Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Garria

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Garria
By Aidan Higgins, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2020

With the retirement and departure of Spanish-speaking stalwart Mrs. Vitale, Xavier hired native Spaniard and quadrilingual Mrs. Garria as the newest addition to the school's foreign language department....

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,...

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...

Amy Coney Barrett: What Does the School Think?

Amy Coney Barrett: What Does the School Think?
By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter October 22, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett, a federal judge, is President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next Supreme Court Justice, taking the place of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The school has a multitude of opinions and...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Passavant

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Passavant
By Liam Sheeley, Assistant Reporter October 15, 2020
Mr. Mason Passavant graduated Xavier High School in 2012. He has joined the faculty as a full-time substitute teacher. The assistant crew coach of two years has spent much of his time so far this year helping Mr. McGrath, who is teaching virtually, run his classes. I recently had the chance to sit down with Mr. Passavant and hear more about him and his life outside of Xavier.

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...

What I Wish I Knew as a Xavier Sophomore

Some cool chairs
By Aidan Higgins, Editor August 10, 2020

1. Slow and steady wins the race When setting goals, one would be well-advised to dial back his or her initial schedule/deadlines by 50% or more. It's much wiser to set humble goals that can be incremented...

How to Get up in the Morning

One of the many negative side-effects of over-sleeping.
By Aidan Higgins, Editor May 31, 2020

If you're anything like me - well, first of all, I'm sorry everything turned out this way. Second of all, you are probably well-acquainted with the psychological turmoil involved with trying to get out...

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