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 seniors pose in AP English Literature and Composition with their signature red sweatshirts as they prepare to head to their next class.

Seniors give advice to juniors

Emma McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2021

As each school year draws to a close, seniors look forward to college as juniors begin planning for their senior year. Whether it’s college applications or classes, it can all be very overwhelming and...

BVM Sisters’ new dog captivates

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Some more pictures and videos of the BVM Sisters' new dog, Socks.

Students and teachers reflect on resolutions

Emma Haas, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

At the beginning of every New Year, people will often make resolutions to apply to their lives, and 2021 is no different. However, some people do not believe in the idea of New Year's resolutions. Whether...

Socks poses in her Christmas sweater

BVM Sisters get a new dog for the convent

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary adopted a new puppy, Socks, on December 4. She is a black and white Poodle Dachshund Schnauzer mix and is loved by all the sisters for her spirited personality.  Socks’...

As the 8th graders begin to arrive to take their High School Placement Test at Xavier, Student Ambassador Kennedy Mehr waits to greet them at the Circle

8th grade Xavier applicants take HSPT

April Tanner, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

To prepare for entrance into a Catholic high school, 8th graders take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at a school they wish to attend. This test was administered on January 9 and 23 at Xavier College...

The Homecoming court stands together after finding out they were nominated.

Who-Dunnit Hoco: ‘Rona Edition

Natalina Putrino, Club Writer November 24, 2020

As with many events at Xavier, homecoming underwent some modifications this year so as to protect the Xavier community from the ongoing Covid-19 virus. In lieu of a dance, the Gators celebrated homecoming...

Uniforms and documents of the past can be seen in the Sister Joanie Nuckols, BVM and Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM Heritage Center in Founders Hall.

The Xavier Archives

Emma Haas, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Off to the east side of Founder’s Hall is a beautiful entryway leading to a section of faculty offices. Xavier girls pass it every day, but few know that there sits an archives room filled with 77 years...

Near Bidwill Circle, a Xavier student logs in her cans on an online Google survey as evidence that she did participate in the food drive. NHS members worked shifts in the morning to monitor the logging-in of cans.

Xavier holds annual St. Vincent de Paul Canned Food Drive

Layla Torres, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Google defines charity as “an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.” Xavier College Prep demonstrates this simple definition with its own service project: the annual...

Sister Joanie, a former student and her daughter
discuss all Xavier has to offer.

Open House amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

Nina Rawal, Club Writer November 23, 2020

Open House has always been a big deal for the Gators at Xavier. Through this event, current students are able to meet potential Baby Gators and introduce them to the wonderful campus and community.  This...

Here’s a look at some of the pinnacle points of 2020 including the Covid-19 pandemic, basketball star Kobe Bryants sudden death, conflict between law enforcement and protesters during this summers BLM protests and the catastrophic Australian bushfires.

Year in review

Yulianna Gomez, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

The year 2020 was full of surprises. From shocking celebrity deaths to forest fire catastrophes and a global pandemic, it has been one rollercoaster of a year. Though every year has its defining moments,...

Candy cane shirts and knit scarves are only a few items in Gator Gears new collection.

Gator Gear releases holiday collection

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

On November 6, 2020, Xavier held its 48th annual auction. Gator Gear, Xavier's clothing store, released a special collection for the auction. Gator Gear is located in upstairs Founders Hall, run by the...

The Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte and Iced Chai Latte are two of the items offered on the Starbucks fall menu. These autumn drinks were some of my favorite items I tried.

Fall food and drinks review

Grace Nelson, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

As we enter fall and winter, there are many new seasonal foods and drinks to try, from lattes to pumpkin bread. Now is the time to try all of the exciting fall treats. Starbucks is always a reliable...

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