BE A MAN: A Man… Like Theodore James Ryken?

BE A MAN: A Man... Like Theodore James Ryken?

By Christopher LoBianco, Reporter

November 4, 2014

It is the motto of Xavier High School, passed down from generation to generation like a prized possession from grandfather to grandson. Plastered on the walls, adorning posters, and attached to every conceivable piece of official correspondence, you cannot avoid it. Repeated over and over in everything...

Teacher Feature: The Legend of Mr. Braychak

Teacher Feature: The Legend of Mr. Braychak

By Nicholas Indorf, Senior Reporter

October 1, 2014

Mr. Braychak is a man whom I have come to know well–not because I have had him as a teacher in the classroom–but as a teacher on the road. As a result of our many shared near-death experiences, I have come to know Mr. Braychak extremely well, and because of this, I decided to write a teacher feature...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Flowers–A Man of Many Stories

Teacher Feature: Mr. Flowers--A Man of Many Stories

By Andrew Cammisa and Evan Rigsby

May 29, 2014

This week we had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Charles Flowers. From moving across the United States, to sharing some of his favorite childhood memories, Mr. Flowers had a lot to share and even said a few jokes in between which added some fun to the experience. Due to evasiveness and tendency to...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Tyrol–A Religious Leader

Teacher Feature: Mr. Tyrol--A Religious Leader

By Evan Rigsby and Andrew Cammisa

April 3, 2014

Mr. Tyrol grew up in Waterford, Connecticut with his mother, father, and brother. He and his brother went to a small private school that ran from Kindergarten to twelfth grade at the Baptist Bible Academy. While at his school, Mr. Tyrol was a member of the soccer team and played sweeper and half-back...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Castro–Spanish Pride

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Castro--Spanish Pride

By Evan Rigsby and Andrew Cammisa

March 13, 2014

On this exciting week of the Kestrel, Evan and I are proud to introduce a new segment called Teacher of the Week. Every week, we will interview members of the Xavier community and post the highlights online. The first teacher of the week is no other than Mrs. Castro who is currently a Spanish teacher...

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