUBG), and Fortnite: Battle Royale; I feel many people are confused as to what exactly a Battle Royale game is. Battle Royale is a sub-genre of shooters. The basic premise of Battle Royale is that a group of players are put onto a map with the intended goal of ...

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Is  There  a  Future  to  Board  Games?

Is There a Future to Board Games?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter

       For  the  past  decade  or  two,  the  main  interest  in  playing  any  sort  of  game  has  been  in  sports  or  video  games.  No  one  really  has  much  interest  in  rolling  a  die  to  move  a  little  metal  piece  around  a  board  for  an  hour  and  a  half,  and  would  much  prefer...

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Recent Opinions Stories

Is Call of Duty Back?

Is Call of Duty Back?

Call of Duty last week revealed its new title, Call of Duty WW2. This new title brought excitement to m...

How Eliminating Education Would Change Xavier for the Better

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

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 is renowned for this throughout Connecticut, as a ...

March 30, 2017No Comments

The Water Fountain Problem

By Tyler Mathiasen, Assistant Reporter

  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 person need to run to the water fountain to get a s...

March 2, 2017No Comments

What Sports Are Actually Good For?

February 14, 2017

Coming  up  in  only  a  few  days  is  one  of  the  biggest  sports  days  on  the  Amer...

Teachers Hate The New Year

January 23, 2017

Frustration is a common sight in the classrooms of Xavier High School, especially after Christmas break....

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