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Astroworld debate

William Christianson, A&E Writer

September 14, 2018

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Houston rapper Travis Scott released his third studio album, Astroworld, and it is Scott’s best album to date. The title, Astroworld, refers to the now closed Six Flags Astroworld theme park, in Houston. He chose this theme to refer to his childhood and to pay tribute to his hometown. This is Scott’s best album because of everything it has to offer for a fan. First of all, it has many different moods so you can listen to it in almost every situation. From the chill...

Astroworld debate

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

September 14, 2018

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Travis Scott did not deliver this time. When an established artist generates the type of hype that Scott’s Astroworld did, they need to produce an album that, at the very least, matches the quality of their previous album. The arguably most anticipated album of 2018, Astroworld, did not have the flair and creativity that his 2016 project Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (and even his 2015 debut album Rodeo) had. The first thing I listened for is the quality of the biggest...

Top five summer movies

Lauren Ulveling, A&E Writer

September 14, 2018

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Another summer means another season of blockbuster movies. This summer has been one of the biggest for the movie business, with 40 new movies in theatres, together earning an estimated total of $3,725,708,473 in the U.S alone. Below are the top five movies of the summer based on grossing and reviews. 1. “Incredibles 2” picking up where the original 2004 film leaves off, this time it’s ElastiGirl who’s getting the attention. Elastigirl signs on with Winston Deavor...

Coe joins drumline

Cody Clemenson, A&E Writer

September 14, 2018

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The new marching band season has its participants and spectators excited about their performance. The season is also exciting for junior band member Kieran Coe. With a new season comes new opportunities. Coe, who has played alto saxophone for the past six years, has been given the chance to try something new; he has opted to play in the drumline this year. This allows him to play a new style of music within this year’s marching band show, “Americana: Music of the Melting...

Review: Disney drama

Christine Hilario, A&E Writer

September 12, 2018

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“We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective,” former Disney CEO Michael Eisner once said. This company sentiment has been made more and more evident by the constant live action remakes of Disney classics. Artistically, it’s pointless to redo something successful unless you can improve upon it, and these live action remakes are actively worse than the originals....

Juniors take over the Xavier Dance Team

Abigail Todd, A&E Writer

September 12, 2018

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After being back-to-back state champions, the bar is set high for the Xavier Dance Team. With a reputation like that to uphold, all eyes are on the girls. If that is not enough, the team is competing without any seniors this year. Kesson Brown is just one of the juniors who has stepped up to the task to lead the other girls into the season. “It was tough to go from just an underclassman to a captain of the team. I was definitely nervous for that change, but it was exciting...

Invisible Monsters

Matt Scieszinski, Opinion Writter

May 23, 2018

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“It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.” Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters tells the story of a disfigured supermodel, her ex-fiancé and their queen supreme, who needs one more surgery to become fully women. Throughout the story, we jump around topics of drug trips, running from the law under false alias, photo shoots and modeling, and each characters’ pasts. This book had my a...

Saints shine at Galaxy

Saints shine at Galaxy

May 16, 2018

The end of the school year is usually filled with a multitude of things students need to worry about. However, many of them still find time to add a talent show to their list of activities. Xavier students had been rehearsing and mastering their acts...

A Quiet Place

Claire Delaney, A&E Writer

May 1, 2018

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Suspense. Terror. Shock. These are just a few words I would use to describe the movie A Quiet Place. A Quiet Place, starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, was very different than I originally thought. Going into the movie, I expected to be somewhat scared, but I ended up having to cover my eyes for a good amount of the film. I assumed this movie would be paranormal and similar to every other scary movie that has a cheesy plot, but A Quiet Place takes suspense to a new lev...

Teacher takes on radio station

Nicole Hassenstab, A&E Writer

May 1, 2018

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Students do not often think about what teachers do in their free time, but one Xavier teacher has been working on quite the extracurricular project. Theology teacher Mrs. Sue May and her husband Tony have recently gotten their Catholic radio station onto local airwaves after a ten year journey. The inspiration for the station came from trips to the Omaha area, where there are several Catholic radio stations. They decided they wanted to have one available for Cedar Rapids ...

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