the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Xavier’s front courtyard celebrates the class of 2021 with a poster and balloons.
Recap of Seniors four years at Xavier
Emma Haas, Staff Writer • May 11, 2021

With less than ten days left of school, members of the class of 2021 are closing their high school chapter with senior treats, La tour de Xavier,...

Seniors walk into the Activity Center wearing their paper graduation caps for the Senior Day rally.
Seniors share their favorite Xavier funny moments
May 11, 2021

In the beginning of this school year when all classes were online, I was in the Google Meet for my Theology class. Our teacher was lecturing...

Seniors celebrate the rally at Senior Day.
Seniors share last wills and testaments
May 11, 2021

Mary Dickens- I will miss you so much next year! I am not sure what to do without you. Thank you for giving me the best advice and always being...

Seniors Reese Dietrich and Kassidy Espinosa pose in their college gear on College Sweatshirt Day.
Covid-19 alters college admissions
Emma McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief • May 11, 2021

Each year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors take on the college admissions process, hoping to get accepted into various universities...

Birthday cards through the years are arranged from the first card to the second most recent card.
Xavier celebrates alumnae's birthdays
Ashley Rojas, Staff Writer • May 11, 2021

In 1994, Xavier’s alumnae office decided to send out annual birthday cards to all Xavier alumnae. In a typical school year, approximately 12,0000...

The class of 2021 attends the moving- up Mass, celebrating the baptism, and confirmation of three seniors.
Theology and campus ministry changes
Ameera Rivas, Staff Writer • May 11, 2021

As the 2020 to 2021 Xavier school year comes to an end, many things have changed this year. The year has been different in many aspects for teachers,...

Sister Lynn and Xavier’s administration decided to finally cut down the ash trees by the tennis courts due to termite damage, but are making new picnic benches out of the wood with the help of Ironwood Mills and C + D Industry.
Beloved Xavier trees become new benches
Jenna Burch, Staff Writer • May 11, 2021

Xavier’s administration is elated to announce a recent improvement to Xavier’s campus. The sisters made the decision to cut down the ash...

Zachary Carlson, ceramics teacher, stands with a ceramics project. Carlson has been working on providing a creative, yet safe space for students to work.
Ceramics class provides an adapted learning experience for students
Grace Nelson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

This year, the ceramics program at Xavier has adapted to create a safe, yet immersive, learning experience. Ceramics class has been a student-favorite...

Freshmen Angel Moreno Martin, Elise Kindle, Kirby Maitra, Emily Barlett and Claudia Bocanegra perform their fractured fairytale of “Sleeping Beauty.” In order for their performance to go live, the freshman students had to perform their adapted fairy tale during their class period.
Frosh follies take the stage
April Tanner, Staff Writer

This year’s production of the Frosh Follies, performed by the freshmen Introduction to Theatre classes, have been altered.  Generally,...

DeMaria offers advice for Xavier students with her unique perspective on life’s adversities. DeMaria cherishes many memories she had as a Xavier Gator, especially as a freshwoman who had to make new friends and enjoy new experiences with which current and incoming freshwomen can identify.
Receiving advice from Haley Scott DeMaria
Jenna Burch, Staff Writer

Xavier alumna Haley Scott DeMaria ’91 is a celebrity and an inspiration to the many current Xavier students who read her book “What Though...

(Left to right) Sister Lynn Winsor, Sister Isabel Conchos, Sister Joan Fitzgerald, Sister Lillian Lila and Sister Joanie Nuckols attending a 7 a.m. Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady.
Xavier sisters unite during lockdown
Yulianna Gomez, Faith In Action Editor

Times of crisis tend to bring people together. The lockdown in late March last year caused schools and businesses to close leaving everyone at...



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