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Fall play adjustments due to Covid-19

The Fall Showcase will feature a group number with the entire cast, which is being filmed individually throughout different rooms in Xavier’s Performing Arts Center in order to adhere to social distancing and CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines. Molly La Joie, choreographer, and Charles Judd, a freshman at Brophy, were rehearsing and filming, with the help of the video club, after school.

Jenna Burch, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

Xavier College Preparatory’s theatre department and fall showcase have been forced to alter their plans due to Covid-19, along with many other events this school year.  Aspiring actors and actresses know that a production begins with auditions, followed by callbacks, casting, rehearsals, and eventu...

Backstage with Little Women

Front cover for the playbill for Little Women. Photo credit to Zoelyn Milloy ‘21

Zoelyn Mulloy, Class Writer

March 9, 2020

This year, Xavier’s theatre department is performing Little Women the musical, which is sure to spark emotions throughout the audience. Following the story of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, Little Women tells the life and troubles of being a young woman in the 1860s. The Xavier’s Li...

Black History Month Creators

A collage of famous historical African American creators listed below in the article, from top left to top right (William D. Foster, Ella Fitzgerald. Louis Armstrong). From bottom left to bottom right (Gordon Parks, Beverly Johnson, Jacob Lawrence) - Courtesy of Sattu Samura ‘21

Sattu Samura, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 9, 2020

With February being Black History Month, it is important to recognize prominent African American figures who have shaped and made major contributions to the arts. Listed below are 6 creators whose artistic achievements shaped the Arts and Entertainment industry that we know today.   Ella Fitzg...

March Spotlight

Cover picture for the Arts and Entertainment Spotlight - Photo Credit: Sattu Samura '21

Sattu Samura and Zoelyn Mulloy, Class Writers

March 9, 2020

With all the activities and events taking place around the valley, Arizonans can become overwhelmed with the number of fun choices! But, no need to fear, the hard part has been taken care of. Listed below are a plethora of events, movies, and albums coming out this month handpicked for Xavier College P...

Music of the Decade!! 2010-

An artsy musical poster. 
Photo Credit: Insbride.com

Nina Rawal, Club Writer

February 10, 2020

Over the past ten years, we have followed experienced artists such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande from their hit TV shows on Disney and Nickelodeon to their extremely successful solo careers. With that, we have also witnessed changes to many genres of music, especially pop. And with...

Book to Movie Adaptations

Zoelyn Mulloy, Class Writer

February 7, 2020

The new year is upon us, and with it comes new exciting adventures. It’s universally known to all, that the weekends are the best days of the week for adventures. However, if you are at loss for activities to embark on with your closest friends why not enjoy a fun movie or two. The Year 2020 is coming...

Arts & Entertainment Spotlight

Arts & Entertainment Spotlight

Sattu Samura, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 7, 2020

With all the activities and events taking place around the valley, Arizonians can become overwhelmed with the number of fun choices! But, no need to fear, the hard part has been taken care of. Listed below are a plethora of events, movies, and albums coming out this month handpicked for Xavier girls to ...

Essence Bakery Apprenticeship

Alexandra Weingard, Maia Weingard and Chef Eugenia Theodospoulos finishing a day of making macarons. Photo courtesy of Tanya Daniels.

Maia Weingard, Class Writer

February 7, 2020

How do you think pink, yellow, or green macarons taste? Or smell? Do you ever wonder how they are made? If so, you should sign up for Essence Bakery Cafe’s apprenticeship program to find out! Essence Bakery, located in Phoenix, Arizona, is the first to announce Arizona’s first baking apprenticeship for hi...

Top Christmas Movies

The Charlie Brown gang on the

Delainey Maxwell, Class Writer

December 11, 2019

With the holiday season just around the corner, the scents of peppermint, pine, and cinnamon circulate through the air. One of the best ways to get into the festive spirit is by snuggling up with loved ones to watch a Christmas movie. However, choosing which movie to watch may be a challenge, as there ar...

A Month of Tunes

A collage assembled by Lila Mago '21 showcasing the top songs of the month.
Photo Credit: Lila Mago '21

Lila Mago, Club Writer

December 11, 2019

As a person who gets tired of songs very fast, I am constantly in search of new music to add to my playlist as well as expand my musical horizons. I like to do this is by looking at music charts such as Billboard, iTunes, or Spotify to see what people across the world are enjoying right now. On Dece...

Kanye West: Rapper to Theologian

Annabelle Goettl, Editor in Chief

December 10, 2019

Rapper Kanye Omari West, born in Atlanta, Georgia, has gospel music in his blood. West previously shared hints of his viewpoints on religion in his 2016 album, Pablo. But he hasn’t been shy about his more recent re-commitment to Christianity, either. Months leading up to the release of his new album...

Introducing Disney Plus

Disney Plus poster 
Photo Credit: Andy Meek at BGR.com

Nina Rawal, Club Writer

December 10, 2019

Have you ever tried to watch all of your favorite Disney shows from your childhood, but couldn’t because they were taken off of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.? Well, Disney created a solution to this problem that is taking over the world, screen by screen. Back in 2017, Disney showed a growing intere...

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