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Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional

Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional

By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions, Student Life

"Where I come from"—these are the words that stick with you after seeing Xavier and Mercy's production of Naomi Iizuka's Anon(ymous). Full of potent imagery and well-placed humor, the play proves to be a relevant commentary on modern issues regarding cultural displacement, immigration, and family,...

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Advice, Opinions, VS, World News

Yes, I hear them. Voting is a fundamental aspect of one's civic duty, they say. Voting is the bedrock of democracy, they argue. Voting is the only way to address tyranny, they declare. Voting is fun, they affirm. I beg to differ. In 1921, when Hitler was elected leader of the Nazi party by a demoralizing...

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Advice, News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized, VS, World News

It is not only true that voting actually matters but it also necessary for the country to function. But before we get to the major impact of one person’s vote, we have to see the impact of voting in general. Voting is the only way for a democracy to function. Voting keeps politicians accountable. It...

Don’t worry about this November’s election

Don’t worry about this November’s election

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Advice, Opinions, uncategorized, VS

Regardless of your party affiliation, you have likely been overwhelmed by the onslaught of imploring reporters and fervent politicians highlighting the value of voting, especially considering that millions of people live in countries in which they cannot vote. Desperate to win the election, these politicians,...

How To Make Google Calendar Superior to Any Paper Planner

How To Make Google Calendar Superior to Any Paper Planner

By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus Features, Student Life

Think different. Throw away that paper planner of yours and embrace your new digital planner: Google Calendar.

The Ten Commandments of Success – Advice for Incoming Freshmen

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Advice, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized

As the school year begins and you must adjust from middle-school life, many of you freshmen may be worried about both your academic and extracurricular life at Xavier. To help, I have compiled a list of helpful tricks I have learned thus far in my Xavier career that pertain to general life at Xav...

Learning More About the School’s Solar Initiative with Headmaster Eustis

Learning More About the School’s Solar Initiative with Headmaster Eustis

By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

May 9, 2018


Filed under Campus Features, Student Life

By September this year, Xavier High School will have fully switched to solar energy, the first Catholic high school in Connecticut to do so. By switching to solar energy...

A Closer Look at the Recent Open Houses

A Closer Look at the Recent Open Houses

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Opinions, Student Life

After suffering lackluster enrollment last year, Xavier has placed an elevated importance on open houses and other ways to bring prospective students to the school. The turnout at the open houses was strong, especially at the November open house which historically had garnered little interest from prospective...

Why Students Must Attend College to Access their Spiritual Side

Why Students Must Attend College to Access their Spiritual Side

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Onion X, Student Life, uncategorized

To people who swear that school lacks any importance, I am here to convince you to go to further your education. As a successful pool technician, I have realized that I have attained my success only because of having gone to college. Of all the many things I have learned at college, from my talents t...

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...

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