The perfect prom dress

The perfect prom dress
April 1, 2019

Prom season is here and many Xavier girls are preparing for prom. Prom is important for many girls because it may be their last high school dance, but they might become overwhelmed because there is a lot...

Get Groovy in the Brophy Chapel

The Xavier/Brophy Orchestra.
April 1, 2019

Have you ever wanted to hear a choir sing a beautiful rendition of "Africa" by Toto? If so, now you're in luck! The Brophy Honor Chorale, the Brophy Freshman Choir, the Brophy Concert Choir, and the Xavier/Brophy...

Veganism for Beyonce tickets

Beyonce tickets from 2018.
April 1, 2019

Would you ever drastically change your lifestyle for free concert tickets? What if that lifestyle was veganism and the concert was with Beyoncé and Jay-Z? Queen Bey wants to help us out by giving everyone...

Karl Lagerfeld: icon or problematic figure?

A Chanel purse, the legacy of Karl Lagerfeld.
March 18, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel and fashion icon, passed away on Feb 19, 2019, at the age of 85. He was widely known for his impact on the fashion world and as a face of fashion himself. Working...

A Gator’s book review: quick reads

Amulet: The Stonekeeper cover with the main character’s 
Emily (top right with the lighted Amulet), her brother Navin (behind Emily) and Miskit, a rabbit robot created by their great-grandfather.
March 13, 2019

One thing I have learned is to never check out a book at the library if you are not going to finish it by the time it is due. For this reason, everyone enjoys a fast read, which is why I have collected...

Stark Gallery: Laura Best

Artist Laura Best works on her creations.
March 13, 2019

Xavier’s Stark Gallery, a peaceful sanctuary in the midst of the campus bustle, is featuring an exciting new exhibit of rather unique media. The artist: Laura Spalding Best. Below are a few of her words...

Romantic comedies for a Valentine’s movie night

Seniors Maddie Wickers, Clare Carlsonn, and Abbey Alexander snuggle up for a movie night.
February 19, 2019

To put it simply, there are two kinds of people on Valentine’s Day. Those who curl up with a bowl of ice cream and stream a classic tear-jerker like The Notebook, and those who find themselves wanting...

Xavier student weigh in on Horoscopes

Horoscope charts typically include the sun in the
Middle surrounded by the 12 zodiac signs as seen
February 14, 2019

The Encyclopedia Brittanica defines astrology as “The ancient art or science of divining the fate and future of human beings from indications given by the position of stars and other heavenly bodies.”...

Oscar nomination controversies

As the Academy Awards quickly approach, the controversy over who was nominated, and more so, who will win the awards has gained attention from all movie lovers.
February 13, 2019

The Academy Awards, as stated in the name, are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to films or artists working within the films to recognize exceptional work in the film world. Each...

Need a summer camp? Apply to the ASU Summer Journalism Institute

The group of students at the Walter Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute at ASU's downtown campus in 2018. Photo courtesy of Helen Innes '19
February 13, 2019

Last summer I attended the Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism: Student Journalism Institute at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Not only was this one of the best experiences...

Stark Gallery: faculty art show

A variety of media make for a particularly interesting exhibit - handcrafted by Xavier's own faculty.
January 24, 2019

With the commencement of second semester, Xavier students are back and busier than ever - but the Stark gallery remains a place of serenity and expression in the midst of the bustle. The gallery is kicking...

A Gator’s book review

Senior Holly Ngo annotates a book for English. Ngo enjoys reading in her free time. Photo courtesy of Helen Innes '19
January 24, 2019

For some people, a movie based on true events is the inspiration to pick up a book and read. Others, like Xavier seniors, say they don’t have time to read outside of class anymore. Sometimes, however,...

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