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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

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Kieran Coe creates video game quest

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

May 1, 2018

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High school students have a multitude of creative outlets at school and at home. From choir, to ceramics, to speech, it is quite easy to see artistic talents expressed. However, a lesser-known creative outlet for students is creating their own video games. Students around the world have made thousands of dollars creating games on engines such as the Unity Engine, Unreal Engine, and the popular gaming platform, Roblox. These are examples of simple ways to create such programs...

Photographer in the spotlight

Photographer in the spotlight

May 1, 2018

While on her way to a journalism conference in San Francisco, senior Camryn McPherson was informed she had won an award through a Jostens Photo Contest. She could not help but jump up and down, even as she stood in the middle of airport security. ...

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Kathleen Kenney, A&E Writer

April 18, 2018

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“I’m trying to let him know what I’m about to do,” Leonard Peacock said. “I’m hoping he can save me, even though I realize he can’t.” Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick, is a deeply moving story. It follows  high school student, Leonard Peacock, on his birthday, the same day he has decided to kill his ex-best friend and then himself. The book goes through his day, saying goodbye, giving presents, all with the end goal of not making it to the...

We Beefin’?

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If there is one company that knows how to use internet trends to gain attention from teenagers, it is the fast food chain Wendy’s. Usually known for their never-frozen, square patties, Wendy’s has been gaining popularity over the past year with their Twitter account ran by interns, on which they respond to a lot of tweets with clever and snarky comebacks, usually poking fun at other fast food restaurants. Banking off their new “hip” brand, they have now ventured into...

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