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.

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...

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


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