A senior of the class of 2020 at Xavier, Alexander Pralea is an avid member of the Kestrel. Additionally, Alex is a member of the tennis team, as well as the math team, the engineering team, and Envirothon.   On the Kestrel, Alex hopes to increase viewership by writing controversial articles that question the status quo and go against the grain, especially in regards to the relationship between scientific advancement and societal trends. By focusing on hot-button environmental and political issues, Alex will challenge readers' preconceived notions. Still, Alex will eschew his serious side from time to time through his satire articles, which, beyond their humorous facade, convey important messages.

Alexander Pralea, Editor-in-Chief

May 05, 2020
My Advice to Future and Current Students: Hopefully Not Clickbait? (Story)
Apr 30, 2020
Four Years Gone (Story)
Mar 19, 2020
Liminality: Confessions of a Senior (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
A Prayer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? (Story)
Jan 02, 2020
What I Wish I Had Known about College Admissions (Story)
Dec 25, 2019
When the Facts Don’t Agree With Your Opinions: Social Psychology and Sociobiology in Today’s World (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
We Need to Start Caring More about New Mothers (Story)
Oct 27, 2019
Education’s Struggle against Critical Thinking (Story)
Oct 19, 2019
Putting a Price on the Priceless (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Challenging the Culture of Biomedicine (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
How Charles Darwin Revolutionized the World (Story)
Sep 15, 2019
From Endosymbiosis to Horizontal Gene Transfer: Has Scientific Research Uprooted Darwin’s Tree? (Story)
Apr 27, 2019
Sustainability: Necessary and Feasible (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Science and Politics: A Difficult Relationship (Story)
Mar 28, 2019
We Need to Start Talking about Our Oceans (Story)
Mar 01, 2019
The Yemeni Civil War: How Many More Lives is Too Many? (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Post-Truth Epidemic Grips Nation (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Football’s Flaws (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
How to Get Your Aspiring Five-Year-Old into Harvard: (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
Idiopathic Schoolitis – The Truth Behind the Silent Killer (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Changing an Anti-Science Culture (Story)
Oct 14, 2018
Zebra Mussels: A Warning Tale (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
A Mystery in the World of Television (Story)
Aug 29, 2018
The Ten Commandments of Success – Advice for Incoming Freshmen (Story)
May 06, 2018
Glioblastoma: Developing a Treatment (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Putting Prepositions at the End of Sentences: A Stylistic Choice or an Error? (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Extinction: The Story of the Northern White Rhino (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
Why Students Must Attend College to Access their Spiritual Side (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Why Do People Believe Halloween Is So Scary? (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
How the Paleolithic Diet Can Change Your Life Forever (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
How Using Drawboard PDF Can Make You More Efficient (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
A Look Into the Ad Campaign (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
XNN Merger (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
How Eliminating Education Would Change Xavier for the Better (Story)
Mar 21, 2017
The Oscars: One Big Oops (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
The First Ever Pink Basketball Game (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
Mr. Giglio – Xavier’s New Teacher (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
Cubs End 108 Year Drought (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
One stop shop: Your quick guide to helping others (Story)
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