New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

By Dominick Delaney, Reporter April 15, 2021

Each year's crop of freshmen endure challenges both unique to that class and common to all Xavierians. Tough classes, new responsibilities, and a sudden separation from the opposite sex plague all classes...

Why did Russia never become a democracy?

Why did Russia never become a democracy?

By Spencer Thompson, Assistant Reporter March 19, 2021

August 1991, three communist leaders of the Soviet Union attempted to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet Union, in a coup. Their attempt failed and, in the following days, various Republics...

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway delivered remarks at the 2020 Republican National Convention

The Post-Truth Pandemic

By Rob Mullins, Assistant Editor March 18, 2021

January 20, 2021, was supposed to be the dawn of a new era as a new administration took power in Washington, D.C. Amid widespread claims of fraud, corruption, and discrepancies in critical precincts, Joe...

Xavier Sports Spotlight: Interview with Mr. Applegate on Swimming

Xavier Sports Spotlight: Interview with Mr. Applegate on Swimming

By Sam Rector, Reporter March 16, 2021

Here at Xavier, the winter sports season is in full swing. Our basketball, ice hockey, and swim teams have all played incredibly well during a challenging season. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

The Administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: What Does the School Think?

The Administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter March 4, 2021

The new administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris officially started on January 20, 2021. While the administration has been in place for a a short time, the students of Xavier...

Jonathan Farrell's 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...

U.S. Capitol Building

Business in the Capitol: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter January 21, 2021

As of late, there has been a lot of commotion in the United States Capital. The storming of the capitol on January 6 has been the most notable. But as of January 13, Donald Trump has been impeached, making...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session that day to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

What D.C. Says About Our Country

By Robert Mullins, Assistant Editor January 21, 2021

Last week, the United States Capitol Building was stormed by a pro-Trump mob. They were protesting in Washington on January 6, as Congress convened to certify electors and officially declare the victory...

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Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Epidemic

By Andrei Abarientos, Assistant Reporter January 7, 2021

  The opioid Oxycontin, when described with the words of Purdue Pharma officials, sounds at first like a miracle drug. “... our studies suggest that OxyContin is an ideal choice in progressive...

Watching Falcon's Watch

Watching Falcon’s Watch

By Dominick Delaney, Editor December 10, 2020

This past Wednesday, December 7th, 2020, the Xavier community was introduced to the latest initiative from the administration: SWAG. As the participants know, the Student Wellness Advisory Group program,...

The Real Reason Xavier High School Closed

The Real Reason Xavier High School Closed

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Reporter December 10, 2020

Despite what everyone thinks, the global pandemic was not the real reason the school shut down. For all of you returning Xavier students, there was a certain incident last year that occurred during the...

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.
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