Senior editorial: Emma McCarthy


Emma McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief

It’s crazy to think that just a few years ago I was entering Xavier with no idea what these past four years would bring me. I have grown immensely since then and I’m so grateful for my time at Xavier and on XPress. 

I started off as a writer with XPress when I was a sophomore. I loved it, but no one seemed to be aware of the newspaper or care about it. I didn’t understand why, because I knew so many students who loved to write. It inspired me to bring XPress back as a focal point of the Xavier community. 

Since then, I have worked my way up and am now the Editor-in-chief, a position I couldn’t be more excited about. Although it has been a lot of hard work, I’m extremely proud of the issues XPress has produced this year. 

XPress has been a creative outlet for me and helped me grow as a writer, student and leader. I’m so thankful for all the work the staff has put in throughout this year and how willing they have been to learn the rules of journalism. They have all truly inspired me and I can’t wait to see what they do in the future. 

I also can’t say my goodbye to XPress without sharing my gratitude for Mr. Mostoller. He has been an extraordinary mentor to me in all my years at Xavier, and I have learned so much from him. He is a fantastic adviser and I appreciate all he has done for us this year. 

Attending Xavier has been one of the best gifts I have ever received. I can’t express all that I have learned here and how thankful I am for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing community. Through experiences like Kairos and the annual Disneyland trips, I have had the opportunity to grow closer to the girls I see at school every day, whom I love so much. I’m also so proud of my graduating class, the class of 2021, for making it through this rocky year. 

Thank you Xavier community for supporting XPress this year!