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The Catholic Message of Xavier

The Catholic Message of Xavier

By Justin Caulfield, Chief Copy Editor November 16, 2022

From the creation of man and woman to the resurrection, the Catholic faith is full of history. Exodus, the covenant made with Abraham, the rule of King David, the birth of Christ, and the Last Supper might...

The Students Perspective: Was Linos at Xavier Over-Hyped?

The Students Perspective: Was Lino’s at Xavier Over-Hyped?

By Max Quan, Assistant Reporter October 25, 2022

Along with the promise of the alleged meat grinder, the students of Xavier High School were met with huge changes for the 2022-2023 school year. The school's cafeteria fell under new management: Lino's....

Xavier High School in Middletown

School Start Time

By Jason Barber, Assistant Reporter October 25, 2022

Schools across California are now starting later in the day, would you like to start later in the day? On July 1st, 2022, a law was put in place across California schools which sets the start of school...

Walkathon 2022

Walkathon 2022

By Sean O'Sullivan, Assistant Reporter October 17, 2022

Walkathon 2022 In 2022, Mercy and Xavier are renewing an old tradition between the two high schools for a second time this decade.  Like last year, Xavier will be hosting Mercy for a fun-filled Walkathon...

War in Ukraine: What Does the School Think?

War in Ukraine: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter March 10, 2022

On February 21, 2022, Russian military forces were ordered to enter DPR and LPR regions, both of which are breakaway states located in Ukraine. On February 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion...

The CDC on the Senior Slide

The CDC on the Senior Slide

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Editor January 19, 2022

The Senior Slide, formally known as Senioritis Slideus, is a mental disease that affects seniors all around the world. Originating in the 1970s, the Slide was first discovered in a New York high school....

The Vaccine: What Does the School Think?

The Vaccine: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter November 18, 2021

When it comes to the vaccination for COVID-19, people have had varying opinions about whether or not it is safe and whether or not it should be mandated. The topic has spread quickly as many see the vaccine...

Touch Grass

Touch Grass

By Rob Mullins, Editor November 4, 2021

A fundamental question of sociology concerns whether or not advanced technology makes a society better off than the primitive, neo-luddite societies stuck in the halcyon days of yore. Without a doubt,...

Applying to a Service Academy? Heres What You Need to Know

Applying to a Service Academy? Here’s What You Need to Know

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Editor November 4, 2021

For most students, senior year is one of the most confusing years. In addition to the leadership responsibilities that accompany being the oldest in the school, athletics and extracurriculars, homework,...

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What I Wish I Knew as a Xavier Junior

By Aidan Higgins, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2021
The wisdom I've amassed over the past year condensed into five tips.
What is The Kestrel?

What is The Kestrel?

By Justin Caulfield, Senior Reporter October 7, 2021

When it comes to Xavier's newspaper, The Kestrel, a lot of readers do not know where it gets its name. There are also people who do not even know what the Kestrel is. Readers may be questioning what a...

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...

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