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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 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...

Is Br. Johns Latin Class Actually a Strategy to Restore the Roman Republic?

Is Br. John’s Latin Class Actually a Strategy to Restore the Roman Republic?

By Samuel Matt, Assistant Reporter April 26, 2021

A theory has arisen among the likes of me and my fellow Latin II students. That is: Brother John's Latin class is not for the purpose of teaching unassuming students the art of Latin (the easiest language,...

Xavier Sports Spotlight: Interview with Coach Cerreta on the Baseball Team

Xavier Sports Spotlight: Interview with Coach Cerreta on the Baseball Team

By Sam Rector, Reporter April 22, 2021

The Xavier baseball team is off to a red-hot start. They sit at 4-0, with wins over Sheehan, Guilford, West Haven, and Wilbur Cross. The Falcons boast a balanced, consistent offense and a deep group of...

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...

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