the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Faith in Action covers the most important news concerning events that focus on the role of faith in the Xavier community.

via @Pontifex

@Pontifex Highlight Reel

Elie Carlos, Writer March 1, 2016

In times of trouble, look at Pope Francis’ many words of wisdom on his Twitter. Here are a few of them: The Pope’s First Tweet. A prayer to treat immigrants with kindness. The Pope’s...

 Freshmen are getting ready for the big night.

Up All Night (in Founder’s Hall)

Sydney Missigman, Writer February 11, 2016

Attention all freshwomen and sophomores! This Thursday, Xavier is hosting an overnight retreat. Attendees can look forward to music, dancing, games, food and worship. This unsurpassable retreat will...

Mrs. Tara Patterson, Coordinator of Campus Evangelization, enjoys the rally with Xavier students.

Students rally for life

Sukhmani Singh January 29, 2016

On the anniversary of Rowe vs. Wade, students and families from all around the Valley gathered in downtown Phoenix to march 13 blocks, one block for every thousand lives lost to abortion every year in...

Bishop Olmsted celebrates Mass (and a birthday) at Xavier

Bishop Olmsted celebrates Mass (and a birthday) at Xavier

January 26, 2016

Bishop Olmsted visited Xavier last Thursday, Jan. 21, to share Mass with the Xavier community. The choir girls showed their appreciation for the Bishop's work by serenading him with a birthday song.

Sister Nancy Perlick

In Memory

January 12, 2016

The Xavier community mourns the loss of three beloved members. “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the...

Senior Student Council poses in front of their decorated Tree of Peace.

Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace: Xavier’s 19th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Elie Carlos, Writer December 7, 2015

On a cold December morning, jazzy Christmas music and excited chatter fill the air. Everywhere you look, there are flashy sweaters and Key Club members delivering doughnuts. Finally, in front of the...

Seniors Michaela Wuycheck and Madelyn Addison at the Walk to End Alzheimers.

A student soars in community service

Sydney Missigman, Writer November 19, 2015

Q: When did you begin to become interested in volunteering? And since then, how many hours of service have you completed? A: "Oh gosh, I have loved service since I was a child. My mom raised me in an...

Megan Murphy 17 and Madison Kloeber 18 take part in the Mass with their dads.

Father Daughter Mass provides a chance for girls to grow closer to dads

Chloe Ann Porter, Writer October 29, 2015

On Saturday, Oct. 24, I had the opportunity to attend the Father Daughter Mass and Breakfast with my dad, the Vice President of the Dad’s Club. My sister had attended the event three times in previous...

Elizabeths life is transformed by Gods grace.

“War Room” film inspires audience through prayer

Grace Fioriti October 22, 2015

The new movie War Room, starring Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings and Karen Abercrombie, features the character Elizabeth Jordan, a realtor who appears to have a perfect life with a beautiful house, a...

Two girls share their Nicaragua Service Trip experience

October 13, 2015

One of the many international trips offered to Xavier students is the "Me to We" program in Nicaragua. Juniors Maddie Walker and Molly Luther attended the trip over the summer of 2015, and documented their...

The Mothers Guild has Gators Angels to help families.

The Mothers’ Guild gives back through the “Gator Angels” program

Natalia Etsitty, Writer October 6, 2015

This community is widely known for the incredible support it has for its members during both the good and bad times. Especially during tough experiences, the community has supported those in need in various...

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