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A Closer Look at the Recent Open Houses

A Closer Look at the Recent Open Houses

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Opinions, Student Life

After suffering lackluster enrollment last year, Xavier has placed an elevated importance on open houses and other ways to bring prospective students to the school. The turnout at the open houses was strong, especially at the November open house which historically had garnered little interest from prospective...

Why Do People Believe Halloween Is So Scary?

Why Do People Believe Halloween Is So Scary?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

Over the past millennia, the date October 31st has always held in special place in the eyes of the West. Originally an agricultural holiday emphasizing the closeness of the earth with the spirit world, All Hallows’ Eve has long evoked fear and mistrust. This is especially true in the modern era, i...

The Decline of NFL TV Ratings

The Decline of NFL TV Ratings

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

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 2015. According to ESPN, the number of viewers is at 15.156 million viewers in 2017 down from 18.438 million in 2015. This continuing trend is starting...

America’s Response to the Puerto Rico Hurricane

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under uncategorized, World News

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category four storm. In its wake, ninety-seven percent of the island lost electricity, buildings were completely destroyed and food, clean water and even everyday materials were unavailable to the island’s many residents. Hospitals ran...

A Look Into the Ad Campaign

By Dominick Delaney and Alexander Pralea

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Student Life, uncategorized

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...

Uconn Football: The Return of Randy Edsall

Uconn Football: The Return of Randy Edsall

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Sports News

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 of their games along with my father and grandfather. While not my favorite Uconn sport, (I have season tickets for Hockey instead), I still enjoy going...

A Closer Look at The Recent Caribbean Hurricanes

A Closer Look at The Recent Caribbean Hurricanes

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, World News

By the time Hurricane Irma made its much anticipated landfall on the coast of Florida, it was a weak category 3 hurricane. By the time it reached the city of Tampa Bay it was a category one, a shadow of its former self. Rewind one week and Irma is a category five with winds double most of what hit Florida,...

XNN Merger

XNN Merger

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, News, Student Life

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...

Nintendo Switch: From Box to Play

Nintendo Switch: From Box to Play

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions

While I have been extensively playing the newly released Nintendo Switch and have enough information to form an opinion, that is not my focus. My focus on this article is a review on the process of assembling the Nintendo Switch with a few good pointers for anyone who was lucky enough to obtain a Switch. Starting...

The Oscars: One Big Oops

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, uncategorized

Oops. That is the one word that can describe the entire 89th Academy Awards. The 2017 “Oscars”, as the ceremony is more widely known, was dominated by a major mishap in which actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly bestowed upon La La Land the award of best picture. It was only after a fe...

Modern Missile Technology: How It Works

Modern  Missile  Technology:  How  It  Works

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under uncategorized, World News

Since  the  beginning  of  the  post-WWII  era,  the  armed  forces  of  the  world  have  been  using  missiles  to  project  payloads  onto  targets  of  every  description,  with  the  technology  involved  becoming  more  and  more  sophisticated.  Nowadays,  we...

Jesus Christ Superstar: When and Where

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Features, News, Student Life

Jesus Christ Superstar is this year’s Xavier/Mercy musical. It is based off the 1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It follows the last week of Jesus’s life from arriving at Jerusalem, to his crucifixion on Good Friday. It also details the struggle between the ideals of Jesus and...

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