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.

XCP staff members dance in the Lights Out Rally on 8th Grade Day. It was performed on October 29, 2021, and dance teacher Kelly Scovel choreographed it, featuring many  teachers, guidance counselors and moderators.

Shadow Program and 8th Grade Day return to traditional activities

Megan Wubker, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Due to the worldwide pandemic during the 2020-2021 school year, 8th Grade Day was canceled and the number of Shadows was limited. Recently in the 2021-2022 school year, Xavier was able to return to these...

Erin Bratton ‘13 and Shannon Clancy ‘88 prepare to speak to the auditorium filled with Xavier’s entire student body and faculty - over 1200 people.

X Breakfast: Late start for Gators, great start for Xavier

Catherine Alaimo, Club Writer October 7, 2021

Every school year, Xavier students mark the X Breakfast date in their mental calendars. It is the cherished single day of the school year - save for occasional days during finals week - where students...

Xavier’s Director of Student Attendance, Jerri Butts, receives flowers and balloons from the president of Xavier’s Dads’ Club, Matt Campisi. Butts was thrilled to be celebrated on her special day.

Xavier Staff shares birthday experiences

MaryJose "MJ" Bautista, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

From teachers to administrators, there are many staff members at Xavier to celebrate. Each person who makes up the Xavier staff has a different story and perspective when it comes to birthdays and traditions. Freshman...

The set for the Xavier/Brophy fall musical, “Grease,” is undergoing the construction process. Rehearsals began at the end of August and cast members, crew members and directors are excited to share the production with the Xavier/Brophy community starting on October 20.

Xavier and Brophy students interact on and off campus

Grace Nelson, Managing Editor September 23, 2021

While Xavier is an all-girls school, it is still important for interactions and socializing to occur among Xavier and Brophy students to foster an interactive and friendly environment.  This socializing...

During the Freshman Prayer Day 2021, freshwomen wear what is typically worn on Buck-a-Sweans days. To wear sweats or jeans, students paid $1 to contribute to pressing issues that Xavier aids.

When tragedy strikes, Xavier helps

Kali Riddell, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

It is safe to say that this year, along with 2020, has not been easy. In the midst of a global pandemic, the United States Forces left Afghanistan on August 30, 2021 in hopes of closing out a 20 year war.  The...

Seniors Reese Dietrich and Kassidy Espinosa pose in their college gear on College Sweatshirt Day.

Covid-19 alters college admissions

Emma McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2021

Each year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors take on the college admissions process, hoping to get accepted into various universities around the country.  Some dream of going out of state,...

Beloved Xavier trees become new benches

Jenna Burch, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Xavier’s administration is elated to announce a recent improvement to Xavier’s campus. The sisters made the decision to cut down the ash trees in the grassy area by the tennis courts and to turn the...

Senior student council dances at the Spring Rally

Natalia Gomez del Campo , Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Senior Student Council performs for the freshman and seniors watching the Spring Rally in the AC.

Xavier girls eat their lunch while watching the movie “Mulan” for Women’s History Month.

Xavier focuses on diversity through WAX Club

Nina Rawal, Club Writer May 10, 2021

Over the past year, people worldwide have realized that there is a lack of understanding for diverse cultures in communities. As a result, Xavier has decided to start the We Are Xavier Club or WAX Club.  Everyone...

The University of California, Berkeley hosted its historical speech and debate competition virtually this year due to Covid-19.

Xavier senior Jordan Baker triumphs in speech and debate invitational

Catherine Alaimo, Club Writer March 30, 2021

This February, Jordan Baker ‘21 delivered a convincing and impassioned discourse that won her first place in the 2021 California Speech and Debate Invitational hosted by the University of California,...

Ms. Dani Richter comes together with some of the Mock Trial students on picture day. This is a time for the Mock Trial program as a whole to come and be together for a practice.

Mock Trial and Emma McCarthy move Xavier forward

MaggieMae Dethlefsen, Club Writer March 30, 2021

Mock Trial to some might seem like the same thing as Speech and Debate, but it is different. Mock Trial helps one to gain knowledge about courtroom behavior, etiquette and legal reasoning; whereas Speech...

Xavier’s Performance Dancers motivate each other as they get ready to perform at the Traditions Day assembly.

Xavier community celebrates Traditions Day

Natalia Gomez del Campo , Staff Writer March 30, 2021

On March 9, at this year's Xavier Traditions Day assembly, the theme of “lifelong friends” was highlighted by all speakers. Xavier students and staff listened with awe as alumnae from classes as far...

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