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.

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...

Students Asiana Guang and Gianna Bucci enact a morning scene by Fitzgerald Hall. Gators-turned-sprinters rush into homeroom before the 7:45 a.m. bell knowing that they will make it to their seats with a few seconds to spare.

Xavier’s new attendance policy will be effective immediately

Lauren Wehner, XPress Staff Writer January 10, 2022

Tardies, tardies, tardies! As of January 7, 2022, Xavier has implemented a modified late-policy aiming to reduce classroom distractions and promote student punctuality. The administrative decision was...

Xavier’s annual tradition at ZooLights was back this year, which allowed people to celebrate the Christmas season. If you missed the event (or even would just like to go again), the displays are still up and admission is $20-30.

ZooLights continues to be a favorite Xavier tradition

Julia Bonilla, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

“ZooLights has always been one of my favorite ways to start the holiday season, and it was the best yet this year,” said Neva Nemanic ‘24. On November 20, Xavier held its annual ZooLights event where...

Xavier students discuss class material during a passing period. Students around campus constantly collaborate on class content to better understand material.

Dyslexic students need Xavier’s support

Grace Nelson, Managing Editor December 2, 2021

Students around the world struggle with various learning impediments which may inhibit their abilities to achieve their full potentials. Dyslexia is among one of these challenges that affects many people,...

Joan Walton ‘23 (left) and Sonya Colattur ‘24 (right) walk on stage to receive their checks for being finalists in the 2021 BBB Ethics Essays Competition. Their essays were inspiring to many.

Two Xavier students win awards for outstanding ethics essays

Julia Bonilla, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

“If something matters to you, just focus on the why, not the how,” said Jodi Low, founder and CEO of UandImproved and Torch Award winner of Category I. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) encouraged local...

Xavier hosts the college fair on its campus inside Founder’s Hall after school hours. For attendance, 74 colleges and over 500 students and parents were there

Xavier hosts 2021 college fair

April Tanner, Staff writer November 18, 2021

As another school year begins, Xavier College Preparatory continues to prepare students for college and the college application process. Xavier and Brophy College Preparatory work together to hold a...

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