Breaking Down the 2024 Presidential Primaries

Breaking Down the 2024 Presidential Primaries

By Sean O'Sullivan, Chief Editor January 14, 2024

            Saturday, January 20, 2024, marks three years since the commencement of the Biden Presidency after his success in the 2020 election.  However, it also starts the one-year countdown...

Our Fall Sports Season

Our Fall Sports Season

By Austin Carter, Assistant Reporter January 9, 2024

Our Xavier sports teams this fall included football, soccer, cross country, and sailing. There is always excitement for fall sports as they are the first after summer break. All of this enthusiasm to be...

Why the Black and White Falcon?

Why the Black and White Falcon?

By Cormac Burke, Reporter January 3, 2024

From its very conception, the identity of Xavier High School as a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School in the heart of Connecticut has been synonymous with the school’s mascot:  the soaring, black and...

Revisiting the Tyler the Creator and DJ Khaled rivalry.

Revisiting the Tyler the Creator and DJ Khaled rivalry.

By Cooper Woodward, Assistant editor November 6, 2023

For years DJ Khaled's motto has been "We the best!" "We're number one!". In 2019 that aura was cracked. The man who drove that blow into his aura? Tyler the Creator Tyler has been famous for releasing...

Welcoming Dr. Tacco

Welcoming Dr. Tacco

By Patrick Manning, Reporter October 18, 2023

Most recently welcomed as a new teaching member of the Xavier community is Dr. Ritacco.  Having grown up in a small town outside of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Ritacco attended St. John’s in Shrewsbury...

Speaker of the House Office in US Capitol Building; August 28, 2023

Kevin McCarthy Ousted as Speaker of the House

By Sean O'Sullivan, Chief Editor October 10, 2023

Last Tuesday, October 4, American History was made as, for the first time ever, Kevin McCarthy (R – CA) was subject to a successful motion to vacate the chair of Speaker of the United States House of...

SAT Optional. How it Effects You.

SAT Optional. How it Effects You.

By Simon Cordes, Assistant Reporter April 6, 2023

Starting in 2018, the highly competitive University of Chicago announced its Empower Initiative: a test-optional admissions process. Not long after, and with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many other...

State of the Union 2023

State of the Union 2023

By Sean O'Sullivan February 10, 2023

On the evening of Tuesday, February 8, President Biden delivered his second State of the Union Address to the United States Congress.  For the first time in his Presidency, Biden was addressing a divided...

A Reflection Letter on Veterans Day

A Reflection Letter on Veterans Day

By Sean O'Sullivan, Associate Reporter November 10, 2022
Veteran's Day has come around once again. It is important on this day that we celebrate those who have fought for our freedoms.
Walkathon 2022

Walkathon 2022

By Sean O'Sullivan, Assistant Reporter October 17, 2022

Walkathon 2022 In 2022, Mercy and Xavier are renewing an old tradition between the two high schools for a second time this decade.  Like last year, Xavier will be hosting Mercy for a fun-filled Walkathon...

map of Ukraine. The conflict in Ukraine. The war in Ukraine.

The conflict in Ukraine and its relevant origin.

By Luigi Pugliese, Assistant Reporter April 19, 2022

As nearly everyone knows, Russia has been at war with Ukraine for over a month now, and while news coverage has largely died down due clearly more important matters, such as a rich person slapping another...

Colonization in the Modern World

Colonization in the Modern World

By Nicholas Miano, Assistant Reporter March 27, 2022

Colonization is the process of a foreign power settling and establish control over a group of people in a certain area. When people think of colonization, most people tend to think of the European nations...

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