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What I Wish I Knew as a Xavier Sophomore

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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...

How to Get up in the Morning

One of the many negative side-effects of over-sleeping.
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 19, 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...

A Beginner’s Guide to 5G

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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