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Is There a Future to Board Games?

Is  There  a  Future  to  Board  Games?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions, uncategorized

       For  the  past  decade  or  two,  the  main  interest  in  playing  any  sort  of  game  has  been  in  sports  or  video  games.  No  one  really  has  much  interest  in  rolling  a  die  to  move  a  little  metal  piece  around  a  board  for  an  hour...

Alexander Pralea

April 4, 2017


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A freshman of the class of 2020 here at Xavier, Alexander Pralea is an avid member of the Kestrel club. Additionally, Alex is a member of the sailing and tennis teams, as well as the JV math team and world culture club. His interests include history, primarily ancient history, as well as genetics, and...

How Eliminating Education Would Change Xavier for the Better

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under Onion X, uncategorized

Of all the tenets of Xavier High School, its fascination and firm commitment to education and enlightenment are most absurd. At Xavier, the teachers are supposed to teach and shine a new light on a topic, to invest energy to change the attitude of a student, thereby instilling Xaverian values. Xavier...

The Oscars: One Big Oops

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, uncategorized

Oops. That is the one word that can describe the entire 89th Academy Awards. The 2017 “Oscars”, as the ceremony is more widely known, was dominated by a major mishap in which actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly bestowed upon La La Land the award of best picture. It was only after a fe...

Modern Missile Technology: How It Works

Modern  Missile  Technology:  How  It  Works

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under uncategorized, World News

Since  the  beginning  of  the  post-WWII  era,  the  armed  forces  of  the  world  have  been  using  missiles  to  project  payloads  onto  targets  of  every  description,  with  the  technology  involved  becoming  more  and  more  sophisticated.  Nowadays,  we...

Saab: Fighter Jets and Family Sedans

Saab:  Fighter  Jets  and  Family  Sedans

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

January 21, 2017


Filed under News, uncategorized, World News

       In  1938,  Sweden,  threatened  by  Nazi  Germany  preparing  to  begin  the  largest  war  the  world  has  ever  seen,  founded  Svenska  Aeroplan AB,  now  more  commonly  known  as  Saab,  to  equip  the  Swedish  air force  with  combat  capable  w...

Mr. Giglio – Xavier’s New Teacher

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

January 18, 2017


Filed under Campus Features, Campus News, News, uncategorized

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Giglio, Xavier’s new world history and economics teacher to discover who he is. Though Mr. Marinan’s boots were tough to fill, Mr. Giglio has the credentials and experience for the position. Mr. Giglio of Wallingford is a Xavier alumnus,...

Matt Zablocki

January 12, 2017


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Matt  Zablocki  is  a  freshman  of  the  Class of  2020,  and  hopes  to  transform  the  Kestrel  into  something  that  Xavier  students  will  be  interested  in  reading.  Matt  is  also  a  part  of  cross  country  and,  in  the  spring,  the  outdoor  track ...

Cubs End 108 Year Drought

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

December 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports News, uncategorized

After surviving a grueling World Series, the Cubs emerged as the victors for the first in time in 108 years. It was well deserved, showing the new the manager, Joe Maddon, has really made a difference. Even with immense pressure, the Cubs emerged as the champions, as only the sixth team to outlast...

One stop shop: Your quick guide to helping others

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Student Life, uncategorized

Do you want to help others? Have you ever wondered how you could help your fellow Falcon community? Xavier offers many opportunities not only within the school, but also through the local communities to fulfill the 35 hours required by underclassmen, and the 30 hours required by upperclassman: Se...

Wylie Malcolm

Wylie Malcolm

September 27, 2016


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Wylie Malcolm, a sophomore, is starting his first year with the Kestrel as a Reporter. He is interested in Drama Club, Jazz Band, and Debate. Wylie preferred studies are history and Latin.  He is particularly eager to write World News and Onion X articles. He enjoys playing trombone and reading.

Kevin Galasso

September 27, 2016


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Kevin Galasso is a Sophomore at Xavier High School from Meriden, CT. He is a Senior Reporter and is also involved in the Drama Club and Jazz 2. He enjoys playing tennis and the trumpet. He is excited to still be in the Kestrel and create articles that students want to Read. Kevin Galasso prefers to write...

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