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.

Students have learned to stay organized and manage their time better while in quarantine.

Students formed positive habits during pandemic

Campbell Linaman, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

Months after initially going into quarantine and transitioning into online school, students are finally getting to come back to school while maintaining social-distancing and participating in a split schedule....

Señora Santaella in her classroom, ending the day in a virtual mode. 
Santaella is thrilled to join the Xavier community this year and to have students back on campus. She prepared 
to teach online by attending an online program.

New teachers and students crushing start of year with spirit

Layla Torres, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

“Back to school.” This phrase is usually, and understandably, responded to with sighs from students and teachers. However, this year is anything but normal given the circumstances of online learning,...

EPICS makes fun, patterned masks

‘Rona Fighters

Yulianna Gomez, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

This summer ‘Rona Fighters, a group of high school students from Xavier College Preparatory, made it their mission to help protect the people of their community. Xavier’s EPICS team, consisting...

Junior Daniela Rivera makes and designs beautiful homemade jewelry, and has her own small business 
called Sugar Rush. You can see all her products @sugarrush_jewelryy on Instagram.

Gators stayed busy over quarantine

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak was a surprise but Xavier took the necessary precautions and bounced back. Adapting to a virtual world was difficult, but that didn’t stop the Xavier students and staff from going...

Front cover for the playbill for Little Women. Photo credit to Zoelyn Milloy ‘21

Backstage with Little Women

Zoelyn Mulloy, Class Writer March 9, 2020

This year, Xavier’s theatre department is performing Little Women the musical, which is sure to spark emotions throughout the audience. Following the story of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March,...

Xavier Celebrates Traditions Week

Xavier Celebrates Traditions Week

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor March 9, 2020

At Xavier College Preparatory, upholding traditions is something both the students and administration value as a key component of the tight-knit community. To recognize past, present, and future traditions,...

Elena Breese, Xavier alum and inspiring owner of 
Photo Credit:

Elena Breese: Empowering Others Through Her Trauma

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor February 10, 2020

   In 2013, Xavier alum Elena Breese suffered a traumatic incident that left her struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition which causes severe physical and emotional reactions...

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...

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