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Lookback on the Father/Daughter Ski Trip

(Left to Right) Xavier sophomores Janessa Gutierrez, Reyva Murty, and Gabi Ruiz out in the frigid snow

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer

February 13, 2019

Let’s take a look back on the 2019 Father/Daughter Ski trip to Durango, Colorado! The annual Father/Daughter Ski trip took place from Jan. 18 to 21. Xavier takes large buses, one for each grade, and even more depending on how many girls and their dads are going. Students are also able to fly or drive...

Xavier’s soccer team celebrates their seniors

Seniors Caitlin Johnson, Sadie Wintergalen, Emily Chiao, Lindsay Hubbard, Katie McGee and Allie Broderick, Karla Alvarado, and Kelli Rasmussen pose pre-game.

Kit Blouin, Class Writer

February 13, 2019

Year after year each Xavier sports team celebrates the tradition of senior night. Players, parents, and coaches join together to cherish the memories of the seniors from the last four years. Recently the Xavier soccer team celebrated their seniors at their 6pm game on Jan. 30 at Petznick field again...

Xavier welcomes Black Student Union to campus

Members of the Black Student Union at Xavier include seniors Caitlin Johnston and Paris Rasheed-Moore

Maddie Dinowitz, Campus News Editor

February 13, 2019

New to campus, Xavier students are teaming up with the neighboring Brophy Broncos to welcome the Black Student Union for all who are willing to join. Black Student Union, or simply BSU, is a club that is inclusive to people of all backgrounds who are interested in learning more about black history and th...

Need a summer camp? Apply to the ASU Summer Journalism Institute

The group of students at the Walter Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute at ASU's downtown campus in 2018. Photo courtesy of Helen Innes '19

Helen Innes, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019

Last summer I attended the Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism: Student Journalism Institute at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Not only was this one of the best experiences of my years at Xavier, but I strongly recommend it to any Xavier student who is in need o...

Xavier visits Phoenix Sister Cities

Phoenix's high school students have been assigned their sister city that they will be going to in the summer. Photo courtesy of Isabela Evans '19

Holly Ngo, Managing Editor

January 24, 2019

As the new year begins, Phoenix Sister Cities started applications to prepare for their annual summer youth program. Applications were due Jan. 12, 2019 and interviews take place on Feb. 8-9 that will lead up to the graduation ceremony on May 13, so that all the students can leave in June. The Phoenix ...

What’s new to 2019?

Ringing in the New Year is best with sparklers! Celebrating the start of the New Year is great for forcing yourself to start off 2019 with a new outlook on life.

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer

January 23, 2019

With the new year already here, many are quite excited about the new things that are approaching. Here are five things to look forward to in 2019. Another Royal Baby!? The newlywed couple, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, are now expecting their first child after ...

Get ready for Catholic Schools Week!

Executive Board hard at work, planning for Catholic Schools Week.

Kyla Ferry, Class Writer

January 22, 2019

In the upcoming week here at Xavier, we have a lot of fun things to be excited for! Next week begins National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. NCSW is the annual celebration of Catholic education in schools all across the country. Senior Emily Good, who takes the role of Stewardship on the Executiv...

Xavier students kick off first Kairos ever

Xavier students on a Kairos retreat with Notre Dame Prep

Tatum Dial, Opinions Editor

January 22, 2019

For the first time ever, Xavier girls are getting the opportunity to go on Kairos, a Roman Catholic retreat program for high school and college students, from Mar. 26 through 29. For years, Xavier girls have heard about this life changing experience from their peers at Brophy who have attended Kairos...

Last Minute Service Hours

Juniors Alex Lambesis (left) and Hallie Jonkosky (right) are volunteering at the rams gym by aiding the young athletes in a volleyball practice.

Alissa Celaya, Class Writer

January 22, 2019

Junior year brings on many new challenges. One of those challenges is finishing the Christian Service Project by the awaited deadline. Juniors at Xavier have to complete fifty hours of service by Mar. 1. Juniors can start there hours from the time they enter Xavier but they have to be complete by Marc...

Pros and Cons of Having a Job as a High Schooler

Carmela Palmieri, a local Xavier senior, works at the AZ State Fair as her part time job doing things such as making and serving food

Lily Tierney, Class Writer

January 22, 2019

Today, the talk about high school students having a job is controversial. People believe that for high schoolers, education should be their number one priority. The Fair Labor Standards Act, also known as the FLSA, sets requirements for minors, individuals under 18, that are covered by the statute. The...

Christmas Market 2018

Xavier students buying and selling everyone's favorite, scrunchies.

Maddy Kunis, Club Writer

December 17, 2018

This year at The Christmas Market, there were many students of all grades selling and buying goods. There were three scrunchie stands which were very popular. There was also a variety of food ranging from cupcakes, pineapple upside down cake, cookies and chocolate truffles. Mr. and Mrs. Mostoller set...

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