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Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

By Robert Mullins, Assistant Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under News, Opinions, uncategorized, World News

We are only in the very beginning of the 116th Congress, and already, freshmen legislators have hosted a new plague to haunt the halls of the Capitol: an epidemic of terrible ideas. These ideas range from unrealistically ambitious, to downright implausible. Obviously, the most talked-about example of this ...

How our Dress Code is Impairing our Academic Abilities

How our Dress Code is Impairing our Academic Abilities

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Advice, News, Student Life

A recent study published in the scientific journal Neuroradiology has shown that wearing a neck tie reduces blood flow to the brain by 7.5 percent, something that can lead to a loss in productivity and minor health problems. The idea of wearing a neck tie started in the 1600s, when France hired Cr...

Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture

Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture
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By Alexander Pralea, Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions, World News

In 2006, Al Gore released a film that was years in the making: An Inconvenient Truth. Reporters heralded him as a hero and luminary who used his position of influence to increase public awareness of the pressing issue of climate change. He made few factual errors and was thus universally considered among sc...

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, News, uncategorized

Every year during the mass of St. Francis Xavier, the Ryken Award winner is announced. This is the highest award any faculty or staff member can receive. This year, the faculty and staff chose to give it to an especially deserving candidate, Mr. Grasso. Mr. Grasso is a 2005 Xavier graduate who has be...

Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional

Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional

By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions, Student Life

"Where I come from"—these are the words that stick with you after seeing Xavier and Mercy's production of Naomi Iizuka's Anon(ymous). Full of potent imagery and well-placed humor, the play proves to be a relevant commentary on modern issues regarding cultural displacement, immigration, and family,...

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Sports, Sports News, uncategorized, X Teams

  While the successful soccer team made headlines this year, another team was also doing well behind the scenes this fall, the sailing team. They recently finished 5th out of 28 at the Great Oaks Regatta in New Orleans, a national sailing championship sponsored by the All-State Sugar Bowl.   ...

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Advice, Opinions, VS, World News

Yes, I hear them. Voting is a fundamental aspect of one's civic duty, they say. Voting is the bedrock of democracy, they argue. Voting is the only way to address tyranny, they declare. Voting is fun, they affirm. I beg to differ. In 1921, when Hitler was elected leader of the Nazi party by a demoralizing...

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Advice, News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized, VS, World News

It is not only true that voting actually matters but it also necessary for the country to function. But before we get to the major impact of one person’s vote, we have to see the impact of voting in general. Voting is the only way for a democracy to function. Voting keeps politicians accountable. It...

Zebra Mussels: A Warning Tale

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions, World News

A ship begins the arduous journey from Istanbul in along the Black Sea, filling its ballasts with water to maintain its balance. Inflated with water, the ship voyages to ports along North America, burrowing deep into the Great Lakes. There it releases its full ballasts, releasing countless species i...

CT Governor’s Race Voting Guide

CT Governor’s Race Voting Guide

By Eric Myskowski, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions

With both the CT governor election and school mock election coming up, this is an important candidate analysis. There are two main candidates for governor, Democrat Ned Lamont, and Republican Bob Stefanowski. No other candidate is above 10 percent in polling. Bob Stefanowski is a self-made businessman....

Glioblastoma: Developing a Treatment

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under News, uncategorized, World News

     Recently, Senator John McCain of Arizona has upset the news following his skirmishes with the President. Although this certainly has generated either aplomb or criticism, depending on one’s view on political matters, something that transcends political boundaries is a scenario all too familiar...

The (American) Kestrel

The (American) Kestrel

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, uncategorized

Our namesake falcon, the American Kestrel (Falco Sparverius), is the most abundant and best-looking falcon that lives in the United States. Often referred to by its former name, the Sparrowhawk, the Kestrel is only the size of a dove or jay, yet it is one of the fiercest falcons. Preying on anything...

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