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The First Ever Pink Basketball Game

By Alexander Pralea and Laurenz Mosquito

February 14, 2017

Basketball is the latest Xavier sport to be used in raising awareness for breast cancer.

Video Games and Violence: is there a connection?

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

January 23, 2017

Humans are wondrous creatures, capable of building cities and establishing countries. However, humans are also capable of horrendous things, like murder and torture of others. We don't understand what causes violence in humans, but we've tried to tie certain things to the idea that they aid in causing...

Will James Bond Return Better Than Ever?

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

January 23, 2017

Over a year ago, in late 2015, the latest movie of the iconic James Bond 007 franchise came out: SPECTRE. However, this movie, only the tip of an iceberg of a very cool series, which has far too many unique, awesome thrillers to give a few that will do justice to the many. Each film brings us on an unbelievable...

Saab: Fighter Jets and Family Sedans

Saab:  Fighter  Jets  and  Family  Sedans

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

January 21, 2017

       In  1938,  Sweden,  threatened  by  Nazi  Germany  preparing  to  begin  the  largest  war  the  world  has  ever  seen,  founded  Svenska  Aeroplan AB,  now  more  commonly  known  as  Saab,  to  equip  the  Swedish  air force  with  combat  capable  w...

Mr. Giglio – Xavier’s New Teacher

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

January 18, 2017

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Giglio, Xavier’s new world history and economics teacher to discover who he is. Though Mr. Marinan’s boots were tough to fill, Mr. Giglio has the credentials and experience for the position. Mr. Giglio of Wallingford is a Xavier alumnus,...

Polish Stealth Tank: A Hidden Menace

Polish  Stealth  Tank:  A  Hidden  Menace

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

January 18, 2017

       In  1916,  the  first  British  tanks  went  into  action  on  the  battlefields  of  the  first  world  war,  crushing  barbed  wire  and  crossing  trenches  and  extensive  shell  craters,  lumbering,  unstoppable  armored  behemoths.  23  years  later,...

Robotics Seasons Starts in a Whirl of Steam

Robotics Seasons Starts in a Whirl of Steam

January 18, 2017

The Robotics Competition of 2017 has finally begun! This year’s theme, being Steampunk, is an exciting theme that has been hyped within Team 4557. With the new game, FIRST Steamworks, having already been introduced among teams worldwide, Xavier High School’s Robotics Team (The FullMetal Falcons)...

Successors of Sean Marinan: Coach Andy Guyon

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter

January 10, 2017

Andy Guyon is the new head coach of the football team for Xavier High School.

The Crucible: When, Where, and Why

The Crucible: When, Where, and Why

By Kevin Galasso, Senior Reporter

December 8, 2016

The Crucible is in a long list of productions in the Xavier/Mercy drama club. The club that started four years ago and has become a massive club doing both a winter play and a spring musical. The drama club has done a range of shows from Grease to Jesus Christ Superstar which will take place later this...

Is Nintendo Back?

Is Nintendo Back?

By Kevin Galasso, Senior Reporter

November 3, 2016

As a fan of Nintendo, I can tell you that they haven’t had the best couple of years. Their past console, The Wii U, has been a failure when compared to its rivals the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Even though it was released a year before the previously mentioned consoles, it still was majorly under...

One stop shop: Your quick guide to helping others

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

November 3, 2016

Do you want to help others? Have you ever wondered how you could help your fellow Falcon community? Xavier offers many opportunities not only within the school, but also through the local communities to fulfill the 35 hours required by underclassmen, and the 30 hours required by upperclassman: Se...

The Solution to First Lunch

The Solution to First Lunch

By Kevin Galasso, Senior Reporter

October 11, 2016

Many freshmen have complained about having First Lunch. A few reasons include: the fact that one is not hungry when it happens; the fact that their lunch is often not enjoyable; the fact that there is a long period of time between First Lunch and the end of the day; and the fact that one often feels...

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