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Senior prayer day 2017 – the end of an era

Molly Luther '17, Katie Clelland '17 and Maddie Walker '17 read their letters.

Susan Peters, Writer

March 23, 2017

On March 3, 2017, Xavier seniors altered their usual 5th and Highland travel routine and instead drove to Mount Claret for their final prayer day. With a clear blue sky and nice weather, it was a beautiful day, perfect for the meditation, reflection and gratitude that followed. Mass was first o...

Xavier celebrates Ash Wednesday

Amy Duong '17 receives ashes.

Tori Tanigawa, Photo Editor

March 21, 2017

On Wednesday March 1, the Xavier community gathered in the Activities Center to celebrate the first day of Lent. Students, staff and teachers alike all came together to listen to Father Kevin's homily, and receive the Eucharist and their ashes. The tradition of giving something up for Lent ar...

Finding faith in fame

Finding faith in fame

Abbey Alexander, Faith In Action Editor

March 6, 2017

In a world where celebrities are thought of as untouchable, perfect, mystical beings, it's hard to remember that they're not much different than us. Sure, they live in huge mansions, go to fancy award shows and spend their days recording albums or shooting movies. However, many of them share something...

Love and relationships: not just in Nicholas Sparks movies

Love and relationships: not just in Nicholas Sparks movies

Eleanor Carlos, Club Writer

March 6, 2017

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, it’s never the wrong time to talk about love and relationships. What should you do when you like someone but don’t know how to voice your feelings? What is the right way to turn down someone when you don’t want to hurt their feelings? But before we ask...

The Pope’s message

The Pope’s message

Sukhmani Singh, Club Writer

March 6, 2017

Lent is coming up and you know what that means, half of the Xavier population will attempt for the third year in a row to give up sugar. But this Lent instead of abstaining from something as trivial as sugar, heed the words of Pope Francis’s 2017 Lenten message. According to Pope Francis, “Lent is...

Faith, friendship, and fun: an inside perspective on sophomore prayer day

Abbey Alexander, Faith In Action Editor

March 6, 2017

On Friday, February 3, the entire Sophomore class filled into Founders Hall to spend a whole day dedicated to celebrating friendship and faith. Like any other prayer day, the class of 2019 started our prayer day by finding our table and sitting down, getting acquainted with those around us, and feasting...

Lenten Reflections through the Eyes of Mary.

March 1, 2017

'Through the Eyes of Mary', Lenten Reflections with Sr. Christine Athans, B.V.M. Episode 1: The Annunciation

Catholic Schools Week

Julia Neumann

March 1, 2017

Catholic Schools Week in review.

What is “Penny Wars”?

What is

Sukhmani Singh, CLub Writer

February 21, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year – Catholic Schools Week- has come and gone, and nothing goes better with free dress days than a little friendly competition between classes for a good cause. Penny Wars is an event Xavier has participated in for over twenty years and its popularity never ceases. Howeve...

Catholic Schools Week: Xavier style

Catholic Schools Week: Xavier style

February 21, 2017

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of all Catholic schools across the nation. This event has been celebrated since 1974. The theme for 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” Xavier is known for having the most fun and wackiest Catholic Schools week throughout...

Voting as a Catholic 101

Voting as a Catholic 101

Eleanor Carlos, Club Writer

February 7, 2017

2017 has finally arrived. With a new year comes resolutions to improve our future. However, we must also look back on what we have learned from last year. One of the biggest events of 2016 was the presidential election between two candidates, who possessed drastically different opinions on nearly every...

Including faith in New Years resolutions

Including faith in New Years resolutions

Grace Fioriti, Club Writer

February 7, 2017

The New Year is here, and with a new year comes new resolutions. Common resolutions are working out more, eating healthy, getting better grades, and stopping procrastination. Although these are all great and very important, why not incorporate faith too? Here are six resolutions to strive for that will...

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