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What is The Kestrel?

What is The Kestrel?

By Justin Caulfield October 7, 2021

When it comes to Xavier's newspaper, The Kestrel, a lot of readers do not know where it gets its name. There are also people who do not even know what the Kestrel is. Readers may be questioning what a...

Brother John Sullivan: A Latin Legend

Brother John Sullivan: A Latin Legend

By Samuel Matt, Assistant Reporter March 17, 2021

As a student in the Latin II class, I decided to interview the man who has taught me all I know about the world’s finest language. I would like to sincerely thank Br. John for his years of service teaching...

Jonathan Farrells senior photo.

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Jonathan Farrell

By Samuel Matt, Assistant Reporter March 1, 2021

As a Kestrel member who is new this year, I, Samuel Matt, have found that writing articles and working with the Kestrel community has been fruitful, fun, and experience-building. Therefore, I decided to...

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...

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