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Watching Falcon’s Watch

Watching Falcon's Watch
By Dominick Delaney, Editor December 10, 2020

This past Wednesday, December 7th, 2020, the Xavier community was introduced to the latest initiative from the administration: SWAG. As the participants know, the Student Wellness Advisory Group program,...

The Real Reason Xavier High School Closed

The Real Reason Xavier High School Closed
By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Reporter December 10, 2020

Despite what everyone thinks, the global pandemic was not the real reason the school shut down. For all of you returning Xavier students, there was a certain incident last year that occurred during the...

No Midterms? Not exactly…

No Midterms? Not exactly...
By Liam Sheeley, Assistant Reporter November 25, 2020
There have been many rumors and much speculation about whether the current national situation regarding COVID-19 would prevent midterms from taking place. Now, students finally have their answer.

The Safety of the School: What Does the School Think?

The Safety of the School: What Does the School Think?
By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter November 14, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic is still a very real issue in Xavier High School, the state of Connecticut, and the United States. With a large number of students from Xavier taking online classes, either out...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Kaufman

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Kaufman
By Robert Mullins, Assistant Editor November 5, 2020

Ms. Kaufman is the language department's newest French teacher. Since she is the third consecutive French teacher since my freshman year at Xavier, the language department now has a higher turnover rate...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Stanavage

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Stanavage
By Griffin Prushinski, Assistant Reporter October 29, 2020

With the recent retirement of our long-time art teacher, Ms. Vitale, the Xavier community is excited to welcome Ms. Stanavage as our talented, new art teacher! The second you walk into her room you get...

Teacher Spotlight – Ms. Peterson

Teacher Spotlight - Ms. Peterson
By Nucci Delaney, Senior Reporter October 14, 2020

With Xavier back in session this 2020 academic year, a number of retirements left the faculty with some holes to fill. Of the retirements, Mr. Magner's hit especially close to home, as he had just instructed...

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Griffen

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Griffen
By Andrei Abarientos, Assistant Reporter October 8, 2020

Dr. Griffen, one of our new additions to the science department, is a talented and intelligent teacher of Accelerated Biology and Accelerated Algebra I. She also moderates the Envirothon club. Here is...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Walsh

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Walsh
By Justin Caulfield, Assistant Reporter October 12, 2019

Xavier High School has a long history of great and extraordinary teachers, each one of which with a different story. Ms. Walsh, from Suffield, recently started her career at Xavier and shared some of her...

Sister Act: When, Where, and Why?

Sister Act: When, Where, and Why?
By Kevin Galasso, Editor March 6, 2019

Sister Act is this years Xavier/Mercy Drama Club Musical. It is a Divine Musical Comedy based on the 1982 movie of the same name. It follows Deloris Van Cartier as she is placed in witness protection program...

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner
By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter December 13, 2018

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...

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing
By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter November 29, 2018

  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...

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