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Why Do People Believe Halloween Is So Scary?

Why Do People Believe Halloween Is So Scary?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

Over the past millennia, the date October 31st has always held in special place in the eyes of the West. Originally an agricultural holiday emphasizing the closeness of the earth with the spirit world, All Hallows’ Eve has long evoked fear and mistrust. This is especially true in the modern era, i...

How Using Drawboard PDF Can Make You More Efficient

How Using Drawboard PDF Can Make You More Efficient

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

As many students now choose to eschew the traditional methods of paper and pencil note-taking, Onenote has taken the role of most popular note-taking app. Despite this, many students fail to realize how else they can use their computers in order to best take advantage of it. Perusing through the student...

A Look Into the Ad Campaign

By Dominick Delaney and Alexander Pralea

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Student Life, uncategorized

Throughout the spooky month of October, Xavier High School will begin its annual Ad Campaign.  In it, Xavier students are asked to take on the responsibilities of an Ad Salesman, exploring their surrounding towns in search of adds for the school. This annual event was announced last Thursday at an assembly...

Syncing Your Xavier Email and Other BYOD Tips

Syncing Your Xavier Email and Other BYOD Tips

By Laurenz Mosquito

September 26, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, Student Life

Tip 1–Have a desktop for each class Create a new desktop for classes that you use a computer. Multiple desktops are a feature in Windows 10 that allows you to create multiple "explorer.exe" programs. This is incredibly useful for quickly resuming notes at the start of a period. For example, as a fr...

XNN Merger

XNN Merger

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, News, Student Life

The Kestrel is proud to announce its merger with Falcon Talk and XSN (Xavier Streaming Network). This collaboration will allow each club to retain a separate identity, but also allows for Xavier to have a news network that is the most full-featured. XNN (Xavier News Network) will broaden the user bas...

Xavier Music Shines at Festival

Xavier Music Shines at Festival

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Campus Features, Student Life

This past weekend, the Xavier Music program competed in a music festival against other schools in the area. The competition was called Music In The Park, which is a competition where the groups compete at a high school and then head to an amusement park after the performance. This competition was held...

Xavier’s Expectations for Its New Headmaster

Xavier’s Expectations for Its New Headmaster

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Student Life

What qualities is the Xavier community looking for in the successor of headmaster Brother Brian Davis, C.F.X? Brother Brian, who has served eight years as headmaster of Xavier High School, will be retiring from his position at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year. As we look ahead at the imminent...

How Growing Trees Can Solve Your Procrastination Problem

How Growing Trees Can Solve Your Procrastination Problem

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, Student Life

As the school year continues, it becomes increasingly difficult to sit down and do some bulk work without using one’s phone to procrastinate. The app Forest, by developer ShaoKan Pi, helps to remedy this problem by having you grow a tree. George is a student that goes to Xavier and plans to do his homewor...

Jesus Christ Superstar: When and Where

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Features, News, Student Life

Jesus Christ Superstar is this year’s Xavier/Mercy musical. It is based off the 1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It follows the last week of Jesus’s life from arriving at Jerusalem, to his crucifixion on Good Friday. It also details the struggle between the ideals of Jesus and...

The Water Fountain Problem

By Tyler Mathiasen, Assistant Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Campus Features, Onion X, Student Life

  It is 6th period, the classes are switching, and you are thirsty. You sprint to the nearest water fountain, hoping you won’t be late to class. Finally, you make it to the fountain, only to find the water is warm. This scenario happens daily in the halls of Xavier High School. Why does a per...

The First Ever Pink Basketball Game

By Alexander Pralea and Laurenz Mosquito

February 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, Sports, Student Life

Basketball is the latest Xavier sport to be used in raising awareness for breast cancer.

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How To Save Your New Year’s Resolution

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Student Life

2016 has come to a close and 2017 has begun. As is tradition, many of us have made New Years's Resolutions. Unfortunately many of us have probably abandoned them by now. This is normal. We all seem to follow this cycle of commitment then laziness every year. Its not too late to get back on track or keep...

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