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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...

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What I Wish I Knew as a Xavier Sophomore

By Aidan Higgins, Editor August 10, 2020

1. Slow and steady wins the race When setting goals, one would be well-advised to dial back his or her initial schedule/deadlines by 50% or more. It's much wiser to set humble goals that can be incremented...

One of the many negative side-effects of over-sleeping.

How to Get up in the Morning

By Aidan Higgins, Editor May 31, 2020

If you're anything like me - well, first of all, I'm sorry everything turned out this way. Second of all, you are probably well-acquainted with the psychological turmoil involved with trying to get out...

Why Banning Pornography Is Not The Right Solution

Why Banning Pornography Is Not The Right Solution

By Aidan Higgins, Editor January 20, 2020

On December 6, 2019, Representatives Jim Banks, Mark Meadows, Vicky Hartzler, and Brian Babin submitted a letter to Attorney General William Barr, beseeching him to follow through with the Trump campaign's...

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A Beginner’s Guide to 5G

By Aidan Higgins, Assistant Editor January 9, 2020

Unless you rely strictly on the Xavier Kestrel as the only reliable source for world news (a sensible and commendable choice, I would say), you very well may have heard or seen some mention of "5G," the...

What I Wish I Knew as a Xavier Freshman

What I Wish I Knew as a Xavier Freshman

By Aidan Higgins, Senior Reporter October 3, 2019

1. Experiment with different methods of studying There is a stark difference in the workload of a middle-schooler and that of a Xavier student. If a Xavier freshman wishes to succeed academically, he...

How our Dress Code is Impairing our Academic Abilities

How our Dress Code is Impairing our Academic Abilities

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter January 24, 2019

A recent study published in the scientific journal Neuroradiology has shown that wearing a neck tie reduces blood flow to the brain by 7.5 percent, something that can lead to a loss in productivity and...

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter November 1, 2018

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...

The Ten Commandments of Success – Advice for Incoming Freshmen

By Alexander Pralea, Editor August 29, 2018

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...

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