the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


News encompasses the most important events concerning Xavier.

Dean Denise Macrina shows the new tardy system, which was a catalyst for the new referral system.  Hopefully, Xavier students visit her inviting office out of choice, and not because of infractions.

Teachers input referrals

Lauren Wehner, XPress Freelancer December 1, 2022

With the introduction of paperless referrals, Xavier is going green. Teachers will now go through Gatornet. This is the new Xavier way for referrals, since August of the 2022-2023 school year. Many...

Xavier families, friends and guests gather outside in the Hart Family Plaza for the holiday auction. Guests bid on gift baskets and other items as the live 
auction begins.

A night of auction proclaims success under desert sky

Olivia Garcia, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

This year the Mothers’ Guild is heading off to Hawaii on the Xavier Campus. Tropical drinks, leis and the chatter of family and friends were common on this November night.  The Mothers’ Guild held...

The Xavier honor choir stands still in preparation for its performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as close friends and family of Sister Joan Fitzgerald gather together to enjoy. A ‘thank you’ card signed by the entire student body hangs above the choir.

Xavier celebrates 60 years of Sister Joan

Grace Allen, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Xavier students and faculty gathered together to celebrate Sister Joan Fitzgerald’s 60th anniversary at Xavier.  Xavier faculty did not fail to impress with an all-school assembly...

Xavier students pose in front of one of the homecoming promotion signs. These signs, created by PUB Club and the homecoming committee, are posted around campus to increase the homecoming spirit of the students.

Xavier students aim to prove that homecoming is more than a dance

Vivian Amoia, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

The last weekend of October is for haunted decorations, spooky costumes and creepy masks. Not this year. Throw away your masks and grab your boots because it’s going to be a wild west rodeo. With...

As the Brophy campus fills with eager students, senior Katie Carlson decks out senior Kate Tax in red paint at the first tailgate of the year. Students prepare to storm the stands of the Central High School football field for front row views.

Friday Night Lights: What’s the appeal?

Grace Allen, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

As Xavier girls shuffle their way into homeroom on Friday morning, you can hear the hallways buzzing with one question: “Are you going to the game tonight?” Some students such as sophomore Allyson...

Xavier’s National Merit Semifinalists gather with Sister Joanie for a fun picture after signing their stars for the poster shown behind them.

Xavier celebrates scholars

Nina Rawal, XPress Freelancer September 29, 2022

Every year, Xavier’s juniors participate in the National Merit competition held by CollegeBoard. Students all over the nation take the PSAT, or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, to determine...

Executive Student Council Board members smile in their Taylor Swift costumes after successfully completing the first rally of the 2022-2023 school year, “The Battle of the Taylors.” All the hard work they put into the preparation of the rally paid off.

Fall sports rally: Battle of the Taylor’s Versions

Asiana Guang, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

XCP Gators “can’t stop, won’t stop moving” as they dive into the new school year with the annual fall sports rally. As part of tradition, Xavier had its first rally of the year to kick off school...

Riley Flynn rides to victory on her bike and in softball. Riley Flynn will now be majoring in biomedical engineering at Harvard University.

Senior growth slideshow

Kali Riddell, Multimedia Editor May 16, 2022

Alexis Quintero (far right) prepares food along with her two sisters and mother. In 2020, she missed her family’s yearly trip to Mexico for the first time.

Xavier faculty pursues summer vacation

April Tanner, XPress Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Summer vacation is a time for visiting family and friends, relaxing, keeping up with traditions and enjoying a break from school. With the end of the school year approaching, Xavier faculty plans their...

Xavier seniors gather for a friend-group photo before heading off to their final prom. They were ready to light up the Brophy dance floor one last time.

Prom: Is it really the night of nights?

Natalia Gomez del Campo Leyva, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 13, 2022

Picture this: It’s March, and all of a sudden you’re seeing creative promposals all over social media. You hear all the buzz of “What style of dress should I get?” and “Show me a picture of yours!”...

After a summer of promoting the non-profit organization on Instagram, EmpowerHerX has its first meeting of the year.

The Social Impact

Nina Rawal, XPress Club Writer April 7, 2022

The use of social media has not always been as prevalent in society as it is currently. Nowadays, social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and facebook are used by many to post daily and to update...

Eleanor Halaby ‘24 poses with her Ukraine fundraiser poster. She along with Tess Morrison raised $2300.

The world beyond Xavier’s gates: Ukraine’s fight for independence

MaryJose "MJ" Bautista, XPress Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Many countries at some point have fought for the same thing, the reason for their existence. That very thing is what Ukraine is fighting for, tooth and nail, today.  On February 24, 2022, Russian forces...

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