the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


All content by Erin Mahon
A simple decision between recycling a plastic bottle or throwing it away can be the difference between a healthy environment and unwanted ocean pollution. Helen Innes 19

It’s our turn: how we can help stop ocean pollution

March 23, 2017

Every generation faces its characteristic challenges, and the increasingly apparent one facing ours is environmental. Lead in gas may have been acceptable in the 60’s, but its adverse effects have rendered...

Erins adopted dog, Captain.

Dogs touch our lives- we should touch theirs, too

February 28, 2017

I was in kindergarten when my family adopted our first dog. He was an eighty-pound copper boxer named Captain, who I still see with a goofy smile that only the happiest dogs seem to exhibit. As an only...

Helen Innes 19

Teen Vogue introducing political articles

February 23, 2017

Resulting from an inability to vote, teens often assume an indifferent disposition towards politics. In an effort to engage young girls in the conversation, Teen Vogue magazine has increasingly integrated...

Instagram profiles provide a glimpse into our ideal lives.

Are you a brand?

September 29, 2016

Reflecting upon the meaning behind your last post to Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat will perhaps yield thoughts regarding how many likes it received and who viewed it. The important questions surrounding...

Diplomatic talks are resuming between the US and Cuba

Starting a new friendship? The US and Cuba story

April 19, 2016
Almost 50 years later, according to “The White House,” President Barack Obama arrived hoping to improve the stale, immutable relations that had previously occurred between the U.S. and Cuba. According to the “New York Times”, since his arrival in office, President Obama has proven successful in his quest. Dec. 17, 2014 saw a final breakthrough—Obama and Raul Castro (current president) agreed to a full diplomatic restoration. Further, the U.S. pursued more flexible restrictions on travel, banking and remittances—sum of money sent in as a payment for goods and services. July 20, 2015 further indicated improved relations as both countries reopened embassies in each other’s capitals.
Unmanned: a new era of warfare

Unmanned: a new era of warfare

February 28, 2016
. Many members of the media and the public, such as the “Los Angeles Times”, have asked questions like, “Will drones prove as difficult to control as the internet has? Will their lack of humanity pose threats to loyalty?” And, if a U.S. drone is captured by an enemy, will that lead to a breach of U.S. technology? The answers to these questions are
The feelings, the sounds, the motions, all apart of this somewhat unorthodox sport (unorthodox in its location in the desert).

Perspective from the Bow of a Boat

January 11, 2016
There is a certain emotional appeal to rowing for me. It occurs only after you have overcome the mental barrier entreating you to simply quit and let all the fatigue wash over you.
The fall can be complimented by the perfect song.

What cool breezes do: listening in fall

November 2, 2015
The lower temperatures entreat us to relax in our baggy sweatshirts and unspoken-though-clearly-claimed part of the couch.
Kylie Jenners image plays a key role in her popularity

Perspectives on the trending teenage girl: looking at the persona of Kylie Jenner

October 20, 2015
Her life appears to be a perpetual night of expensive cars, the latest fashion, and of course, the parties.
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