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.

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...

Left picture, In 2016, Emily Cons ‘19 (front) teaches how the force of friction is used when she hits the ball. Right picture, Girls Have IT Day 2022 participant Annie Meaney ‘22 (right) enjoyed activities of the day including one of physics.

Xavier hosts a successful Girls Have IT Day

Megan Wubker, XPress Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Middle and high school girls gathered for Girls Have Informational Technology Day (GHITD), a day designed to “engage, inspire and excite middle-school girls in science technology, engineering and math,”...

The Inés Pascual Award for Generous Service is presented on February 5 at the Mother-Son Communion Breakfast. This year, Brophy honored Xavier’s Sister Joan Fitzgerald, Sister Lynn Winsor and Sister Joanie Nuckols, as pictured from left to right.

Xavier’s leadership triumvirate receives Inés Pascual Award

Kendall Luther, XPress Staff Writer February 22, 2022

On Saturday, February 5, Sister Joan Fitzgerald, Sister Joan Nuckols and Sister Lynn Winsor were presented with Brophy College Preparatory’s esteemed Inés Pascual Award for Generous Service at Brophy’s...

Nina Rawal, founder of the Xavier NEHS, sits with Kelly Hubbard and Lisa Galbreath while planning the activities for the future of the society. They have been working closely to outline plans for the society and its future.

Forming Xavier’s own National English Honors Society

Nina Rawal, XPress Club Writer February 17, 2022

Xavier is known for its various honors societies: the National Honors Society, the National French Honors Society and the Computer Science Honors Society.  However, until now, one organization the Gators...

Xavier’s Executive Board poses before the first Brophy home football game of the year. Executive Board elections for the 2022-2023 school year will take place on March 10.

Stuco elections are coming soon

Kendall Luther, Staff writer February 10, 2022

  Ask not what Xavier can do for you, ask what you can do for Xavier. With the second semester flying by, student council elections are around the corner. Running for a student council office...

The Senior Exec Board is at the Brophy football game showing off their Brophy spirit. They posed by the Central High School football field.

Student Council Elections

Kali Riddell, Multimedia Editor February 10, 2022


Kathryn Hackett King steps forward during the administration of oath presided over by Robert M. Brutinel, Chief Justice. She is joined by husband William F. King and children Emilia and John. Supreme Court Justices, judges, and 400 spectators gathered in Xavier’s PAC.

Xavier alumna Kathryn H. King appointed Arizona Supreme Court Justice

Yulianna Gomez, Faith In Action Editor February 3, 2022

Class of ‘99 alumna Kathryn Hackett King’s investiture for Arizona Supreme Court Justice took place on January 7, 2022. The investiture ceremony hosted about 400 people and was attended by the likes...

Brophy and Xavier students walk down Winsor Way to their off-campus classes. Winsor Way was named after Xavier’s Sister Lynn Winsor and has served as a path for students to travel between the Xavier and Brophy campuses.

What will Brophy’s block schedule mean for students next year?

Grace Nelson, Managing Editor January 28, 2022

Since the news of the coming shift to a block schedule at Brophy next year, anticipation has heightened, especially among the Xavier community. Many are unsure of the impact this will have on Xavier students...

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