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Quote of the Week: 1/17/2016

Quote of the Week: 1/17/2016

By Evan Rigsby, Editor

January 17, 2016

"A problem is a chance for you to do your best." - Duke Ellington

Engaged Students or Memorization Androids? A Deeper Look into the Future of the Education System

Engaged Students or Memorization Androids? A Deeper Look into the Future of the Education System

By Evan Rigsby, Editor

January 17, 2016

The education system has by turned into one of memorization. Is this corrupting the value of an education?

Xavier Hockey Skates to Success

Xavier Hockey Skates to Success

By Kevin Galasso, Assistant Reporter

January 14, 2016

Xavier hockey has been doing great this season. They have an 8-1 record so far and they're still going strong. Their recent successes include a win at the West Haven Holiday Hockey Tournament and a win against Simsbury with a score of 6-1. Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Coach Deconti...

Quote of the Week: 1/10/2016

Quote of the Week: 1/10/2016

By Evan Rigsby, Editor

January 10, 2016

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work." - John Lubbock The quote for this week is a one that can relate to all of us. Coming back from the holidays, the stress of work or school can feel like its really piling on. Whether preparing for a project to preparing for a test, it feels l...

On New Take on Xavier’s Schedule: Block Periods

On New Take on Xavier's Schedule: Block Periods

January 10, 2016

To Whom It May Concern: If Xavier were to change one thing, it should be revising the schedule to block periods.  Xavier should have four longer periods a day, rather than seven shorter ones.  There are many advantages to block periods.  I know all the difficulties with a seven period daily schedule,...

Xavier and Mercy Perform A Christmas Carol

By Josh Bouchard, Reporter

December 3, 2015

On December 3rd and 4th, the Xavier and Mercy High School drama club will be putting on a production of A Christmas Carol in the Mercy High School auditorium. The two schools annually come together to do a play. In recent years, there has been productions that had a Christmas theme to them and this is ...

Reality Check: The New Quarters

Reality Check: The New Quarters

By Joshua Rigsby, Reporter

November 19, 2015

A quarter has ended, and an new one has begun.  A lot of students are probably satisfied with their grades, but some of you may not. If you’re not happy, try to reflect on what may have gone wrong. The last quarter is in the past, giving students a fresh slate to start anew. One thing that may...

Light Shines from Xavier’s Black Hole

Light Shines from Xavier's Black Hole

By Kevin Reagan, Assistant Reporter

November 19, 2015

The Black Hole is a huge student attraction at Xavier and it encourages kids to come and watch the football games as well as to hang out with friends while eating good food. However, does the Black hole actually have a positive effect on the outcome of the game? Does the cheering and pressure of the...

A Truly Historic Ceremony

A Truly Historic Ceremony

By Kevin Galasso, Assistant Reporter

November 12, 2015

There was a dedication mass on October 30 for the completion of the new field and arts wing. The mass was led by Deacon Tanguay and priests from local perishes. After the mass ended students were moved to the back parking lot for the dedication ceremony where we were they heard speeches from our senior...

Ready for a Spooktastic Time?

Ready for a Spooktastic Time?

By Jonathan Farrell, Senior Reporter

October 29, 2015

Do you have anything to do on Friday afternoon on October 30th from 6:30-10? Do you like listening to poetry and eating snacks? Do you love Ghost Busters? If so, stop by Xavier for the Halloween Coffee House! Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome. Do you guys have that special girl that you want to...

Alumnus Will Tye Catches with Giants

Alumnus Will Tye Catches with Giants

By Joshua Rigsby, Reporter

October 22, 2015

Will Tye is making big news after his performance a few weeks back when the Giants won against the San Francisco 49ers. Tye is an alumnus of Xavier, graduating in 2010. Tye played as a tight end and defensive end at Xavier. After he graduated, he spent a year at the post-grad Salisbury school, before...

Freshman Year Madness!!

Freshman Year Madness!!

By Joshua Rigsby, Reporter

October 8, 2015

The transition to your freshman year of high school is an exciting yet intimidating experience. I was in that position last year, trying to figure out my place in the school and wondering what my mark on the freshman class would be. Those things you will figure out on your own, so don’t worry about...

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