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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...

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...

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,...

Coffee in the History resource room

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...

Xavier Parkas: What to do in Trying Times of Temperature Torpor

Xavier Parkas: What to do in Trying Times of Temperature Torpor

By Samuel Matt, Assistant Reporter February 3, 2021

The days of frigidity are in full force, and this means many things: Christmas, New Year’s, presents, (all of which already happened) and Valentine’s Day. However, there is one slight detail pertaining...

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...

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...

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