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Movie resolutions

Claire Delaney, A&E Assistant Editor

February 6, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Teachers spend roughly seven hours of their day teaching, in addition to grading assignments and spending time with their families.  This does not leave a lot of free time. However, one Xavier teacher decided to make time to begin his New Year resolution: to watch more movies. Señor Alexis Avila made his 2018 New Year’s resolution after deciding he wanted an exciting and different goal. “I didn’t get the idea from anyone or any place, just something that came...

New way to game

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It is only February, but the hottest trend for guys in 2018 may have already been decided. It has filled Snapchat stories and Twitter timelines almost to the point of being completely unavoidable. Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon that has enthralled boys in their teens and twenties for the past couple of months. Fortnite is a free, third-person video game with optional in-game purchases available on PS4, Xbox, and PC. It is a cartoonish spin on the popular “battle-royale”...

Speech begins transition

Speech begins transition

February 6, 2018

The end of the season for large group speech means it is just the beginning of individual speech. Individual speech parts were selected in late January, and practices begin in early February. Individual and large group speech do not have the same categories...

Karma Coffee Café is the place to go: 5 stars

Abigail Todd, Beginning Journalism Writer

February 5, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Beginning Journalism

Lately I have been looking for a good, calm place to study and hangout after school. Ideally, I was looking for a place not too busy with delicious food. I am proud to say Karma Coffee Café is the place to go. Unlike your normal choice of Starbucks or Pancheros, Karma Coffee gives off a pleasant vibe and it is not too busy. They also have a variety of delicious food and beverages. From coffee to smoothies and sandwiches to a piece of toast, Karma is a great place to sit...

Darkest Hour review

Kathleen Kenney, A&E Writer

January 23, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it,” Winston Churchill once said. Darkest Hour is the story of Churchill’s first few weeks as Prime Minister of Britain in May of 1940. It explores the relationship between Churchill and his political party and the decision he made on whether Britain would fight during WWII or not. Simply put, Darkest Hour is an enthralling masterpiece detailing an intense moment in history. The acting in Darkest Hour is superb. ...

Freshmen adjust to new environment

Freshmen adjust to new environment

January 23, 2018

High school show choir can be intimidating for freshmen who are used to middle school show choir. However, the members of Xuberance, Xavier’s prep show choir, prepared for months and finally faced any fears they may have had leading up to their first...

Xhilaration aims for repeat success

Xhilaration aims for repeat success

January 23, 2018

Music has been memorized, choreography has been cleaned, costumes have been altered, and Xhilaration is ready to take the stage for the 2018 show choir season. Xhilaration is Xavier's varsity show choir and is made up of 48 auditioned members, 10 techies,...

Cartoon Student Circus

Cartoon Student Circus

December 19, 2017

Xavier Dance Team wins over judges

Keaton Maier, A&E Editor

December 19, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Xavier Dance Team spends many hours preparing for competition. They say that this traditon of hard work is the key to their success at State. On December 1-2, the team competed at the ISDTA State Dance Team Championships, where they placed first in the class XII Pom category and third in the class III Contemporary category. Last year the dance team placed first in the class XI Pom category, making this their second consecutive pom championship. The Contemporary category...

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