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the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Xaviers Advanced Dance, Choir and Performance dance conclude the Christmas Pageant.
Return of the Xavier Christmas pageant
Natalia Gomez del Campo, Arts and Entertainment Editor • December 9, 2021

After weeks of preparation by students and staff, Xavier held its Christmas pageant as a gift to the community. Since the 2020 pageant had to...

Xavier College Prep’s crew team poses together after a long weekend of pushing the human body to its limits at the San Diego Fall Classic Regatta. Everyone has a smile of relief on their faces knowing that their training paid off, and they can sleep on the bus ride home.
Xavier Gator crew rows its way through San Diego
Lauren Wehner, Staff Writer • December 9, 2021

Xavier’s crew team took on the San Diego Fall Classic Regatta, representing the school in California on Mission Bay over the weekend on November...

A guest at the 2021 Brophy College Preparatory Fine Arts Extravaganza admires the artwork on display created by students in their fine art electives.
The 2021 Brophy College Preparatory Fine Arts Extravaganza
Ellie Pompay, Staff Writer • December 2, 2021

On Tuesday, November 22, 2021, Brophy College Preparatory held its annual Fine Arts Extravaganza. The event was organized into five sections...

Xavier students discuss class material during a passing period. Students around campus constantly collaborate on class content to better understand material.
Dyslexic students need Xavier's support
Grace Nelson, Managing Editor • December 2, 2021

Students around the world struggle with various learning impediments which may inhibit their abilities to achieve their full potentials. Dyslexia...

At the first practice of the year, GG Conti ‘24 started strong by shooting a bullseye with each arrow.
Xavier archers keep aiming for the bullseyes as State approaches
Catherine Alaimo, Club Writer • December 2, 2021

Almost every high school in Arizona has tennis teams, soccer teams and basketball teams. Xavier is widely known for its excellence in these popular...

Xavier hosts the college fair on its campus inside Founder’s Hall after school hours. For attendance, 74 colleges and over 500 students and parents were there
Xavier hosts 2021 college fair
April Tanner, Staff writer • November 18, 2021

As another school year begins, Xavier College Preparatory continues to prepare students for college and the college application process. Xavier...

Right after her Spanish class, Morgan Greenwood 24’ takes a look at her favorite trends on TikTok. She then went to lunch with her friends and showed them a fun new TikTok trend she found.
What you should know about TikTok trends
Kali Riddell, Multimedia Editor • November 18, 2021

Put a finger down if you have TikTok on your phone. If you still have 9 fingers up, keep reading. Tik Tok is a trending app that found its...

Every Christmas Angel ornament is displayed since its inception in 1971. The angels are sold at the annual Xavier auction and this year marked 50 years since the tradition began.
A long-standing tradition: Christmas Angels
Yulianna Gomez, Faith in Action Editor • December 2, 2021

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many are welcoming the holiday season by decorating their homes with nativity sets, inflatable snowmen and...

On November 25, 2021, in a quiet Phoenix neighborhood, autumn leaves appear. Families gathered in Mountain Trails Park to celebrate and give thanks for all their blessings.
Thanksgiving post-Covid: A look at celebrations in 2021
Lila Mago, Club Writer • December 2, 2021

A time of home-cooked meals, pumpkin spice and tabletop gourd decorations, the month of November is synonymous with the spirit of Thanksgiving....

On November 13, at Ice Den Scottsdale, senior Marissa White makes her way to the Bronco’s side of the rink on a fast break. Brophy tied against the JV Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions, 1-1.
First Gator on the BCP hockey team in years
MaryJose Bautista, Staff Writer • November 18, 2021

There are many teams to choose to be a part of at Xavier, from volleyball to softball, so it is only natural for anyone with a spark of interest...

National Honor Society members collect money and cans on Wednesdays “Can Your Skirt” day. Students are able to wear sweats or jeans for the day if they donate $5 or 10 cans.
Xavier raises thousands of cans for the Canned Food Drive
Dina Gorman, Staff Writer • November 12, 2021

Every year Xavier holds its annual St. Vincent de Paul Canned Food Drive. Xavier’s staff and students bring in thousands of canned food and...

The placid Stark Gallery lies still after school hours. Housing many works, it now displays the artisan faculty’s works.
Teachers take on Stark Gallery
Adelaide Luna, Staff Writer • November 12, 2021

Art Teachers have been holding a tradition where they can show off their skills. Their works are presented in the Stark Gallery, which has housed...

Junior Isabel Hycnar, wears her “Fight Like Flo” shirt to school on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The Xavier softball team members wore their “Fight like Flo” shirts to honor their beloved teammate Kylie Rodgers.
Celebrating the triumphant life of Kylie Rodgers
Ellie Pompay, XPress Staff Writer • November 11, 2021

On September 1, 2021, a beautiful, strong and gracious soul was lost. Kylie Rodgers was a Xavier College Preparatory graduate from the class...



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