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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Garria

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Garria
By Aidan Higgins, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2020

With the retirement and departure of Spanish-speaking stalwart Mrs. Vitale, Xavier hired native Spaniard and quadrilingual Mrs. Garria as the newest addition to the school's foreign language department....

No Midterms? Not exactly…

No Midterms? Not exactly...
By Liam Sheeley, Assistant Reporter November 25, 2020
There have been many rumors and much speculation about whether the current national situation regarding COVID-19 would prevent midterms from taking place. Now, students finally have their answer.

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Kaufman

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Kaufman
By Robert Mullins, Assistant Editor November 5, 2020

Ms. Kaufman is the language department's newest French teacher. Since she is the third consecutive French teacher since my freshman year at Xavier, the language department now has a higher turnover rate...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Stanavage

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Stanavage
By Griffin Prushinski, Assistant Reporter October 29, 2020

With the recent retirement of our long-time art teacher, Ms. Vitale, the Xavier community is excited to welcome Ms. Stanavage as our talented, new art teacher! The second you walk into her room you get...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Passavant

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Passavant
By Liam Sheeley, Assistant Reporter October 15, 2020
Mr. Mason Passavant graduated Xavier High School in 2012. He has joined the faculty as a full-time substitute teacher. The assistant crew coach of two years has spent much of his time so far this year helping Mr. McGrath, who is teaching virtually, run his classes. I recently had the chance to sit down with Mr. Passavant and hear more about him and his life outside of Xavier.

Teacher Spotlight – Ms. Peterson

Teacher Spotlight - Ms. Peterson
By Nucci Delaney, Senior Reporter October 14, 2020

With Xavier back in session this 2020 academic year, a number of retirements left the faculty with some holes to fill. Of the retirements, Mr. Magner's hit especially close to home, as he had just instructed...

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Griffen

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Griffen
By Andrei Abarientos, Assistant Reporter October 8, 2020

Dr. Griffen, one of our new additions to the science department, is a talented and intelligent teacher of Accelerated Biology and Accelerated Algebra I. She also moderates the Envirothon club. Here is...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Walsh

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Walsh
By Justin Caulfield, Assistant Reporter October 12, 2019

Xavier High School has a long history of great and extraordinary teachers, each one of which with a different story. Ms. Walsh, from Suffield, recently started her career at Xavier and shared some of her...

Sister Act: When, Where, and Why?

Sister Act: When, Where, and Why?
By Kevin Galasso, Editor March 6, 2019

Sister Act is this years Xavier/Mercy Drama Club Musical. It is a Divine Musical Comedy based on the 1982 movie of the same name. It follows Deloris Van Cartier as she is placed in witness protection program...

Teacher Spotlight #2: Ms. Costa

By Dominick Delaney, Assistant Writer February 28, 2019

With the Xavier-Mercy theater season underway, with Sister Act opening on March 9 and 10, many are wondering who is behind the production on the Xavier side. That would be Ms. Costa, who left some thoughts...

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

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...

Teacher Spotlight #1: Ms. Lataille

Ms. Lataille, center. Coffee cup, bottom left.
By Dominick Delaney, Reporter December 13, 2018

During the summer, most school buildings slumber, awaiting for new activity in September. However, this was not the case for Xavier High School. Xavier installed new solar panels, new spirit wear, and...

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