Cooking counts

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

March 11, 2020

They start their journey in the kitchen, prepared to make an exquisite meal. They carefully pull a pot out from the drawer and set it on the stove. Then, they procure a lovely box of Kraft Mac & Cheese from the low shelf in the pantry. They dump                      cartoon-shaped noodles into the pot while turning on the stove, making sure to ignite the burner. Then just like they had seen done many times before they add some milk, butter and a cheese packet....

Debate drama

Anna Schenkel, Assistant News Editor

March 11, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Whether you are active in politics or not, it is impossible to miss the non-stop ads on every social platform possible, chatter about individual candidates throughout the halls and the infamous Twitter memes. Yes, it is officially the political season. If you know me in the slightest, you probably know that I am pretty involved in politics. I have attended various rallies and marches throughout  the years for my personal beliefs and am still...

Room 225

Britt Bowersox, Opinion Assistant Editor

March 11, 2020

Media is everywhere. Social media, print media, broadcast media, etc. You name it, there’s a type of media for it. We are living in a time where news about sports, politics and current events are delivered almost instantly to our phones and devices, what more could we want? But, like all good things, there is a catch. With the rise of easily accessible internet, comes the rise of fake news and opinions regarded as facts to be believed and referenced. ...

The murders of cabin 28

Ellie Tanko, Opinion Editor

March 11, 2020

If you traveled down a long winding road through a dark forest in Keddie, California, you would come across the remnants of a cabin that once stood. Broken tiles, cracked cement from the foundation and chipped wooden panels lay haphazardly along the ground, similar to that of the gory sight, which laid there decades previously. On the terrible night of April 12, 1981, four people met death much too soon at the hands of an unknown killer. But to catch a killer is an art that...

Genius at work

Penelope Gardner, Copy Editor

March 11, 2020

Chess—an intellectual and strategic activity spanning back centuries that millions of people play across the globe. Almost everyone knows what chess is and sort of how to play it, but do you know who the world chess champion is? Do you know who reached the number one in world rankings at 19, who became the world chess champion at 23 and who has held that place for the past seven years? Well, I do and I know that Norway’s own Magnus Carlsen is an underrated genius who...

Carpe diem

Sarah Cunningham, Editor-In-Chief

March 11, 2020

Are you ready to graduate? What are your plans for next year? Have you decided what you want to do once you’re done with college? These are just a few of the never ending questions that I am asked as I prepare to graduate from Xavier in less than three months.  I never believed anyone that said these past four years would go by in a blink of an eye, but let me tell you, it’s true. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was showing up to my freshmen orientation ...

Ultimate Fighters Pass review

Josh Slusarek, A&E Writer

February 28, 2020

Nintendo has numerous profitable franchises that have been the basis of many fans’ childhoods such as Mario, Kirby, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pokémon” and many more. One franchise, however, stands out among the others as a celebration of the gaming industry’s past, present and future. That franchise is none other than, Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate alone has a base roster of 74 fighters but has six additional DLC fighters and is conf...

Importance of an elected student leader

Emma Stadelmann, Opinion Writer

February 28, 2020

Schuster. Cataldo. Miller. Coe. Since freshmen year, my peers and I have recognized and respected an important figure in the high school power dynamic: the student body president. This position is unique and completely necessary for the success of a school. Recently I have heard rumors about big changes coming to Xavier, which have been confirmed in part by various faculty and staff members. These include a house system, and more importantly, the abolishment of student...

No rain, no flowers

Cate Tucker, News Editor

February 28, 2020

Senior year: the final year of high school, deemed as one of the best times of your teenage years. Coming into my senior year, I thought it was going to be filled with nothing but accomplishments, happiness and fun times as I ended my time as a Xavier Saint. This also meant looking back on the past four years, reminiscing on all the memories made with people I care about.  As a kid, seeing all the movies made about senior year I thought with no doubt in my mind that I ...

To my 3A TA class

Grace Ries, Editor-In-Chief

February 28, 2020

The first day I walked into class, you guys looked at me like I was the weirdest person ever. I tried to make a joke and no one laughed, so I got scared that no one would like me. It was a good thing my friend Liz McGarvey, another TA, was there because, otherwise, it was going to be a long semester. As a TA, it can be difficult not having tons of friends in the same class. It’s not like I could just walk up to a sophomore and say, “Oh my gosh, isn’t the AP Calculus...

A special kind of love

Virginia Russell, Opinion Writer

February 28, 2020

Readers, do you ever find yourselves just lacking in something? Have you ever gotten the feeling that things in your life could be better or that there is simply something missing? Well, stress no more because I am about to enlighten you and make that issue disappear. There is actually a solution to this dull feeling and it’s not what you may think. This solution is comforting, it’s diverse, and most importantly, it’s absolutely delicious. It’s pi...

Team Peter

Rachel Schneider, Opinion Writer

February 28, 2020

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was easily one of the biggest rom com movie hits of 2018. From the moment I saw the movie, I was hooked onto the romance that was #convinsky. That being said, I am 100 percent team Peter and I don't think John Ambrose is all that. For those of you not familiar with the books or movies, Lara Jean and Peter have a fairy-tail romance that started off in a unique and somewhat rocky way. They are in a good place at the start of...

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