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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...

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


Filed under uncategorized

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...

Don’t worry about this November’s election

Don’t worry about this November’s election

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Advice, Opinions, uncategorized, VS

Regardless of your party affiliation, you have likely been overwhelmed by the onslaught of imploring reporters and fervent politicians highlighting the value of voting, especially considering that millions of people live in countries in which they cannot vote. Desperate to win the election, these politicians,...

Aidan Higgins

October 29, 2018


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Aidan Higgins is a freshman and an Assistant Reporter for the Kestrel.  He also plays on the Freshman Soccer Team and is a member of the Xavier Outdoorsman Club. Aidan enjoys reading fiction novels, watching movies, and spending time outdoors.  He loves the Red Sox and Thanksgiving, but hates Halloween...

Kevin Galasso

October 25, 2018


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Kevin Galasso is a Senior at Xavier High School from Meriden CT. He is an editor and is also involved in the Drama Club/Theater Arts Club, Ryken Service Society, and Xavier TV. He enjoys playing the trumpet and video games. Kevin is excited to finish out his time at the Kestrel with creating articles...

A Mystery in the World of Television

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Onion X, uncategorized

Turn on your TV. Flip through the channels, making sure you get to Hallmark, ABC, and Disney Channel. By then, hopefully, you will have picked up on a freaky pattern: all the teenage girls are wearing sweatshirts and short shirts. To get to the bottom of this, I spoke with the renowned (and quirky) anthropologist...

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...

Glioblastoma: Developing a Treatment

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under News, uncategorized, World News

     Recently, Senator John McCain of Arizona has upset the news following his skirmishes with the President. Although this certainly has generated either aplomb or criticism, depending on one’s view on political matters, something that transcends political boundaries is a scenario all too familiar...

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