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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

By Dominick Delaney, Reporter April 15, 2021

Each year's crop of freshmen endure challenges both unique to that class and common to all Xavierians. Tough classes, new responsibilities, and a sudden separation from the opposite sex plague all classes...

Xavier Sports Spotlight: Interview with Mr. Applegate on Swimming

Xavier Sports Spotlight: Interview with Mr. Applegate on Swimming

By Sam Rector, Reporter March 16, 2021

Here at Xavier, the winter sports season is in full swing. Our basketball, ice hockey, and swim teams have all played incredibly well during a challenging season. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Jonathan Farrell's senior photo.

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Jonathan Farrell

By Samuel Matt, Assistant Reporter March 1, 2021

As a Kestrel member who is new this year, I, Samuel Matt, have found that writing articles and working with the Kestrel community has been fruitful, fun, and experience-building. Therefore, I decided to...

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...

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