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Alumna Katie Zeches speaks at the annual Father Daughter Mass and Breakfast

Sister Lynn, Sister Joan, Butch Kloeber, Madison Kloeber 18', Katie Zeches, Jim Marsh, Sister Joanie and Rob Abeln

Chloe Ann Porter, Club Writer

October 12, 2017

The Father Daughter Mass and Breakfast is an annual tradition celebrated by dads and daughters of all classes at Xavier. On Oct. 7, 2017, a beautiful ceremony was celebrated by Xavier’s chaplain, Father Kevin, in the Chapel of Our Lady. Leaders of the Xavier Dad’s Club and their daughters were give...

Buck-a-sweans Wednesdays

Xavier girls are all smiles on buck-a-sweans day.

Erika Kotlarz, Tech Corner Editor

October 12, 2017

The Xavier community has “buck-a-swean” days to raise money for people in need. On these days, if a student pays a dollar they may wear sweatpants or jeans with a Xavier shirt. Recently, there was a buck-a-sweans in support of Hurricane Harvey. Xavier had a buck-a-sweans on Oct. 4 to raise money for ea...

Grandparent’s Day at Xavier

The beautiful tapestry in the Activity Center.

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor

October 12, 2017

One can never be “too cool” to bring her grandparents to school. Grandparents are interested in their grandchildren's lives and want to know what their normal day looks like. Here at Xavier, Grandparent’s Day is a special day for the baby gators to show off their new school, celebrate Mass and ...

DACA: What is it and who is it affecting?

DACA: What is it and who is it affecting?

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor

October 3, 2017

The DACA program, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created by an executive order from former President Barack Obama in 2012. This program allows certain people, termed “Dreamers,” after the DREAM Act, to come into the U.S. if they were brought here as minors. This has pr...

The BeLoved Retreat

Sophomores Shea Nowicki and Carmen Villalba pause for a smile on the BeLoved Retreat.

Holly Ngo, Class Writer

September 28, 2017

On Sept. 15, 2017, Fr. Kevin Grimditch and Ms. Looker hosted sophomores, juniors and seniors at a retreat in Prescott. Every year, Xavier holds a BeLoved Retreat to give students a space of their own, where they can be out in the woods and away from reality. Through this trip, a student can reflect an...

Senior day at Mount Claret

Molly and friends before heading out to Senior prayer day

Molly Kuhl, Media Editor

September 14, 2017

This past Friday, Sept. 8, the Xavier College Preparatory class of 2018 arrived at Mount Claret for their first of two prayer days. Mount Claret is a retreat center that Xavier sends their upperclassmen, junior and seniors, to for all class retreats. It has been a long tradition at Xavier to include ...

Volunteering at Andre House

A poster depicting a doorway with text below reading

Holly Ngo, Class Writer

September 14, 2017

Andre House of Hospitality, located at 213 S 11th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007, provides dinner, showers, laundry, clothes, phone calls, basic necessities, medicine and blankets to the homeless people in Phoenix. As a community house of hospitality, Andre House welcomes volunteers to participate at the dinner...

The Sunday rule: breaking your Lenten promise

The Sunday rule: breaking your Lenten promise

Abbey Alexander, Faith In Action Editor

April 18, 2017

Ahh, Lent. The season is upon us. It's a period that seems to trudge on for way more than 40 days. We wait and wait and count down the days until it's over, but once Easter comes we are rewarded with an unparalleled satisfaction, and an excuse to give ourselves a little pat on the back. Everyday during...

The best Catholic reads

The best Catholic reads

Eleanor Carlos, Club Writer

April 6, 2017

It’s finally Easter Break! After all the naps, homework and relaxation, what is there left to do? Try to read a book! Here’s a short list of great Catholic books to both build up your faith and entertain your mind. If you’re looking for a biography to inspire you, try T.T. Mundakel’s biography...

Xavier girls embrace their Lenten sacrifices

Xavier girls embrace their Lenten sacrifices

Sukhmani Singh, Club Writer

April 3, 2017

From Ash Wednesday to Easter, Catholics around the world observe the season of Lent. These forty days are used to purify the soul through prayer, penance and fasting. Pope Francis frequently speaks on the importance of Lent and how it “comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.”...

Fake news in Catholic media

Fake news in Catholic media

Chloe Anne Porter, Club Writer

March 27, 2017

When it comes to reading an article about what kind of pizza you are, or about the recent election and its candidates, we have all fallen victim to fake news. Fake news can be defined as a writer publishing something that is inaccurate or simply, “fake.” When looking at news on popular websites...

Media in the Catholic church: a blessing, or a curse?

Media in the Catholic church: a blessing, or a curse?

Abbey Alexander, Faith In Action Editor

March 27, 2017

The next time you walk into mass on a Saturday evening, take a look around you and see how many teenagers you can find, or lack there of. This begs the question; is religion still apart of the lives of today's youth? Thankfully, yes. With youth groups, religious retreats, and various modern ways to...

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