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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...

2nd annual Senior Walk

2nd annual Senior Walk

May 16, 2018

As another school year comes to an end, the Xavier community must say goodbye to the class of 2018. The seniors are preparing to embark on this new chapter of their lives, but they took a step back during their Senior Walk to remember where they came...

Maier receives National Merit Scholarship

Jenae Marshall, News Writer

May 1, 2018

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Becoming an astronaut is senior Keaton Maier’s dream job. Maier recently became a National Merit Scholarship recipient, will bring him one step closer to this dream. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a program that recognizes academically talented students across the nation. The process started when Maier was a junior and took the PSAT, a precursor to the standardized ACT and SAT tests. Based on the score he earned, he was named a National Merit Semifinalist ...

Olson hired for principal position

Syd Walther, News Writer

May 1, 2018

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With the adaptation of the President-Principal Model and the implementation of block scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year, it is evident that Xavier is constantly changing. The creation of the President-Principal Model promoted Mr. Tom Keating from principal to president, thus opening up the principal position. After a search and interview process, the Xavier High School Board of Education announced on Tuesday, April 24, that current Associate Principal Angela Olson ...

Grandparent’s Day Mass

Grandparent’s Day Mass

May 1, 2018

Once a month, Xavier students gather to celebrate being Catholic through school-wide Mass. Last month, over 340 grandparents joined their grandchildren in the celebration. Father Ken Glaser of St. Ludmila parish asked the grandparents to raise their...

TEDxCedar Rapids

Noah Lynch, News Editor

April 18, 2018

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The world-renowned Technology, Entertainment, and Design organization will be making its way to Cedar Rapids early next month. TEDxCedarRapids is an independently organized TED event that will be held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on May 12. Organized by Breanna Oxley, the event will include Keynote presenters, interactive sessions, and existing TED videos. With a theme entitled “Through the Course of Time”, the event will focus on innovation within the Cedar Rapids...

San Francisco trip

Maddye Cavanagh, News Assistant Editor

April 16, 2018

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Almost two thousand miles from Cedar Rapids, 13 newspaper and yearbook students traveled to San Francisco, California. The National High School Journalism Conference (NHSJC) took place on April 13 and 14 at the Marriott Marquis. Over 150 speakers presented including Xavier seniors Sylvia Clubb, Camryn McPherson, Sidney Scott, Mary Tallett, and advisor  Mrs. Kellie Wagner. From workshops about fonts to tips on how to handle controversy in the newsroom, NHSJC covered a wide...

Self defense class

Jenae Marshall, News Writer

April 16, 2018

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Self defense helps prepare people for unexpected situations and also helps develop mental and physical health. An optional three-hour class was held for young women at Xavier High School on April 12. Cedar Rapids Police Officer Smaby led the class. The first two hours of the class consisted of an educational presentation. Women learned how to identify different situations and scams and how to be aware of their surroundings. During the last hour they participated in hands-on...

Model UN Conference

Model UN Conference

April 16, 2018

The goal of Model UN is to build students’ leadership potential, practice debate skills, and learn more about the foreign relations of the government. Xavier students were provided the opportunity to do this through a simulation of an United Nations...

St. Matt’s new principal

Maddye Cavanagh, News Assistant Editor

March 28, 2018

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After 32 years of service, Principal Joe Wolf will retire from St. Matthew Elementary School at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Mrs. Amy Conlon, who has been a Regis Middle School teacher and Associate Principal for the past two years, will be his replacement. Holding a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from St. Ambrose University, Conlon has taught sixth and eighth-grade mathematics and religion at Regis. She started teaching in Catholic schools six...

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