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Fine arts

Allie Andrews, A&E Writer

May 13, 2020

As the school year comes to an end, it is important to celebrate the students' talents, specifically seniors, by showcasing their last projects, concerts, ensembles etc. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Xavier’s Fine Arts department has had to be creative in ways they can celebrate their students' accomplishments.  The Xavier band has been using a soundtrap so that students can collaborate their music.  “It is nice that Xavier is continuing to offer ban...

Jojo rabbit review

Lauren Ulveling, A&E Writer

April 27, 2020

How do you tell a coming of age story in Nazi Germany? Jojo Rabbit is the latest film from director and writer Taika Waititi. The film is based off of Christine Leunens's book, “Caging Skies.” The film focuses on Jojo, a ten-year-old German boy growing up in the height of World War II. He is like any typical ten-year-old; he goes to summer camp, grows closer to his mother after his father leaves, and of course, has an imaginary best friend. That imaginary friend, though, j...

“Onward” Review

Josh Slusarek, A&E Writer

April 27, 2020

Disney and Pixar have a history of churning out movies that show emotion and evoke feelings of familial bonding and adventure. With their newest movie, “Onward”, they keep up that tradition and have delivered yet another heartfelt movie that can be enjoyed by all ages. “Onward” takes place in a mystical world full of fantastical creatures where magic used to be common. In the present day, however, people have forgotten magic and opted for comfort in the form of t...

Virtual classes and tryouts

Allie Andrews, A&E Writer

April 27, 2020

During these times, it is important to stay busy and active in order to keep minds healthy. Dance studios and other activity providers are offering online classes so that their participants can continue learning the material and see their friends who they normally see. “I think that online dance classes are a great way to stay active even at home. It has been nice getting to talk to my teachers and dance friends that I haven’t seen in a month,” junior, Jack Delane...

Streaming Services provide

Cody Clemenson, A&E Writer

April 27, 2020

Entertainment is something that everyone looks for during these strange times: reading a book, watching a movie, talking with friends or anything that can help ease the mind from what is going on in the world. Luckily, major platforms have started generously providing free services for people practicing social distancing. To start, the huge streaming platform, HBO, has given all users free access to some of their massive library of movies and television shows. Beloved ...

JBO guest DJs

Robert Weger, Assistant A&E Editor

April 27, 2020

Life is filled with unique opportunities that, if taken, can lead to once in a lifetime experiences. A few Xavier jazz band members were recently invited to try something that would give them a new perspective on their jazz music. Three members of Xavier’s Jazz Band One were invited to be guests on KCCK-FM. Senior Juliana Karl and juniors Avery Arens and Allison Talyat appeared on KCCK on Monday, March 30 with Dennis Greene as the host. For an hour, the three picked...

Seniors

Allie Andrews, A&E Writer

April 3, 2020

As the school year starts moving to an end, Xavier will celebrate all the hard work and talent students have been putting into the annual spring play, “Noises off”. Three seniors, Christine Hilario, Taylor Scallon and Emma Stadelmann, have been involved in almost every play and musical in their four years at Xavier, typically behind the scenes.Now, these three seniors were given the opportunity to have a few of the lead roles in this year’s play. “I was pleasantly s...

Office Ladies Podcast review

Cody Clemenson, A&E Multimedia Specialist

April 2, 2020

NBC has always had excellent shows but nothing sticks out quite like “The Office.” “The Office,” an American spin-off of the British comedy of the same name, premiered in 2005 and was met with outstanding praise. The show ran from 2005 to 2013, and while it was airing, audiences everywhere fell in love with its diverse cast of characters. Between the iron-willed Dwight Schrute, the fun and loveable Kelly Kapoor, and the exploits of the charismatic Michael Scott, th...

Eternal Atake R

Robert Weger, Assistant A&E Editor

April 2, 2020

For the first time since 2017, fans of Lil Uzi Vert have an album to be excited about. After a wait of over two years, Lil Uzi Vert released his long-awaited album, “Eternal Atake” on Friday, March 6, 2020. This is the Philadelphia rapper’s first album since August of 2017, when he came out with “Luv is Rage 2.” The album has 18 songs and runs just over an hour. Uzi features just one other artist on the track, Syd, in the song “Urgency.” “Eternal Ata...

Jazz season overview

Christine Hilario, A&E Writer

April 2, 2020

Hard work pays off. After months of practices, competitions and performances, the jazz band season has come to an end. Xavier High School’s Jazz Band Two (JBT) competed at one competition this year. At the Coe Jazz Summit on February 28, senior trumpet player Christine Hilario received an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Musician. “As a whole, I’m proud of our competition,” Jessica Humphries, senior baritone saxophone player for JBT, said. “I feel like we j...

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...

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