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.

Executive Board runs into the gym dressed in their game costumes! Photo Credit: Sienna Martinez ‘21

Winter Sports Rally

Sienna Martinez, Sports and Fitness Editor February 10, 2020

Screams and shouts echoed throughout the gym as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors alike vied for the win and recognition of the most school spirited during the most anticipated event of the season:...

Esports hard at work practicing their game tactics! 
Photo Credit: Esports XCP webpage

Introducing Esports!

Sienna Martinez, Sports and Fitness Editor December 11, 2019

Are you interested in a competitive environment supported by wonderful teammates, but dislike strenuous athletic activities like running or shooting hoops? Maybe Esports is for you! Esports has been described...

One of Arianna Perkins candles showcased on her instagram page! 
Photo Credit: Arianna Perkins 21’

The Perfect Gift

Zoelyn Mulloy, Class Writer December 11, 2019

With the holiday season right around the corner, it can be hard to escape the stress of finding the perfect Christmas gift. Instead of desperately searching every store at the mall for your perfect gift,...

Savannah Dersam 21 and her exchange student, Mia, at the Grand Canyon.
Photo Credit: Savannah Dersam 21

Xavier Goes Abroad: Germany Edition

Emmie Halter , Club Writer December 10, 2019

Traveling to Europe is a dream for many high school girls, who see this trip in Hollywood movies and on their Instagram feeds. Unfortunately, this dream can be very expensive, time consuming, and altogether...

Emmie Paulson ‘21 and Kendall Warner ‘21 attending Kids Day at the Arizona State Fair, located in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo Credit: Camy Rael 20

Xavier Key Club Attends Kids Day at the Fair

Camy Rael, Campus News Editor November 12, 2019

Since 1946, the Arizona State Fair located in Phoenix has provided residents with fun entertainment and delicious food during the fall season. Each year, the State Fair partners with Kiwanis International...

NHS members volunteer in the morning on Thursday, November 5th, 2019 for the Can Food Drive at Xavier College Preparatory in Bidwells Circle.
Photo Credit: Brianna Butkiewicz 20

XCP Canned Food Drive 2019

Alissa Celaya, Class Writer November 12, 2019

Every year, Xavier College Preparatory makes a generous donation of canned foods and money to St. Vincent De Paul, located in Phoenix, Arizona. St. Vincent De Paul is a Catholic organization that strives...

A pro StopTheStima pin reading Its ok not to be ok
Photo Credit: @Sootmegs on Etsy

Make it OK! Stop the Stigma!

Annabelle Goettl, Editor-in-chief November 12, 2019

Depressed people are lazy and weak. People who have hallucinations are crazies. These are just a couple of the falsely-held negative misconceptions or stigmas that our society associates with mental illness.  Stigmas...

The rewarding celebration screen that accompanies pressing submit on your Common Application. 
Photo Credit: MakingCaringCommon Project

The First of November

Jocelyn Rupp, Class Writer November 12, 2019

If someone were to say the date “November first” to you, what would be the first thing that comes to your mind? You would probably think of fall weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving, sweaters, or cinnamon...

Juniors Emma McCarthy, Sloan Sciarappo, and Simone La Magna (left to right) in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland on November 9! 
Photo Credit: Simone La Magna ‘21

Xavier Gators Love the Annual Disneyland Trip

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor November 12, 2019

It’s time again for the Xavier Disneyland trip! Once a year, a few hundred Xavier students hop on three or four buses at about two in the morning and drive through the night to Anaheim, California. They...

Sophomores Meghan Shouten, Sharon Cardenas, and Nina McFarland wait in the library until their shadows get dropped off. 
Photo credit: Caroline Hink 20.

What is the Xavier Shadow Program?

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor October 22, 2019

Did you attend 8th Grade Day? Are you a prospective student who wants to attend a full day of classes at Xavier? Or are you wondering how the Shadow Program works? Every October, hundreds of middle-schoolers...

A picture of the curtains before the show began at Xavier College Prep located in Phoenix, Arizona. 
Photo Credit: Sattu Samura 21

Music Man BTS: Cast and Crew Perspective

Sattu Samura, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 22, 2019

The recent production of Xavier’s The Music Man took place on October 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. The Music Man tells the story of a con man by the name of Harold Hill, who travels town to town pretending to...

Mrs. Hubbard and a group of Xavier students visit Inishbofin in Ireland while on the Creative Writing trip this past summer. Photo courtesy of Emmie Halter ‘21.

Xavier Gators Study Abroad

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor September 18, 2019

 Have you ever wanted to travel abroad with your best friends? Have you considered studying abroad in college? Due to the opportunities at Xavier, dozens of students travel abroad each year to Ireland,...

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