Xavier students, faculty hold prayer service, commemorate anniversary of Parkland shooting

Xavier students bow their heads during 17 seconds of silences in honor of the 17 victims of gun violence who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.

Madison Koeber, Managing Editor

March 26, 2018

On March 14, students, administration and faculty participated in a walkout and subsequent prayer service on Petznick field at 9:45 a.m. The service, which was organized by the Executive Board, lasted for 17 minutes to honor each of the victims who were killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day...

National Honor Society: Why we serve

Xavier students donating canned goods and money for the annual food drive at Xavier College Prep on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor

March 22, 2018

At Xavier College Preparatory there is a strong sense of community, whether it is in the hallways or out in the world. There are also so many different clubs around campus that are directed towards service, with one of the largest being National Honor Society. Not only is this a club based upon acade...

First of many lasts… Last senior prayer day

Senior Student Council performing a skit at Mount Claret on March 2nd, 2017

Molly Kuhl, Media Editor

March 13, 2018

This past Friday, March 2 marked the class of 2018’s last prayer day as a student at Xavier College Preparatory. Prayer day is a day where every class at Xavier spends a Friday coming together, going to mass and writing letters to our Senior future self. The freshman and sophomore classes spend pra...

History and mystery of Lent

History and mystery of Lent

Chloe Ann Porter, Club Writer

March 7, 2018

Lent is celebrated by Catholics all around the world. It is a time of penance and prayer that spans over 40 days beginning at Ash Wednesday up until Easter. The word “Lent” is derived from an Anglo-Saxon Lenten which means “spring.” Lent is a time to prepare for a rebirth of ourselves and ou...

World Youth Day 2019

World Youth Day 2019

Lizzie Self, Club Writer

March 7, 2018

Spring has sprung and fourth quarter is approaching at Xavier. With time flying at this pace, perhaps 2019 does not seem that far away. For some, the start of this year has marked a huge point in the countdown to a very special event: World Youth Day (WYD) Panama in January 2019. The social media accounts...

A safe haven for women in Phoenix

A safe haven for women in Phoenix

Maddie Dinowitz, Class Writer

February 14, 2018

Hope Women's Center is an amazing organization helping women in Arizona who are in any crisis situation. Many of these women have faced domestic/sexual abuse, unemployment, homelessness, alcoholism or drug addiction, or family conflicts. The Hope Women's Center offers weekly counseling, educational ...

NHS X-am warm up prepares students for finals

Xavier students preparing for the upcoming finals in Founders Hall.

Erika Kotlarz, Tech Corner Editor

December 14, 2017

During the holidays it is important to give back to the community. Here at Xavier there are many opportunities for giving back. The canned food drive, buck-a-sweans and the X-am warm up are a few of these opportunities. The X-am warm up, named after Xavier with the infamous "X," helps students prepare for...

Volunteer opportunities around the holidays

Seniors Hannah Hale and Molly Kuhl volunteer at Phoenix Children's Hospital during the holiday season.

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor

December 14, 2017

Opportunities are endless for volunteering around the Phoenix area, especially during the holiday season. Many organizations are preparing for the busiest time of the year. It is often easy to get wrapped up in the chaos of the season and forget about those who are less fortunate. Many food banks ...

All Souls’ basket remembers the dearly departed

The basket that is placed inside of the Chapel, near the altar. This is a way for the community to honor the dearly departed.

Shea Nowicki, Club Writer

November 20, 2017

Xavier is continuing its annual tradition of observing All Souls’ Day for the entire month of November with a prayer basket located in the Chapel of Our Lady. All Souls’ Day, celebrated in the Catholic Church on Nov. 2, signifies a time to pray for departed. Students, faculty and staff are encou...

Agape Latte: Coach Jennifer Gillom

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor

November 12, 2017

Coach Jenifer Gillom- "Believing Makes It Possible, Faith Makes It Real" Coach Gillom speaks at Agape Latte about her basketball career which brought her closer to God.

Fr. Greg Boyle shares wisdom on the power of kinship

An original illustration of Fr. Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries.

Elizabeth Self, Club Writer

November 9, 2017

On Oct. 17, Brophy, Xavier and Saint Francis Xavier middle school students assembled in the Robson Gymnasium at Brophy College Prep to bear witness to the work of Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries.

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