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Xavier Goes Abroad: Germany Edition

Savannah Dersam '21 and her exchange student, Mia, at the Grand Canyon.
Photo Credit: Savannah Dersam '21

Emmie Halter, Club Writer

December 10, 2019

Traveling to Europe is a dream for many high school girls, who see this trip in Hollywood movies and on their Instagram feeds. Unfortunately, this dream can be very expensive, time consuming, and altogether difficult to execute. Luckily, this dream can become a reality through Xavier’s Exchange Student Progr...

Xavier Key Club Attends Kids Day at the Fair

Emmie Paulson ‘21 and Kendall Warner ‘21 attending Kids Day at the Arizona State Fair, located in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo Credit: Camy Rael '20

Camy Rael, Campus News Editor

November 12, 2019

Since 1946, the Arizona State Fair located in Phoenix has provided residents with fun entertainment and delicious food during the fall season. Each year, the State Fair partners with Kiwanis International of Phoenix to offer a day for children with special needs to enjoy the festivities of the event....

XCP Canned Food Drive 2019

NHS members volunteer in the morning on Thursday, November 5th, 2019 for the Can Food Drive at Xavier College Preparatory in Bidwells Circle.
Photo Credit: Brianna Butkiewicz '20

Alissa Celaya, Class Writer

November 12, 2019

Every year, Xavier College Preparatory makes a generous donation of canned foods and money to St. Vincent De Paul, located in Phoenix, Arizona. St. Vincent De Paul is a Catholic organization that strives to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, and hope. As a Catholic...

Make it OK! Stop the Stigma!

A pro StopTheStima pin reading

Annabelle Goettl, Editor-in-chief

November 12, 2019

Depressed people are lazy and weak. People who have hallucinations are crazies. These are just a couple of the falsely-held negative misconceptions or stigmas that our society associates with mental illness.  Stigmas associated with issues surrounding mental health are commonplace, creating an inh...

The First of November

The rewarding celebration screen that accompanies pressing

Jocelyn Rupp, Class Writer

November 12, 2019

If someone were to say the date “November first” to you, what would be the first thing that comes to your mind? You would probably think of fall weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving, sweaters, or cinnamon spice. However, if someone were to say the date “November first” to a Class of 2020 high school ...

Xavier Gators Love the Annual Disneyland Trip

Juniors Emma McCarthy, Sloan Sciarappo, and Simone La Magna (left to right) in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland on November 9! 
Photo Credit: Simone La Magna ‘21

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor

November 12, 2019

It’s time again for the Xavier Disneyland trip! Once a year, a few hundred Xavier students hop on three or four buses at about two in the morning and drive through the night to Anaheim, California. They typically arrive at about 8:00 am and stay at Disney until eleven at night. Organized by Ms. Tara...

What is the Xavier Shadow Program?

Sophomores Meghan Shouten, Sharon Cardenas, and Nina McFarland wait in the library until their shadows get dropped off. 
Photo credit: Caroline Hink '20.

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor

October 22, 2019

Did you attend 8th Grade Day? Are you a prospective student who wants to attend a full day of classes at Xavier? Or are you wondering how the Shadow Program works? Every October, hundreds of middle-schoolers visit the Xavier campus for the first time on 8th Grade Day. Eighth Grade Day is busy, excitin...

Music Man BTS: Cast and Crew Perspective

A picture of the curtains before the show began at Xavier College Prep located in Phoenix, Arizona. 
Photo Credit: Sattu Samura '21

Sattu Samura, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2019

The recent production of Xavier’s The Music Man took place on October 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. The Music Man tells the story of a con man by the name of Harold Hill, who travels town to town pretending to be a professor of music. Hill promises to solve youth problems in each of the towns he visits by forming...

Xavier Gators Study Abroad

Mrs. Hubbard and a group of Xavier students visit Inishbofin in Ireland while on the Creative Writing trip this past summer. Photo courtesy of Emmie Halter ‘21.

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor

September 18, 2019

 Have you ever wanted to travel abroad with your best friends? Have you considered studying abroad in college? Due to the opportunities at Xavier, dozens of students travel abroad each year to Ireland, Germany, England and more. Many of these programs abroad take place during the summer. Two of Xavie...

Introducing Your 2019-2020 Executive Board

Introducing Your 2019-2020 Executive Board

Jocelyn Rupp, Class Writer

September 17, 2019

     Here at Xavier, one of the most anticipated events is rally day.  The anticipation for rally day augments over weeks. The reason is the awesome production values instilled by the Executive Board, who use a combination of imagination and creativity for the presentation.  The first rally of the school y...

Welcome to XPress

Xpress welcomes its new members into the class. Shot by Alissa Celaya-2020, Pictured from left to right is Senior Mia Parham, Junior Emma McCarthy, Senior Delainey Maxwell, Sophomore Maia Weingard, Junior Zoelyn Mulloy, and Senior Jocylen Rupp.

Alissa Celaya, Class Writer

September 17, 2019

XPress is a student-run newspaper that allows students to focus on their journalism skills that consist of writing and broadcast journalism. The XPress team helps students focus on preparing for their future careers by assisting them to navigate through their interests and passions. Contrary to the wide...

2019 Senior Prayer Day

Taylor Garman ‘20, Emma Elsbecker ‘20, and Angelina Abdeen ‘20 giggle while embracing the lighthearted nature of Senior Prayer Day. This picture was taken during Activity A with Ms. Cavnar as the girls did a warm up activity to become even more familiar with their peers. Photo Courtesy of Meghan Galbreath ‘20.

Megan Onofrei, Photo Editor

September 17, 2019

Seniors at Xavier College Prep wait three years to receive the privileges of being the top-dogs of the school. One of those privileges is having two Senior Prayer Days at the Mount Claret Retreat Center in Phoenix, Arizona with all of your peers. These prayer days become known as the “last hoorah,”...

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