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Gun Control: What Does the School Think?

Gun Control: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter May 5, 2021

Our nation has faced many grim events in the past year. The unfortunate truth is that many of those situations have involved a shooter taking the lives of the innocent. In light of recent events and other...

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...

City officials have begun what they are calling a slow and methodical clean-up and removal of a large homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River Trail in Anaheim, California, U.S., January 22, 2018.      REUTERS/Mike Blake - RC113659B920

Ending Homelessness

By Wyatt McElroy, Assistant Reporter April 15, 2021

My last article, “Poverty Is Violence” outlined many issues plaguing the American people but did not propose any solutions. With this article, I will be attempting to provide a path towards ending...

In-Person or Online School: What Does the School Think?

In-Person or Online School: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter April 1, 2021

When it comes to learning at Xavier, students all have a preference. This year especially, with the introduction of remote learning, the opinions of the student body are exceedingly strong. It's time to...

A Totally Unbiased Opinion Piece on why Lord of the Rings Should be Shown in Religion Class

A Totally Unbiased Opinion Piece on why Lord of the Rings Should be Shown in Religion Class

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Reporter March 30, 2021

Several weeks ago while walking by room 204, you may have seen a class watching a movie, and wondered: "What are they doing?" Well, I have the answer: learning about the faith. How? By watching Lord of...

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway delivered remarks at the 2020 Republican National Convention

The Post-Truth Pandemic

By Rob Mullins, Assistant Editor March 18, 2021

January 20, 2021, was supposed to be the dawn of a new era as a new administration took power in Washington, D.C. Amid widespread claims of fraud, corruption, and discrepancies in critical precincts, Joe...

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Why Your Coffee Habits May Be Giving You Depression

By Aidan Higgins, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021

I seldom drink caffeinated beverages - perhaps once every two weeks - but I've noticed that every time I consume the chemical, I experience an intense burst of euphoria that lasts for a couple of hours...

The Administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: What Does the School Think?

The Administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter March 4, 2021

The new administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris officially started on January 20, 2021. While the administration has been in place for a a short time, the students of Xavier...

Picture taken by photographer Tuca Vieira in Brazil (2004). This contrasts the poverty of Paraisópolis favela (left) with its wealthy neighbor, Morumbi (right).

Poverty Is Violence

By Wyatt McElroy, Assistant Reporter February 25, 2021

Just about a month ago, sitting on the bus heading to my prestigious Catholic High School, the vehicle stopped at an intersection. It being a cold winter day, I was cozy, burrowed up in my winter jacket,...

U.S. Capitol Building

Business in the Capitol: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter January 21, 2021

As of late, there has been a lot of commotion in the United States Capital. The storming of the capitol on January 6 has been the most notable. But as of January 13, Donald Trump has been impeached, making...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session that day to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

What D.C. Says About Our Country

By Robert Mullins, Assistant Editor January 21, 2021

Last week, the United States Capitol Building was stormed by a pro-Trump mob. They were protesting in Washington on January 6, as Congress convened to certify electors and officially declare the victory...

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...

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