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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...

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...

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