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Xavier’s published author

Kathleen Kenney, A&E Writer

December 19, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Xavier alumni work in a variety of fields: teaching, business, science, and more. One Xavier alumnus is even working as an author. Xavier 2012 graduate, Mr. Joshua Rouse, has recently published a book called The Prince Games. The Prince Games is about a princess locked in a tower. All the princes in the land compete to save her. It was inspired by fairy tales Rouse read when he was young. He started writing his book when he was a sophomore at Xavier. A former Xavier Englis...

Seasonal music

Nicole Hassenstab, A&E Writer

December 19, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Christmas lights have gone up, Advent wreaths have been lit, and trees are being decorated in preparation for the Christmas season. However, Christmas preparations have been happening since October for the Xavier band and choirs. The band and choirs hosted their annual Christmas with Xavier concert Sunday, December 10 at 5p.m. in the Ron Thillen gymnasium. This concert is a cherished tradition in the Xavier community and is one of the largest concerts hosted by the Fine Arts...

Students’ artwork shared

Students’ artwork shared

December 19, 2017

One department at Xavier has a new idea for how to display Xavier talent. The Xavier High School Foundation is a non-profit organization established to raise and accept contributions to provide financial assistance to Xavier High School and its students....

The Life of Electra Heart

The Life of Electra Heart

December 4, 2017

Arguably known as her best album, Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds released her second studio album Electra Heart in 2012. Electra Heart reached popularity with singles like “Primadonna” and “How to Be a Heartbreaker”. Using Tum...

Unique theater in Iowa City

Unique theater in Iowa City

November 29, 2017

In Iowa City, there is a group working diligently to bring new genres of films to the corridor. FilmScene is a nonprofit organization that runs a two-screen movie theater in the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City. The organization was founded in...

Same old Kimmy

Same old Kimmy

November 29, 2017

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of Netflix’s many original productions. The show has three seasons, and boasts an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, according to Common Sense Media. The show premiered in March of 2016 and has been renewed for a ...

Brand new Taylor

November 29, 2017

Many would agree Taylor Swift won the hearts of middle school girls with her first album, Taylor Swift. Swift then followed up with other classics such as Fearless and Red. Recently, Swift released her newest album, Reputation. As a Swifty from day one, I...

Cartoon Student Circus

Cartoon Student Circus

November 29, 2017

Modern vs. Classic

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

November 29, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There are many debates on whether or not new era movies are better than older movies. Older movies are superior because the quality of newer movies has been damaged by the greediness of Hollywood. Hollywood is more focused on making movies that bring in the most money, rather than movies that are good quality. The first example of this is constant reboots. Most people agree that reboots rarely live up to their predecessors. The creators are just trying to bank off of the...

Modern vs. Classic

Keaton Maier, A&E Editor

November 29, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For years, people have been comparing things of today to those of the past. It could be the youth, music, cast iron pans, cars, or washing machines. On many occasions, I have heard adults reminisce about the past. They claim that “back in their day,” things were better, faster, more durable, more efficient, etc. In some instances, they may be correct. However, in many cases, they are not. This is particularly true when it comes to movies. Throughout the nearly century...

Xavier Dance Jam

Kathleen Kenney, A&E Writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This has been a year of firsts for the Xavier Dance Team: the first year under Coach Jess Novotny, the first year as the Xavier Dance Team, and the first year where they will hold a dance competition at their own school. On Saturday November 11, the Xavier Dance Team will hold their first ever competition, Xavier Dance Jam, at Xavier High School. There will be 108 routines performed at the competition. The team will perform their pom and jazz dances. However, they will...

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