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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

By Dominick Delaney, Reporter April 15, 2021

Each year's crop of freshmen endure challenges both unique to that class and common to all Xavierians. Tough classes, new responsibilities, and a sudden separation from the opposite sex plague all classes...

A Totally Unbiased Opinion Piece on why Lord of the Rings Should be Shown in Religion Class

A Totally Unbiased Opinion Piece on why Lord of the Rings Should be Shown in Religion Class

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Reporter March 30, 2021

Several weeks ago while walking by room 204, you may have seen a class watching a movie, and wondered: "What are they doing?" Well, I have the answer: learning about the faith. How? By watching Lord of...

Why did Russia never become a democracy?

Why did Russia never become a democracy?

By Spencer Thompson, Assistant Reporter March 19, 2021

August 1991, three communist leaders of the Soviet Union attempted to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet Union, in a coup. Their attempt failed and, in the following days, various Republics...

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway delivered remarks at the 2020 Republican National Convention

The Post-Truth Pandemic

By Rob Mullins, Assistant Editor March 18, 2021

January 20, 2021, was supposed to be the dawn of a new era as a new administration took power in Washington, D.C. Amid widespread claims of fraud, corruption, and discrepancies in critical precincts, Joe...

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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...

How the Kestrel Fits into Mr. St. George's Plan for Total World Domination

How the Kestrel Fits into Mr. St. George’s Plan for Total World Domination

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Reporter February 22, 2021

You may have never suspected it, but the truth has always been there, hiding deep below the surface. They say some secrets are best left uncovered, but I disagree, especially when it concerns our school....

Should We Ban Facebook?

Should We Ban Facebook?

By Spencer Thompson, Assistant Reporter February 1, 2021

Should we ban Facebook?   In the Solomon Islands, Facebook has been temporarily banned in the name of “National Unity.” While the Solomon Islands' decision is more likely about silencing...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session that day to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

What D.C. Says About Our Country

By Robert Mullins, Assistant Editor January 21, 2021

Last week, the United States Capitol Building was stormed by a pro-Trump mob. They were protesting in Washington on January 6, as Congress convened to certify electors and officially declare the victory...

Die Hard Movie Review

Die Hard Movie Review

By Evan McDonald January 14, 2021

"Die Hard" is a perfectly crafted action movie that allows for just enough Christmas spirit that it can be perceived as one of the best Christmas movies of all time. Directed by John McTiernan, "Die Hard"...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Garria

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Garria

By Aidan Higgins, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2020

With the retirement and departure of Spanish-speaking stalwart Mrs. Vitale, Xavier hired native Spaniard and quadrilingual Mrs. Garria as the newest addition to the school's foreign language department....

Watching Falcon's Watch

Watching Falcon’s Watch

By Dominick Delaney, Editor December 10, 2020

This past Wednesday, December 7th, 2020, the Xavier community was introduced to the latest initiative from the administration: SWAG. As the participants know, the Student Wellness Advisory Group program,...

The Real Reason Xavier High School Closed

The Real Reason Xavier High School Closed

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Reporter December 10, 2020

Despite what everyone thinks, the global pandemic was not the real reason the school shut down. For all of you returning Xavier students, there was a certain incident last year that occurred during the...

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