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Haley Scott: Tragedy and Triumph

Mrs. Haley Scott DeMaria during her time swimming for Notre Dame, photo credit: What Though the Odds

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor

September 17, 2019

This summer’s reading assignment included a book by an amazing Xavier College Prep alum, entitled What Though the Odds. The book and its author tell an engrossing story of despair and courage, along with the power of hope.   Mrs. Haley Scott DeMaria is best known for her incredible triumph over...

Welcome, Father Cruz!

Fr. Daniel Cruz will be serving as parochial vicar of St. Joan of Arc Parish effective July 1. (Billy Hardiman/CATHOLIC SUN)

Janessa Guiterrez, Faith in Action Editor

September 17, 2019

Here at Xavier, we are all one big family! We thrive to inspire, encourage and assist each other. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, we were introduced to Father Daniel Cruz, our new and beloved Priest. Father Cruz was ordained on June 3rd of the year 2017. Coming from a small town, at a ...

Make your last Senior Prayer Day count

Seniors get cozy in their sweans for their final Prayer Day

Maddie Dinowitz, Campus News Editor

April 1, 2019

Whether we have written letters, scribbled notes on eachothers backs, or acted out hilarious skits, we have all been to a Xavier Prayer Day. On Mar. 22, the seniors traveled to Mount Claret to complete their final and most special prayer day.The seniors arrived at Mount Claret for their third and final t...

Mothers bid farewell to the Class of 2019

Senior Abbey Alexander and her mother spending time together at the Fashion Show before the Senior Class of 2019 graduate. Photo courtesy of Abbey Alexander '19.

Holly Ngo, Managing Editor

April 1, 2019

With only a few days of school left, the Class of 2019 prepares to bid their farewells. On April 6, the Class of 2019 and their mothers are all invited to the Senior Mother-Daughter Mass and Breakfast. This event became a way for seniors and their moms to be together one last time at Xavier to reflect ...

The happiest place on earth!

Sophomores Imelda Hernandez and Giselle Quiroz (Left to Right) curesty of Sophomore Valerie Loera

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer

April 1, 2019

Every year Xavier students travel to Disneyland for an annual trip, but this years trip came a bit earlier than usual. Months before the trip, the girls were notified and given time to plan ahead for the very fun trip. Even though the trip was only a day long, everybody still had enough time to switch...

Get Groovy in the Brophy Chapel

The Xavier/Brophy Orchestra.

Hannah Shulski, Faith In Action Editor

April 1, 2019

Have you ever wanted to hear a choir sing a beautiful rendition of "Africa" by Toto? If so, now you're in luck! The Brophy Honor Chorale, the Brophy Freshman Choir, the Brophy Concert Choir, and the Xavier/Brophy Orchestra will perform in a pop music concert on May 2nd and 3rd, where they will be pla...

Traditions week recap

This year, team white took back the illustrious traditions day trophy.

Lauren Brown, Class Writer

March 13, 2019

Starting on Feb. 25, Traditions Week was set into full swing along with an abundance of activities. This annual tradition focuses on celebrating Xavier alumnae and reflects on the many traditions that make our school community unique, especially considering that Xavier is over 75 years old. The week ...

Hidden Gem Classes at XCP that require handiwork

In the second quarter, students utilize their skills they learned in the first quarter to create their own projects. Senior Holly Ngo built a vanity mirror table as her final project. Photo courtesy of Holly Ngo ‘19

Holly Ngo, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019

As Xavier students prepare to choose their schedule for the upcoming school year, choosing classes can certainly be a challenge, especially when students are not fully aware of the classes that Xavier has to offer. The truth is that Xavier caters to everyone's taste and abilities. Students will always...

Put an end to plastic waste!

Picture showing volunteers trying to clear a dam containing plastic bottles and other garbage, near the town of Krichim, Bulgaria.

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer

March 11, 2019

Each year, over 260 million tons of plastic trash is produced, and about ten percent of it, ends up in the Ocean. Here at Xavier, we are kept motivated to conserve with a club known as the XERO club. Last year, the XERO club made steel reusable straws to stop people from using regular plastic straw...

Information behind Xavier’s spring musical Working

Cast members huddle up to take a mirror selfie backstage before their matinee show.

Tatum Dial, Opinion Editor

March 11, 2019

Xavier’s spring musical, Working, is one of most unique performances Xavier has ever done. Unlike The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, and In the Heights, this musical did not have a main character and instead highlighted individual American workers. The hour and a half long show did not include an intermission, ...

Girls Have IT Camp: an exciting STEAM opportunity

Misaal Irfan' 19 teaches middle school students the importance of computer coding

Maddie Dinowitz, Campus News Editor

March 11, 2019

You may be familiar with Xavier's Girls Have IT Day, a day dedicated to teaching middle school girls about the importance of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each year, Xavier holds GHID on campus and invites middle school girls to participate in a handful of activities to learn more abo...

Alumnae Spotlights at Traditions Day

Alumnae Spotlights at Traditions Day

Holly Ngo, Managing Editor

February 13, 2019

This year at the Traditions Day Assembly, Xavier College Preparatory will be welcoming Tania Torres ‘96, and Michelle Lowenberg '01, both of whom will be awarded Xavier's Dynamic Woman of Tradition Award. ...

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