Exam Warmup at Xavier

Seniors Marybeth Bonner and Mackenzie Bouise study together for finals.

Marybeth Bonner, Club Writer

December 14, 2018

Finals week is right around the corner and it is never too early to start studying. Last Tuesday on Dec. 4, the National Honor Society held their exam warm-up in Founders Hall from 3-4:30 PM. Finals are coming up soon, and there is nothing more beneficial than preparing for and receiving help from you...

Inside the Christmas Pageant

Inside the Christmas Pageant

Maddie Dinowitz, Campus News Editor

December 12, 2018

Every Christmas season, we shuffle in the Performing Arts Center to watch the beautiful Christmas Pageant. But does anyone know what happens behind the scenes? How are those graceful dancers selected for their roles, and who are they? I knew that there was loads to uncover about this spectacular event so...

Xavier traditions: Student Council’s annual tree lighting ceremony

The decorated christmas trees at the Bell Tower in early morning. Photo courtesy of Marybeth Bonner ‘19.

Emmegale East, Connect Editor

December 12, 2018

For 26 consecutive years, when the air gets crisper and sitting outside for lunch gets (much) colder, the Xavier Bell Tower is eventually adorned with four christmas trees of pink, yellow, green and red, each representing each gradelevel’s christmas cheer and class spirit. The actual decoration of th...

Xavier raises money for Damien House

Seniors Eve Loughran and Lindsay Hubbard pose in their sweans attire, each having donated money to the Damien House cause. Photo courtesy of Johnnie Mitchell.

Marybeth Bonner, Club Writer

December 12, 2018

As the days are getting colder, sweatpants and jeans are the perfect way to stay warm and give back to an organizations that Xavier is very involved with. On Wed. Nov. 28, the buck-a-sweans collection was donated to Damien House. As a Xavier community, we raised $1,006.34 for Damien House, a hospital in...

How to: be sustainable during the holidays

Sustainable lights garnish the XPress classroom this holiday season. Photo courtesy of Annabelle Goettl.

Annabelle Goettl, Media Editor

December 12, 2018

The most magical time of the year is upon us. Sparkling holiday lights flicker in the distance, the smell of fresh pine fills the air and we all count down the days to Christmas. Along with the holidays comes heaps of trash including wrapping paper, delivery packages and gift boxes. According to CD...

A spectacular night under the ZooLights

Freshman Emma Valentine, junior Nicole Goldman, sophomore Anna Gomez (Santa), sophomore Janessa Gutierrez and sophomore Brisa Duarte volunteering at the Xavier tent for ZooLights. (Left to Right)

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer

November 19, 2018

Around this time of year, late Oct. and early Nov., the nights get cold and most people tend to skip Thanksgiving celebrations, hanging up the christmas tree on November first going straight to the Christmas spirit. A popular Xavier attraction, ZooLights, hosted by the Phoenix Zoo, includes twinkling...

Paving the way for STEM: ESports Comes to Xavier

A flyer for the upcoming ESports club meeting hangs in upstairs Founders Hall. Xavier now implements an Esports League featuring

Holly Ngo, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018

Xavier has always, and continues to be, a STEM advocate school. Having the resources to teach students about STEM and encouraging women to take part in it, Xavier is now becoming one of the pilot schools implementing ESports. ESports, a competitive gaming system, takes gaming to a whole new level by ...

Student spotlight: Misaal Irfan, the Instagram Activist

Senior Misaal Irfan started @Millenialbrown. The Instagram account focuses on current political issues.

Maddie Dinowitz, Campus News Editor

November 19, 2018

Do you follow Millennial Brown on instagram? Fellow Xavier senior Misaal Irfan has created an instagram identity entitled "Millennial Brown", which comments on political issues through a feminist lense. For only having this account for six months, Irfan has attracted nearly 200 followers, many being ...

Why visiting colleges is more effective than browsing the website

Sienna Martinez ‘21, stands in front of Loyola University Chicago sign on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Sienna Martinez, Class Writer

November 19, 2018

Around this time, many students are visiting several college campuses with their parents to explore the diverse settings that they have to offer for their own college experience. When going on a college visit, the campus offers a first-hand view of your potential college or university. The benefits to ...

X-Breakfast 2018: kindness comes to campus

From left to right, Sister Lynn, Kathryn Post ‘07, Ali the Gator, Sister Joanie, Sister Joan, and  Jeannette Maré pose for a photograph. Photo courtesy of the Xavier Advancement Department.

Emmegale East, Connect Editor

October 19, 2018

Sep. 27, 2018, Xavier’s campus gave a warm welcome to Kathryn Post, ‘07, and Jeannette Maré: the 2018 X-Breakfast guests of honor. Post spoke about her academic ventures into the world of neuroscience, and she urged young, Xavier women to reach for their aspirations in the most open-minded ways possible,...

Why you should travel to Dublin, Ireland

Photos of Inishbofin, Howth, and trip members writing in a Victorian cemetery, courtest of Emmegale East, ‘19.

Emmegale East, Connect Editor

October 17, 2018

Ireland is calling, and we all think you should answer. And this call is not only for freshmen through juniors because this summer will be the second chance for graduated seniors to join in on the Irish experience. This Xavier affiliated trip lasts 13 days from the end of June to early July....

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