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Weinstein Scandal

Lauren Ulveling, A&E writer

March 11, 2020

Trading a lush Hollywood ife for a New York prisoncell is the reality for one of Hollywood’s biggest names. Harvey Weinstein, who was once a successful Hollywoodproducer, is now facing 25years in jail. Weinstein has been found guilty of a criminalsex act in the first-degree andrape in the third-degree. He was acquitted of three further charges, including the counts of predatory sexual assault, which carried a possible life sentence, and another alternative countof rape...

“Time War” book review

Christine Hilario, A&E Writer

March 11, 2020

Everyone loves a good enemies-to-lovers story. “This Is How You Lose the Time War” by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone follows Red and Blue, two enemy agents from opposing timelines. Red hails from a polished, technology driven future society, while in Blue’s alternate timeline, nature reigns. Only one of their societies can exist, so Red and Blue are sent on missions to the past to ensure that their timeline prevails over the other. However,fulfilling th...

Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO

Cody Clemenson, A&E Writer

March 11, 2020

Walt Disney said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” On February 25, 2020, The Walt Disney Company announced thateffective immediately Bob Igerwould step down from his positionat Disney as CEO. Iger had beenChairman of Disney for the past 15 years and under his guidance, the company’s popularity surged with acquisitions of big named franchises and stu...

Saints take on Robins mock trial team

Allie Andrews, A&E Writer

March 11, 2020

For some Xavier students, their passion requires them to collaborate and compete with other schools and go beyond the Xavier community.This passion is mock trial. Mock trial typically stopsafter eighth grade, but there isa Robins Mock Trial team thatgives high schoolers a chance to pursue what they love. The team is coached by Tim Semelroth, an attorney here in Cedar Rapids who also helps coach Regis’Mock Trial teams. A lot of thestudents on the team attend Xavi...

French art in Cedar Rapids

Allie Andrews, A&E Writer

February 28, 2020

The French have been making beautiful works of art for hundreds of years, from Claude Monet’s Waterlily Pond with the Japanese Bridge to Camille Pisarro’s Jalais Hill, Pontoise. The Cedar Rapids Art Museum opened up a new French exhibit to celebrate its 125th anniversary of the Cedar Rapids Art Museum. The exhibit is from the private collection of Cedar Rapids locals, Tom and Nan Riley. It holds works of art from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Camille P...

XDT nationals recap

Lauren Ulveling, A&E Writer

February 28, 2020

The 2019-2020 Xavier Dance Team (XDT) attended the Dance Team Union National Championship from February 21-23, 2020 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. Forthe first time in Xavier history,XDT advanced to the nationalfinals and received tenth placein hip hop (small varsity) and sixth place in pom (small varsity). In addition to the group’s success, three Xavier dancers, sophomores Sara Gundacker and Berkley Johnson and freshman Alyssa Ramler. completed as ...

A family grounded in music

Christine Hilario, A&E Writer

February 28, 2020

Since 2003, Xavier has hosted an event that showcases the musical talents of middle school students from all over Eastern Iowa. Xtravaganza is a show choir competition featuring 11 middle schools and exhibition performances from Xavier’s Xhilaration and Xuberance show choirs. For choir director Matt Walker, this year’s Xtravaganza is extra special. His daughter, Lilly Walker, will be competing in Xtravaganza for the first time this year. Lilly has been ...

Ultimate Fighters Pass review

Cody Clemenson, A&E Writer

February 28, 2020

What do you get when you cross a fighting game and a bunch of beloved video game characters? You get Nintendo’s ever-growing platform fighter, Super Smash Bros. In June 2018, it was announced that every character that was ever in the series since its genesis on the Nintendo 64 would be returning in the latest installment of the franchise, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In late 2018, we knew we would get a Fighter’s Pass, which would contain five characters...

Cedar Rapids native on “America’s Got Talent”

Christine Hilario, A&E Writer

February 18, 2020

Growing up in Cedar Rapids enabled one Iowa native to show her art all around the world to spread a positive message. The Silhouettes, founded by Cedar Rapidian Lynne Waggoner-Patton, is a performance group that uses shadow shapes created through dance, acting, photographs and video to tell stories. After placing second on“America’s Got Talent” in 2011, The Silhouettes wereinvited back to compete in the second season of “America’sGot Talent: The Champi...

“Little Women” review

Lauren Ulveling, A&E Writer

February 18, 2020

Jo March said, "Women have minds and they have souls as well as just hearts. They’ve got ambition and they’ve got talent as well as just beauty. I am so sick of people saying that love is just all awoman is fit for. I’m so sick of it.” “Little Women” (2019) came out this past winter on December 25, 2019. It follows the March familyand the people and scenarios that surround them. Meg, the sensible responsible oldest sister, Jo, the rebellious brilli...

Robotics’ success

Josh Slusarek, A&E Writer

February 18, 2020

In life, there are many people with the passion to engineer and build technology. In many middleand high schools, one can find agroup of students that make up a team dedicated to such passions. At Xavier, that is the robotics or F.T.C. (First Tech Challenge) team, led by mathteacher,Mrs.StacyMickelson. The robotics team is challenged to design, build, program and operate a robot every year for use in competitions across the state. Competitions for robotics ...

Corridor Jazz Project

Christine Hilario, A&E Writer

January 31, 2020

Every year, FM 88.3 KCCK Jazz Radio Station brings together the top high school jazz bands of the Corridor area for one music-making event. Through the Corridor JazzProject, 13 different high schooljazz bands get to record a song with a professional musician as a guest soloist. The recordings are then compiled onto a CD. At a later date, all of the bands and guest soloists perform at a concert to celebrate the CD’s release. Senior alto saxophonist Katherin...

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