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.

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...

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...

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