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

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5 Celebrities You Probably Don’t Know Are Catholic

Hannah Shulski, Faith in Action Editor October 1, 2018

In the modern world, talking about religion can be somewhat of a faux pas, especially for famous people in the public eye. Instead of keeping their beliefs private, these celebrities have spoken out about...

Ruth Stricklins The River of Life painting for Xavier College Preparatory

Moving up day mass

Erika Kotlarz, Class Writer May 6, 2018

The “Moving Up Day Mass” is an event at Xavier that happens every year. It is a Mass where each class moves to their new respective Mass seat in the AC. For example, the freshman will sit where the...

Onward and upward: spiritual growth beyond Xavier

Onward and upward: spiritual growth beyond Xavier

Lizzie Self, Club Writer May 3, 2018

I have yet to find a college packing list on Pinterest that includes a rosary. Or a Bible. The lists I have managed to find encourage footwear for all weather, cleaning supplies, approximately two weeks’...

What are gratitudes?

What are gratitudes?

Holly Ngo, Class Writer April 25, 2018

Every morning Xavier’s Honors Chemistry teacher Mr. Mercier asks his classes what they are most thankful for. This allows students to clearly think about and realize what we take for granted. Students...

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.

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

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...

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

National Honor Society: Why we serve

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,...

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

First of many lasts… Last senior prayer day

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...

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...

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...

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...

Xavier students preparing for the upcoming finals in Founders Hall.

NHS X-am warm up prepares students for finals

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...

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