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Science and Politics: A Difficult Relationship

Science and Politics: A Difficult Relationship

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, uncategorized

To an extent, science is the antithesis of politics. Politics, first and foremost, is based on morals and values - one's solidified views on human nature based on one's cultural upbringing, religion, and personal experiences. Science, on the other hand, is refreshingly impersonal; it cares little for...

Max Gonzalez

March 20, 2019


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Max Gonzalez is a freshman and assistant reporter for The Kestrel. Max also plays football and is a member of the 2018-19 state championship rifle team. Max enjoys playing video games with his friends, and taking a bike ride down to the park to play whichever sport the weather permits. Max also frequents...

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

By Robert Mullins, Assistant Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under News, Opinions, uncategorized, World News

We are only in the very beginning of the 116th Congress, and already, freshmen legislators have hosted a new plague to haunt the halls of the Capitol: an epidemic of terrible ideas. These ideas range from unrealistically ambitious, to downright implausible. Obviously, the most talked-about example of this ...

Robert Mullins

February 21, 2019


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Robert Mullins is a Freshman and an Assistant Reporter for the Kestrel. He is also an active member on the Freshman Executive Board, and is involved in Model Court, Model United Nations, the Debate Team, and Xavier Crew. Robert enjoys reading, playing the piano, and public speaking. He is extremely interested...

Post-Truth Epidemic Grips Nation

Post-Truth Epidemic Grips Nation

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Onion X, Opinions, uncategorized

According to researchers at the CDC, the apocalypse that thousands of doomsday activists have foretold has finally materialized. The Post-Truth Epidemic is finally here, distorting all notions of normalcy and destroying the thread of American society. The plague first manifested itself in its current...

Football’s Flaws

Football’s Flaws

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Sports, uncategorized

From an evolutionary perspective, humankind's obsession with violence is natural. Anthropologists have long suspected that a primal sense of aggression endures in humans, butting its unpleasant head in honor killings and nonstop warfare, because it increases humankind’s ability to reproduce in niche...

Rap Just Isn’t What it Used to Be

Rap Just Isn’t What it Used to Be

By Aidan Higgins, Assistant Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions, uncategorized

"Like you seen him twirl, then he drop, n**** / And we keep them 9 millis on my block, n**** / And Monte keep it on him, he done dropped n***** / And Trigger he be wildin', he some hot n***** / Tones known to get busy with them Glocks, n**** / Try to run down and you can catch a shot, n****" The lyrics...

Idiopathic Schoolitis – The Truth Behind the Silent Killer

Idiopathic Schoolitis – The Truth Behind the Silent Killer

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Onion X, uncategorized

 As midterm exams begin to stress out the students of American high schools, some have begun to take steps to campaign for enhanced recognition of idiopathic schoolitis. I spoke with a lead campaigner (who will remain anonymous to protect his identity following a recent spar with leading teacher...

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, News, uncategorized

Every year during the mass of St. Francis Xavier, the Ryken Award winner is announced. This is the highest award any faculty or staff member can receive. This year, the faculty and staff chose to give it to an especially deserving candidate, Mr. Grasso. Mr. Grasso is a 2005 Xavier graduate who has be...

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Sports, Sports News, uncategorized, X Teams

  While the successful soccer team made headlines this year, another team was also doing well behind the scenes this fall, the sailing team. They recently finished 5th out of 28 at the Great Oaks Regatta in New Orleans, a national sailing championship sponsored by the All-State Sugar Bowl.   ...

Eric Myskowski

November 8, 2018


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Eric Myskowski is an senior at Xavier High School. He is part of Model UN and the Astronomy Club. He plays the tuba in band and is also part of the Jazz II Ensemble. Eric has an interest in politics along with an interest in ornithology. He also enjoys traveling and has been to forty-six of the fifty states an...

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...

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