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the student news site of xavier college preparatory

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XPress

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

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...

Seniors Hannah Hale and Molly Kuhl volunteer at Phoenix Childrens Hospital during the holiday season.

Volunteer opportunities around the holidays

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...

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

All Souls’ basket remembers 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...

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.

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

Fr. Greg Boyle shares wisdom on the power of kinship

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

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

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...

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

Buck-a-sweans Wednesdays

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...

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