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Saint crowned as Miss Teen Iowa 2019

Syd Walther, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018

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From 2010 Miss Iowa Junior Pre-Teen to 2012 Miss Iowa Pre-Teen to 2016 Miss Iowa Junior Teen and now Miss Iowa Teen USA 2019, where will senior Kristen Hovda go next? “I’ve been doing this since I was five,” Hovda said. “At first I only did it because my sister, Ally (Miss Iowa Teen USA 2009), competed. Eventually, I grew to love the feeling, meeting new people from all over the country, and all of the opportunities included within the system.” Getting re...

Stutzman steps up

Cate Tucker, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2018

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It takes a special person to step up and help an organization, especially when that organization has been in your family your whole life. Junior Maggie Stutzman and campus ministry staff member, Mrs. Jody Esker have taken initiative in setting up the diapers and wipes drive that started the week of October 8 and ended the 19. This drive benefits Young Parents Network (YPN),  a local nonprofit organization that helps low income families in the community. Esker and Stutzman...

Especially For You Race

Jenae Marshall, News Writer

October 29, 2018

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Over 15,000 people filled the streets of Cedar Rapids to race against breast cancer. The Especially for You Race raises money for those who need financial assistance for breast and gynecological cancer screenings. On October 7, 460 teams participated in the race that started at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center and finished at the Newbo Market. One of the teams was Team Tammy. Tammy’s team consisted of 27 people who were close family and friends supporting her along her...

Panel shows progress

Michele Barnum, News Writer

October 29, 2018

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Xavier High School held an informative public forum on Tuesday, October 2 regarding the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis. Five panelists, including Archdiocese of Dubuque’s Development Director Jeff Henderson, Father Jerry Kopacek, Deacon Michael Klappholz, attorney Karen Volz, and Sister Linda Bechen, RSM, spoke and answered questions pertaining to the sexual abuse crisis. This forum gave the people in Cedar Rapids an opportunity to listen and share their thoughts on the turmoil...

Believing in something better

Ella Schulte, News Writer

October 29, 2018

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Empowerment. Progression. Music. To commemorate 30 years of providing a safe and reliable network, U.S. Cellular has planned to fund a free concert as a way to commemorate customers for their support over the years. Doors will open starting at 6 p.m. on November 2, 2018 at the U.S. Cellular Center, located in Downtown Cedar Rapids, where global pop star, Kesha, is set to take the stage. Despite setbacks, such as the flood of 2008, the community has consistentl...

Iowa ACE

Ella Schulte, News Writer

October 10, 2018

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“Every child, every child should have the ability to attend a school that’s the right fit for them, no matter what their zip code is, no matter what their financial circumstances are,” Director of School Choice Efforts John Elcesser said. “School choice provides that opportunity in its many different kinds of vehicles.” Xavier High School’s Regis-LaSalle Auditorium welcomed Elcesser on Wednesday, September 19 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. to speak and elaborate on...

Saints succeed

Cate Tuker, Assistant News Editor

October 10, 2018

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Years of leadership, integrity and perseverance have paid off, literally and figuratively, for five Xavier students. Starting on September 16 to September 19, 39 Xavier students participated in the National Council of Youth Leadership (NCYL) conference, and over 225 students around the area participated as well. The “Youth Salute” program recognizes seniors who are leaders in their school and who give back to their community. The conference was held at Kirkwood and Mount...

Tanko takeover

Michele Barnum, News Writer

October 10, 2018

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One junior student has stepped up to continue Mary’s Meals at Xavier. Elizabeth Tanko has taken over John Pape’s (X18) coordinator role of Mary’s Meals. This organization is a global movement used to provide help to those in extreme poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries. Mary’s Meals provides nutritious meals to students in need so that they may be able to focus on their education. Research has shown students who learn while not suffering from hunger,...

Xceed xpectations

Jenae Marshall, News writer

October 10, 2018

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The expectation of Xavier students is to go above and beyond. This is not only true in academics and athletics, but also in students’ faith life. Xavier High School hosted their first XCEED conference on Wednesday, September 26. 22 speakers devoted their time to share their struggles, advice and views on specific topics including miracles, tweeting, relationships and locker room talk were discussed. Each student had the opportunity to listen to Matt Fradd, a Catholic...

Celebrating God’s Grace for 20 Years

Jenae Marshall, News Writer

September 12, 2018

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Every     year Campus  Ministry comes together to select a theme for the year. This year’s theme, Celebrating God’s Grace for 20 Years, will be portrayed throughout Xavier. “The goal is for it to evolve over the year and for people to understand it better at the end of the year than at the beginning,” Campus Minister Mrs. Jody Esker said. “It is also a way to reflect on the past and everything God has given Xavier.” To start off the 2018-2019 school year,...

A true American hero

Michele Barnum, News Writer

September 12, 2018

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Throughout history there have been many examples of true American heroes. They stand for what it means to be an American, defending and protecting the United States of America. Senator John McCain died at the age of 81 and will be remembered as a true American hero. McCain was born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936. There he was raised with his military family leading him to join the United States Naval Academy. In 1960, he completed flight...

The X’s and O’s of Xavier

Ella Schulte, News Writer

September 12, 2018

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The X’s: the Xpress, Xhilaration, Xuberance, Xperts, Xtras, XCEL, Xtravaganza, and now XCEED. XCEED stands for Xavier Catholic Extraordinary Encounter Day, a conference based event allowing students to expand upon their faith and relationships in many divergent environments. This includes access to male, female, and mixed impact sessions, keynote speaker, Matt Fradd, as well as a catered Panera lunch. These scheduled impact sessions will be held in place of the traditional...

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